Problem Solving

Example: I don’t have the time to do what I need to do, such as exercising. I often feel guilty.

Example: I know that exercise can help me lose some weight.

Example: I don’t have time to exercise.

Example: I can try to find some time in my day to get out for a walk.

Example: I want to see if I can work up to getting 30 minutes of walking in a day, at least 5 days out of the week.

What will I do, and when will I do it?

Example: I’ll start by walking for ten minutes at lunch time.

Example: I need to take walking shoes to work. I also need to choose a good time to walk and put it on my calendar.

Example: Being too busy. Also, in bad weather, I won’t want to walk outside. I can walk inside instead.

Example: It might take a little time before I see any weight loss, but I might enjoy my walks and find that I have more energy. I can also check my blood glucose before and after my walk to see if it improves.

Example: If I stick with my plans this week, I’ll watch a movie.