Slowing down my daily pace seems to be creating positive changes daily end results. I am finally back below 100 with my morning fasting glucose test and my body weight has dropped about a pound. Just making the decision to split up cardio and strength training to every other day is making a difference. Another one of the benefits to this is that I am feeling less stressed in the morning to try to get both done before I have to get ready for work.
I also made another critical decision yesterday to slow down my pace at work. I am taking my time and giving my full attention to each individual job rather than trying to rush through it to get to the next case. The funny thing is that at the end of the day I ended up making the same daily progress I would have if I had tried to race to the finish line. I am also driving comfortably to and from work and not stressing out about rushing to get to either place.
There is enough stress in the world around us where we certainly don’t have the need to create our own stress. For some reason those driving forces that exist in me tend to lend a hand in making me believe that I must constantly push just a little harder each day. What I have learned is that when I am in this state of constant progress I am missing out on the very things that bring us great joy. The little things in life. Sometimes my attention is too focused to the point that I lose sense in the world around me. The sound of the birds singing is silenced, I am blinded to the beauty of noticing a beautiful garden, and I lose my sense of taste for good food because I am rushing through my meal.
Life is definitely way too short to be living on our own rollercoaster’s and not giving heed to this beautiful world we live in. Most of the stress we feel each day is stress we create in our very own minds. I have spend many years un-learning many bad habits that I have developed over my lifetime like sugar, tobacco, and anger issues but it is self created stress that still haunts me and I will be putting my best foot forward to try to be mindful to not get caught up in entertaining such thoughts of competition.
I experienced a much better day yesterday with allergies at rained in the morning. I didn’t practice a fast yesterday other than 12 hours as I ate a bowl of oatmeal at around 6:00 AM. Lunch was chicken, pea’s, sweet potato and broccoli at noon and dinner was a small piece of chicken farm with broccoli. I ate more at lunch than I did at dinner. On the way home I stopped at a nursery and found the green bean and pepper plants I needed to complete my garden. I will plant them Saturday morning.
Blood Sugar- 99, Weight- 184.6
Distance- 1.81 miles
Time- 30:05 minutes
Calories- 196.2 burned
Situps- 100/100- 25