06-30-14 – Monday – Silver Falls

“Silver Falls State Park, Oregon”
So we did make it out into nature yesterday. Silver Falls was a great hike, although it was very touristy. Once we made it around the first loop trail which featured the main waterfall we headed down to the lower falls. Most tourists end their hike with the main falls area, so it thinned down to where we had space to hike and others were mostly people of nature. The lower falls were also beautiful and we stopped and ate lunch that I packed behind the sound of the rushing, falling water.

Today I made the decision to cut back on the treadmill to a 10 minute warm up and 30 minutes of intensity. This is actually the same cardio workout that I followed as a trainer, and recommended to others. The body will burn fat at an average of 30 minutes once it is in fat burning mode. You can recognize fat burning mode when you start breathing heavy and start sweating. After 30 minutes the body stops burning fat stores and starts drawing energy from muscle fiber. While I am trying to build muscle it is counter productive to eat away at it.

So, this morning I walked at a faster pace at 4.6 set on the treadmill for 40 minutes and burned almost 500 calories. I believe that this will be a more productive workout and will monitor my waist line for the next several weeks.

4:00 AM – Blood Sugar – 117
4:30 AM – Treadmill – Distance- 2.87, Time- 40:38, Calories- 458.2, Weight- 174.0
6:30 AM – Breakfast – 2 Eggs
6:40 AM – Meds
9:30 AM – Snack – Banana, Protein Bar
12:30 PM – Lunch – Soup and Salad
12:40 PM – Meds
3:30 PM – Snack – Peach, Protein Bar
6:30 PM – Dinner – Steak, Green Beans
6:40 PM – Meds
7:30 PM – Snack – Protein Bar

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 06-30-14 – Monday – Silver Falls

  1. Your pictures are so refreshing, so comforting… Beautiful places! You are so lucky! 🙂

  2. jayne says:

    beautiful pictures! and good work on the treadmill

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