Thursday, 30 September 2010

Who knew

that this would become The Centre of my Universe. This piece of paper, the schedule of my gym, duly marked with oranges (the classes I love), greens (basic classes I have done) and yellows (classes I want to try at some point) is the basis for everything I do. I plan my meals, shopping, family time, even my quilting time around this schedule. Who knew; well, not me for sure.

I participated in a Zumba party at the gym on Sunday; 100 ladies (and 2 guys) in a huge hall, dancing for 1 hour and 35 minutes. No breaks, just dancing for an hour and a half. That’s how long I had to rest after grocery shopping on a good day and after my morning shower on a bad day a little over a year ago.

Heading into the Big & Strong program I had two goals: Getting my diabetes under control and being able to run around with grandson. I’ll finally be taking a diabetes class next month, but my blood sugar level is already going down, down, down and down. I’m thinking my weight is as well, but I’m not sure as I haven’t been on a scale since January.

And for the second goal – we are running like the wind. I’m not sure which one of us is the happier one, but I think it is him. And me.

11 comments:

  1. I hope you can feel my warm fuzzies coming across the world to you. Well done on your huge achievement. I bet you feel so much better for all your hard work and sticking to your goal. And think of how much more enjoyment of life you can have with both your family and your grandson:) Ciao

    ReplyDelete
  2. So happy for you. It's such an accomplishement to work that hard and see your health improve with it. Hugs and more hugs. xox Corrine

    ReplyDelete
  3. Congratulations on your achievements! There is nothing more important than your health....keep up the good work. You have years and years of fun ahead of you. Take care....piece.

    ReplyDelete
  4. That is amazing. Congratulations on this great life change!! My Dad lost 45 lbs last year by changing to a low glycemic index way of eating that is great for diabetes (and he is 68 years old). I am very proud of him. Like you, he has way more energy and can actually run up a set of stairs! Nothing better than an adorable grandson to inspire you...way to go.

    ReplyDelete
  5. You are an inspiration! If you can do it, so can I. I have been gaining and blaming insulin injections. No excuses any more. Thanks for writing about the "E" word.
    Terri

    ReplyDelete
  6. You go, girl! What a colourful calender of activities! Go on and rock the gym, congratulations to your self-improvement, you seem to be happy and comfortable with it and that is, what counts!

    ReplyDelete
  7. One hour and a half! Amazing, really well done on your part.

    ReplyDelete
  8. proud of you for taking such good care of yourself. i love walking and hiking along with my pilates classes.

    have a nice evening. enjoy...

    ReplyDelete
  9. Chapeau!!!! Keep walking and moving!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Congratulations on your progress!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I get out of breath just thinking of all you do! Congratulations for sticking to a program and mostly for not weighing yourself every 15 minutes to check progress. The way you feel should be the indicator of your success. Enjoy that grandson.

    ReplyDelete