Today I am lifting hard and heavy. I am concentrating all of my efforts into each exercise I do and pushing each one to my limit. I am taking just a 2 minute break between sets and a 5 minute break between exercises. I will be working out this way all week long and get through all of my daily exercises. Then on Saturday and Sunday I will concentrate on hitting the treadmill. I will take this routine through a complete 3 week cycle then take a whole week off to recover. On days where I don’t feel like I have the energy to work out I will do it anyway even if it is a half ass workout. I will load my body with high quality protein both from food sources and protein shakes to ensure that it has the adequate amount to repair muscle tissue to recover each day, and find the balance of carbs I need to support the energy that my body needs but not to much to drive up my blood sugars.
Today is Day #1 of what I call my Beast Mode Workout. It will take great effort to make it through this first week as I know that since I haven’t been working my muscles this hard in a while I will be suffering some pain and discomfort for a while. I also know that I can work through it and eventually the soreness will subside in the weeks to come. I also understand that I may some high blood sugar readings in the mornings to come as my body will suffer through inflammation, but I also understand that this too will subside. I will learn to balance my foods with my workouts and anticipate seeing my early morning glucose reading drop to a steady range of between 60-80. I will not worry too much about my overall body weight, but concentrate more on my belt size. I have move up from a 32″ to a 33″ and can see myself getting back down to a 32″.
At 54 years old I am learning that strength training is probably the single most important exercise one can do other than walking. It not only builds muscle but strengthens bones that I will be relying on as I move into my senior years. I am a man who suffers from Type II Diabetes who is slowly learning how to control it and there is nothing on Gods green earth that will stop me from finding my own personal cure. I don’t have it quite dialed in just yet, Oh but I will. I will!
Blood Sugar- 109, Weight- 177.8
Bench Press- 310- 27, 25, 22
Incline Press- 310- 18, 19, 18
Decline Press- 310- 30, 25, 23
Fly’s- 85/85- 15, 13, 12
Breakfast- 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon, Protein Shake, Sweet Potato
Lunch- Pork, Cabbage
Dinner- Steak, Zucchini, Salad