I am back on a heavy lifting day today I I will remember to eat a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast this morning as to not allow my body to get into a low sugar situation later in the day. I will once again working muscle groups that I haven’t worked for weeks and know that there will be a great demand for energy. I will take it easy and try not to waken the beast inside. I have to be mindful of the fact that although I am building muscle and working for power, my primary goal is burning fat. It’s all about keeping those muscles active enough to burn sugar, but not to the point of depletion.
There is such a fine line of balance involved in this whole workout plan. It has been said that it is difficult to build muscle while burning fat, but I believe that this is only true in athletic workouts. On an everyday basis where I am not stressed in getting down to a certain weight class I have the opportunity to burn fat at a low rate while also doing the same for building muscle. The results aren’t quick and fast, they are a product of consistency and dedication over a long period of time. The result being balance and minimizing the time spends in a state of inflammation and in the long run a lean, mean, healthy body. The best source of food during this process is of course whole foods that nourish all the cells of the body with all of the compounds created through nature and the fruits and vegetables it makes available for human consumption.
I have learned so much in the past several years and put many of these things to work. I have achieved much in controlling Type II Diabetes and know I will achieve even more. I am at a point right now where I am putting all of the pieces of the puzzle in place and fine tuning all of the parts of my life that help with this balancing act. From the reduction of stress through minimalism and mindfulness to a solid workout plan to a whole foods diet and a good sleeping pattern. I can see where a weeks long vacation can throw things out of wack as it effects each of these things. But now it is time to take it all home and just keep on keeping on with the plan.
I can remember where I started in this mission with a blood glucose reading of over 500 and my belly hanging over my belt with a cigarette hanging out of my mouth. Now I keep my blood sugar in healthy ranges each day and look in the mirror with pride as I see the body of a stronger, younger man. But I am not yet finished and I will continue to push forward to find that perfect balance that will bring me to the healthiest state of being that a man with Type II Diabetes can possibly be in. I awake early each morning with a positive attitude and love every moment I have to dedicate to life and good health. My workouts are not a task, but a labor of love and I choose the foods that I know are most beneficial to my well being. I have long given up smoking cigarets and poisoning my system with all of those harsh chemicals they provide. And just recently have learned about gut health and currently working on correcting all of the imbalance that lives inside me. I love my life and am happy just to be alive.
Blood Sugar- 104, Weight- 181.2
Bowflex- BACK & SHOULDERS
Pulldowns- 310 lbs- 25
Rows- 310 lbs- 20
Reverse Flys- 60/60 lbs- 20
Shoulder Press- 190 lbs- 22
Front Raises- 45/45 lbs- 12
Side Raises- 45/45 lbs- 12
Shrugs- 310 lbs