Cardio Burn Day #2

c49a0347860be2a72a2bde4ec1a604beAll indicators thus so far are showing me that I am moving in the right direction with this workout plan. My blood sugar reading is down this morning and my weight is slightly down. It is only through the consistency of the daily burn we experience through our exercise routine and the dedication of a healthy diet that we see small glimpses of progress each day. Like the plants in my garden that takes a season to produce fruit so too is my own progress towards the successful rate of becoming healthier.

If I can burn just 2 lbs. of body fat each week I can reach my first goal of maybe seeing a body weight of 170 lbs. on my scale and more importantly bringing down my waist size to a point where my 32″s fit comfortably once again in just 5 weeks. All I have to do is to be mindful each day to eat just those foods that are nutritious and natural while making sure that I get in at least 2 miles each day on the treadmill.

During this process I will continue to lift heavy weights each day to keep my blood sugar in check, but will balance my efforts to match the cardio. As much as I want to burn fat it is more important to keep my blood sugar at a healthy range and I will also have to keep a tight eye on my readings each day. Muscle weights far more than fat does so if I am dedicated to heavy lifting in this workout the results may show less in the end. I have to keep this in mind and remember to focus more on fat loss than weight loss.

The experts keep saying that there is no weight loss with heavy lifting and this may be so, but there certainly is fat loss as we continually burn fat for fuel while building muscle. And the bottom line is who really wants to lose incredible amounts of weight without having a strong physique anyway. No, it is never really about weight loss and what we see on the scale is just a slight indication of what is going on inside our bodies. It is the size of our waist and the reflection of our mirrors which tells the true story.

Blood Sugar- 96, Weight- 180.2

Bowflex- ARMS
Curls- 100/100- 12, 11
Hammer Curls- 80/80- 12, 13
Tricep Pulldowns- 90/90- 17, 13
Dips- 310- 30, 27
Situps- 16

Treadmill
Distance- 2.43 miles
Time- 36:00 minutes
Calories- 300.8

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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9 Responses to Cardio Burn Day #2

  1. dorannrule says:

    You continue to be inspiring and I am walking on my treadmill more than ever before. No match for your program but for me, this is a huge move in the right direction.

  2. That is one hell of an ask to lose 2lbs per week! I wish you good luck sir! πŸ™‚

  3. Good luck with it. I keep thinking 2 lb a week should be easy – six months after saying that I have lost er… nothing.

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