Another day and another drop in body weight. For the last 4 days I have been dropping almost 1 lb. per day and I am feeling really good. I am not sure if this is a new way of life for me or it is a temporary solution to burning fat, but for what I know right now intermittent fasting is working for me. As for blood sugar, that too has come down once again slightly and seems to be working out also.
Today I will be back on the treadmill to fuel the fat burning process once again and will wait until noon to have my first meal of the day. Tomorrow will be a little different as I return to the treadmill once again, only this time I will be working with the same weight I normally use and will run through a series of just 1 set of all exercises and limit myself to just 6 reps per set. I feel this should be sufficient to maintain muscle tone while also fueling fat burning. Each exercise will be conducted in slow, concentrated motions and will provide each muscle group with a limited challenge. My intentions are to just do this routine once a week because resistance exercise is important as we age. This is the one day in the week where I will eat breakfast and provide my body with the immediate protein that my muscles will need for growth to maintain strength.
I will continue to eat my last meal at 6:00 PM and not eat anything until the next day at 12:00 PM for 6 days out of the week. The seventh day I will eat a protein filled breakfast as long as I am doing strength building exercises. My new schedule will look like this:
Monday – Treadmill, Intermittent Fasting
Tuesday – Intermittent Fasting
Wednesday – Treadmill, Intermittent Fasting
Thursday – Intermittent Fasting
Friday – Treadmill, Intermittent Fasting
Saturday – Intermittent Fasting
Sunday – Strength Training, Protein Fueled Breakfast
Blood Sugar- 105, Weight- 176.6