After much debate, budget analysis and waffling (and probably because we both like eating waffles), Pete and I finally decided to join a gym yesterday.
This is definitely a good thing. At home, there are too many distractions and temptations and reasons to put off a workout until later. Then later turns into tomorrow, which turns into next week, which turns into never. I’m excited to have more options than my tired old workout DVDs and Wii games. I’m excited to be able to use a treadmill I can actually run on, since my home treadmill is built for walking only. I’m excited to try a range of exercise classes and see what suits me best - zumba, yoga, pilates, boot camp, there is bound to be something I like! I’m very hopeful that I can finally get into some sort of workout routine, because I really do need it.
Believe it or not, this is my first ever gym membership. So I’m not quite sure how to toss diabetes into the mix. Those of you with gym experience, I can sure use your advice. Obviously I’ll keep my meter and some juice with me at all times and hopefully I’ll be able to handle any lows on my own. But that little voice in the back of my brain keeps whispering “But what if you need help?’. Yes, what if I do need help? Do I have a quick chat with the desk attendants before my workouts, letting them know that diabetes shouldn’t be a problem but that they should be aware just in case? How do you handle diabetes at the gym?