I discovered another great benefit to quitting smoking yesterday. Our medical insurance is now 55.00 per month cheaper because I have been a non-smoker for over 6 months now. Wow! This is 55.00 each month that can be added to the amount to pay down debt. Add that in with the 450.00 per month I am saving on not purchasing cigarettes plus all of the health benefits of lowering my risk of any major medical problems and I win!
I have figured out that I am losing too many benefits by not including lower body exercises in my workout routine. So to solve this problem I have thrown two additional exercises into my weekly routine. Squats and Calf raises.
So yesterday again I did everything correctly and yet my blood sugar is still high today. The only thing I can come up with is that maybe I am eating dinner too close to bed time. This is a problem I know. I get home too late from work each day and by the time I settle in for dinner it is already 7:00 PM. I am falling asleep at around 8:30 PM each night. I would love to reduce dinner down to just a healthy snack, but it is the only meal that my wife and I have the opportunity to sit down and have a meal together. At any rate, I am leaving too much sugar in my blood stream before I go to bed. I suppose one solution is to get on the treadmill for 15 minutes after the meal. Hmmm. Let me think about that.
4:00 AM – Blood Sugar – 124, Weight – 170.4
Bowflex – LEGS
Squats – 100/100- 15, 15, 15
Calf Raises – 100/100- 15, 15, 15
Situps – 40, 40, 40, 40, 40 = 200