Finally Found Some Inspiration

Several weeks ago I started hitting the treadmill after so many lazy months of winter. That lasted about a week, I went to Palm Springs and replaced the workouts with hiking and when I returned I just let the week pass without any efforts at all.

The last three days have shown improvement as I have been doing small 20 minute workouts each morning alternating each day between cardio and strength training. I have to tell you that I am feeling pretty beat up right now but as I recall this the same way I felt each time I restarted a workout program after a long period without it.

It is difficult to remember a day here where it is not raining or the skies are just grey. Although I do love living in the Pacific Northwest I have to tell you that at times it becomes rough with these long winters.

My blood sugar has been increasingly going up and it was due to this fact that I found the inspiration to find my way back. It is high time I get back on track and not allow my body to create this toxic environment within me that could soon kill me. No, I will not allow it! I will fight each day to push myself to drive this sugar from my blood stream and drop the 20 pounds of fat that I put on over the last 5 months. My diet will be pure and not include all the processed crap that I have been eating.

I will develop a plan to provide positive light and heat in my garage where my gym is set up so even though it is grey, damp and wet outside I will look forward to finding comfort in my workout area each winter.

Day Date Weight Blood Sugar Routine
Sunday 2/19/17 193.8 193 Cardio
Distance 1.1
Calories Burned
Day Date Weight Blood Sugar Routine
Monday 2/20/17 195.3 213 Bowflex
CHEST Weight Reps #1 Reps #2
Bench Press 100/100 12 16
Incline Press 100/100 12 10
Decline Press 100/100 12 10
Fly’s 50/50 12 10
Day Date Weight Blood Sugar Routine
Tuesday 2/21/17 194 176 Cardio
Distance 1.13
Time 20:00
Calories Burned 114.6

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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8 Responses to Finally Found Some Inspiration

  1. gitfitsite says:

    Sounds like a great plan, I know you can do it! It’s a gray, rainy day here in Northern Michigan too. Looking for some inspiration to do my daily housecleaning chores and a yoga workout. Why is it always so easy to slip off and so difficult to get back on?

  2. debrasdan says:

    I think everyone asks themselves the “why do I live here?” question from time to time. Believe me, here in north Texas, when the temperature sticks above the century mark for weeks at a time during the summer, it’s a common inquiry. Keep up the good work. I have a decade or so on you and can testify that what you do now will affect how you cope in years to come. You certainly seem to be on the right track.

  3. jay says:

    That’s great! I need to add strength training to my routine. I did the migration from snowy cold Reno to Boulder City where it is 70 degrees today, windy but still nice! Hang in there and keep it up!

  4. New Journey says:

    I agree life can be as simple as we please….great pictures of Palm Springs…it really is a beautiful place…..glad to see you back at it….its hard to get back on the exercise kick…but I know you can do it and you will feel better for doing it…..hope your days are sunny…..kat

  5. Michelle, RN says:

    Good job! I gotta find me some of that motivation. Thanks for sharing!

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