01-01-15 – Thursday – A Resolution to not make A New Years Resolution

Blood Sugar – 79, Weight – 169.6

Breakfast – Cottage Cheese
Lunch – 2 Eggs, 2 Sausage
Dinner – Pork Chops, Mixed Vegetables


Wow, first day of a new year and it starting out with a bang. My blood sugar finally dropped down under 100 and this morning it is at a healthy 79, and my weight is down below 170 lbs at 169.6. Just cutting back on the late night snacks may have been the contributing factor, but I did do one thing yesterday that was different. At lunchtime yesterday I took a little walk. It wasn’t far, but it was enough to get me breathing a little heavier in the middle of the day. I am thinking that this may be something I should consider adding to my bag of tricks a few times a week.

After a good chest workout yesterday I find that my right shoulder is on fire once again this morning. As much as I want to push forward I think it may be time to take another break from the resistance exercises, or go supper light for maintenance. The beast in my wants to head out to the garage right now and hammer out an awesome shoulder routine, but as always I must be mindful to not overwork that shoulder. Injury is always a major set back and just by taking a little time to heal I can avoid the dilemma.

I know it seems strange to start out the first day of the year without working out. I mean it is the day that most people make resolutions to make changes and change negative habits into positive habits. I do not make resolutions on the first day of January as I continue to make them all year long. Some of those most memorable positive changes that I made last year were quitting smoking, changing my diet and getting back into a workout routine. The results of making these changes are increased energy, 50 lbs of fat loss and 20 lbs of muscle gain, and of course winning the war on type II diabetes by getting my A1C down to 5.1. On the simple living note I reduced my debt by almost 30,000.00, continue to live with less and producing an incredible area of raised beds for organic gardening this year.

This year I will continue on this course and probably make more positive changes in other area’s of my life like spending more time in nature, reducing stress, pursue more opportunities to learn and move my career into a more profitable area. But I am not making any resolutions right now. These resolutions will come as the year goes by.

Any active positive changes should always be performed one at a time. Once I can recognize to myself that the individual goal I am reaching for is mastered then I can start thinking about other changes that I would like to make. I will never overwhelm myself and cause any type of extensive stress. Each goal should be performed mindfully and filled with enjoyment.

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 01-01-15 – Thursday – A Resolution to not make A New Years Resolution

  1. Emma says:

    Good idea not to make any resolutions at New Year, but it certainly sounds as if you made lots of good ones throughout the year. Good luck with your good health journey!

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