OK Kids, I am back from a 7 day trip to the Sunshine State of Florida and ready to continue on the path I started before I left. The trip was incredible and I will be writing all about it in an upcoming post, but for now I want to focus on finding my way back to healthy once again.
I managed to pack on 4 pounds over the week and will be working all this week to bring me back down to the 186 lbs where I was before I left for Florida. The week was packed with two full travel days of eating at airports and munching on cheese and crackers during the flights. During the week I ate at restaurants where I couldn’t even find a healthy salad. We all grilled at the house and I ate more bread in a week that I have the whole year. I drank a ton of beer and and did quite a bit of time just sitting around the pool in the sunshine.
So as I was deliberating last week over increasing strength training and decreasing cardio I have made the decision to do so. I started this change just days before I took the week off and I really liked the feeling of doing two complete sets of each exercise rather than one. I believe that slowly and progressively the increased strength training will further my progress with lowering the amount of glucose in my blood stream. Of course I would love to continue the full 40 minute cardio session but it would mean that I would have to get up even earlier in the morning to fit it in so I have decided to simply fit it in on the weekends.
It amazes me how quickly my body can reverse the progress of fat loss in just one week. With the combination of eating high sugar dense foods and junk carbohydrates, getting little to no exercise and no practicing intermittent fasting to give my body a break the fat collects very rapidly. My blood sugar rose to 146 midweek and dropped back down into the 120’s by the end of the trip. Although I had a wonderful time on this vacation it feels really good to be back home once again to the comforts that I am so used to. Just a man, his treadmill and his bowflex taking on the 1 year challenge of learning the the perfect balance of exercise and natural foods to reach a level of peaceful good health.
Blood Sugar- 126, Weight- 190.6
Distance- 1.59 miles
Time- 25:00 minutes
Calories- 180.1 burnt
Bowflex – CHEST + ABS
Bench Press- 260- 23, 21
Incline Press- 260- 15, 16
Decline Press- 260- 17, 17
Fly’s- 80/80- 15, 12
Situps- 20, 20