So yesterday was my first day back to lifting heavy things as I mentioned in yesterdays post it really felt good. What I didn’t mention was that later in the day I experienced blood sugar lows and tried to eat anything and everything I could get my hands on. Of course the only food I had on hand was low carb so I ended up eating a poppy seed muffin that someone had brought into work. It did the trick, but an hour later I was getting that “I want to nap” moment which lasted about an hour. I certainly do not want to give up lifting as part of my workout plan, so I have decided that on days where I am lifting in the morning I will immediately eat carbs along with protein. So maybe a protein shake and a bowl of oatmeal with do the trick.
Even with all of the eating I did do yesterday my glucose numbers this morning had come down. Another option is to limit my lifting to just a few exercises rather than a full spectrum, but I will play with that also. This may not even be a problem at all and what could explain my blood sugar going too low is just the initial shock of working hard after such a long hiatus and I may not see these effects again. We shall see.
Blood Sugar- 101, Weight- 181.8