Scatterbunn Posted October 25, 2016 Report Share Posted October 25, 2016 Had a great time last challenge and really saw a lot of progress, especially in my running. I was going to wait to post until after I see the doctor Thursday but since follow up testing will be necessary, I don't expect any quick answers, so time to plan my next challenge. Diet: The big one. Haven't really paid close attention to my diet in a while other than "eating healthy" which apparently equals too many carbs as I discovered partway through the last challenge I may be prediabetic/diabetic. Two positive tests (A1c and fasting BG), going to see the doctor to rule out other explanations (there are a few possibilities) since I don't have any of the "risk factors" other than one obese uncle who is diabetic. Until I know for sure otherwise I am "acting as if it is true." These goals are subject to change after testing is done. Try to keep weekly average total carbs under 35% with most daily under 30%, allowing for slightly higher intake on "long ride days" Eat ATLEAST 2100 calories a day, I have a little weight I can loose, but not much and I'm struggling to get in enough calories with a lot of my "go to" foods now off limits. Exercise: Mostly maintenance while I adjust to my new diet Stretch 10 minutes a day Run 1x/week (will try for 2, but want to at least maintain) 2x/week Strength 2x/week 3 2 Bike rides per week over 5 7 miles, with one 30 miles/2hours (exempted from this the first week as I am run/walking my first 5k on 11/5) I had planned to build my Bike mileage this challenge for the Mission to Mission ride in SanAntonio in December where I am registered for the 50 miles, but right now I think I am just going to hold steady one more month as my body adjusts to the new diet so I will just ride the 30 mile route and have more time to look at the Missions. I will continue with my C210k program this challenge I'm doing my first organized run on 11/5, I know I wont be able to run the whole thing (im attempting my first 20 minute straight run tomorrow) but I hope to be able to run most of it. Level up my life This kind of goes with diet but is also kind of educational. Until I hear otherwise from the doctor, I will do blood sugar profiles (pre-post meal) 1 meal/day to see how different meals/activities affect my BG levels. As well as bedtime and fasting levels. Read 1 chapter of the Bible every day I may adjust these based on the results of medical tests, Even more to keep going than last challenge but so many of the individual goals are interconnected. Looking forward to a Great challenge. 3 Quote Link to comment
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