I am the “T2D Warrior”

spartan_warrior_by_robicomicsToday is shoulder day and as it has been 5 weeks since the last time I did any type of weight bearing exercise with my shoulders I have to remember to not overdo it. The shoulders are one of the area’s of the body that is highly susceptible to injury if you push them too far. I remember just a few years back I suffered from a lot of pain in my right shoulder and my doctor referred me to start doing shoulder exercises. After just a few weeks the pain was gone and after a year my flexibility finally returned. So these exercises are important, but I always have to be mindful that just one wrong move and I could cause an injury that could take a long time to heal.

I have made the decision to push forward with this new 6 month mission and take it as far as I can and see where I end up. Of course there are always limitations protected by warning signs that I have to be aware of, but what is a man if he doesn’t put his best foot forward. As a battle rages inside my body in attempts to break it down I must assume the warrior role to fight with every ounce of energy to push forward toward triumph. As a man would always fight against any invader trying to come into his home to cause harm to his family why should it be any different when it comes to his own body. The weapons I choose are healthy foods and exercise to strengthen the stronghold on the healthy cells in my body to overcome the one’s that wish to bring me harm. I will feed only the positive and starve the negative in both my body and mind to accomplish this mission. I am the “T2D Warrior” and there is nothing that will stand in my way as I march forward to become the healthiest human being I can be.

As I continue to march through my 50’s I will be preparing my body to take on any new challenges that should come my way and keep my body in top form to meet any new enemies head on and right now is the best time to mark my line in the sand. The process of aging will change certain physical features of this warrior but will never break my spirit. I own this body and if you think you can break it them you certainly have another thing coming. The key to fighting any disease is to fight, fight and fight some more. You have to use every weapon in your arsenal that you have available to win the battle. You have to be brave and unshakable and never allow the enemy even the slightest thoughts of victory.

God has granted me all of the tools I need to fight any battle that may come my way and I have no excuse for not utilizing them. There are always mental enemies I will meet along the way. Those who will choose to try to convince me that I am less than my abilities and to them I say, “Get out of my way and sit back in your reclining chairs as I take on the enemy in the front line of battle”. This isn’t just a battle for myself but a battle for all of the loved one’s in my life who depend on my survival to keep the family unit healthy. It is in the very nature of all things good that I live on for many years to come and allow my spirit to spread throughout this world to encourage all that passes my way to battle all evil and negative things in that exist.

If you too come to understand that while there are many things in this world that you cannot control, the one thing that you do have control over is your own being then I encourage you right now to take charge. Get up out the chair you are now sitting in and stand tall. You are an incredible human being with abilities far beyond your beliefs. Whatever challenges you have in your life right now I know that you have all of the tools necessary to fight. Don’t ever give up without a fight. The battle will always rage on in all of our lives but it is the few who have the courage to face these battle head on. The answers are out there just waiting for you to seek them out and the strength is within in you waiting to be released upon the world.

Yes, Billy is in High Spirits today and staking a claim on his own health for I am a Warrior.

Blood Sugar- 111, Weight- 180.0

Bowflex- SHOULDERS
Shoulder Press- 260- 15, 15
Front Raises- 70- 15, 15
Side Raises- 70- 15, 15
Shrugs- 310- 15, 15

Meals
6:30 AM- Oatmeal, Banana
9:30 AM- Sardines
12:30 PM- Pork, Butternut Squash
6:30 PM- Cornbeef, Cabbage, Carrots, Potato’s
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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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16 Responses to I am the “T2D Warrior”

  1. Love this Billy – very inspiring!

  2. Reblogged this on Drop It and Get Healthy and commented:
    If you’re not following Billy you should be – he’s a very inspiring man who has a plan!

  3. geekkat says:

    very cool!!! I am glad you are having a great day and enjoying you exercises!! Here’s to the Warrior!!

  4. New Journey says:

    Good Morning and I am saluting you my warrior friend…great post…motivational, inspirational…got my attention..makes me realize that it is exactly what I am trying to do…be the best I can be with what I have left after 58 years of abuse to my body….it may take time but I will make a change to it!!! and its great post like yours that get the inner fire burning….thanks…go get tiger,,,,kat

  5. Blimey Billy, you are making me feel guilty and I actually go to the gym and work out (well, usually I do!) You are so right about shoulders though, I used to be easily able to press 60kg plus on my shoulders then started to get niggle after niggle, now my return to the weights (admittedly 14 years later) sees me completely avoid this exercise or stop at 10kgs maximum!!
    Go careful my friend πŸ™‚

  6. Great post! Very motivational and inspiring. I’m headed out to fight some more myself today.

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