Orange Theory Fitness

ESP (Endurance/Strength/Power)

  • 5:20 am, BG: 160, 0.2 U correction bolus
  • 5:40 am, BG: 187, 0.7 U correction bolus
  • 6:00 am, BG: 178, Start workout
    • 0.15 mile tread run (10 mph)
    • AMRAP (8 x ground to press / 12 x seated knee tuck)
    • 4 minute row (focus on form/easy effort)
    • 0.15 mile tread run (12 mph)
    • AMRAP (8 x froggers / 12 x double crunch)
    • 4 minute row (focus on form/easy effort)
    • 0.15 mile tread run (12 mph)
    • AMRAP (8 x power push-up/12 x sit-up w/ torso rotation)
    • 4 minute row (focus on form/easy effort)
    • 4 minute tread run (2 min push / 1 min base / 1 min all out)
    • 4 minute row for distance
    • Stretch
  • 7:00 am, BG: 146, End workout
  • 6:30 am, BG: 114, 30 Minutes Post Workout***

This morning I slept in and when I woke up the dawn phenomenon was already wreaking havoc on my BGs. I did a small correction and when I was still drifting higher 20 minutes later, I did another small correction. I knew that I was probably going to be doing a HIIT workout this morning* which will typically either have minimal effect on my BG or raise it even higher. The tricky thing with OTF classes is that you never know exactly what you’re getting into before you show up other than the style of HIIT training** This morning, I went with my gut and corrected twice pre-workout (small corrections = small mistakes) and then took my freeze dried bananas with me in case my gut was wrong. I hate when I wake up with high BGs because for me it is easier to maintain a good BG during a workout than it is to try to correct a bad one with a combination of insulin and activity. You take what you get though and just try to remain flexible and adaptable.

The class itself was decent today. As an endurance athlete, I prefer the classes with the longer treadmill blocks but it’s good to push the pace for short bursts if you’re looking to run faster. Overall I felt pretty good, starting to feel mostly recovered from the race two weeks ago, which just means I need to start focusing on the next one!

* I was wait-listed for the class so there was a chance I wasn’t going to be able to do this workout this morning and would have had to go with plan B.

** Orange Theory classes are all HIIT style but are divided into four sub categories (Endurance, Strength, Power and ESP) so the focus changes each day and depending on the class, could either raise or lower my BG.

***My BG did stabilize here and did not continue to drop. Pretty happy with how this turned out this morning. 🙂

The content on this site is not intended to be medical advice. Always consult your doctor before beginning a fitness regimen or adjusting your diabetes management strategy.

Published by Jenny Nat


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