With the new job I am finding that I stay busy all day and am just not hungry during the day. Just a small lunch is enough to keep my mind off of eating in between meals. The problem is that at dinner time I am hungry. Eating just a little bit more at the dinner table at night is enough to push my blood sugar up overnight leaving me with high numbers in the morning when I test. I am going to have to remember to eat a protein bar around 3:00 in the afternoon each day to try to balance this. I should also make sure that I am eating more in the morning.
The big difference is that if my blood sugar goes up early in the day I am still active and working to bring it back down. Eating large late at night means that I will soon be going to sleep and will be basically still while the sugar is moving around my blood stream for 8 hours before I wake up and start moving again.
I have been thinking a great deal about the development of my new workout routine next week and whether or not I should even keep the bowflex in the garage. I was thinking that If I got rid of it all together I would be less inspired to use it. Basically I have two choices, use the bowflex with low weights or go to a complete calisthenic workout. I believe that I can manage to workout on the bowflex with limited routines while also working with the treadmill each day.
Just 15 minutes on the treadmill each day combined with maybe just two workout plans, say arms and chest each day. Of course I will just be conducting 1 set of each exercise and will be working with enough weight to create a challenge, but not something that will bring me into a “Beast Mode” arena. I know this will be hard for me but the benefits of working with the bowflex over calisthenics is based on safety. The bowflex was designed and built with body form in mind and it is certainly more adaptive to certain exercises.
Keeping the Beast under control is just about as hard as not working out at all and I have to learn to always think about that word “balance”. A balanced approach to working out is the only way I will find success while trying to keep my blood sugars at a healthy range. It is no different than the marathon runner believing that running long distances will make the body healthier. Most people now understand that elevating your pulse for times greater than 30 minute intervals is both dangerous and damaging to the body. I too have to take the same approach with weight lifting. The beast should still be able to come out of his cage each day but he must be tamed.
Blood Sugar- 131, Weight- 184.4