I learned that by utilizing the protein shake at around 9:30 AM I am able to not feel hungry the rest of the day, so I feel that this is a breakthrough to avoiding eating crap during the day. I am lifting heavier than I have ever lifted before this morning and getting through each exercise to the point of exhaustion. I believe that the extra protein that I am ingesting during the day is doing a good job as I don’t feel any type of soreness today in the muscle groups I worked yesterday.
With this new workout I am experiencing inflammation as I notice the puffiness in my shoulders and my body is retaining water as my weight continues to increase. This will continue throughout the week, but should clear up over the weekend when I am just doing cardio. I know I will experience this for the whole 3 weeks that I am hitting the weights hard and will need that 1 week rest period to recover.
I am now doing the routines of a body builder where as I finish each set I am reaching the point of shaking and even draw a tear from my eye at times. It is a gruesome workout routine that demands every ounce of energy that I can muster just to get through each routine. It also feels good and feels like I am heading in the right direction. So I will push forward for a full 3 weeks of this Beast Mode Workout before I take a week off. After that week of rest I should get a getting picture of just how well this is working. I will push forward to doing a complete 90 days cycle and evaluate my progress on both loss of burnt fat and glucose levels.
I believe that this may be my last stand with my bowflex though. I am maxed out with weights on too many routines now. For example today I am doing dips with the max weight of 310 lbs and hitting 37 reps on my first set to reach exhaustion. This is sad because I consider the bowflex machine my best tool for maintaining proper glucose levels each day. I will have to make a decision when we settle in Florida.
Blood Sugar- 102, Weight- 178.4
Curls- 90/90- 17, 14, 13
Hammer Curls- 70/70- 15, 15, 14
Tricep Pulldown- 75/75- 25, 18, 17
Dips- 155/155- 37, 37, 35
Breakfast- 3 Egg, 2 Bacon, Sweet Potato
Snack- Protein Shake
Lunch- Stuffed Cabbage, Salad
Dinner- Chicken Parm, Salad