“I must be mindful to keep myself in balance” Billy Brennan
I learned a valuable lesson yesterday. After that killer workout I had in the morning my blood sugar stayed low most of the day. Even with several protein bars I had in the morning I couldn’t shake the slow feeling I had. At 11:30 I broke down and ate a piece of cake to bring things back up. This was followed by lunch at 12:30 and by 1:30 I was feeling tingling in my right foot and of course the tired feeling of coming off of a carbohydrate high. What goes up must come down. Finally by about 4:00 I started to feel like myself again.
Right before, during, or immediately after a workout like that I have to eat healthy carbs like oatmeal or a protein smoothie. I don’t want to reduce the workout, but that may also be another option if this happens again. At 53 and living with type II diabetes I have to remember that I am working out for health reasons.
The ego can make you do crazy things. I look in the mirror and notice that my muscles are getting much larger and I like that. But what is important in this mission is burning fat and making muscles lean. I should be looking in that mirror and seeing a lean body, not a large body. During the workouts the competitive nature I have pushes me to maximize each exercise, which is great for a young athlete, but may be pushing me over the edge. I must start keeping a close eye on this.
4:45 AM – Blood Sugar – 102
5:45 AM – Treadmill – Distance- 4.08, Time- 1 hour, Calories- 610.5, Weight- 172.8
7:30 AM – Protein Bar
7:40 AM – Meds
10:00 AM – Breakfast – Bacon and Eggs
2:30 PM – Lunch – 2 Slices of Pizza