Dominating Type 1 Diabetes: Intense Workouts, P90X, and T1D
A couple weeks ago I let you know that I was beginning to embark on a Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) diet and an increase intensity and focus on my exercise routine. I have been working out regularly for many years and I have performed many types of routines, including weight training, running/biking, and most recently, high intensity at home workouts like P90X and P90X3. Currently, I am on week 9 of the P90X3 program. This is my 3rd round of this program. I absolutely love it! It has a great combination of strength, cardio, and yoga exercises. It really is a prefect total body solution…and best of all the entire workout is only 30 minutes!!
The equipment required to complete P90X3 is pretty minimal. All you need is a pull-up bar, some dumbbells or rubber resistance bands, and a good pair cross training shoes. Personally, I have dumbbells from 5-25 pounds. I’d like to get some 30’s and 35’s, but these work ok for now.
When attempting to complete a high intensity workout like P90X3 you really have to be careful to monitor your blood sugar levels. I also test before I begin and continually check my CGM on my Medtronic pump throughout my workout. I also wear a DIABAND Thigh-Pocket Band during my workout as well. This ensures my pump is secure and out of the way, and not bouncing all over the place as these workouts really get you moving!
Over the next few weeks I will be posting some of my workout videos. You will see me stumbling and tumbling, but working hard! I would love to know what types of workout you WARRIORS are doing and what results you are achieving.
As always, please feel free to reach me direct with any questions, at firstname.lastname@example.org or post your comments below.
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