MEDITATION AND RELAXATION DURING EXERCISE; EXPERIMENT #1:
I never thought to ask this of you guys yet, but I do know that I have put it out there into the cyber FUD world. When I am swimming and yes, I know that I have said this previously, I find it is just the right time and place for me to meditate. People have asked me how on earth I can enjoy swimming back and forth and back and forth doing laps. Its not like running where you’re outside and there are beautiful trees to look at, a pond or river, other people passing you by(or vise versa). And I have tried to express that the swimming is buoyant and rhythmic. Its like a song playing somewhere off in the distance. The sound and motion of the strokes that pull me forward.
I have also mentioned previously that when I am in the pool, I am not diabetic. I do not define myself as a diabetic. I am a swimmer, an athlete, a worker among workers, I am no better or worse than anyone else. I am just MYSELF, skin, muscles, bones, a brain and a heart. And I am at peace with myself. When I get into the pool, I leave everything else behind.
Now I know that many of you guys exercise. Whatever your fancy. And I was just wondering how you use your exercise time. Do you do it alone? Do you do it with a partner? Do you do it in a group setting? And, when you do it, do you find the time useful for meditation or anything else? Any other thoughts or ways of thinking?
just wondering. And I wonder bc when I post my swims, my accomplishments, my frustrations, my proud moments, my wishes for betterment, the focus is on me. But what about YOU?
This is my invitation to start a conversation. How do you learn to do what you do from others? How do you move yourself forward. What brings life into your living? And how do you get there?
Todays stats were simple and uneventful, but here they are:
my overnight stats:
12am BG 79
5:45am BG 62 took 4gms carbs
6:30am BG 75 woke up and watched some TV
8am BG 93
8:20am BG 84 ate breakfast
10:45am BG 79 2gms carbs
11:30am BG 93
stats while preparing for my swim:
12:15pm BG 93 turned off pump to Zero Basal
12:30pm BG 102 left the house and dashed to the pool
12:50pm BG 110 took 6gms carbs and jumped into the pool
1:25pm BG 93 got out of the pool and bolused 1U (for total time off basal)
at 1:45pm I bolused 3.2U to cover my refuel shakes while I was walking home, so I could let the insulin sink in before drinking the super fast carbs( which would spike me if I merely waited 15 minutes. I need about 30 to 45 minutes pre-bolus time to accommodate the shakes if I want to stay in TR)
I would call that a successful chunk of change