TheDiabetes Training Campis kinda like a diabetic version of "Biggest Loser" minus the weigh-ins (thank goodness!) Or like a friendly upscale boot camp for athletic diabetics, or those of us who strive to be more athletic. Seriously. It's hard. It's constant. It's an enjoyable push--a good kind of pain. There's no way I'd be working out three times a day on my own, that's for sure. It kinda feels like a luxury, but it also kinda feels like a tough drill from a benevolent sergeant. Not sure how else to explain it, but no one is alone in their 'no pain, no gain' moments. The only time I was previously with all diabetics was at the Kona Marathon for the ADA, and it was so cool to be in the hot-tub with folks with insulin-pumps and running the race with fellow diabetics. It just feels sonormal--Ifeel so normal, and that is priceless.
I think the daily schedule speaks for itself:
6:30-8:15: Exercise Training Sessions (swimming, cycling and running)
8:15-9:00: Breakfast (we can eat anytime between 7 and 9)
9:15-10:15 Small Group Sessions on topics such as nutrition, sports psychology, pumping and exercise, CGMS,etc.
10:15-11:15 One-on-one consult with Matt, doctors, trainers, etc.
7:00-9:00 Guest lecturers/Evening lectures on topics such as Building your base, dealing with stress (the mind/body), micronutrients & supplements, etc.
10:00-5:45: Collapse in bed, exhausted in a good way and sleep, sleep, sleep so soundly so you can wake up and do it all again tomorrow (and the next day, and the next day, and the next day, for six days straight)
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If you're considering doing a camp, I strongly encourage you to go for it. If I can do it, anyone can do it. Seriously.