After almost a foot of snow last night today would bring with it an epic battle between shoveling and blood sugars. With a new found confidence I headed out just after 7 this morning to help shovel out my parents. I was confident and nervous, I had my normal breakfast but only took two units of insulin, I was worried that I didn't take enough insulin and that I may be high after shoveling. With a burst of energy I shoveled out my parents and returned home to shovel the walkways at our house before the plow came to do the driveway. After doing all of this my blood sugar was at 93, with a big smile I could enjoy my mid morning snack. After lunch I would cleanup our drive way and shovel what the plow could not get, I turned in to a little kid while doing so. Ever since I was a kid I wanted to bury the mailbox with the snow from the driveway, this afternoon I did my best to achieve this. I even rolled around in the front yard with our dog, it is crazy how small changes in my blood sugar can make a big difference in my personality.
The only negative from today was heading to the gym after shoveling, I knew what I would be able to do but steered away from it to take a spin class. Almost thirty minutes in to an hour class I could feel that I was low. I got off the bike and went to the car to grab a juice box to fix the low and call it a day at the gym. Twenty minutes later I returned home and had a blood sugar of 85, again I caused the low by trying to do to much. I'm just happy that my numbers have been lower and that I feel so great.