A special fitness program was offered to people who need to loose 50 lbs. or more. You had to apply and be accepted into the program as there were only 15 spots available. I was one of the lucky few who was accepted into the program that sponsored by the Merrick Foundation with a grant. The 12 week course is designed to help you change your eating and exercise habits, leading you to a more healthy lifestyle and future. We were provided excellent training in the right things to eat, stress control, self image, the foods to eat before and after a workout, making good choices when eating out, weight training and a personal trainer for 12 weeks. If we stuck with the program we got a free 1 hour massage. I love massages so I made sure I stuck with the program...I would have stayed with it anyways, massage or no massage.
Since being diagnosed with diabetes in August, I felt this was a good way to kick start myself in the right direction. My blood sugar in August was 189 and I tipped the scales at 233. This morning I tipped the scales at 214 and my blood sugar was 106. I would say I have come long way but still have quite aways to go.
Staying on track through the holidays will be tough with all the scrumptious food being served up. Exercise will be paramount but with the help of my family I will perserver.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Feliz Navidad, Happy Holidays, Happy Kwanzaa, Season's Greeting's to all out there. I'm sure I left someone out, my apologies.
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