Yesterday was breakfast day and I started out with a few strawberries, a handful of blueberries and some pistachio nuts. I ate at 8:00 AM which gave me a 14 hour fast. I know that this doesn’t sound like a lot of food, but I find that it is more than enough to carry me to lunch. Speaking of lunch, I indulged in a large salad and two pieces of dover sole at 12:15 PM. Dinner came around a little after 6:00 PM with another large salad, two Hebrew National Hotdogs cut up and mixed with beans. I know that hotdogs and beans aren’t the healthiest choices I could have made for dinner as I am sure I at nitrates and hidden sugars, but it is what I ate in moderation.
I am finding a rapid need and demand for heavier weights during strength training. As I continue to raise the weight 20 – 40 pounds my body is still pushing out high reps. But I refuse to go crazy just yet and will continue on the same path for at least the first 30 days of this program. At that point I might make a decision to go much heavier with the one set or just add a second set to the routine.
This morning was the first day that I didn’t see my body weight drop as it stayed the same as yesterday. This doesn’t concern me at all as there are all kind of things that contribute to body weight other than fat like water retention. My major concern is just doing all of the things I need to do each day to continue to burn body fat and reduce insulin spikes. Just this one hour each day dedicated to exercise, 14 – 18 hours per day dedicated to fasting, 7 – 8 hours each night dedicated to sound sleep and reducing total sugar intake throughout the day while eating more foods of a natural, nutritional value. The good thing is that it appears that my blood sugar readings in the morning have gone down considerably since I started this program.
I know that there will definitely be times where it will seem like progress will seem like it is on hold for a while. During those times I will have to be mindful to keep doing the same things that have brought me to that point. This means not looking to make changes to try to speed up the process. Just stick with the plan and keep pushing forward. It’s all about daily maintenance and doing those things faithfully day in and day out. This program is more about building a habit that will stay with me my whole life. If I know that I can follow it for a whole year then there will be no reason not to follow it each day of my life.
Blood Sugar- 103, Body Weight- 185.0
Distance- 2.68 miles
Time- 40:04 minutes
Shoulder Press- 160- 30
Front Raises- 30/30- 20
Side Raises- 30/30- 20
Shrugs- 200- 20
Situps- 160- 3×10, 20 straight