I’ve hanging out over at Prevention Magazine. Did the My Virtual Model thing, and while the model doesn’t look exactly like me (there’s no button for back fat or c-section belly) I think it’s a pretty good representation of how I look and how I’ll look after losing 33 pounds. Thus far I’ve lost 2 inches off my waist (Take THAT! Dr. Oz!) and about three pounds. I bought a new pair of exercise pants in my usual XL, but they were too big. I think though that they just ran large. I haven’t had a chance to take them back yet.
I spent most of the day playing outside with Luke and that’s HUGE. Normally I get too tired and feel like crap. So, I know that my workout regimen is defeating this insulin crap. Remember, I’m not doing anything that hard. Weights three times a week, Cardio three times a week, Pilates twice a week. I could probably go without the Pilates, but I love it so.
Also, if you have insulin issues, be sure to ask your doctor to check your Vitamin D levels. Mine was nearly non-existent. That’s not surprising those of us who are melanin-enhanced have a harder time making it. It also doesn’t help that I slather myself with sunscreen whenever I do happen to be out in the sun. Anyway, it can be a contributor to insulin issues. I don’t think it’s coincidental that black folks have lower levels of Vitamin D and higher levels of diabetes. Remember: Calcium, Vitamin D, Fiber and Omega 3s are all essential in whipping insulinaemia, and don’t forget to lift weights!!!