Can Cardio Exercise Causce Flair Up’s with IBS? and Arms, Arms, Arms.

man-stomach-acheI went slightly beyond my targeted amount of cardio yesterday on the treadmill. While I was aiming at just 20 minutes I found myself going an extra 5 minutes as it felt really good. But Houston there is a problem. Both Saturday and yesterday I did cardio and both days I suffered once again from IBS. While not working out for 30 days and taking a probiotic I had absolutely no problems at all until I start walking on the treadmill. I am having problems trying to understand this and will have to do some research. I know that there are foods that I must learn to avoid while others I need to ad to my diet and this I will be working on.

I think that in the mean time I am going to stick with weight lifting for now and see If I end up with the same problem. If not I may just lift weights for another 30 days before I reintroduce cardio to the routine.

My blood sugar is down to 93 but my body weight is up 2 lbs which indicates to me that I am retaining water. This is a normal state after a workout and I will have start getting used to it. The important numbers to watch are simple as I will keep an eye on my waist size and how my pants fit me. Right now my size 32″ pants are fitting slightly tight and I will look forward to them feeling a lot more comfortable over the next several weeks. I did well with my diet yesterday except for one little I had with a couple of scones in the morning.

I am doing a reduced workout with my arms this morning by dropping the weight about a quarter of the max I was performing before I took the 30 day hiatus. I am 2 sets to just 15 reps each. It is hardly a challenge but I know that if I don’t do it this way I will suffer in the morning. Once again, baby steps. I did have a slight challenge with hammer curls and but settled for less reps rather than reducing weights.

As I am working through these drills I am starting to feel that overwhelming feeling of pleasure once again as my body is responding to the workout with the reward of endorphins.

Blood Sugar- 93, Weight- 180.2

Bowflex- ARMS
Curls- 160 lbs- 15, 15
Hammer Curls- 140 lbs- 13, 12
Tricep Pulldown- 160 lbs- 12, 12
Dips- 310 lbs- 15, 20

6:30 AM – Oatmeal
9:30 AM – Yogurt Banana
12:30 PM – Steak, Broccoli, Salad
6:30 PM – Burgers, Salad

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26 Responses to Can Cardio Exercise Causce Flair Up’s with IBS? and Arms, Arms, Arms.

  1. Sandy says:

    A lot of things trigger IBS. Milk/lactose for one.
    Milk is also a known inflammation trigger. If you’re retaining water it’s a response to an imbalance or inflammation going on in your body.
    I can’t imagine exercise has anything to do with IBS. If anything it should help.
    Some vegetables and meats also trigger an imbalance in the gut flora, hence and IBS issue.

    I’d like to suggest you increase your probiotics intakes (and get a better quality one) and look at lowering things like dairy, sugars and yeast producing products. Dairy really isn’t your friend despite the intense brilliant marketing behind it.
    The book ‘Got Milked?’ Is a great read.
    And there is a lot of info on the web re: milk and inflammation.

    When I got myself sorted with IBS years ago it took oil of oregano, probiotics , colloidal silver and a few other herbs to get my gut flora balance back. I kept screwing it up when I returned to milk and dairy. I don’t have a strick avoidance of dairy, will still eat pizza with cheese or whatever, I just don’t go out of my way to eat yogurt, cheese, milk etc.

    Good luck!

    • I don’t do dairy, but recently I have started eating yogurt. Hmm.

      • Sandy says:

        Yes I noticed the yogurt …. It’s a culprit! Lol
        Butter … Hmmm unless your chomping on bricks of butter at a time .. I’m not sure how much influence it can have.

        Gmo’s and their chemical warfare treatments affect our internal flora. If you get a chance read up on that. It’s hugely damaging ..

        Peppermint tea or Anise tea is wonderful for IBS. Just wonderful! Pls source an organic one πŸ™‚

      • I will have peppermint tea this morning. πŸ™‚

  2. My 2 cents, I would always keep moving, OK to slow a little, but never stop

    • I really believe that it may be more of an issue with a few of the foods that I eat like night shades and butter. I think the cardio is just stirring up what is already going on in my gut. I will step back just for a short time until I figure this out. Funny thing is that the weight lifting doesn’t cause this problem.

  3. Sandy says:

    P.S. I have fibromyalgia and giving up milk has made me a different person! I’m not an anti milk activist or working for Peta, it’s just the truth …
    Milk = inflammation

  4. New Journey says:

    Morning, wow – may I say you look a bit of Popeye…love the arm muscles you have going there….sounds like your getting a handle on leaning the no’s and go’s the food side of IBS, such a pain in the ass when we have to deal with something like this…I feel for you….have a good day Billy…kat

  5. Sorry I hit reply versus return. What I meant to write was, are you drinking enough water? I personally drink about a quart after a long cardio session.

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