Monday, October 22, 2012

WILDfit Update - Week 5

It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted about WILDfit.  I suppose there is a reason for that.  All of that stuff I wrote about getting the most out of my investment in the WILDfit program and being motivated by the changes I’m seeing and blah blah blah?  Well, maybe not so much.

Week5I’ve definitely back-slid into some old bad habits during the past two weeks. I’ve been pretty busy working on a big project in my house and as a result I’ve missed a few workouts.  I did set up a complete diabetes logging system and did really well for a few day, but then slacked off on the logging too.  Sigh . . . .

It isn’t that I don’t like the program.  I really really do.  Last week one of our assignments was to try something new, so I pulled out a Wii Zumba disk that I had tried only once before.  The last time I tried it I quit after about five minutes because I didn’t know what I was doing.  This time I did the whole Zumba workout.  I still didn’t know what I was doing.  I have never felt so uncoordinated in my entire life!  But you know what?  It was a lot of fun, and I’ll be doing that Zumba workout again and again and eventually I will even figure out the steps.

This week my goal is to get back to it.  I will get my logbook back out and start logging everything again.  I’m still busy working on the house, but I will make it a priority to take the time to do my workouts.  I know my pace won’t be where I had hoped it would be by Week 5, but I need to learn to be okay with that.  I need to stop letting myself quit because I’m not doing as well as I want to be.

So, here’s what I’d love to know from those of you who exercise regularly.  What are your tips for  making time to exercise when you feel like you are just too busy?  How do you motivate yourself to workout when you feel like there are other things you need to be doing instead?


  1. Lately I haven’t been exercising because of my foot – I am trying to do stuff for the Big Blue Test but I hate doing weights & crunches. You said it when you talked about Zumba this time – it is fun. You need to find something fun to do. When I can walk on my treadmill, I can enjoy that and don’t feel like it is torture to do. I also made a bunch of exercise CDs that I listen to while I am walking.

    As far as finding time when you are busy, they say exercising first thing in the morning is good for that. Once you start your day, it is harder to make the time. I really hate exercising in the mornings but when I am trying to get back into things, I try to do it the mornings until I get back into the habit.

  2. Well, today I got back on the treadmill. Not for long, just long enough to do the Big Blue Test.
    It wasn't too dusty!
    BGs today - awesome - even with a yummy pot-luck supper tonight.
    So guess I'll climb back on tomorrow.
    Zumba sounds like a whole lot more fun!

  3. Karen
    I think that sticking with the exercise part of our life is the hardest part. The silly thing is that I feel SO much better when I do exercise. I don't know... I wish I had a magic wand that would keep us exercising. I do try to exercise early in the morning. It is done for the day and you can then do everything else. Good Luck!!

  4. Hi Karen! I've been reading your blog for a while now and I really enjoy it!

    In terms of exercise, I have to get my workouts done first thing in the morning, before I do anything else. That way nothing comes up and gets in my way. Yes, 6am is early but it works for me. I'd say just try to find a time that works for you. Try different times and see how they feel! I also find my blood sugar is more stable in the morning. My motivation is my health, so I get it done, whether I have a full hour or 10 minutes. Keep going with what you're doing, it gets easier!!

  5. I know I'm blessed in having an exercise that I actually enjoy (basketball), which makes it easy for me to fiercely guard that time.

    Other than that, I think exercise is a lot like our diabetes management. It's all about getting back on the horse once we've fallen off. :-)


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