I'm still continuing the workout listed here
. This week hasn't been good for workouts because I haven't been sleeping well and the car was in the shop again. I've been worried about how things are going because my blood pressure has been creeping back up and I've been off the "clean" diet lately.
However my A1C (blood sugar over three months, explained here
) came back 5.1!
So I'll keep at it the best I can and still plan to compete in December. Here
's what I did to go from 9.3 A1C to 5.0.
Going to the chiropractor has been helpful. For the first time in years my lower back pain is almost non-existent. My leg pain has been reduced a great deal. It's not completely gone yet better. Most of the pain has focused on my hips. Before the jokes come in from the trolls, yes, I guess that means I'm a tight *ss.
This week felt hard. I've been getting sore a couple different workouts. I decided I'm going to deload next week and then start back up. I have people ask me in person and online about my workouts. So I'm going to try and get back on the regular blogging. Below is the workout I'm still doing. I think in October I'll go back to strength training. Hopefully I'll have a full range of hip motion again. OK, back at it!
T Rows 3x10
DB Rows 4x8
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.
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 September I will be focusing on gaining muscle. I may go up to 4 "sprints" for cardio at some point. I'm listing my goals in my general PRs page.