(Sunday) I posted a few interesting articles and video’s recently about the subject of creatine and it’s ability to help manage Type II Diabetes. Today I am starting the loading process of this product. I will be taking 5 grams of creatine 4 times today. One post workout with protein shake, one at lunchtime, one at dinner and one before bed. I will do this for 5 days then narrow it down to just 5 grams once a day post workout.
After the initial week of loading I will continue the once a day dose of 5 grams post workout for the next 7 weeks. Then I will take 30 days off from taking it and then start the cycle once again. The most important thing to remember is to get the best benefits from creating I have to drink 7-8 glasses of water per day which for me really isn’t that difficult.
I know I talked about doing cardio after work on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Well yesterday I was playing around with my Precore Treadmill and discovered that it had settings for interval training. I tried out level 3 which was labeled “Weight Loss”, and worked it for 30 minutes on a simple speed of just 34. It is pretty cool as it cycled between a zero incline and rose to a 10% incline every 4 minutes. It’s an old treadmill and doesn’t have all the bells and whistles a newer one has, but I felt that I got a great workout and didn’t feel too overwhelmed afterwords. This will be my new style of cardio at the end of each day as I watch the evening news. I am setting the stage for just the 3 days but who knows where it may take me. After looking at this photo it reminds me that I have to clean the garage. LOL
(Monday) Today I am switching my routines by leading the week with CHEST on the bowflex. I have the added weight now and I can reach new levels eventually. My chest is the one area that I am not happy with as I feel I can gain a little more in size. Doing this routine on a Monday will give the edge from two days of strength training rest and allow me to explode in my workout. With the added resistance bars I was able to add to the bowflex I have reached a new height of 320 lbs on my bench press routine and I actually believe I could have went a little higher as I am far above the sets of 12,10,8.
Below I created a timeline for today from the time I get up until the time I go to bed. This is a one time deal as there is no way I could actually maintain it each day. I typically keep most of these things in my daily log notebook to keep me accountable but just for today I thought I would open up a little and show it to the world. I know what your thinking… This daily routine doesn’t really reflect the life of someone trying to live a simple life. I say for me have a daily schedule like this makes my life much simpler. I really don’t have too much time to think about all of the negative crap that goes on in the world. Another reason I do this is that it gives a good overview on the day and keeps me accountable to doing all of the things I need to do to get through life and also deal with Type II Diabetes. Control Freak? Maybe…
Blood Sugar- 126, Body Weight- 184.6, Creatine Load Day #1 of 5
4:00 AM – Banana & Coffee
4:30 AM – Bowflex – CHEST
Bench Press- 160/160- 18, 17, 16
Incline Press- 160/160- 11, 11, 11
Decline Press- 160/160- 15, 14, 15
Fly’s- 90/90- 16, 15, 14
6:00 AM – 5g creatine, Protein Shake (30g of protein), small bowl of oatmeal, Vitamins
6:30 AM – Drive to work listen to motivational podcast
7:30 AM – Arrive at work, Start workday
8:00 AM – Protein Shake,
12:00 PM -5g creatine, BBQ Ribs and Chicken, 1/2 Corn on the cob
4:30 PM – Finish workday, Drive home
5:30 PM – Arrive Home, Treadmill Interval Workout 30 minutes (Speed 36)
6:00 PM -5g creatine, Hamburger, Broccoli, 1/2 Sweet potato
8:00 PM – 5g creatine, Go to bed.