A Day in the Life….

 We all have a story to tell.  Since the revamp of this blog, from Personal Training to Life Training w/Crystal, I am interested in expanding my focus.  Because of my nursing background, this puts me in a unique position–to discuss topics that most personal training only blogs/sites may not tackle.

Therefore, I would like to hear from you if you living with:

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

High Blood Pressure–whether controlled by lifestyle changes, medication, or both

On or soon will be on dialysis

Cardiac Rehab

You may wonder why I’ve chosen these issues specifically.  These represent most of what I have encountered in my career.  As both nurse and personal trainer, I am interested in how you are  managing.  Medication? Lifestyle, diet, exercise?  Combination thereof?  How is this working for you?  What challenges do you face?

I sincerely hope when I do hear from you, you are interested in sharing your stories with my readers.

I am not offering advice, nor am I trying to take the place of your physician or nurse practitioner.   I am simply interested in A Day in Your Life.

All for now.  Keep up and keep at it.


Questions? Comments?  Contact me at serrenity.c@gmail.com





One comment

  1. I have been a fairly active 58 year old man for quite a while; yoga, running, and weightlifting was part of my regimen. I had gained weight after a fall that gave me nerve problems due to bulging discs. Running and lifting was difficult, had to slow down.
    For this first time in my life I had high blood pressure. As someone on BP medicine for about 10 months now, I cannot do what I used to do as far as exercise goes. I say 10 months because I do believe I will get to the point where I will figure it out. I think the key is figuring out the right dosage, and the right time of the day to workout.

    I remember the day I was about a 100 yards into a run, and I had to stop. My heart was pounding, I had to squat down and wait a good minute or two to get moving again. I saw the doctor and he adjusted my medication, my heartrate was too low. He adjusted the propanalol from 120 to 80 mg la, and added 10mg lisinopril. There are times when doing intervals, the first time I run I get very winded. The second, third, fourth time much better, as though the meds reset and I’m good to go.

    I’m weening my way off of coffee because I’m thinking it may cause problems with the BP. There are days though when I don’t drink any and I still have problems after doing strenuous work. I was wondering if you had any advice for someone relatively new to exercise while on BP meds. I want the freedom to get back to where I was.

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