Having to go to the gym for ten made the diabetes side of planning for my workout very easy. I would have an apple around nine and be all set to workout. I set a temp basal starting at nine and off I went. Today’s work out would consist of a lot of cardio. To get the heart rate up I was told to begin with three sets of 100lb plate pushes followed by squat throws using a 15lb medicine ball. To say the legs were burning is to put it nicely. To make the workout that much better I would then do 30 seconds on the bike with max resistance followed by 20 kettle bell swings. Then 30 seconds on the bike and 10 pull ups and to finish the circuit it was 30 seconds on the bike and ten goblet squats with a 60lb weight. I would do three sets of each exercise. It’s amazing how fast an hour will pass when you’re getting your butt kicked. As I left I felt really good, yes the legs were a bit tired but I was happy with the workout.
Arriving back home around 1130 I decided to get some lunch so my body could get some fuel for the rest of the day. Lunch once again consisted of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, 13 almonds and a nature valley bar. My blood sugar was 112 when I tested so I put in 4.3 units and enjoyed my lunch. The rest of the afternoon would consist of doing some housework and reading for my Asian American history class.
A couple of hours before dinner I would finally hook my sensor backup. It’s amazing how much I miss the sensor when it’s not hooked up but then when I hook it up its amazing how OCD it makes me. As the two hour wait to calibrate the sensor passed I sat nervously waiting to test my blood sugar. Nothing is worse than having a high blood sugar when you first start a new sensor. Finally just before 5 the pump beeped the moment of truth was here; as I tested I closed my eyes hoping the number was good. As the pump beeped acknowledging it had received my blood sugar I slowly opened my eyes to see the number 92!!! I did a little jump and fist pump, it doesn’t get much better than that. I prepared my dinner of rice and chicken with a smile on my face. I put in 3 units to start and would put in another 2 units about an hour later. I would have a philosophy class in Warwick from 7-930 and did not want to be looking at my pump all night to make sure my blood sugar was where it should be. As I sat in class I looked at the clock and saw it was close to 9, for two hours the professor did a great job of holding everyone’s attention and making the first class enjoyable. I thought wow this is going to be a great class; the professor is part Kosmo Kramer and part Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory. He’s a little crazy but man does this guy know his stuff. My brain hurt as I made the 45min ride home but the pain was good, I was thinking about the class long after I had left. I will be looking forward to class every Wednesday night!! When I arrived home my blood sugar was 138, a great ending to a very good all-around day.