Life through the eyes of a diabetic, first-time mom.
I need a personal trainerJanuary 21st, 2011 at Fri, 21st, 2011 at 2:47 pm by krishill
I need to start exercising again. I was doing pretty well before the pregnancy and up to the third trimester. But, eating right and exercising has gotten increasingly harder.
In all honesty, I have not really made much of an effort to exercise at all. I have investigated my options (Stroller Strides, gyms, local personal trainers) but found that trying to squeeze something into my schedule is tough or more money than I can justify spending.
But, I recently went back to my endocrinologist and told her about the struggle I’ve had with doing things right in the health department. I knew my blood sugar levels haven’t been as good as they were the first six months after Lyla was born. I was right. Throw in the holidays and a recent vacation to Las Vegas (which I’ll tackle in another post, traveling on a plane with the baby for the first time) and I am just glad I didn’t gain more than a few pounds since last May.
So, now that I’ve had my wake up call, I have to figure out what to do.
First, I need to find something that fits in my schedule and preferably something I can do with Lyla.
My doctor suggested putting Lyla in her stroller and walking after work. I think that’s what I’ll have to do to start. My awesome friend, Emmily, who was running and doing all kinds of amazing fitness related things before her daughter, Kate, was born last May, has started the Couch to 5K program again recently.
I’ve looked it over and maybe that’s what I should do.
I would LOVE to be part of the local Stroller Strides class Kristy Fassio runs as an instructor and franchise owner, but, for now it’s too late in the morning. I need to be exercising between 7 and 8:30 a.m. or after 6 p.m. Morning would be better for me. By the time I get home from work I don’t have the energy.
Another option I am looking at is using my Wii Fit balance board and software to exercise. I was doing that and walking leading up to getting pregnant. Between those I lost a significant amount of weight.
Weight loss will help with blood sugar management which prolongs my life and puts off those nasty complications of diabetes.
I just need to develop a strategy of when to exercise, what activity will I be doing, then do it. It would be nice if Jason, my wonderful husband, could exercise with me but his schedule as a retail manager is even more insane than mine.
If anyone wants to give me a treadmill or stationary bike, though, that would be handy.
I’m not one for new year’s resolutions, so, though I have known for a while I would have to tackle this issue I won’t set myself up for failure by setting unrealistic goals. So, I’m going to get started one way or another. I think. Soon. Yes.