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Let’s get physical: working out with a CGM

IMG_8456-1I’m off the market.

Officially attached… at the abdomen?

2015 is going to be filled with lots of races but with the added bonus of a continuous glucose monitor.

I did a summary of the Dexcom after a week trial last year in April. Read it here. Now I’ve got one- and am ready to train this season.

Any workout tips for a newbie to the CGM world?

 

New year. New season. New CGM. Let’s get started.

Xo,

J

Animas Canada has decided to support me in my athletic journey with a CGM. 

I believe in full transparency so I’ve made a disclosures page on my site which clearly states this sponsorship.

 

 

 

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Stephanie Brodie- Toronto’s queen type 1 fitness instructor

Ever meet someone who motivates and inspires you and he or she doesn’t even know it?

Meet Stephanie Brodie.

She was one of them for me-a person who by the simple act of sharing her athletic life with type 1 diabetes, helped me live mine to the fullest.

Stephanie is a fitness instructor, certified RPM spin instructor, half-marathoner and Connected in Motion ambassador.

Thank you Stephanie for sharing this inspirational quote!

XO,

J

50 sec video: Connected in Motion’s Skate Night

Am I going back in time to the roaring 20’s? Yes, yes I am. Enjoy the video.

Location: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hot food never tasted so good! It was pretty cold out yesterday but a bunch of us type 1’s laced up and skated through the night. Lots of laughs, lots of fun-always the way with Connected in Motion!

XOXO,

J

1 post + lots of love: Type 1 diabetes CAN be a blessing in disguise.

Last week I was fiddling around with one of my favourite iPhone apps called Word Swag and I made this:

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Posted on Instagram. Tweeted. Put it up on Facebook. Then…magic happened. Positive love was flowing! On Instagram I saw people tagging and writing such heartfelt messages to one another. And Facebook-oh so much <3 too.

So please drag and drop. Download. Spread the love. E-mail it to someone who needs it.

Type 1 diabetes brings lots of challenges, but it also gives us a lot back in return if we care to look for it.

XO,

Jess

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Now what? After the big race…

I’ve been singing Disney songs ever since my race. Aladdin. Little Mermaid. You name it, I’m singing it….poorly mind you but with big hand gestures and sometimes twirling.

Okay, a lot of twirling. But hey, I’m celebrating right?

Realizations? I love the long run. I prefer half-marathon distances to 5 and 10 km races.

Another marathon? I think that’s very likely.

For living well with type 1, for life in general. Here’s your Monday Motivation:

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IMG_0094Bummed to have missed Connected in Motion‘s Slipstream this year so sent some active vibes their way during my workout yesterday.

XO

J