02-10-15 – Tuesday – Slow and Steady

Slow and steady wins the race. I am once again making certain changes in my resistance training routine. For one, I am slowing down my individual reps to a 1 to 2 second work and then a 2 – 3 second release. In other words, if I am doing a curl for example I am lifting the weight strong until completion and then slowly letting it do back to the starting point. And secondly, I am only leaving 1 minute between sets. So far, I can really feel the difference in my workout. I am working a particular muscle group to complete exhaustion.

Yesterday I had the opportunity to talk with a fellow employee who has been suffering from gout. From everything I have read about gout, other than not drinking alcohol, getting healthy and in good shape really helps out. I cannot tell you all of the science behind it, but I know that with any ailment we suffer from, getting healthy is the key to setting us on the road to recovery. The funny thing is that he told me that I sound like a motivational coach and did take my suggestions to heart. I am always careful not to preach to others about my successes in reversing Type II Diabetes and getting healthy, but when I see someone is is obviously suffering I just have to say something.

Blood Sugar – 91, Weight – 165.4

Creatine Day #5

Bowflex – BACK
Pulldowns Bar- 130/130- 14, 12, 8
Rows – 130/130- 12, 11, 10
Reverse Flys- 35/35- 12, 10, 8
Situps- 130/130- 21, 18, 15
Leg Lifts- 12, 12, 16

Breakfast – 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon
Lunch – Chicken Wings, Coleslaw
Dinner – Steak, Peppers

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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