It's all about balance and control.
I have known for 10 years that I'm pre-diabetic from confirmed blood tests and from a family history of diabetes with some members on insulin.
Controlling my diet with grain foods, limiting fat intake, good cooking methods (no fries, roasting foods) and with an exercise programme, I have managed to keep the blood sugar within limits. Sometimes I go off the rail but get back quite quickly.My weight needs to be dropped to ensure healthier living.
Recently, my exercise programme altered as I have an arthritic knee. Now the challenge is on to exercise without stressing the knee-cap.
My Sparksport coach gave me good advice which is getting me back on track. Regular exercise using dumbells - rhythmic stretches and lunges without high impact on the knee, is my aim.
Perserverance will enable me to win! Thanks to my coach, Brian Schiff, for his expert advice.
- 4/30/2013 5:01:46 AM