Burning Fat, Building Muscle, Development of a New Plan

After moving between heavy weight lifting on the weekends mixed with an average of 3 miles on the treadmill 5 times per week, I am know looking for a little more balance. Right now my weightlifting routine consists of 4 days every two weeks. This means that I am doing the first two routines on Saturday and Sunday and the next two routines the following Saturday and Sunday. This is not working out for me as too much time is passing before routines. I love going to the gym, but the problem is that they don’t open during the week until I am just about leaving for work. No time for a Mon-Fri workout at the gym.

Thank God for the treadmill in the garage that allows me to do cardio, but if there was a way to lift weights two days during the work week this would solve my problem. I have been looking pretty hard at the set of Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Dumbbells along with stand and bench. I talked to my trainer about this option and he said that it could work and he could definitely build my a great routine. The only problem I am having now is dealing with the cost. I know that it is a true investment as my health is important to me and the fact that they pretty much last forever. With the holidays upon me I believe that my best option is to wait until January to ensure that I don’t go over budget.

The bottom line is that there are 4 elements that must be strictly adhere to if I wish to acquire the results I need to overcome Type II Diabetes and repair the damaged inner parts of my body.

  1. Whole Food Plant Based Diet
  2. Reduction of Stress in my Life
  3. Cardio Exercises
  4. Weight Bearing Exercises

The Whole Food Plant Based Diet allows my body to receive all of the nutritional elements required to provide my cells with the tools they need to normalize while providing my immune system with super foods to help destroy the foreign invaders. The Reduction of Stress includes a new attitude that lets me know that I do not control everything in life and when things happen I can get through them OK. It also includes quiet time to read, write or meditate and practicing stretching of my body before workouts. Cardio is essential to keep the blood flowing and strengthen the heart. And Weight Bearing Exercise are the key element to keeping my bones strong.

I need not worry too much about my body weight as it goes up and down like the Stock Market. I look at the big picture of reducing my body weight by just around 1 pound each month. The real results come from burning off excess body fat and building muscle, yea it’s all about the waist size.

For now I will continue with this routine but will throw in some isometric exercises during the week and anticipate lifting bowflex weights in my garage on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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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