I feel as though I am finally back to where I am supposed to be at with a glucose reading of 78 this morning. As I did extremely well with my diet yesterday and simply walked 30 minutes in the morning I believe that I have been able to bring it down with the avoidance of inflammation, and it may be that inflammation might of been the key to higher numbers. Body building will always bring about inflammation as too will eating grains and as I find it easy to avoid grains it is not so easy for me to avoid body building. As we grow older it is so important to maintain strong muscles and bones to reduce the onset of osteoporosis and I want to remain as strong as I can be for as long as I can be. With this in mind I will have to understand that my morning glucose may always be a little higher while I am bodybuilding but I truly believe that it does my body little harm.
I have decided to reduce my sets each bodybuilding day from 3 down to 2. I will slow down each exercise and do super concentration sets maintain muscle mass and also build just a little bit more. This may be the key to reducing the amount of inflammation that my body takes on and still be able to get a decent workout.
As I am making such a strong emphasis on my workout routines it is even more important that I keep my diet in balance with a ratio of at least 80% fresh vegetables, 10% lean meats and 10% healthy carbs. After each workout I will also provide my body with a protein shake as to feed those hungry muscles and thus reduce the effects of inflammation.
Blood Sugar- 78, Weight- 180.8
Bowflex- LEGS & ABS
Squats- 310 lbs- 15, 15
Calf Raises= 310 lbs- 21, 22
Situps- 30, 28