Exercise and Diet: Finding my way back

e257b4bbd1bed22f81eff5827b717694So after weeks of not working out I am finally starting to build myself back up again to start working a daily routine. It’s tough finding may way back but with knowing that I am totally responsible for my own health I can’t simply turn away from daily exercise. A summer cold, a bee sting that blew up like a balloon for days and then an accident of cutting my finger while chopping vegetables threw me into a daily routine of sloth.

My weight has gone up and so has my daily fasting glucose and I am ready to get back on track. Once again I am going to build a routine in which I am going to increase the number of weight bearing exercises each day but cut down the sets to just one. I will be performing this routine on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays while committing myself back to a walking routine on the treadmill on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Sunday will be a day off.

While dedicating just one hour each morning to these rituals I will also be concentrating on getting back to a low carb type of diet. With strength training I will of course be increasing my protein intake slightly to protect the muscles I have built and decreasing foods that readily turn to sugar.

I am building an excel spreadsheet that will become a weekly schedule to follow and have it posted in the garage/gym to jot in numbers each day. As of right now I am not setting any goals for myself other than simply following this routine.

I will not post daily results on this blog but I may write one weekly post about my progress. Since starting this blog years ago I have gone through so many different routines as I have changed how I workout and how I eat. I have come to the conclusion that it’s really all about doing some type of exercise and watching what I eat. Ready, set, GO!

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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13 Responses to Exercise and Diet: Finding my way back

  1. Muscle memory is a beautiful thing! And so is rest. You’ll come back twice as strong. I can feel it in my bones!πŸƒπŸŒΏ

  2. Everyone occasionally falls off the wagon. You can do it. Good luck!

  3. lehockib says:

    Give it your best shot and realize that missing a day here or there simply does not mean you’ve been defeated nor have you given up. Life is about balance.

  4. I know exactly how you feel being stuck and inactive for a few weeks, but you’ve got back on it as soon as you have been able to, and that is a massive thing! It would be so much easier to back-slide and you’ve made a firm choice not to do that, which is something to be really proud of.

  5. MrFireStation says:

    I’ve been retired for almost 5 months now and I have done good with exercising more, but I haven’t really changed my eating habits much. In fact, I’ve been really “bad” since I got back from vacation. Too bad because I have my annual physical tomorrow and I’m sure my weight and cholesterol are no better than a year ago! Good for you to rededicate yourself!

  6. New Journey says:

    sounds like a good plan…..I am cutting the carbs way back in my diet plan too….I feel so much better….enjoying all the fresh fruit….its ben to hot to swim…not that just sounds wrong…LOL but its true….LoL kat

  7. New Journey says:

    Well just wanted to share that I found that road…the bumps have smoothed out and I have been under 1500 cal all week…more close to 1200 and I am finally feeling like maybe I will hit the gym..I did have a bad few days with arthritic gout, but it didn’t make me eat more, actually less since it left my husband to cook…LOL hope your doing well..kat

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