So many of us who have read the type 2 diabetes guidelines have wondered how to get in shape, given the challenges that stand in our way.
Meeting the type 2 diabetes guidelines may require “a forced approach” for a while… until good habits develop. But, it is possible when you have the right guidance and mindset.
I enjoyed meeting and having dinner with Henry Kravis when I was in my 2nd year of business school. He is co-Chairman and co-founder of KKR, a private equity firm. While his current net worth is about $4.8 billion, he was young and new to the game in the late 1970s when he called on the 75-year-old owner of a brick company in North Carolina as KKR was just getting started in the “buyout” business.
Old men looked at this young “city boy” and scoffed at his offers to buy their well-established companies. The objective was to buy an undervalued company, rework the capital structure, upgrade the management team, trim unnecessary expenses, grow the value of the company tremendously, and then sell it for 10 times the original investment (or more). It was a new concept in the 70s.
But, Henry and his cousin, George, were determined to succeed despite the adversity and rejection they would face. They ended up buying the brick company and building off of that success.
Think about a challenge or opportunity that you are considering now. Will it require you to learn a new skill set? Will it require you to get outside your comfort zone? Will you enjoy tremendous benefits when you succeed?
If so, you probably need to look in the mirror and say, “This is what I will do now… and this is who I am. Although it may require me to “force it” during these early days, I will turn the corner and succeed at this worthy endeavor.”
Getting in shape is not easy. We may need to “force it” at first.
Tracey Mallet wrote a guest post on Maria Bailey’s blog, BlueSuitMom.com about Quick Exercises to Keep You In Shape. The focus is on the back and shoulders, which is beneficial for injury prevention and what Koko FitClub calls Functional Fitness Training.
It has to do with our basic daily movements, like taking something heavy off an overhead shelf or lifting something off the floor. We don’t want these basic movements to cause injury, so we work them into exercises. This blog post is designed for the busy parent, so it hits the sweet spot of our CommutaVie community.
She explains the technique, number of repetitions and sets, and the benefit of the following exercises: Rotator Cuff Strengthener, Triceps Pushup Extension, Spine Extension with Pulses, and Butterfly Abs Curls. Tracey is a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist and more insights are available at TraceyMallett.com
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