Diabesity Challenge Day #43 – The Chest of a Beast

chest_muscles_4I woke up this morning with low energy and the feeling like I just want to go back to bed for a few more hours. For this reason I made my way out to the garage and starting lifting weights immediately. A little forced wake up is necessary on mornings like this when the body and mind are not ready for it. I slept for eight hours and just because the weather exists in conditions where there is a slight breeze blowing through the bedroom window and the temperature is a little cooler which in my book is perfect sleeping weather, doesn’t give me the excuse to miss a workout. Especially today being that it is CHEST day! It is my all time favorite workout day and there is nothing more invigorating than pumping as much weight up as many times as I can in different directions from those muscles closest to the heart. I don’t know if it’s the feel of the burning sensation in those last few furious reps that I feel in those muscles that I like so much or the fact that with each routine I am increasing the mass just a little more. A well defined chest in my mind is a sign of ultimate masculinity and the makings of a beast.

OK, enough of pumping myself up during this workout. Creating my own inspiration is necessary at times to get me going. LOL. I kind of screwed up a few times yesterday with my diet as I ate a good meal at lunch, but way too much. I had leftover meatloaf, mashed potato’s and peas and I ate enough to feed a small army. Dinner was hotdogs, beans and tater tots. During the day I munched on snacks like nuts and cherries. Overall it wasn’t a bad day but I suppose I could have done a little better. Oh well. I am trying so hard to start thinking about getting that healthy salad back into the mix, but my mind will not go there. This weekend I will pick my first yield of romaine lettuce from the garden and I believe this will be spark I need.
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Blood Sugar- 110, Body Weight- 184.0

Bowflex- CHEST
Bench Press- 310- 23, 22, 15 – Bonus Rep- 10
Incline Press- 310- 13, 12, 11
Decline Press- 310- 20, 19, 15
Fly’s- 85/85- 15, 14, 14

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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9 Responses to Diabesity Challenge Day #43 – The Chest of a Beast

  1. gitfitsite says:

    Good job! I had to be shamed into my workout this morning. Even though we’re going camping today and there’s packing to be done, my husband asked, “Isn’t this a workout morning?” I grumbled, but now I’m so glad I did it.

  2. strwrzgeek says:

    Have you looked Jed into a product called Plexus? It’s not just a weight loss proud but a good health product. It will give you the energy you need and take away the sugar and carb cravings. All natural stuff! Look it up it works.

  3. I’m totally off salads lately too. Normally I love them, but I think I had a bit of a OD after basically making salads for a week, and now the thought of lettuce makes me go “yuck”. I’ll get back into it eventually though. It must be nice to get your salad from your garden though, I’m sure that will help!

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