Ever since my physician diagnosed me as being pre-diabetic, hubby and I have been exorcising “white” carbs from our diet…pastas, rice, breads. For the most part, that is. We did have linguine when we dined out the other night. I had asked if the restaurant served whole grain. As expected, the answer was a resounding…no. Well, I tried.
We are making progress at home, however. Neither white rice nor white bread passes our lips.
Tonight begins the third week we’ve been walking laps at the local community center. Within 30-40 minutes we’ve been able to walk 2 miles. Although I attend morning exercise class on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, I still accompany my husband in the evenings so that he gets a workout as well.
If we maintain our diet and exercise regimen for a month, according to experts, we’ll be on our way to changing our lifestyle permanently. I guess that’s the minimum amount of time needed to rewire our brains.
We’re determined to stick with the program in order to combat genetics and aging. It’s now or never…sooner rather than later…and doing nothing is not an option.
Tonight there was a sweet moment in our sugar-free, kick-butt program…
…we held hands…as we walked 23 laps around the track…
Keep up the great work. I’m back on my regimen as well.
Great work…hard work…but the payoff’s worth it! 🙂
Sweet about the holding hands around the track! Good for you two on the changes for better health. I already have made better choices about food for a bit now and I used to walk the Tiny Ten for my heart healthy lap but it has been too hot even under the oaks. We should walk the mall but it is 25 minutes away. I need to hit out treadmill. I haven’t been motivated much lately to walk but I will get back to it!
Well done. Keep it up. If I was nearer I’d come with you 🙂 Each day I promise myself that today I WILL have that walk, but I still fall into bed exhausted without having found the time 😦