I brought my treadmill back down from 30 minutes to just 20 minutes yesterday to see what type of difference it would make. I noticed this morning that my glucose reading is lower. Interesting… Now with this 20 minutes it involves and 5 minute cool down period which means that after 20 minutes I am slowly reducing the speed of the treadmill until it is back into starting range. So overall it really is a 25 minute period, but hey, who can’t manage to fit this into their daily routine. By reducing my strength training sets from 3 to 1
I have not noticed too much of a difference in overall muscle strength or size. I have been able to keep up with previous workout of the same muscle group and sometimes surpass the amount of reps I did the last time. I am still feeling the muscle soreness the next day but not as acute as when I was doing 3 sets.
Over the last couple of days I have made a few mistakes with my diet. There were a few times where I was eating things like potato chips, popcorn and even beer, I even ate a few tacos. I haven’t discussed this much because it hasn’t effected my morning glucose reading. Why would I turn to these garbage carbs during the day when I obviously know that they spike my glucose? Well, with the extreme low carbohydrate diet I do experience periods where I have diarrhea. This comes along with gut cramps and gas. When I eat a handful of chips I think that they help control this problem. The correct way of dealing with this issue is of course to eat more salads. By getting that roughage into my body I believe I can solve this problem. This has been an ongoing problem with me and salad. I know that I am supposed to eat it each day and I also know that the main reason for not doing it is simply laziness.
So here is where I am getting confused. When I was just doing hard resistance training I was having difficulties with my blood sugar, despite the fact that I was eating very strictly as far as low carb is concerned. Since introducing a small amount of cardio each day the blood sugar issues have seem to have gone away even though I am eating a few bad carbs. Does the cardio make that much of a difference and would my numbers be even lower if I had not eaten those few chips or bottles of beer? So the next step is to stay on the workout routine, but start filling myself up with salads and vegetables each day rather than those bad carbs to see what happens. Looking at my meal plan for today I notice that I haven’t included the salad, but will make sure I do with dinner tonight.
Blood Sugar- 83, Weight- 171.2
Treadmill- 20 Minutes
Bench Press- 310 lbs – 18
Incline Press- 310 lbs – 15
Decline Press- 310 lbs – 20
Fly’s- 130 lbs – 15
Situps Alternating- 3×12
Leg Lifts- 12
Breakfast- Cottage Cheese
Lunch- Bacon & Eggs
Dinner- Crab, Butternut Squash, (SALAD)