And Yet Another Change in Strategy

Change-Strategy-620x480It appears to me that the rest days are not working out so once again I am making changes. First off I am starting my creatine cycle once again and secondly I am going back to a daily strength training routine. The difference this time is that I am doing lower weight and more slow and concentrated workouts. I am also limited my reps to a specific amount. I will work the muscles but not allow myself to go into total muscle rip mode. The purpose of this routine is so that I am working these muscle groups but not stressing them to a level where I need to rest every other day. It would equal to that of a doing a calisthenic routine each day. As these routine become to easy I will just slightly raise the weight.

The reasons for these changes is that I need pull sugar from my muscles each day. By lifting to a specif point and not trying to reach a breaking point on each set I am not creating that later demand for carbohydrates. The creatine will help with any joint issues I have from strength training each day.

I will persist on finding the right combination between diet and exercise to keep these blood glucose problems under control. My life’s mission is to win the war on my own Type II Diabetes so I can teach others to help them win the battle.

Blood Sugar- 137, Weight- 169.8

Bowflex- CHEST
Bench Press- 260- 12, 12, 12
Incline Press- 260- 12, 12, 12
Decline Press- 260- 12, 12, 12
Flys- 120- 12, 12, 12

Breakfast- FASTING
Lunch- 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon, 2 Sausage
Dinner- Lobster, Cole Slaw

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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12 Responses to And Yet Another Change in Strategy

  1. Billie, Have you read the book Keto Clarity? I was at Dr. Gerber’s patient support group yesterday where there were quite a few Type II Diabetic’s. They all eat Low Carb High Fight and are doing really really well.

    I know finding the right combination of things is part of the journey. Maybe this book will help you in that regard.

  2. Billie, LCHF = Low Carb High Fat. Sorry for the typo!

  3. ramblingdon says:

    I like it. I have a kidney transplant (19-years now) and (simply put) over time the anti-rejection drugs drove my body into Diabetes (stage-2) five years ago. I always went to the gym before the transplant and I had to eventually change over to light weights and multiple sets. Now, at 69, I still exercise, but it now it’s Walking and stretching exercises with light weights.
    And, I finally decided I didn’t like the me that was living on a blood sugar high many days. So, now, after a year of a “low carb” diet, I am 30-pounds lighter and taking only one Blood Sugar prescription rather than the three I was on.
    I sure would like to eat some French Fires though! LOL!

    • I have working on creating this perfect plan for over a year now. It keeps changing along the way, but overall I have made great strides. Congrats on your own success. We are unstoppable!

  4. James says:

    If I’m reading this right, you can bench press 260lbs for 3 sets with 12 reps per set. Impressive. I bench press only 100lbs using a standard barbell, lifting between 7 and 12 reps per set. Of course, that’s after doing incline reverse grip dumbbell presses which just work the daylights out of my upper chest. You must be a monster.

  5. Lety C says:

    Good luck with your change of strategy. Why do you fast every day?

    • I just fast on Saturdays and Sundays and it’s only breakfast that I skip. I do it to give my digestive system a break and allow my body to burn fat instead of carbs and sugar.

      • Lety C says:

        Oh! Last summer when I wanted to loose some wheight (not too much, just about 5-7 pounds) I noticed that when I skipped breackfast I was hungry all day long, even after lunch or dinner. Also whan I had something sweet like yogurt or bread. I know paleo doesn’t include this kind of food, but when I had a spinach omelet or just a hard boiled egg for breakfast something changed in my metabolism that I was satisfied all day long.

  6. Hi there, Thank you for visiting my page and liking my blog on Simplicity in Training. I wrote this article awhile back and perhaps it be of some help to you.

  7. LivingPeace says:

    Great post. Best of luck with finding the perfect balance 🙂

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