Friday, May 14, 2010

Shake your booty

Friday - Let's get Moving

I cannot re
member a time in my life when I wasn't active. Except maybe when I was 14 and was on crutches for a year. Even then, I remember trying to play softball in P.E. (I would hit and someone would run for me). But that's a whole other story for a whole other day.

I started playing soccer when I was 4. As I got older, I also added softball, hockey, basketball and volleyball to my repertoire. I took swim lessons and did track & field. I skied. I took P.E. all throughout high school and still haven't met a sport I didn't like. Yes, I even love badminton.

All this to say, I hope Elise will follow in my love for sports. The odds are pretty good as my husband is pretty much awesome at any sport he tries.

What scares the beejeebers out of me is how Elise's BG reacts to exercise. The simplest thing will drop her low; a walk around the neighbourhood. Playing at the park. Her 30 minute gymnastics class. I have to be vigilant during any activity Elise does, and be on the lookout for those telltale signs of a low.

And what's worse, we usually experience a second drop in BG about 6 hours after she's active. This particularly sucks when it's at night, and 6 hours later falls somewhere around 1:00 am.

But to us, being active is way too important, so we are learning to spot the trends, and figure out how many carbs Elise needs to keep her from dropping low during activity, as well as how many more she will need after she's done. It's all trial and (hopefully not too much) error.

Plus, I've already bought Elise her first pair of soccer cleats...


  1. Joanne, why are you always posting before I do and stealing my post titles :) I love the pink and black soccer very cute!

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  3. @ Jen - perhaps we are sharing the same brain??? I must be sharing it with someone because I sure don't have full use of it! And don't forget, I am 2 hours ahead of you...

  4. I love those shoes. They make me happy just looking at them.

  5. Those cleats are very cool!

    I wonder if my daughter needs them or just sneakers for her camp this summer. If I remember the website said to bring shin guards, but I don't think it mentioned anything about shoes.

    I will probably pump her full of carbs at her soccer camp this summer. I went with the half program which is 1.5 hours each day. Next year she might do the full morning one.

  6. Those cleats ROCK!!! AWESOME. Love the cleats and love that you are sooo active.

  7. We get the 6 hour post activity drops too! Interesting...

    I LOVE those soccer cleats!

  8. Dude, those cleats seriously rock! YAY!


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