No Diabetes Meds for Me!
I am 57 years old and for years didn’t pay attention to my A1C or cholesterol numbers (my bad!). Finally, March 2017 I realized I needed to get very serious as I could tell from my body things were changing and it wasn’t for the better. I felt tired, no energy and had some other subtle things going on that just didn’t seem normal. My doctor wanted me to start pre-diabetic medication and was getting ready to write the prescription. After pleading with her for 3 more months to try and make changes, I finally decided I needed to get serious. The next 2 weeks my mind was racing trying to come up with a plan. I’m not a ‘gym’ person so that was out. My husband thought he could get me out walking every night, but that didn’t work due to weather and other things that would come up. I pride myself in being a very disciplined and self-motivated individual but when it comes to exercise I really drop the ball. So, one day while driving along Cloverleaf Road, I noticed a new sign: 2BFit. Here was my sign (as the saying goes)! I knew it was relatively new since I drive that stretch of road quite often and I had passed it many times without thinking much about it. But this day was different. A voice inside said, “You need to call”. My initial meeting with Stacia was Monday, March 27, 2017 and I started my 2BFit journey Tuesday, April 4, 2017. That day was the start of my new lifestyle and taking control of my health. Look at the chart again keeping in mind my life change started April 4, 2017. The blood tests you see highlighted in red are from 6/15/17. It’s about a 2-1/2 month span (72 days to be exact). Notice the dramatic positive change in the numbers?
|Month / Year||A1C
(Range 4.1 –5.6%)
(Range 125 –200)
Here’s the part where 2BFit and Stacia come in: Day one at 2BFit, Stacia did a complete evaluation and assessment of my various strengths and weakness. And let me tell you, there were many weaknesses. I didn’t realize how out of shape I was. It was somewhat discouraging that I let my body get so out of shape. If you’re anything like me, you let life get in the way and certain things take priority over your health. It’s unfortunate, but a fact in many cases. We put things off and think nothing will happen, or we put it off saying we’ll take care of it in a few months. And then…a health scare. On day two at 2BFit, Stacia guided me through some basic moves. I was again discouraged that my body wasn’t doing what my mind thought I should be doing with ease. The next day most of my leg and thigh muscles let me know they were now awake! Sitting at a desk most of the day for many years had not helped. I knew Stacia instructed me through a very basic stretching workout and if this is how my muscles felt I was in trouble. How was I going to age and continue an active lifestyle? How would I continue to enjoy the outdoors or even do daily household things if I lost my agility? What about my other health concerns? It was then I vowed to put everything on the line, go all-in and make a total commitment and invest in my overall well-being and health. I knew I was going to have to make a lifestyle change regardless what I did. Either daily meds and the side effects that come along with them or daily exercise and smarter food choices. To me, it was a no-brainer – a professional workout plan matched with smart nutrition.
Did I mention I’m not a ‘gym’ person? I tried going to the gym many years ago. It was one of those New Year’s resolution fads which quickly fizzled out when I got bored with the treadmill and didn’t know what to do or how to use the other equipment. After a couple of weeks, I was a bit intimidated with the whole experience. But, the beauty of hiring Stacia for my personal trainer is that I let her determine the best course of action. From her first assessment and continued observation of my progress, she knows what works best for me. I don’t have to be at a gym and wing-it and try and figure out what exercises are the most beneficial. She’s the professional, she knows what works and thoroughly explains things while I’m working out. Besides, what did I know about muscles and the right way to do things to get the maximum benefit? I didn’t even really know what a plank or lunge was let alone do them properly. Another thing about hiring a personal trainer is time. If you’re like me time is a precious commodity and we all seem to want more of it. My thinking was if I’m going to invest my time I want to get the maximum benefit and results. I’m all about ROI (return on investment) and like getting the best bang for the buck. Now don’t misunderstand, I wasn’t, and am not looking for fast results. But I knew from the sore muscles that her planned workouts were hitting the right areas. I’m willing and want to stay the course and continue working out to learn new things as my body continues getting stronger. I now know exercise must be a regular part of my life as I age for many, many reasons.. I was unsure if I could do something to help my A1C and cholesterol numbers, but the satisfaction of seeing my progress and knowing I am in control of my health is why 2BFit is now and will continue to be part of my week.
Still unsure if 2BFit will work for you? Stacia has a natural gift of engaging with people with various levels of strengths and abilities. When I’m working out, I must stay very focused, concentrate and dial-in. I’m so easily distracted and lose concentration at the drop of a pin. But Stacia is very patient and I’m able to learn at my speed and ability. I’m also the poster girl for lack of coordination! However, Stacia keeps working with me until I get it right, sometimes explaining or showing me over and over. There is no intimidation because you can sense her desire to make a difference in your health. If you have questions about nutrition and other health topics she is extremely knowledgeable. She’s written many articles and if you haven’t read them I encourage you to do so under the ‘Article’ section of the 2BFit homepage. I’m confident you’ll walk away with a new tidbit of information.
If you want to know more about my 2BFit journey and how it’s helping me right now, give me a call. Stacia will give you my phone number. I’ll be happy to share more details. I’ll share with you more of my passion about 2BFit and how excited I am to now be in control of my health. She encouraged me to keep track of certain things in a notebook, that way I would be able to track my progress and note my goals. I’m so glad I took her advice because my journey is now well documented and proof of where I was, where I am and where I’m heading.
Stacia chose her slogan LOOK GOOD, FEEL GOOD, LIVE BETTER for a reason. I’m doing it…you can too!