Lower Body

+ Abs

  • 7:57 am, BG: 100, Start Workout
    • 2 mile run
    • 50 Kettlebell swings
    • 50 Sandbag walking lunges
  • 8:21 am, BG: 120, 0.2 U Correction
    • 25 TRX Pike to knee tucks
    • 1 mile run
  • 8:50 am, BG: 131, 1.0 U Correction
    • 25 Kettlebell swings
    • 25 Sandbag walking lunges
    • 15 TRX Pike to knee tucks
    • 0.5 mile run
    • 15 Kettlebell swings
    • 15 Sandbag walking lunges
    • 10 TRX Pike to knee tucks
    • 0.5 mile run
    • 1 Rep push up challenge, 90 seconds
    • 0.5 mile run
  • 9:13 am, BG: 178, 1.3 U Correction & Pre-bolus
    • 0.3 mile walk
  • 9:23 am, BG: 175, End Workout
  • 9:50 am, BG: 135, 30 Minutes Post Workout

Today I pulled from a few different workouts, picked Marty’s brain and made this one up. I wanted some legs, abs and running incorporated. It was a good one and it was hot outside so the running and lunges were brutal! If you look at the photo above, you may notice that I did some extra running and walking today that I hadn’t originally planned at the beginning of my workout. That was 100% blood sugar related today.

Speaking of blood sugar, if you look at the first pump picture you can see one of the challenging things with automode. Last night we had guests over (masked and socially distanced) and I had three alcoholic beverages (with about 6g carb total) in the evening. Alcohol can lower blood sugar for up to 24 hours so a workout after a night of drinking can be a bit tricky. You can see my nice steady 70-100 overnight line and you can also see that my pump (targeting a BG of 120) didn’t give me any basal insulin for hours. On one hand I didn’t go low but the lack of basal combined with the dawn phenomenon was no match for the cardio included in my workout today.

I didn’t eat anything during my workout but my blood sugar steadily rose throughout today. So much so that I gave myself a few corrections and added in some extra running and walking. I started off pretty conservatively with my corrections because it was early in the workout and I was at a good number although trending up. When I was further into my workout, I noticed my BGs were still rising quickly and I was planning on 10g of carbs for breakfast so I did a more aggressive correction. Then towards the end of my workout when I realized that wasn’t going to be enough, I added in a mile of running and a 0.3 walk with the pup and corrected again and added a bit extra to pre-bolus breakfast. You can see in the last pump picture that it worked pretty well.

I honestly hate how I feel when my BGs are that high but as long as they aren’t elevated for a long period of time, I don’t stress about it. Just adjust, correct and keep it moving!

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Published by Jenny Nat


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