Yesterday I had the day off and used my time to get a lot of exercise, I did about 90 minutes total of cardio, some running, some uphill walking. The weather was beautiful and my daughter and I enjoyed a late fall day, me on foot, she on her horse.
Here are a few pics I took:
On top of the world
Our little town
Later in the afternoon I did about 50 minutes of strength training and have the sore muscles from that today.
I also got a short swim lesson from my daughter and she confirmed what I already suspected: my form has improved overall and is pretty good for breast, back and freestyle and the reason I'm slow is because I'm out of shape after a couple of months with mostly walking for exercise.
I'm looking forward to having more time again from now on to exercise. As long as the weather is good I will do a little more trail running or horseback riding again. When the weather is bad I'll go swimming, do strength training or ice skating. When we get a lot of snow I hope to finally try out my snow shoes that I could not use last winter because of the lack of snow.
I decided that I needed to do more research on insulin and how it affects the human body. I want to learn more about why some people can handle a lot more carbohydrates than others, how different types of carbs affect insulin production, how insulin affects fat storage etc.
I also want to find out why just eating more fruit will bring my A1c level back into the pre-diabetic range and if the dairy I am eating (even in the form of yogurt) is a contributing factor.
Looking around on the internet I found this blog post by Jimmy Moore that has a very interesting discussion with a lot of additional links: livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/does-ins ulin-deserve-a-bad-reputation-the-low- carb-experts-weigh-in/9458
If anyone is interested in discussing this further I think we could start a thread on the low-carb team.