Pandemic Workout


“Junk drawer workout”

  • 4:30 pm, BG: 126
  • 5:00 pm, BG: 132, Start workout
    • Warm up: 5 x Sun Salutation A
    • 3 x 1 min on/1 min off of the following:
      • Kettlebell swings
      • Plank dumbbell rows
      • TRX reverse flys
      • Sandbag burpees
      • Dumbbell clean & press
      • Sandbag 3 point lunges
  • 5:15 pm, BG: 134, 0.2 U correction (in the middle of above set)
    • 1 min bicycle crunches
    • 1 min leg lift to crunch to reverse crunch
    • 1 min plank
    • 3 x 8 bicep curls
    • Stretch
  • 5:45 pm, BG: 142, End workout, 0.2 U correction
  • 6:15 pm, BG: 157, 30 Minutes Post Workout, 0.7 U correction

As of today, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to completely change our race schedule and training plans. I was scheduled to run a marathon on 3/28 and then another one on 3/29 and those have been postponed. Marty was scheduled to run Boston which has also been rescheduled. Our gym has also been temporarily closed. Last night, I skipped my workout* and we cancelled our hotel, Airbnb and flights for our races. Luckily, having diabetes has taught me to be flexible and roll with the punches!**

With the world going crazy around us, we decided to work out at home today! Marty calls this a “junk drawer” workout. Basically, we just went around our house, gathered any workout equipment we could and made something up. I did have to do a few correction doses to try to get my BGs back where I wanted them since they started to rise during the workout. I’ve been fighting high BGs, likely due to hormones,*** for the past few days. Some of the rise could have also been from the workout but I didn’t lift super heavy today so I’m thinking that’s unlikely.

Well, I’m off to strategize some more “formal” training and figure out the next big goal! Suggestions welcome!

* I don’t skip workouts often but everyone is entitled to a day here or there. 😉

**I’m totally a glass half full type, feel free to virtually punch me in the face if it makes you sick! :p

***I really hope it’s hormones and I’m not getting sick! Time will tell I guess. All it means right now is more insulin!

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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