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How to help yourself to be more motivated wth diabetes

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Keep your motivation up!

It's simple to begin a fitness regimen once you've decided it's time for a change, but many people find it difficult to follow it. It's common to hit a few bumps along the road, but by planning ahead, you can go around them. There are going to be days when you don't get to exercise or have a bad workout. Whenever this occurs, the most important thing to do is accept it, change any negative ideas into positive ones, and prepare to pick up where you left off the next day.

Keep track of your activities

Keep track of your activities to stay disciplined with your daily routine. It might help you be more responsible for times when you don't find time for an activity or when you could have accomplished more. A record or diary will also help you spot patterns, allowing you to tweak your routine to fit your needs better.

These questions will help you to understand yourself better:

  • Is there a particular weekday when you struggle to find time to exercise?
  • Are there some activities that are easier to keep going than others?
  • Are there any activities that you prefer above others?

The most important thing is that the activities have to bring pleasure to you. Therefore, do not be afraid to adapt them for you. After all, you can forget about the benefits if it does not bring you pleasure.

Fresh up your routine

You'll have more fun and stay active longer if you spice up your routine with things you enjoy. It will also assist you in working out various muscles. 

Let's pretend you're sick of walking every day. Instead, consider a group class once a week for a change of pace. To add even more variety, go for a vigorous walk or bike ride with a friend on another day. You can also reduce your chance of injury by altering your activities and working out intensity.

Meet a workout buddy

Working out with a partner or a group can be quite motivating. It helps to keep you accountable and get you moving if you have frequent planned activities with a group or even just one other person. It can also make working out more enjoyable.

Enjoy what you do

Following to it will be easier if you choose activities that you enjoy, fit into your schedule, and are within your budget. Prepare ahead of time by selecting a few activities that you can do outside and a few that you can do inside if the weather is terrible.

Protect your sensor with adhesive patches

There is nothing more demotivating than something that irritates you during activities. Think about it in advance and protect your sensor with adhesive covers, which will hide your CGM sensor and save it from damages or sweat.