Working out in my case should always be enjoyable and satisfying, simply because that way it’s easier to achieve your goals. My working out routine changes depending on the time of the day. If I’m working out in the morning, I go more for a lighter workout that is more cardio based. If it’s at night, I go for a much harder workout that will take everything out of me.
In the morning I like to jog for 5 to 10 minutes then stretch, and then get into push ups, sit-ups, burpees, and squats. I do each exercise twenty times in three sets. Then I put my boxing gloves on and hit the bag for 4 to 6 rounds then Jump rope for 3 rounds of 3 minutes each, with 30 second rest in between. Then I stretch and that’s my light workout in the morning. 🙂
My evening workout is much harder than when I workout in the mornings. I like to start with a two to three mile run then jump rope for 3×3 minutes rounds with 30 second rest in between. Then I do 3×3 rounds hitting the boxing bag and after that I do 4 round of mitt work (pad work). My coach and I then finish up on the bag for two more rounds (every round has a 30 second break in between). I generally like to finish with 4 sets of 25 squats, 25 burpees, 25 push ups, and 25 sit ups. To finish my workout I like to do a good stretch and then when I get home I can fall asleep in no time. 🙂
For a person with diabetes I would recommend to reduce the amount of activity and increase the rest time to a minute in between each exercise. I am a professional boxer and that’s the reason why I work out this hard. A normal person who just wants to be healthy and fit does not need to work out as hard as I do. Just maintain a balanced, healthy diet, and a work out like my morning work out is more than enough!