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.
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