Self Evaluation – Weight Lifting Off

exercise-and-diabetesI am ecstatic to see my blood sugar coming down once again and know I should be back under 100 by the end of this week. With this said I am really starting to question whether or not I want to start lifting weights again. I know I have been through this same thing before, but maybe this time I will learn that sticking to simple calisthetics and walking is enough.

Each time I go into a new hard working routine I end up in the same boat. My blood sugar escalates and I take time off to watch it come back down. How do I know that this in itself is not damaging and I am sure that it is.

I am taking the rest of the week off to allow my body to get back to square one. In the mean time I will be working to get past my first week on the job and sit back and think about all that I have learned over the weekend. I have notice my weight on the constant rise and each time I look in the mirror I see a better physique and it is driving my ego to push harder and build faster. But in reality it really is not helping my situation with dealing with Type II Diabetes.

I have to take a step back and build a daily routine that keeps my body active, but does not punishing. The problem with lifting weights is that each time I do it I feel driven to bring each routine to the very limit. The results that I am actually looking for each day is to wake up and see my blood test showing under 100 and preferably under 90.

I never want to give up exercising, but limiting the high intensity workouts prevents the liver from releasing too much glucose into my body. I have to establish a moderate plan of action that will keep my body in balance.

Blood Sugar- 109, Weight- 185.2

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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18 Responses to Self Evaluation – Weight Lifting Off

  1. EmmaJCarson says:

    Glad things are working for you. It’s very easy to push yourself too hard isn’t it? You sound more sensible than me. Take care.

  2. naturalred says:

    I struggle with a similar situation.
    Have you ever wondered why it’s so darn hard to do what we know if good for our body but at the same time want to do something that is also so good for our mind? It’s frustrating to say the least although we eventually figure it out in the end….hopefully.

  3. Keep up the good work, and I know you will find the balance you seek. You are way ahead of most people, who don’t think about these things, but just keep doing the same thing, same thing, same thing, while getting the same results. We have to break the cycle and do something different, if we want different results, right?

  4. misheggers says:

    I’m struggling with the same issues; was a marathon and 1/2 marathon runner for most of my life and did very light weight training but now finding high energy work-outs a drain on my energy and creating inflammation. I was also told recently that my blood sugar was high – not at the diabetes level but a concern to watch; which surprised me given I eat a diet low in sugar. Your posts have caused me to evaluate my work-out routine as well. I struggle with having to down-grade it in any way; but finding I need a more gentle approach. Thanks for sharing your results, I would have never realized the correlation.

    • I am starting that as we age it is better to do short sprints rather than long runs and weight lifting has to be done in moderation. Father time is a tricky subject and hard to learn as our own wills interfere with reality. The answer is to simply be the best you can be with the current limitations you are given. Thanks for reading my post as I am very impressed with yours. 🙂

  5. New Journey says:

    oooooh the nasty word “moderation” and “beast-mode” are an oxy moron for sure….I feel for you my friend..you love to push your body to its limits in workout….I always wish I had your drive….can’t you still get the same results at a slower pace but doing less….keeping the beast at bay??? Have you ever tried pilates….it sculpts your body in a different style of exercise..??? just a thought … your BS # is wonderful….I know you will find a balance for yourself…you know what you have to do… kat

  6. That is quite the weirdest thing learning that lifting weights escalates your BSL. Is there anyway you could do your weights in a much more cardio way so you never enter beast mode? Would that be of any use? Or is it the simple fact that you do any weight exercise and it spikes? You will get there I am sure Bill, I have never met anyone quite so dedicated to examining the reasons, whys and wherefores of your situation as you are, so good luck and I know you will prevail.

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