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