Today is the last day of the second week of the Beast Mode workout and I have to admit there were days where it was hard to get started, yet I pushed through with all of the energy my body could muster. My early morning glucose readings are still a lot higher than I am comfortable with, but I am noticing that my body weight is starting to drop slowly which also means that I am burning fat.
With a struggle for much needed energy to push through these heavy routines I am starting to look into eating a little bit of carbs just before my workout assisted by a little protein. So what I have in mind is a half cup of old fashioned oat meal, a banana, and a protein shake 30 minutes prior to working out. Then within 2 hours post workout I will eat my typical breakfast of eggs and sweet potatoes and another protein shake. I will start this on Monday which will be the last week of the Beast Mode Workout. I will monitor my glucose closely during the week to see where it takes me. I will not be anticipating anything and don’t know why I will be choosing to do this other than I feel I need more energy for my workouts and the opportunity for muscles to replace glucogen and absorb needed protein. I feel as though I must feed the beast.
I don’t know if oatmeal is the right option as I have been trying so hard to avoid grains, but it is easy to prepare as I can make it on the weekend and place it in small containers to be microwaved during the week. The banana’s are one item that I heard should be avoided with Type II Diabetes, but most studies don’t include those of us doing Beast Mode Workouts each morning. Just because I am choosing to up my daily allowance of carbohydrates I don’t want anyone to think that I don’t still believe in a low carbohydrate diet. For most people who don’t put themselves through these types of extreme workouts eating low carb is just fine and if I decide to workout less I will certainly lower my carb intake. Driving large muscle groups to the point of muscle break down requires energy and carbohydrates are the fuel that body needs to make it happen. I do feel that this will also cure me of those crazy hunger pangs during the course of the day.
I know that I have a great deal of followers who are in both in the fitness and medical professions and have given me great advice in the past. I am curious to get your feedback on taking my carbohydrates up a notch.
Blood Sugar- 121, Weight- 179.4
Shoulder Press- 280- 20, 25, 23
Front Raises- 80- 24, 24, 24
Side Raises- 80- 22, 20, 22
Shrugs- 310- 24, 22, 20
6:30 AM- Breakfast- 2 Eggs
8:00 AM- Protein Shake, Banana
12:30 AM- Lunch- Salad
6:30 PM- Dinner- Chicken Caesar Salad