First Week of Lifting More Heavy Things

It’s been a week since I started my new post-covid routine in the gym. The results have been very encouraging. In fact, I think I may have cracked the code for getting my HbA1c below 5.8.

I’ve followed my new workout to the letter except for a couple of things. First, my time on the elliptical machine. We have time restrictions in my gym, so I can only have around a half-hour on any cardio machine.

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Secondly, my gym has removed things like dumbbells for fear of spreading covid. So that means I’ve had to bring in some different exercises. For instance, instead of hammer curls yesterday, I just grabbed a 42 lbs plate and curled that.

What have my blood glucose readings been this week? Every one has been 6.7 or better. Thursday morning was a 5.8 reading. This morning was 6.0. That means my blood glucose continues to come down during the morning and afternoon. A good portion of my day will see my blood glucose well below 5.8 mmol/L. How much lower will I get these numbers when I throw a three day fast in at the end of the month? We’ll see.

So taken together: tight eating window, occasional fasting, very low carb diet, lifting a lot of heavy things, no red wine and a good amount of moderate cardio may be my recipe for optimum blood control.

I’ll write another update next Friday.

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