06-28-14 – Saturday

Work-and-Life-Balance “I must be mindful to keep myself in balance” Billy Brennan
I learned a valuable lesson yesterday. After that killer workout I had in the morning my blood sugar stayed low most of the day. Even with several protein bars I had in the morning I couldn’t shake the slow feeling I had. At 11:30 I broke down and ate a piece of cake to bring things back up. This was followed by lunch at 12:30 and by 1:30 I was feeling tingling in my right foot and of course the tired feeling of coming off of a carbohydrate high. What goes up must come down. Finally by about 4:00 I started to feel like myself again.

Right before, during, or immediately after a workout like that I have to eat healthy carbs like oatmeal or a protein smoothie. I don’t want to reduce the workout, but that may also be another option if this happens again. At 53 and living with type II diabetes I have to remember that I am working out for health reasons.

The ego can make you do crazy things. I look in the mirror and notice that my muscles are getting much larger and I like that. But what is important in this mission is burning fat and making muscles lean. I should be looking in that mirror and seeing a lean body, not a large body. During the workouts the competitive nature I have pushes me to maximize each exercise, which is great for a young athlete, but may be pushing me over the edge. I must start keeping a close eye on this.

4:45 AM – Blood Sugar – 102
5:45 AM – Treadmill – Distance- 4.08, Time- 1 hour, Calories- 610.5, Weight- 172.8
7:30 AM – Protein Bar
7:40 AM – Meds
10:00 AM – Breakfast – Bacon and Eggs
2:30 PM – Lunch – 2 Slices of Pizza

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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2 Responses to 06-28-14 – Saturday

  1. Treadmill for me too yesterday. But certainly not 1 hour. I need to pick up the game. You are inspiring me.

  2. Thanks David, I seem to be burning more fat with the resistance exercises than the cardio, But I must continue to do both. You inspire me also.

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