If exercise weren’t one of the best ways to help control my diabetes, then odds are that I probably would never get on that darned treadmill. I don’t know how people who work out for hours a day find that time, I can barely find the time to treadmill for 45 minutes!
Take today. I got up at 7 am (actually 6:40 am because I heard a cat puking). I then cleaned up cat puke, fed cats, went to the restroom, and took my blood sugar (high, but lower than it had been). I make sure to get hubby out the door, give myself my insulin shot (morning shot) then I fart around on the computer til 9 am. From 9 – 9:45 I treadmilled–well, actually just about 10. Then I realized, I have to eat, take meds and shower. Later, I’m going in to finish packing up and moving my office. And then remember if I want to really lose weight, I have to do another 45 minutes of exercise somewhere before I go to bed at 10 pm.
Now I’m off for summer, so I can play around with how I arrange my day, but once the semester starts up, and I have classes to teach and to prep, papers to grade, hours to work–where am I supposed to find 45 minutes, let alone 90 mins? How do people exercise all that time? I mean I supposed I could get up at 4 am, but then I have to go bed at 8 pm which means no time with family and less at home time to well grade those papers.
Time…it’s what I consume the most apparently.