11-23-14 – Sunday – Learning the process

It’s good to see that things are back to normal today with my blood sugar at 81. My weight is up slightly, but I did do resistance exercises for two days in a row. Ripping and tearing muscles does cause inflammation due to the body sending white blood cells to that part of the area that needs repair. This inflammation creates a situation where the body retains water and thus makes increased body weight. This whole process also sends glucose to the muscles for storage of energy. In the mean time, doing cardio exercise and eating a low carbohydrate diet will cause the body to find needed energy from stored fat. Repeating this whole process over and over again leads to better overall fitness and also lower blood sugar levels.

I believe that I am working with a good routine and diet. The only change I see making in the future is moving into working a crossfit routine where I am working more muscle groups in a single workout while getting the benefits of cardio. But for right now the isolated resistance exercises are working for me on the bowflex in my garage along with cardio being performed on my treadmill. As long as it is working I can’t see making any changes right now. There may be a time where I peak out on this routine, but for right now I am OK.

3:30 AM – Blood Sugar – 81, Weight – 171.0
Treadmill – Distance- 3.78 miles, Time- 1 hour and 1 minute, Calories- 415.6

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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