Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Year End Summary

This wasn't the best year for exercise; I've had an on again off again relationship with the gym. I changed jobs back in January and didn't have the old gym buddies around to help keep the motivation up.

My A1Cs and blood sugars have been great so no complaints there.

I dropped my existing gym membership since I haven't been making it over there at all (the new employer has a gym so I've been using that instead), but I've also signed up with Farrell's Extreme Body Makeover. Farrell's is a 6 day a week class environment exercise program. I need some better structure to my gym regimen to keep me honest :) This starts up mid January.

I've been tossing around the idea of starting up my own non profit/charitable organization to help buy medical and health related supplies for diabetics in need. I have the benefit of good health insurance through my wife's employer, but not everyone is so fortunate. If anyone out there has any tips on how to get started drop me a line.

Friday, October 1, 2010


I came down with Bronchitis; so now I'm on antibiotics and Prednizone. I'm having to watch what I eat even closer than usual; those steroids do a real number on my blood sugar.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

It's been awhile...

I used to be an absolute maniac about working out. I was going to the gym 5 or 6 days a week, often twice a day. Then gradually over the last year and 1/2 I tapered off until I just quit going altogether.

I’m still thin, but I’ve lost a ton of strength and muscle tone in the last year since I quit working out. Not sure how it happened, but I completely lost my motivation.

I finally went back to the gym Tuesday of this week, and I’ve worked out 5 days straight now counting day. I’ve been alternating days as cardio/lifting days.