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12/12/17 5:53 P

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"Find your spark, no matter how small it is
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You will burn so bright that the world will be
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The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

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12/1/17 12:25 A

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You are better than ever. The past has made you wise and challenges have made you strong. Setbacks have developed your stamina, problems have supersized your solution-finding savvy and experience has given you every reason to feel confident. You've got the right stuff to live any dream!
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The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

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11/24/17 7:21 A

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I'm a Type 2 diabetic and it's a rare morning I can hit the floor running. Although diet keeps my diabetes nearly invisible, I would never hit any sort of vigorous exercise without food in my stomach.

Too many incidents of fainting in my past.

But like you ... it's difficult to get up and out the door once you've sat down. So what about doing one of the SparkPeople videos that can be achieved while you're sitting?

Is it possible to do walking instead of a full-blown gym session? Even pacing briskly in your home is exercise.

Get a couple of successes under your belt -- it will make it easier to push yourself the next time.

PS: Have you read any of Dr Bernstein's books? He's a Type 1 diabetic and his books have some interesting chapters in them about why morning can be so challenging.

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11/24/17 6:56 A

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Ohhh, you are diabetic. I like the suggestions Ladydoc and Nirerin gave. I do second the discussion with the doctor. Also, if the diabetes makes morning workouts more challenging, can you work out in the afternoon or early evening?

Also, do remember that nutrition is more important than exercise in healthy living.

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11/23/17 2:34 P

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1. If you aren't used to working out then your starter workout should be easy enough that being diabetic isn't an issue. You're not trying to hit peak performance so that you qualify for the Olympics, you just need to move a little more than you were before.

2. Talk to your doctor about what an appropriate workout should be for you right now.

3. Prepare. As others have noted, if you need to have a little pack with snacks just in case, pack a pack with snacks. If you are worried about overdoing it, start out with a friend and make sure that you inform your friend what they need to be on the lookout for in you. Follow up with your doctor.

-google first. ask questions later.

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11/23/17 1:53 P

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Life is trickier when you have a severe health problem. Still, you need to commit to getting out the door after you eat. Put a quick snack in a fanny pack if you worry about low blood sugar. Can you set up a buddy system as you begin this process? Can you take a mobile phone with you? Perhaps a friend or family member would be willing to chat with you for 5 minutes while you are out. At first, plan only for 5 minutes of walking and see how that goes. You can check your sugar when you get back. After a week or so you'll have a better idea of how you are responding to activity. After that, just increase the time by two minutes every 4-5 days. I assume you have cleared your exercise plans with your physician. It may seem like just a tiny bit at first, but you need to get past your fears. Very gradual progress is an excellent way to do that. In a couple of months, you will see improvement.



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11/23/17 12:21 P

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The trouble is ( maybe an excuse)I am insulin dependent diabetic, I need to take my meds, have a bite to eat and then all motivation is list. But I think it’s fear too. Did I take too much insulin for a work out? I hate that feeling.

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11/23/17 12:07 P

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Well, then don't sit down! :) If you are doing a home workout, then set it up the night before: put the DVD into the player and the remote ready for immediate usage or put your walking/running shoes next to wherever you typically sit and put them on and get up and go.



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and here is a great article on overcoming procrastination:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=318


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Start with a small goal and build.
I started walking around the block, promising myself to take in the sky on the way, and built up to hour or more walks. They can be habit forming once you experience them and their afterglow.

I wish you success!!

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I can wake in the morning, get my workout clothes on... and then sit.HELP

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