Today I get back on track with getting back into shape. My plan is pretty simple as over the next two weeks I will slowly perform light exercises each day until I return to a point where I am comfortable that I am not overdoing it. This slow change will also include my diet as each day I will make small changes to reach a point of eating a healthy diet once again.
I have learned through the act of “Getting Back”, so many times before that the body has to be re-introduced to changes very slowly and brought up to speed with caution. Just a little bit of progress each day leads to reaching a state of success versus trying to jump back into a routine where we last left off which usually leads to a lot of pain and eventually failure.
I will start today with just 20 minutes on the treadmill and over the next several weeks will get back to a point where I am doing 30 minutes just past the point where I start sweating. I will adjust my diet slightly to eliminate excess carbohydrates and try to get back to under 100 grams of carbs per day. I will also dedicate 2 days per week to intermittent fasting and will decide which days are best when the day comes. My goal is simple as my body weight is at around 180 lobs right now I want see the scale shine the number 170 on me brightly in the morning. How long will this take? I don’t know and it really doesn’t matter. What matters is that I am back in the game and performing those things each day that will get me there.
Tomorrow I will start my weight lifting routine and this also has to be done at a slow rate. I am not a professional football player and I will have to be very mindful of this fact. I will not be working out to develop massive muscle growth, rather just maintaining the growth that I have right now and challenging muscles every other day to stay strong which also inspires bone health.
There is such a fine balance in committing to all of these things and it is so easy to get off track by my own emotions at times. I have to learn to set these emotions to the side and be happy with the fact that I am simply performing all of the steps each day to keep my level of health at a range of fitness.
If you noticed I haven’t mentioned a word about my blood sugar. This is because I know that by doing all of the right things my blood sugar will move into a normal range and it will be the actions I take each day that are more important than the results.
Blood Sugar- 112, Weight- 180.4
Breakfast- 1/2 cup of oatmeal
Lunch- Bacon Lettuce and Tomato sandwich
Dinner- Lamb Chops, Spinach