Monday, August 19, 2013

Lift Heavy Stuff

I've tried running.
I've tried walking.
I've tried (and do enjoy) riding my bicycle, but don't do it enough.

I find cardio drops my blood sugar too fast, even without my pump connected, that it ends up not being worth it because I have to consumer so many calories after. And yes, I have tried every drink, bar, meal, time of day...it kills my sugar.

Then I signed up with Ali over at  InsulinandIron. She has her life revolving around lifting heavy things. When she is asked what she does for cardio she says she lifts her heavier things faster. And it works. When we do the conditioning part of my workout, my heart is pounding and I am ready to pass out.

So recently, I read this article: Lifting Weights May Help Diabetics Keep Blood Sugar in Check

And then this happens once I lift things regularly:


So I have to say I agree.

What about you? What works for you?

1 comment:

  1. That's awesome, I hadn't even thought of that. I've been having issues with working out lately because I keep getting low. I wanted to go on a walk tonight and had to end up passing because I was under 80 all night. I'm going to have to give the weights a try now. Thanks for sharing.

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