Posted 1/24/2006 7:32 PM (GMT -7)
I started working out at the gym at my school last semester in an attempt to lead a healthier lifestyle and got to where I was regularly putting in a pretty good workout. But then I was out of school for winter break and didn't really do anything very active (partially because I was sick with one thing or another almost the whole time). Anyway, now that the spring semester has started up, I'm trying to get back into the gym regularly but am having a hard time.
I went for the first time last Tuesday and threw up after my workout. Wednesday I took it down a notch and managed not to puke, though I did get pretty nauseated.
Today I carried my meter around with me so I could check my bg before and after my workout just because I was curious. My fasting this morning was 94, and about an hour after breakfast (low carb yogurt, a 2% cheese stick and a few pecans) and right before my workout, it was 114. For my workout, I did 30 minutes on the eliptical and burned 379 calories, and my heart rate got up into the 180s. Then I did about 12 minutes on the rower, burning 100 calories, and 10 minutes on the arm-peddling machine, burning 94 calories. As soon as I got back in the locker room, I checked my bg, and it was 179! I felt fine during my workout and while showering. But after I got dressed, I started to feel pretty nauseated. I sat around for probably 15 minutes before throwing up. Just out of curiosity, I checked my bg again, and it was 109. So I'm thinking the drop from 179-109 in a relatively short period is what made me feel so sick. Anyway, I ate a little chili and cheese and a sugar-free jello a litle while later, and my bg 2 hours after that was 81. So in general, my numbers seem to pretty good, but something about that workout really spiked it up. Is this normal? Should I be concerned? What can I do to prevent it from spiking (and subsequently dropping rapidly--because I really don't like throwing up!)?