Beast Mode Off

My blood sugar is high once again and as promised I will take a step back from the Beast Mode workout. It’s OK to see numbers at slightly over 100 when you are working out, but when I see that I am teetering at around 150 there are problems.

This doesn’t mean that it is time to stop working out, it just means that I need to take a step back. I was hoping that this didn’t happen, but it is and my life certainly isn’t worth looking like a body builder. I learned this lesson once before and you figured that I would be smart enough to realize that it would happen again, but I had to give it a chance.

beast-mode-off-thumbSo I am taking a few days off to reevaluate my workout routine, get started with my new job and once again develop a plan that fits my working lifestyle and my difficulties with Type II Diabetes.

I know that there are many herbs and foods that act to reduce inflammation, however the problems is that when you are working your muscles hard the inflammation that occurs is natural. This is what the body does to deliver needed nutrients, amino acids, sugars and of course oxygen to the damaged muscle tissue. By reducing the inflammation you are also interrupting the healing process. In this case the inflammation is not the problem. The problem is the injured muscle tissue. The only way to stop this from occurring is the reduce the intensity of the workout. The only answer to reducing the inflammation is rest and allowing the body to due what it does best, repair damaged tissue. This is the same process that we go through after we injure ourselves in other ways. Time is the healer.

Blood Sugar- 148, Weight- 184.0

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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10 Responses to Beast Mode Off

  1. Nurse Kelly says:

    One day at a time, right? Sharing your efforts here really is inspirational. 🙂

  2. jncthedc says:

    Many people try to push through this process; I think your wise to back off and let your body recover and heal. Why do you think the weight hasn’t reduced with the increased intensity and calorie expenditure from the beast mode workout routine?

  3. sorry–but i think you are right to back off.

  4. New Journey says:

    such a bummer, you love to go all beast mode…unfortunately your body doesn’t,…time to heal and think…but glad you got a good work out in before your numbers went up…..kat

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