Weekly Workouts Roundup: Diabetes doesn’t have to stop life

Week of November 15, 2014:


Saturday 11/15– Insanity Practice before Master Trainer Auditions + Audition workouts

Sunday 11/16 – 4 mile walk

Monday 11/17– Booty Blast + PiYo Class + Insanity Class

Tuesday 11/18 – Insanity Agility + Shoulders

Wednesday 11/19 –  Insanity AM class + Back/Bis + PM Fit Camp Class

Thursday 11/20 – Cardio HIIT + PM Insanity Class

Friday 11/21 (planned) – 2 mile easy walk


This week’s workouts remained consistent after an ACTION-PACKED weekend! I was able to take a nice long walk with hubby when I got home to workout my legs after a 7 hour drive home and also catch up with him! He’s pretty much my favorite person 😉


Last Friday was World Diabetes Day – a day to bring awareness to a disease that [in 2014] impacted 29.1 million people.




What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is defined as: a metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood. In someone without Diabetes, our pancreas produces the insulin needed to take the sugars in that we ingest and utilize it throughout our bodies as needed. In someone with Type 1 Diabetes, insulin is no longer produced in the body and has to be managed through insulin shots. In Type 2 Diabetes [most cases} insulin is produced but no longer able to be effectively used throughout the body and/or isn’t produced anymore.


Working out helps 

I met my handsome husband IN THE GYM – working out helps to properly utilize blood sugars, increase metabolism, and improve overall health and wellness in anyone especially in a Diabetic. Someone with diabetes can have circulation, heart, and skin issues amongst other risks so working out is imperative to living a full and healthy life whether you’re Type 1 or Type 2.


Eating at the right time and eating the right things

Checking blood sugars throughout the day helps to ensure someone with Diabetes can be ahead of the 8-ball with checking their blood sugar stats to take in glucose (or sugars) if needed or take insulin (to lower blood sugar) if needed. Eating PROPERLY also helps to alleviate the need for ‘unnecessary’ insulin. For example, with plenty of vegetables and sustainable whole foods, hubby is able to get up and eat a healthy breakfast and avoid utilizing insulin until his larger lunchtime meal.


Managing Diabetes is like managing any other health issue that you can alleviate issues with through exercise and fitness…





No task is too difficult to nail as long as you have a plan.


Hubby works out pretty much every day or does physical activity through walks or cardio. He watches what he eats and tests his blood sugar regularly. He eats the right foods 90% of the time and does so throughout the day.


We keep fast-acting sugars in the house in the event of a potential blood sugar low and work to prevent those from happening in the first place.



Does Diabetes impact your life immediate or not?

Do you make plans within your life to ensure you can succeed?



HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    November 21, 2014, 2:31 pm

    Giiirl you be busy! That workout schedule is crazy lol. Diabetes does not impact my personal life, but I work with many diabetic patients professionally.
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      November 24, 2014, 8:55 pm

      yes ma’am, we’re twins 😉

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    November 21, 2014, 7:27 pm

    My boyfriend has type 2. He’s a sugar junkie. I’m trying so hard to keep it out of the house. I’ve always consumed way too much sugar. Always was afraid I’d end up with it too.

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      November 24, 2014, 8:55 pm

      Healthy choices can definitely combat T2!

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    November 22, 2014, 7:39 am

    way to take action and stay in check! I love the walks too, those are needed for you as a couple, ya know?
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      November 24, 2014, 8:55 pm

      Amen sister friend!

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