Breaking into Summer Workout Routine

Today I feel as though I am strong enough to start working out once again. There is nothing worse than belly problems taking you out. I rested for more than 2 days and feel strong once again, but during this healing process I did increase my carbohydrate intake to provide the needed energy for my immune system to do it’s thing. I did stick to my meal plan but ate things like healthy breads and potato’s between meals. It seems that it has done the trick, but it has also left me with some numbers that are not so desirable.

I am not one to complain about body weight because I know that in the muscle building world that our body weight increases as we build muscle, but I do know that I have put on some undesirable body fat do the the fact that my pants are fitting a little tighter. I am back up to almost 174 lbs and I remember how hard I worked and how long it took to get from 174 down to under 170. So it is time to get back to the strict diet and hard work.

Fit-Body-Beach-Body-Workout-Routine-300x177With that said as of today I am breaking back into my summer workout routine. This means that I will be alternating cardio and abs one day and bowflex strength exercises the next. On bowflex days I will bring my sets back up to 2 for each exercise. This routine will both step up the fat burning and muscle strength while giving me the day off from each to heal. It also gives me the added advantage of time in the morning to get other things done like tending to the garden before I go to work.

Blood Sugar- 108, Weight- 173.8

Treadmill
Distance- 2.31 miles
Time- 35:07
Calories- 265.0

Situps- 30
Leg Lifts- 18

Meals
Breakfast- FASTING
Lunch- 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon
Dinner- Lamb Chops, Spinach

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 Breaking into Summer Workout Routine

  1. Thank you for the post. I have not worked out since December and put on 15 pounds this winter. I’ve been trying to get back to my workout routine but always making excuses. Thanks for the reminder, I will go today to the gym, it’s great to have a community of support online. Best of luck on your workout today.

  2. suzewannabe says:

    I’m intrigued by your diet. Here I thought all men could eat much more than me.

    My husband is type 2 and I am pre.

    He says that I eat like an anorexic bird but looking at your weight loss meal mine might not be unreasonable at all.

    Breakfast-coffee black “just like my metal”
    Lunch-try to fast unless post recovery workout, then
    sfh whey isolate shake or 3oz chicken with olive oil. or egg whites and oil

    dinner sfh shake
    1T almond butter with 2t butter as treat

    sigh.

  3. suzewannabe says:

    Reblogged this on Suzewannabe and commented:
    My husband says I eat like an anorexic bird but here’s my fellow blogger, also insulin resistant who eats very little for a guy.

    Check out his weight loss menu.
    Could you do his?
    or mine?

  4. willteel says:

    It’s awesome that you have a plan for getting into a consistent workout schedule! Good luck!

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