I was going to use "We All Need A Ginger" for my title, but I wasn't sure how that would come across... In my case, I'm talking about Ginger Vieira, and there's no substitute for her. But if you can't get yourself a Ginger (Vieira!), then a good friend will do just fine. Either way, you need somebody, and I'll explain why. Late in 2011 I started looking for a church to … [Read more...] about We All Need One – Friends and Flashlights
I have been working with Ginger for over thirty-eight weeks now, and my weekly coaching sessions have become very important to me. I need them as bad as I need my basketball and exercise time. I need them almost as bad as I need my insulin and CGM. Through all of this time and all of the little steps we are making towards my goals, we have recognized a "change … [Read more...] about The “Scott” Process
Exclusive footage of a DOC late-night #sweatabetes session at the recent Medtronic Diabetes Advocates Forum featuring superstar Blunt Lancet keyboardist Kelly "RawSugar" Rawlings knocking out a couple of Turkish Getups. http://www.youtube.com/v/JP5a0o5psTM Special "Shout Out" to Ginger "SuperCoach" Vieira - the group's remote fitness consultant! … [Read more...] about Exclusive Footage! RawSugar Turkish Style
Routines help me with my diabetes. As much as I like to think that by using an insulin pump I can just go with the flow, that's not always the case. A routine, by definition, is something that is done over and over. With diabetes, repetition gives us an opportunity to fine tune all the calculations that go into life with diabetes. Working with Ginger, I've come up with … [Read more...] about Sleeping In & Basketball Anxiety (Eggs & Grits Confidence)
I've been working a lot with Ginger Vieira, and she is one of the best things I have done for myself in a long time. Maybe ever. She is really good at helping people, and I am thankful to have such a great coach and sounding board. I have also worked really hard at looking at myself and honestly answering the questions we have come up with. I can't say enough … [Read more...] about Singing Praises for Ginger Vieira (and me!)
How many of you have heard of Ginger Vieira? I guarantee that not enough of you have, and I'm going to shout her praises from the highest rooftop I can find. Ginger was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and celiac in 1999. Besides being an absolute angel, Ginger is a professional writer, a contributing author at Diabeteens, an I.S.S.A. certified personal trainer, a … [Read more...] about Life Coaching, Weight Lifting, Book Writing
I exercised today for the first time in a long time. It sucked hugely while I was working out, and I hated almost every second of it (ok, it wasn't THAT bad). I'm very sure I will hate it even more when I wake up tomorrow morning (or is it the second day soreness that is the worst?). But, I felt AMAZING the rest of the day! I swear, I got more done today after exercising … [Read more...] about I Feel Amazing!