I have decided to make a change in my workout routine once again. I am lifting pretty hard each day and I am not seeing any significant changes in getting my blood sugar back under 100 and it is frustrating me. I believe that I am going at it much too hard and not giving my body enough rest between workouts. It is for this reason that I am going to continue lifting hard, but do every other day. Day on Day off so to speak. There is no physical trainer in the world who would suggest lifting heavy weights everyday. On my off days I will find a way to do a slow walk or hike, or do nothing at all. But today will be the first day of this new routine.
It is so easy to forget that the body needs to rest after a hard workout, but a rest day doesn’t mean a day of doing nothing at all. There are things that I can do like light situps, walking, sprints or bike riding. The key is to give those muscles time to heal after ripping and tearing them up. It is also the rest period after the workout that builds the muscle, not the actual workout.
So Billy, take a break, rest, relax and allow your body to heal. It is more than obvious that lifting hard everyday just isn’t working out.
Blood Sugar- 124, Weight- 168.6
Breakfast- 2 Eggs, Sausage
Lunch- Dover Sole, Asparagus
Dinner- Meatloaf, Peas