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Continuing On! 10/14/18

Still at the workout laid out for me. You can see it here. It is hard with all the normal challenges in life around energy, sleep, time, etc. People ask how I do it. Mainly I just don't say working out is an option, it's just part of my schedule.

I'm feeling lots of above average joint discomfort and some hip stiffness. I'm guessing that it is probably from pushing so hard this year. I'm going to take the more gentle approach in the future as in the second video this post.

This week for squats I lifted 165 for sets of 5, benched 145 for sets of 5, and deadlifted 170 for sets of 5. I miss doing full body workouts, however I think it was good for me to try the variety from my trainer. I'll go back to the full body routines starting in December focusing on the three main lifts (squat, bench, and deadlift) and pull-ups. Then I'll have one or two accessory exercises that will rotate.

ALSO:

Went for a follow up visit at the clinic. My blood pressure is still a little high. My weight had gone up a bit and I was trying OMAD (one meal a day) and I wasn't losing weight and feeling bad. So a couple of days before my appointment I switched to two meals a day. For brunch I had 3 scrambled eggs with cheese, nuts, a banana, bacon, and water. For dinner I had a large salad. I lost between 1.5 and 2 pounds in the first two days. I noticed that going back to super low carb also had me going to the bathroom more often so I'm losing water weight as well. The best part is that my hunger is much more in control this way than other ways (at least lately). I've had a lot of headaches this year and they are reducing significantly. Saturday was a much more random eating day, yet stayed close. Just some snacking that I'll allow myself on weekends. Today (Sunday), I might do one meal a day and have the eggs and salad all at once, or maybe spread it over a couple of hours.

People want me to do recipes. There aren't any fancy meals beyond my fruit salad (whipped cream with lots of fruits). I like to keep it simple. The full body workouts felts simpler to me too. However I think I can develop weaknesses if I don't include variety thoughtfully. Well, that's it for today. Thanks to those of you who let me know you want more, like diet stuff, and that you look forward to the blog!


KEEP GRINDING!


ABOUT THE BLOG:
This blog started years ago to talk about self-care and weightlifting. It stopped for a few years. It was been restarted when I was told that I was diabetic. I had an A1C of 9.3. A1C is an estimate of your blood sugar level over the last 3 months and 6.5 is pre-diabetic, and usually over 7 is considered diabetic. In March I was re-tested and my A1C was 5.0. That's below pre-diabetic (so, essentially non-diabetic). It was nice to have my doctor say, "you used to be diabetic." I'm still working on improving my insulin sensitivity and not thinking I'm out of the woods yet. My September retest came back with and A1C of 4.9.  March 2018 test came back with 5.2 A1C. I'm happy for all of the people who enjoy and appreciate this blog, and even for the people who spend more time on the blog than I do. 

The results were from diet and exercise. Here is a quick summary of how I responded to being diagnosed as diabetic. I'm going to post this review every so often. Mostly when I post the blog to Twitter or Facebook.


My lifting approach was to gain muscle to help with insulin sensitivity so I focused on compound exercises mostly (deadlift, bench, squat, overhead press) with some other things to round out such as pull-ups and bicep curls. I'm currently still doing full body workouts and on a strength routine.

Between now and the end of November I will be focusing on Strength. I went up to 4 "sprints" for cardio at some point. I'm listing my goals in my general PRs page.

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