(They're less calories if they are mini ones right?)But back to the point. One thing I've noticed lately is halfway through my cardio I'll feel shaky, lightheaded, and dizzy. Almost like I'm going to pass out. I've tried doing light cardio like just walking instead of spin. Or limiting it to only 30 minutes instead of my usual 45 minutes. Either way it's still happening. Last year I had an issue with this where my doctor tested my blood sugar and it came back just on the borderline of being hypoglycemic. However, they re-tested it a month later and it was back to normal levels. My doctor recommended I eat more before my workouts and that seemed to help. For the past two weeks, it's come back in full force no matter what I eat before hand....
(love fresh strawberries)
Anyway, last Friday I trained quads with my trainer. Now I hate leg day to begin with, but I hate it even more training quads with him because he pushes me to my MAX. We started off my workout with 4 sets of weight one legged squats. No big deal, I was feeling strong. Then, after one set of weighted walking lunges, I almost threw up right on the gym floor. It's common even when I train by myself to get nauseous with lunges, they just seem to set my stomach off. However, this time was much worse than even when I first started lifting. It's pretty common to feel nauseous whenever starting a new weightlifting program. But last week was much worse and I haven't felt like that in over a year.
(I had to keep reminding myself how much better I will feel after this workout)
After eating about twenty grapes to get my blood sugar back up, we continued to train. I went SUPER light, about what my usual warm up weight is for everything. One thing I am not is a quitter. I can almost throw-up, but still finish my workout like a beast.
He knows all about my strange health issues lately, but he started asking me more about the "feeling shaky" during cardio. My trainer seems to think that something is definitely up with my blood sugar levels since that should not be happening. Until I get more blood tests back from my doctor, he is upping me to 200grams of carbs a day every other day. (I'm currently eating 160g) At first, he wanted me to eat 250g!! Crazy, I know.
I had to ask him if anyone else has ever thrown up on the gym floor. He said no, but there's a first time for everything. That is one thing I do not want to be the first at ;)
So I guess I wanted to share this post with you guys to see if anyone else has ever had any issues like this?
*Question- What is your pre-workout snack/meal?