Monday, January 14, 2008

Gentle Flow Logging

I've been at it again...logging my blood sugars, carbs and insulin doses for a second week in a row. This could be habit forming, at least I hope so. Had a major relapse of my cold, so my activity level was way off, but since I promised myself no judgements about the numbers, I continued to enter every number. This week showed a slight downward trend. Avg BG was 161, 43% in range, 49% high, and 8% low, with a standard deviation of 65. Still not ready to make any adjustments until I resume my normal exercise this week.

Speaking of exercise, I went to Gentle Flow Yoga class for the second time ever today. I'm still trying to figure out how twisting my legs up like a maimed pidgeon, posing as an insecure, trembling warrior, and sticking my butt up in the air to impersonate a dog can be considered gentle. I'm officially convinced that I must be the least flexible woman on the planet. The only other folks in the class who seem to struggle as much as me are the guys. I know it's not good to compare myself to others. Surely that is interrupting the gently flowing-zenlike-warrior-pidgeon-depressed-dog energy that I'm supposed to be generating. But sheesh, a girl needs something to do while taking breaks to avoid a full body cramp.


Donna said...

Hi Carol,
I have a friend who teaches a Yoga class & she loves it. She's tried to demonstrate some stuff to us & she's so good at it. Never could get into it myself. So whatever you're able to do, I'm impressed.

Scott K. Johnson said...

Way to go!

And good for you to get back to that Yoga class. I'm sure it's just a matter of time and you'll be balancing on you head with the best of them!

Carol said...

Thanks Donna and Scott! I really appreaciate your encouragement, both for the logging and the yoga. You made me think of someting else. At the end of class the instructor tells us to let any thoughts that come into our minds just pass on through without judging them. That is something to apply to the numbers in the log as well. Just put them down without judging them.