I was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes eleven years ago in my early twenties. Since then I have constantly struggled to get my A1C (three month average blood sugar) to a normal level. The average level for a non-diabetic person is 6.5 or below. When I was first diagnosed my A1C was 13, WOW. I always ate healthy and exercised, but my exercise routine basically consisted of cardio that was not that vigorous. Still my A1C crept down to about 9.
For about four months now I have been working with a personal trainer and the results of my A1C have been amazing. My diet has pretty much remained the same, no I lie I am actually eating MORE now than I was in the past. My trainer has me doing much more vigorous cardio that really gets my heart rate up, and has me doing much more weight training. Oh and guess what, I used to do cardio EVERYDAY, 7 days a week. Now on my new exercise regime prescribed by my trainer I work out 5 days a week. At first I thought that was unheard of, how in the world could I go to the gym LESS and see better results? It works. I am proud to announce that my A1C has now gone from 9 to 6.8. WOW!
I was one of those people who thought “I know how to workout. I don’t need a trainer.” Boy was I wrong. My trainer has really motivated me and really made a difference in my quality of life. I suggest if you are like I used to be and don’t think you could benefit from a personal trainer, think again. Not only can they help you loose weight and look great, but a trainer can really help you with health concerns like diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol to name a few things.