I started a 4:30 a.m. workout session earlier this year as a personal challenge to benefit my abnormally high glucose levels. From a previous visit with my physician I discovered I was suffering a mild case of “Dawn Phenomenon” a condition that produces hormones which increases insulin resistance from 2 AM to 8 AM in most bodies. Learning this vital information and that people with diabetes may decrease their insulin levels from an early morning routine of fitness and clean eating habits, I instantly took action with creating new holistic lifestyle.
Studies have proven that with a combination of fasting and fitness can maximize the impact of your cellular factors and catalysts, which breakdown the fat and glycogen of energy. Whether you are working a 9-to-5, parenting young children or novice to fitness there are helpful ways to get started on a routine of an early morning regimen. It all starts with the right mind-set, patience, and twenty-one days of consistency to form a new habit. Everyone knows when it comes to change you must take it slow, set reasonable goals, and then raise the bar often. Today, I am going to share a few personal tips with you that assisted in my early morning transition and can help influence anyone to establish new goals and a healthier lifestyle.
The best trick I discovered was putting my alarm as far away from me as possible, which in return demanded me to wake-up. And let’s not forget many of you won’t be waking up at 4:30 am at first, I get that, starting slowly with perhaps a 6 am wake-up call to 5:50 a.m. and so on will slowly allow you to achieve your ideal wake up goal. While you are adjusting to a new morning regimen you will also want to have a daily schedule. For some that may be a weekly alarm set on your smartphone, to a pre-planned schedule on your calendar or a things-to-do list, either way this will serve as a friendly reminder and could also assist with meal planning as well. For anyone that isn’t a natural born planner you can find a number of apps that can assist you with such a task, I found Planner Pro to be very helpful.
During months of research I’ve found that each struggle has its reward. The message I want you to get from this article is, with a little effort and consistency you will achieve a healthier you. I can testify after two years of being diagnosed as a Type1Diabetic I have successfully taken my AC1 level from 11.2% to an astounding 6.5% pre-diabetic level with just utilizing the tips provide above and making the most of each day. So when others tell you it’s impossible, you tell them “I’m Possible” and no one will ever be able to stop you, not even diabetes.
Article by Doris Hobbs