Wohoo! You made it to week 2 of the Fit With Diabetes challenge and to another fun cardio workout.
The concept hasn’t changed from last week, but I’ve added some fun new exercises to spice thing up a little.
Some of the new exercises (like the Prisoner Kneeling Get Up) are fairly advanced, so if you decide to go back and do one of the earlier videos that’s perfectly acceptable. Basically, mix and match however you like.
You are also more than welcome to put some music on. You don’t have to listen to me huffing and puffing my way through the exercises 😀
You know the drill by now. It’s 12 exercises for 30 seconds each. Aim for a minimum of 3 rounds (so 18 min. total workout) or even more if you have the energy. Just remember to listen to your body. It’s fine to do low impact or take a break, as long as you challenge yourself and stay safe.
Finally, remember to check your blood sugar before, during (if needed), and after the workout. By tracking your blood sugars and what you eat and keeping a detailed log, you should start to see patterns soon. This will allow you to better adjust your diabetes care to prevent high and/or lows associated with exercise.
If you’ve already downloaded the BG tracking sheet, please continue to use it. If you missed it last time, you can download it here in PDF or Excel. The first two lines are examples of how I use the sheet.
Now, let’s do this!!
(if you prefer to view the video on YouTube, you can do so here)
30 sec. Skipping
30 sec. 90 degree jump squats
30 sec. Plank with shoulder tap
30 sec. Side jumps
30 sec. Knee to elbow
30 sec. Side shuffle with punch
30 sec. Crab with alternating leg lifts
30 sec. Jumping jacks
30 sec. Prisoner kneeling get up
30 sec. Bicycle crunches
30 sec. Plank
30 sec. Squats
You can use a free app such as Gymboss as a timer