In almost every other area of my life this has been a week of distraction. Blogging has not gone well at all because of these distractions. Mostly I think my spirit and soul know that I am about to transition back to school mode and the time for relaxing as much as I do will be most definitely over. I definitely think it is better for me to be busy with things I have to be busy with so. The one exception this week has been the Body Rabyd but even that has its quirks as I am trying to retool my nutrition,
Next week will necessitate some changes and some readjustment to getting my life in order so once school gets going my other goals do not get sidetracked. The thing is in the area of my health I am rebalancing things because now that I can lift again, other things that were being done to compensate can be dialed back a little.
I have two meetings with health care this week. One is a nutritional seminar on diabetic nutrition. The other is a doctor appointment which will require some blood work. I am sure the issue is has my A1c level dropped?
The Body Rundown:
Weightlifter – It was simply good to be back to the weights again. I don’t think you appreciate something you enjoy until it I taken away from you. That said, I spent a lot of time working on form and testing the waters to see how the weights felt more than actually pushing myself. The weight levels were about half of what I had been using and I reduced the maximum reps from 15 to 10. This wasn’t about strength or even endurance, it was ‘how does this feel?” Next week I plan to start reaching toward working on my muscles more while keeping great form. It will be time to wade out at least to waist deep and see how that feels. The issue is if something feels wrong or it is clear I am overdoing my scar tissue from surgery than its time to back off a little. I also am still on what I would call ‘don’t bend the torso’ restriction. In short, no crunches or anything similar probably for another month.
Hiker – Now that I am back to the gym, for practical reasons of time and such I am going to dial this back. I had been walking two hours a day but I think that will go back to one hour and then with the lifting I should be alright. It is a way of achieving balance again. An hour walk with pack is pretty good cardio five days a week.
Nutrition – This is the problem area and that is mostly because I have more nutritional counseling this week in an all day session on Thursday. That will mean early morning lifting and hiking but I need to get ready to do that anyway for school. My hope is to find a way to mesh diabetic diet with weight lifter diet. I think it is possible but now I don’t only have to worry about protein levels but carb levels so they are steady all day long. Hopefully I will get some practical advice at this meeting and start coming up with meal plans and a diet journal to keep track of things based on it.
Blessings and Cheers!!!