02-27-15 – Friday – Walking on Sunshine

reminderI am thinking about my upcoming vacation to Florida and mainly how I am going to maintain my workout routine without the use of my Bowflex machine. I am going to have to use straight up calisthenics to get it done. I should actually start working on putting together a routine now to prepare for the 10 days away. I know that I will be doing a lot of walking, which I am desperately in need of. The weather will be nice and it will be an excellent opportunity to walk while getting some Vitamin D. I will be walking on Sunshine. Oh Yea!

I will also have to try to prepare myself for the nightmare of trying to find food that I can actually eat. This actually more of a problem for me as I very rarely eat out. Most of the meals I eat are prepared by yours truly or Sharon. We only eat the cleanest foods we can find. We know exactly what to buy and where to buy it. Being in an unfamiliar place is always difficult as the rest of the world does not eat the same way I do. I suppose that as a last resort I could live on salad, but I will have to find a good source of protein like eggs.

Anyway, the vacation is still 7 days away and for right now I am simply kicking ass. My early morning glucose readings have been on a steady course of lower than normal numbers and hopefully will form the new normal. My sets on the bow-flex have been getting longer and I have slowly been increasing the weight on many of the exercises. I have stopped the habit of looking at my numbers from the last time I did the same routine and simply doing each set to the absolute breaking point in that last rep. There is nothing positive about having the pressure of reaching a certain goal each time you are throwing up weight. It is all about simply concentrating of the muscles that are being worked and giving it your all to reach that final rep.

Blood Sugar – 81, Weight – 165.8

Creatine Day #22

Bowflex – CHEST
Bench Press- 155/155- 19, 19, 19
Incline Press- 155/155- 14, 14, 12
Decline Press- 155/155- 14, 14, 12
Fly’s- 80/80- 14, 13, 12
situps- 155/155- 15, 15
Leg Raises- 15, 15

Meals
Breakfast- 3 Eggs
Lunch- Hamburger, Salad
Dinner- Lamb Chops, Spinach

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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6 Responses to 02-27-15 – Friday – Walking on Sunshine

  1. DontDiewithYourMusicInside says:

    when you said Florida that caught my eye. I read your article and I too am in Florida right now for 10 days! What a coincidence right? I am living with type 2 diabetes also, I have been following your post. You have a lot of good content. I’d use a lot but definitely need to be more consistent with that! I am in Miramar Beach and Destin Florida right now for a mastermind business meeting at a mansion on destiny lane. I’m smiling right now. Not a coincidence by far this was truly meant to be. Anywho keep up the good work I am proud of you and you are helping me a lot God bless.

    • I am so happy that my blog inspires you. It was designed to serve me as a daily diary, but has grown into something more. Keep learning and trying and you will find your way to beating T2D. It really is all about the food we eat. God Bless.

  2. Neale Bacon says:

    I love your blog. If you are travelling, check online for clean food restaurants in the area you will be visiting, or look for grocery stores near where you will be staying.

  3. Crystal says:

    Yay! Enjoy your vacation! If eating at restaurants, don’t be afraid to ask for substitutions and planning your workouts ahead will definitely help you stay on track. Just remember to relax and enjoy as well! 🙂

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