Monday, January 14, 2008

Let's Get Physical

Hope all my fellow readers in the Diabetes OC had a good weekend :-) Besides the usual chores I had a good workout on Saturday. Though my husband and I do our best to get to the gym at least three times a week, the weekends end up being our "big" session, meaning resistance and aerobic activity combined. Of course, diabetes raised its ugly head during the session--I dropped 60 points in the 20 minutes I spent on the elliptical machine, so I figured I'd better eat/drink something to avoid bottoming out. Wouldn't you know it, the vending machines had no juice and the drink bar was closed (at 3PM on a Saturday?!). So I opted for some Skittles. I felt crappy an hour later on the way to dinner, and sure enough, I'm up in the high 200s. Ugh...

I'm interested in learning better resistance training options. Right now I'm trying traditional free weights (7 lb. hand weights) and some machinery. My curiosity is piqued, however, by the idea of doing some exercises with stretch bands and/or an exercise ball. Anyone try this, and if so, is it worth checking out? We have weights, bands and a ball at home, and I'm thinking it will help during the week if we can't fit in a trip to the gym.

Back to Cube-ville for now...

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