Like I was saying yesterday, this is not going to be easy trying to burn 10 lbs of fat in 5 weeks. Today my blood sugar is back over 100 and the scale is showing a 1 pound gain. I am lifting hard and walking fast and after the first 3 days knew that I would be experiencing some inflammation, yet I will continue to push through this routine. I will have to respond to my body some days with a little less enthusiasm and do just enough to keep up the fat burn, and other days I can give it my best efforts.
There is a big difference between weight loss and fat loss although my body weight may have gone up today I can still see and feel positive changes in my body. The difference in blood sugar can be accounted for the fact that I ate spaghetti and meatballs for dinner last night and chased it down with 2 bottles of beer. For lunch yesterday I ate a Chinese meal with white rice and a sweet sauce. These things I know are accounting for a higher blood sugar this morning so I will not be blaming anything today on inflammation.
I am working out at a moderate pace and feed my muscles plenty of protein 30 minutes after my workout and a few hours after that to prevent any type of inflammation from occurring. Before each workout I eat 1 banana to both fuel my workout and later prevent any lactic acid buildup in my muscles from happening and preventing any aches and pains. I am also eating a bowl of oatmeal with breakfast each morning to prevent any low sugar crashes during the day. These things are working well for me, but I have to learn to be more mindful of my diet during the course of the day.
Blood Sugar- 108, Weight- 180.2
Shoulder Press- 310- 20, 19
Front Raises- 45/45- 18, 15
Side Raises- 45/45- 15, 14
Shrugs- 310- 20, 20
Distance- 2.22 miles