The inflammation that I was suffering from yesterday is gone today. My morning glucose reading is back down in the 70’s and weight dropped below 170 once again. Today I will go back to the treadmill and stay there for another 4 days. This will allow additional time for the shoulder to heal before I put a heavy demand on it. I think that I must reduce the resistance weight on those weight bearing exercise once I do get back to prevent further injury. Of course I will baby step the weight back up progressively, but try not to overdue it and always give my body ample time to properly heal. The fact that my shoulder is having problems affects all other weight bearing exercises except for legs and abs.
The bottom line here is that it is possible to get healthy through proper exercise without injury. There is no doubt that there is always the possibility of getting injured with any type of exercise program, being it preparing for a marathon or just trying to beat the shit out diabetes at the age of 53, but it is through the practice of prevention that will carefully get me through.
Oh, those voices that call out during the workout shouting, “One more rep”, opposed only by, “Be Careful, take it easy”. The ego is so quickly respondent to the first of those voices. Remaining always mindful both before the routine and during that it is injury, and lack of proper rest that stifle the mission of slowly moving into an area of good health. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
3:30 AM – Blood Sugar – 78, Weight – 169.8
Treadmill – Distance- 4.0 miles, Time- 57:41, Calories- 476.9