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Ready, Set, Let's Go!


Ready, Set, Let's Go!

Exercise Check-In. Encouragement, support, and sharing to increase health and fitness.

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Latest Activity: Feb 19, 2014

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Comment by renka on December 3, 2011 at 6:28am

this looks like a great topic! lets see if we can get it restarted?!

Comment by Gail L on August 11, 2009 at 4:41pm
Hi Mary lee...sorry for the delay in answering you....but what with summer etc. nearly everyone in the group is extremely busy and not posting much. I'm new to D and I am a Type 2 who's controlled it mainly with diet and exercise until recently when I had to go on Metformin. I'm sorry I'm just started exercising to improve my BS and overall health. So I'm not much help to you. In general from what I read, the best way to start your exercise program is by walking, short distances and times and then increasing it over time as you get more in shape. Hope this helps some.. Take care and have a good summer
Comment by mary lee lucero on July 17, 2009 at 6:56pm
Hey! i don't get any exercise. my weight is really high up there. just recently lost about 30 lbs. cause of high bg levels. i just found out that bg levels can cause all kinds of problems. i've got problems with my legs & back. i can't stand or sit in one place 4 a long time. does anyone have any ideas of exercises i can do. i really need help.
Comment by Yvonne on May 21, 2009 at 5:00pm
I finally found an image I liked for the group. But if you have something better, let me know and I can upload it. I kept finding images of really young women, or seniors. I'd love to find something with a mix of ages, weights, and ethnicities, with both women and men - like us.
Comment by Yvonne on May 21, 2009 at 11:48am
Hi Ryan and Carol, glad you're here.

Lucile - I'm going to borrow your idea about the weights. I think I might keep a pair of dumbells in the bathroom - for afterwards.
Comment by Gail L on May 21, 2009 at 7:44am
Wow, Lucille what a good idea about the weights, I'm going to try that.
Comment by Gail L on May 21, 2009 at 7:42am
Hi Carol and welcome to Ready, Set, Let's Go.... I think I'll look for that tape sounds good and by the way I like the joke on your Comment Wall, laughs are good for us. I hope you enjoy RSG(Ready, Set Let's Go) it's a great motivator and a nice bunch of people
Comment by Lucile K. on May 20, 2009 at 6:53am
Welcome Ryan, You asked for some recommendations of exercises you could do at home. I see you already do a lot of walking. I recall that trying to exercise while staying at home to raise the kids is not easy. But, it's possible to get some regular exercise in, even on a busy day. If you have stairs in your house, you could run them an extra time or two each time you need to go upstairs or down.
Also, you could add strength training. I just started keeping a set of 5lb. weights next to my microwave oven. Yesterday I discovered that I can do a lot of twelve dumbbell--arms, shoulders, triceps, etc.--repetitions in the 1.30 minutes it takes to heat my tea. And I drink tea several times a day. I did different kinds of standing dumbbell curls from a old fat-burning workou book. Years ago, my hubby did pushups with one of our kids on his back... Seriously, you probably get plenty of strength training in lifting your kids. My point is that you could add more with short dumbbell workouts.
Hope the above is helpful. Welcome to our group and enjoy your family at the zoo and arboretum. Best regards, Lucy
Comment by ryan difiore on May 19, 2009 at 9:19pm
Hi everyone and thanks for welcoming me. I do not drive at all. No license no car so I walk where ever I need to go. Unless it's extremely far or I will be shopping then my husband drives :). I love to walk. So at least I got something in the exercise category. My kids are 11,8,5,3, and 18 months. They give me lots of exersize too! I talked to my husband and next week we are taking the kids to the zoo for the day. All day walking. And then the week after we are taking them to the arboretum for some nature and walking. My 8 year old is overweight so this will be very good for him as well.

It is wonderful that there are so many people here that are all facing the same struggle. I wish I had found support like this a long time ago.
Comment by Di on May 19, 2009 at 6:30pm
Hi Ryan
Welcome! We are here to help,support, encourage, motivate and listen!
If you are new to exercise, I highly recommend walking. Set small goals for yourself. How old are your kids?

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