“It is what it is”

Today I feel like the inflammation I was feeling yesterday is clearing up and although I was going to wait 3 days before I started hitting the weights again I believe that working my legs and abs won’t hurt. These are not the area’s of my body where I am feeling that I need to rest and heal so I will just do one set of heavy weight for my legs and a few sets of situps. My body weight is down slightly and so is my blood sugar. I will also walk today and try to get in a few miles.

Sometimes it makes my wonder if I had kept up and exercise routine throughout my younger years and ate healthy would I have ever contracted Type II Diabetes? I know this is really difficult to figure out as many who have diagnosed and worked with stated that it could be genetic or it could have been from not doing the right things. I suppose that if I had stayed on a good workout plan and ate healthy I could have changed the odds slightly in my favor. It really wouldn’t have taken that much to try to fit in a few hours of exercise per week along with eating more vegetables and less carbs and sugars.

The problem is that I am not in the situation I am in right now. The circumstances are much different. I worked a high stress job for about 60+ hours per week where I did not have access to healthy foods and I was busy raising a family and taking care of a home. If I compare this to day where I have a steady eating schedule with access to those foods that are nourishing, a normal work schedule where I get up each morning and workout before my day starts and a job that is 100% less stressful and I can see where I can find a balance. Like the younger folks say, “It is what it is”. You may be able to find the answers in yesterday, but it is what you are doing today that is important.it-is-what-it-is

Blood Sugar- 106, Weight- 179.6

Bowflex- LEGS & ABS
Squats- 310- 15, 15
Calf Raises- 17, 20
Situps- 20, 20

Distance- 3.77 miles
Time- 60:00 minutes
Calories- 424.0

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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8 Responses to “It is what it is”

  1. Reblogged this on 25th ON STREETS and commented:

  2. New Journey says:

    can’t change what was…the past is just that…no regrets, no guilt, will never have it to do over….but the here and now is wonderful….all the knowledge we have learned from what we shouldn’t have been doing to our bodies….is up for grabs…make the best of the new day and look forward to a great tomorrow….shit you have be doing some deep thinking this morning and its way to early for that…LOL really enjoying the ocean….must be affecting me….yay….good numbers….

  3. dorannrule says:

    I am grateful for the good days too. They are proof we are on the right path toward optimum health.

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