It is time to get back to the balancing game as I am slowly watching my body weight increasing way too rapidly and my glucose numbers are going up. This new workout routine I put together doesn’t seem to be working out as I am having problems during the day dealing with sugar lows. I have to admit that since I started it I have found myself reaching for things like cookies during the day to bring my sugar back up and this is not a good thing. My meals during the course of the day are pretty much in balance, but the extra demand I am having for carbohydrates due to more energy expended in the morning are causing me to go in the wrong direction. I need to go back to the less intensive workout and stay on a more slower and steadier path.
I went through this same issue not too long ago and found that slowing down the workout routine did wonders as it allowed me to burn fat, build muscle and yet keep my body weight and sugar under control. Going through sugar lows are an incredible driving force to overeating as the body sends strong signals to the brain that it is in a critical situation and needs energy quickly. Danger Will Robinson, Danger! And of course this restarts that roller coaster we tend to get on with sugar and carbs. Quickly up and quickly down.
Although the beast in me is totally enjoying the higher intensity workout, the logical side of me knows when it is time to take a step back. Once again, slow and steady wins the race. So today I am taking the day off from working out to quietly contemplate my course of action and will resume my mission tomorrow.
Blood Sugar- 114, Weight- 175.2
Day of Rest
Breakfast- 2 Eggs
Lunch- Steak, 1/2 Baked Potato, Salad
Dinner- Eggplant, Salad