07-06-14 – Sunday

sprint-series “Picking up the pace to meet the challenge”
With a relax day yesterday I feel rejuvenated and it is time to get back on track. I killed it on the treadmill this morning and noticed a 2.2 lb. reduction in weight. I have noticed lately that I have been slowing down the pace on the treadmill. I reduced the time from 1 hour to 40 minutes. This is OK only if I am pushing hard. Today I found that I had to break into sprints several times to get my heart rate up. I am not using a heart rate monitor and rely on the way I am breathing to indicate when I am in good range. Maybe I should consider a heart rate monitor. But anyway, I am going to continue to keep up these random sprints until I can sprint a continuous 30 minutes. Once I get there this will become my everyday cardio routine. This will include a 10 minute warm up, so the total time on the exercise will be 40 minutes.

My morning glucose is still over 100 but today is the last day of antibiotics and should start going down tomorrow. I picked up a couple pairs of shorts today. The waist size was a 30″. Even though my weight is up, my waist size is still getting smaller, which is an indicator that I am burning fat. Yea!

5:45 AM – Blood Sugar – 112
6:30 AM – Treadmill – Distance- 5.14 miles, Time- 1hr, 10min, Calories- 732.0, Weight- 174.2
8:00 AM – 1 HB Egg, Banana
8:10 AM – Meds
8:15 AM Bowflex – Back and Abs
Back Pulldowns – 140/140- 12, 18, 20
Sit Ups – 50, 50, 50
Obliques – 30/30, 30/30, 30/30
Seated Rows – 140/140- 12, 18, 20
9:15 AM – Protein Bar
10:30 AM – Breakfast – Bacon and Eggs
12:00 PM – Lunch – Hot Dog
3:00 PM – Protein Bar
4:00 PM – Appetizer – Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
6:00 PM – Dinner – BBQ Chicken Wings, Corn of the Cob
6:15 PM – Meds
7:30 PM – Snack – Protein Bar

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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