02-21-15 – Saturday – I Got This

As I was filling out paperwork yesterday to renew one of my certifications I had a sense of reality strike. The one box asked for height, which was easy as I have been 5′ 10″ for a long time now. But the next box was for weight, and I gazed over at my previous certification and read 195 lbs. So I go and fill in my most recent weight at 164 and that is when it hit me. Holy Shit! I dropped a lot of freakin’ weight. I wanted to jump up and scream at the top of my lungs, “Yes, I got this”. This was a remarkable moment and made me think back at all of the hard work I have put in to get here. It was all worth it.

My blood sugar has dropped again this morning and this makes me smile. The last two days I really worked my upper body hard with arms and chest. I lifted heavy and gave it every once of energy I had for each set. Today I am feeling it with a slight soreness, but nothing terrible, just enough to tell me to let those muscles rest. I have elected to concentrate on my core today. I try to focus a lot on my core because it is one of the indicators of good health. I want to continue to increase the size of my abdominal muscle groups while burning off additional fat. Yea, I will just say it. I want the full six pack. With continued hard work I believe that I could be there in as early as 3 months. This would be wonderful, but thinking long term I simply want to be in the best possible shape I can be in at my age. I will 54 years old in just a few weeks and I know to some who are reading I am an old geaser, and to others I am a younger man, but either way it is not the age that matters as much as the ability to get healthy. I wish I had started this mission long before I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, and yet thankful that I have started now before my conditions would have become worse in the years to come. And an older dude with gray hair and a six pack is pretty damn sexy.

So today I added another exercise that I believe will increase the results to my abs. I will call it Situp Strength. It is just a set of straight situps on the bowflex with the heaviest weight I can do and maintain a 12,10,8 series set. I will continue to work my abs every other day, but I will alternate the left, center, right series with the situp strength series.

Blood Sugar – 79, Weight – 164.8

Creatine Day #16

Bowflex- ABS
Situps- 100/100- 3×12, 3×15, 3×15
Situps Strength- 140/140- 15, 15, 15 (Increase to 150/150 next routine)
Leg Lifts- 20, 20, 20

Breakfast- FASTING
Lunch- 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon, 2 Sausage
Dinner- Chicken, Salad

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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5 Responses to 02-21-15 – Saturday – I Got This

  1. serenaglow says:

    That’s awesome. Keep it up :))))

  2. Guru Singh says:

    Luckily for me I am not a diabetic. But having ballooned to 197 lbs I had to do something to lose weight. So part from cutting down on carbs, snacking and the odd glass of wine I have taken up cycling seriously. I have already lost 10 lbs and feel better for it.

    I have enjoyed following your blog but wonder if you have many people over 66 reading this? http://www.gsingh1015.wordpress.com

  3. Cee says:

    Yes you do have this. Good job on dropping so much weight and for the workout. You are an inspiration. Thank you.

  4. emilyfittogether says:

    keep it up!!

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