Last month after having my yearly physical, I found out that I am pre-diabetic. That means that I am at risk for getting diabetes in the next 2 years. I do have a family history of it, and I also gained 11 pounds this past year. It’s time for a change!
I took my first step today and started working with a personal trainer. It was a great session. I truly have to be disciplined in all areas. I work at a place that has free lunch often, chocolate laying around, and everything in the vending machines is $0.25. Since I don’t have a lot of time, I’ll be working out at 6:30am at least twice a week. Working out 3 days per week is the only way that I can realistically achieve my goals. I’ll be following up with my doctor in 6 months, so I want a positive report.
I’ll also be meeting with a dietician. He will be able to tell me which foods I can eat and which ones to avoid. I know mostly what’s “bad”, but I would like another prospective. I’ll need some guidance in the beginning, so I have to decide if one-on-one sessions are best, or would group sessions work best for me. It’s always nice to have others on that journey with you. I will keep you updated on my progress. Maybe even motivate some of you out there. I look forward to this weight loss and diabetes-free journey.