SWIMMING ON NO SLEEP EXPERIMENT#1
it is amazing to me on how important a good night’s sleep is for our bodies and our minds. sleep, at least for me, keeps me sane, energized, and my BGs stable. a poor night’s sleep seems to effect everything, especially my sugar levels. last night i barely slept a wink, and when i was able to sleep it was riddled with nightmares. so, when i got up at 6am this morning, i felt like i wouldnt be able to get into the pool and have the strength and endurance to swim for 1.5 hours. i wanted desperately to climb right back into bed and stay there all day long. BUT, I persevered. something inside me said, " a good swim will fix EVERYTHING !! so, get ready and get into that pool!!! " and thats exactly what i did.
i cant say it was one of my better swims. i felt tired and the pool was over-crowded and loud. my body was not as cooperative as i would have liked and i couldnt get into my groove, but, i got the job done.
my bgs werent stellar either, but i am satisfied with my effort. actually, and not to be boastful, i am rather proud of myself for my accomplishment . also, the swimming relieves a lot of my back pain, and i will do almost anything to avoid having to take any ADVIL.
here are todays stats:
1pm 117 left the house for the pool
1:25 144 jumped in for a 1/2 hour warm-up
1:55 139 increased power
notice the big bg jump from when i leave my house to when i arrive at the pool (117 up to 144 within just 20 minutes) this is after 2.5 hours of zero basal. before this rise, while on the zero basal, i was holding pretty steady at around 106, but consistantly at the 2.5 hour mark of 0% basal, BOOM, and i spike. this is something i will have to work on. a new goal.
hope you all have a wonderful weekend.