It is a hot summer morning here in the Pacific Northwest with the temperature reaching 102 degrees yesterday. It almost makes me thankful that I am not working out, yet guilty at the same time. Interesting enough the simple fact that I stopped exercising for more than a week now and I continue to see my morning glucose at low numbers astonishes me. I stopped eating eggs while eating two containers of Greek yogurt during the day and about 3 tablespoons of raw sauerkraut. I am doing things that I believe will restore my good gut bacteria and reduce the bad.
This certainly makes life a little easier and I may even be able to adjust my sleeping pattern so I don’t have to get up so early in the morning. When I do decide that my body is stable I will return to exercise, but will keep it at a moderate pace of just 3 days per week. I will continue to walk, but I believe that I may be giving up the bowflex and replace it with simple warm up exercises. And of course as I mentioned yesterday, some sort of fun activities like baseball, tennis or basketball. I will miss writing posts about “Beast Mode Workouts”, but on the other hand I won’t feel the same discomfort in seeing my morning glucose numbers at levels that can be dangerous. With light exercise and the correct diet I do believe that I should see my body weight start coming down and should expect to see my size 32″ waist pants fitting loose once again.
I will certainly miss the muscle mass that I have attained over the last year and feel good when people notice it, but this is just driven by the ego and as you know the ego can get us in trouble time and time again. It is more about being healthy than looking healthy. If I know in my heart that there are things going wrong inside my body there is no look of admiration that will make me feel any better. I have to go to sleep with myself each night and will always think about what is really going on inside me. I must be true to myself and concentrate on what is truly important when dealing with health issues.
Blood Sugar- 77, Weight- 181.0