Back from vacation and ready to get back on track. With just 10 days away from eating correctly and not working out my morning blood sugar reading has jumped to 121 and my overall body weight went up 2 lbs. I am staring at my bowflex machine this morning like I am looking at an old, dear friend who I haven’t seen for a while and it makes me happy. I am looking at my refrigerator in the same regards as I miss knowing that it has all of the essentials that I need to keep this Paleo T2D mission moving in a positive direction. The grass fed beef, free range chicken alone with the eggs, the bacon I love so much and butter from grass fed grass finished cattle, and of course all of the fresh vegetables that contain all of the vitamins and minerals that my body needs for complete health. Yes, my friends, I am home.
All in all I think the 10 days was a great success as it gave me new eyes to see what is really important when it comes to health. I did eat many healthy foods on vacation, the problem was that they were eaten in combination with too many grain products, manufactured foods, and sugar. The one element that I gained in Florida that I am lacking here in Oregon is Vitamin D in the form of sunshine. My belief is that if I were able to add this element in combination with all I am doing now I could see at least another 10 point drop in my blood sugar. So I also see myself living in or close to Florida in the not too distant future. While in the Tampa area I did research sources for local organic vegetables and responsible animal ranches and did find plenty, so although I will miss this magical region of the planet, I do see myself in the sunshine soon.
Obviously I have fallen out of ketosis and am setting up a very low carb diet for the next 15 days to get my body back in fat burning mode. This means that the only source of carbohydrates will be fresh vegetables and no root vegetables or fruits at all. If I see results after 15 days I will re-adjust, but If I don’t see results after 15 days I will take to 30 days. Once I am satisfied then I can start with the creatine supplement and will try to add a whey protein supplement for added protein. I am ready to take it to the next level and ready to renew this mission.
Today I am changing the way I do abdominal routines. I have been doing situps on the bowflex for the last several months and realized that they are pretty easy to do even with a lot of weight. During the vacation I did just a few situps on the floor and quickly realized the difference as I felt it working more abdominal muscles. I have a cushioned seat that I ordered on amazon to use on long trips in the car, but have found out that it makes a perfect situp cushion. I will continue the same type of routine where I work abs every other day but switching each time from straight situps to alternate left and right situps. And of course I will track the progress and see if it makes any difference in my progress. Hello mirror.
Blood Sugar – 121, Weight – 169.8
Bowflex – CHEST
Bench Press- 310- 15, 20, 20
Incline Press- 310- 14, 13, 15
Decline Press- 310- 20, 21, 18
Fly’s- 160- 17, 15, 16
Situps Floor- 15, 20, 15
Leg Raises Floor- 10, 12, 12
Breakfast- 2 Eggs
Lunch- Hamburger, Salad
Dinner- Steak, Salad