Reclaim your Rise Podcast

116. Meet Coach Katarina + Learn Her Weekly T1D Workout Strategy

April 23, 2024

Meet Risely’s newest coach, Katarina Harmon! In an exercise-focused conversation, Katarina and I discuss blood sugar strategies based on workout type, what her workout week looks like, finding the root and motivation for habit change, and the diabetes support dynamic with her husband. She also begins the interview with what fellow Type 1 diabetic and singer Nick Jonas said that deeply impacted her.

Time Stamps:  

  • (03:38) Meeting Nick Jonas and what he said that impacted her
  • (07:46) “It is what it is. How can I make the best out of it?”
  • (09:27) “My endo said ‘Things will never be easy for you.’ ”
  • (11:36) The role of Exercise Science in her T1D journey
  • (13:56) Nutrient timing, intuitive workouts & what her exercise week looks like
  • (14:50) Blood sugar tips for immediately following anaerobic and aerobic exercises 
  • (16:40) Strong Man Competitor
  • (18:02) How workout type & muscle group focus affects blood sugar
  • (21:48) Factors that impact blood sugar + working out
  • (25:48) “If I need to take insulin or eat to do a workout, does it defeat the purpose of the workout?”
  • (27:33) Two-fers
  • (29:50) Identifying the root when you’re lacking motivation  
  • (32:50) The outcome of body movement + food choices
  • (34:55) “What is your relationship to enough?”
  • (37:30) The Risely difference and the nuance of Type 1
  • (39:38) What tools/strategies create the most significant impact
  • (43:18) Tears: the DCB graduation call 
  • (47:17) Diabetes support dynamic and her husband 

What to do now: 

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Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 

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