Spring Preparations

c45af37bdc3053a0d8eaa679046a4e65Yay! It’s 4:00 AM and I am up, I am alive and ready to take on my day. The coffee is brewing and my heart is stirring as I look forward to a 1 mile fast paced walk on the treadmill and 15 minutes of muscle training on the bowflex.

Yes, I woke up this morning feeling like a spark has ignited a fire inside me that brings about an excitement of being alive. “Hello World”, Ha Ha Ha. I’m am breaking away from this winter funk and getting ready for an incredible 3 seasons that follow.

I am doing a Shoulder routine this morning with very low weight and it feels more like a yoga session as my tight muscles and joints are stretching out after almost 4 months of being rested. I absolutely love this feeling and my body is acting in a way that is releasing hormones through my body that let me know it.

I am setting out on developing this same pattern to be worked each morning for six days out of the week. The morning mile followed up by a different body part each day on the bowflex. I have no idea where this will take me this year, but what I do know is that it has started and that is the most important objective I have right now.

Now it is time to start readjusting my diet to slowly allow my body to burn off the added fat that I have packed on over the winter months. By the time Spring arrives I should be set in a regular routine that will fuel this process even faster. It’s time to bring back the organic salad during the day and the banana at breakfast. It’s time to slow down the carb intake as my body no longer will need the extra energy to fight off the cold weather. And soon it will be planting season which will give way to having fresh vegetable will flourish in my home. Soon I will be hiking the mighty trails of Oregon once again to find bliss sitting next to the powerful waterfall.

Blood Sugar- 107, Weight- 191.0

Treadmill- 1 mile
Shoulder Press- 100 lbs – 15, 15, 15
Front Raises- 30 lbs – 15, 15, 15
Side Raises- 30 lbs – 15, 15, 15
Shrugs- 100 lbs – 15, 15, 15

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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12 Responses to Spring Preparations

  1. Blimey Bill! Send a little of that enthusiasm and energy this way could ya!!

  2. Kim Smyth says:

    Good for you! Way to start the week!

  3. facetfully says:

    Inspiring! Spring has sprung for you!

  4. Dang! Made me want to lace up my running shoes!

  5. kkeevins says:

    Hi Bill: Just checking —
    When you list your Blood Sugar and your weight on your post, is that first thing in the morning, when you hop out of bed, or at another time during the course of the day?

    I haven’t YET had the courage to post that, but it would probably help to keep me on track both with my diabetes and my blogging…


    • It is always my fasting glucose test first thing in the morning along with my body weight. During the day it is hard to get a good handle on blood sugar because all kinds of mitigating factors like stress and food. After a meal it is normal for blood sugar to go up and slowing come back down as the pancreas processing the glucose from sugar and carbs. If my blood sugar is a little higher in the morning I know that I need to watch my diet a little more closely during the day. And I have no problems posting those numbers in the morning as I am just one sardine in a can of many. There are far too many people who simply give up the battle because they find it difficult to make the small changes necessary to manage T2D.

      • kkeevins says:

        Thanks. Just want to be sure. I was told many moons ago, at a Diabetes Seminar, that my first glucose # in the morning might be high if I NEED to eat and haven’t done so yet. Nobody ever said this would be easy!
        Thanks so much for your info.
        Your posts are really helping me. I’ll be posting my weight — OH NO!!! 🙂 — and my blood sugar at the bottom of my posts each time I blog. Also , your commitment to blogging really is an inspiration to me. This “Dedicated Diabetic” hasn’t been all that dedicated lately… I’ve been getting caught up in my other writing, and there goes the day — without a post. AAHRRRGGGHHH. I’ll be back on track thanks to you!!!

      • I used to test three times per day and learned my my patterns before my doctor told me to just test once a day. She was amazed at my commitment and results.

  6. kkeevins says:

    Commitment IS the name of he game. I was diagnosed about 15 + years ago and was the poster-person for years. Recently, I’ve been a mess, but I’m getting there — one-day-at-a-time. Blogging helps and checking out other blogs, such as yours, is also helpful. Thanks. –K

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