When I was 28 years old, I was diagnosed with diabetes, a little young in my opinion! Initially, I was depressed and upset, but I soon realized that being in that emotional state wouldn’t do me any good. Diabetes is rampant on my mom’s side of the family so I knew I had to do something.
At the time of my diagnosis, my doctor didn’t feel that I needed any medication. Instead, I was told to eat healthy foods and exercise regularly.
I was determined to change my health so I signed up for a gym membership and worked out religiously, which was about four times a week for 1-2 hours each time. I kept that routine up for about three years. Eventually, I went from a size 10 to a size 6-7 and my sugar was well under control. I was so proud of myself.
That was then, this is now. I haven’t been working out consistently, which has been about two years now and frankly, I’ve become quite depressed about my health. Recently, I had to go to the ER because my diabetes was so out of control. The doctor had threatened to put me on insulin if I didn’t change that.
Now that was enough to get my toosh back to the gym! So for the first time in a long time, I went back to the gym last week. I worked out for an hour and a half. At first, I thought I would be totally burnt out, but I wasn’t. In fact, I felt great!
Anyway, enough about me. All I can say is that I’m determined to keep my diabetes under control by eating healthy (even if it’s not what I want to eat, such as salads) and working out consistently. I will go to the gym at least three times a week and walk for at least 30 minutes during my lunch hour. Hey, I may not go back to my old routine, but I’m determined to be a healthier person. Most importantly, to get my diabetes under control.
Stay tuned …
Thanks so much Nai for sharing this with us. If anyone is interested in writing a guest post for Go Fit Girl! let me know via comments or send me an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.