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Regular moderate exercise log

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by RuthW, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Hiitsme

    Hiitsme Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    8 miles yesterday which I think was too much for me
     
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  2. Annieok

    Annieok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have done 39,000 steps over 4 days so I'm on target for 70,000 steps this week, if I can keep it up!
     
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  3. JenniferW

    JenniferW Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    How much walking are you aiming for? It's taken me months to work out not just how much I can cope with at present without wiping myself out, but the sheer mechanics of re-arranging life to get in the time for walking.
     
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  4. JenniferW

    JenniferW Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday I was feeling less-than-pleased with myself because I didn't hit the day's goal, but then I also looked at the week's average and it was over 10,000 / day. I read somewhere that the exercise effects on blood glucose levels last something like 24 hours - had you also picked that sort of information up?
     
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  5. Annieok

    Annieok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I try to average over a week so that I can add more at the weekend if I've not been making my goals. Back in November I managed over 100,000 steps one week and I felt great. But the weather and the dark mornings and evening really bring me down. At least only another few days and the days will begin to get longer again.
     
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  6. JenniferW

    JenniferW Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You're more organised than I am! But that's a good plan. All my routines are chaos at present as I'm in the process of packing up getting ready to move in the new year. But once this is sorted and I can plan regular walking again, I'll pinch your plan.
     
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  7. Annieok

    Annieok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good!
     
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  8. Hiitsme

    Hiitsme Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm aiming for 10,000 a day - between 4 and 5 miles. Yesterday I forgot to buy some wrapping paper so had to go out again and I've got so used to walking everywhere I just walked again, but felt really shattered. Partly I think it was stress which normally walking helps with. If I don't do the walking then I shouldn't eat as much and I do like my food. It's trying to balance everything and that I find difficult.
     
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  9. JenniferW

    JenniferW Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's trying to balance everything and that I find difficult is the understatement of the year! I can't believe how difficult 'lifestyle' change turns out to be! people have no idea, do they?
     
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  10. Annieok

    Annieok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's practically a full time job! I managed 10,285 today so I'm putting my feet up and taking my pedometer off.
     
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  11. JenniferW

    JenniferW Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You're not kidding! If you're someone who was regularly doing some sort of sport or exercising, I assume you still get told to do more, but at least you already have a space in your life for this sort of thing. All I ever used to do was maybe go off on a nice country walk somewhere once a week, maybe twice in the summer, and go swimming once in a blue moon. Just thinking about walking every day is new for me!
     
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  12. Hiitsme

    Hiitsme Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5 miles today walking. I'm retired and was mostly inactive over the last few years. We would go for walks occasionally but always used the car for shopping. Now I walk to the shops and as I have to carry shopping home I have to do a lot more trips to the shops. Yes I do find coping with diabetes a full time job and my hobbies have been put to the side this year, It's also all the food planning and cooking from scratch that I find so stressful.
     
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  13. Safi

    Safi Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    The food planning is tricky. I live out of town so have been menu planning for years (mainly to avoid extra trips to the market) but having to come up with interesting, nutritious meals that suit both my blood sugar, my husbands cholesterol & both our palates can get tiring &/or boring. I actually like cooking but it can be a drag when there are restrictions. Exercise is easy at the moment as we're both on leave but when that ends it will be back to trying to fit it in around everything else & trying not to resent it.

    9km walk v. early this am (another scorcher) & a hour or so kayaking after lunch.
     
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  14. JenniferW

    JenniferW Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So much of this sounds VERY similar! Friends and family mean well, but few seem to have much idea just what the 'lifestyle' changed demand, let alone why!
     
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    JenniferW Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What part of the world are you in? The idea of a scorcher as I sit here looking at dismal grey British skies, makes me wonder.
     
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    Safi Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    South Eastern coast of Australia @JenniferW & we've got another scorcher today - I'm breaking a sweat just sitting here!

    Did 30min yoga/strength & 30min low impact cardio early this morning. Kayaks are on the car ready to go but the sun has a mean kick to it so we may put it off until morning. Might go for a walk on the beach before dinner but I wouldn't bet the farm on it.
     
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  17. RuthW

    RuthW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    About 90 minutes walking yesterday.
     
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    About to take my four legged friend out for a nice long walk :)
     
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  19. JenniferW

    JenniferW Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What's made you use the Diabetes UK forum? Is it better than what Australia has?
     
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    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    @Safi can answer for himself but Australian diabetes sites are IMO utter garbage. I'll kick my country anytime it suits and in this instance, no hesitation.
     
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