03-20-15 – Friday – Happy First Day of Spring

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Happy First Day of Spring!

Well it’s hard to believe, but Spring has sprung and I welcome it with open arms. It is time to change my workout routine to more in line with a mixed cardio regimen while maintaining muscle growth. I jumped on the treadmill yesterday and quick paced out 30 minutes and broke a nice sweat. It felt good and I am ready to get back on track with fat burning. My new routine is going to look something like this:

Day 1 – Treadmill + Straight Situps + Leg Lifts
Day 2 – Arms
Day 3 – Treadmill + Alternating Situps + Leg Lifts
Day 4 – Chest
Day 5 – Treadmill + Straight Situps + Leg Lifts
Day 6 – Legs
Day 7 – Treadmill + Alternating Situps + Leg Lifts
Day 8 – Back
Day 9 – Treadmill + Straight Situps + Leg Lifts
Day 10 – Shoulders

Anywhere in this schedule I can take a day off I need it and I am sure I will need it. The treadmill I am limiting to just 30 minutes and with all daily routine I shouldn’t be spending more than a total of 1 hour. It should be more than enough as it will be the continued Paleo diet that will keep my body burning fat along with intermittent fasting on the weekends.

So I am getting ready for summer and as the ladies do it to get ready for bikini season, I will do it because I like to ware as little clothing as legally possible. There is nothing worse than seeing a dude walking down the beach looking like Joey Bag of Donuts.

My morning glucose reading is slowly coming down as I am still recovering from eating grain products over the Tampa vacation, but what is astonishing is that my body weight has dropped almost 4 lbs in the last several days. With bringing in this Spring routine I can honestly see dropping another 10 lbs by mid summer. As I won’t be lifting weights as frequently as I have been doing over the winter I won’t see the same significant gains, but I will get ripped.

Blood Sugar – 109, Weight – 165.8

Treadmill
30 Minutes

Meals
Breakfast – 2 Eggs
Lunch – Steak, Salad
Dinner – Ribs, 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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6 Responses to 03-20-15 – Friday – Happy First Day of Spring

  1. Enjoy the season change as I plan to and eek every last bit of goodness from it!

  2. James says:

    According to this and other articles, recent research seems to indicate that there’s such a thing as too much cardio. I’ve had to dial back the length and intensity of my cardio workouts, especially when coupled with weight training, and now I don’t do more than 25 to 35 minutes per cardio session (40 minutes is pushing it). I can do an hour of cardio keeping my heart rate in the 140s to 150s per minute range, but my understanding is that the more you do beyond a moderate amount could actually have an adverse affect on longevity. Thought I’d pass this along just because.

    • You are spot on James. The funny thing is that this isn’t something new. I remember in my studies over 10 years ago when I got my fitness trainer certification I learned it. It is actually no more than 30 minutes once you are warmed up. For me the max would be around 40 minutes as I usually don’t start breaking a sweat for the 10 minutes. Anything after that the body runs out of fuel and starts using the glycogen stores in the muscle tissue, thus reversing the effects of building muscle by breaking it down. Doing this repeatedly causes long term negative effects on the body, thus reducing the life expectancy.

      • James says:

        In my case, five days a week, I do cardio immediately after about 30 minutes of weight training, so I’m pretty warmed up already and especially on leg day, I’m also already sweating.

  3. Guru Singh says:

    Can’t remember what your height is. I have still some way to go I am currently 185 lb having come down from 197. Still some way to go! My height is 5 ft 9 in.

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