You can't out-train a lousy diet
Friday, June 28, 2013
I am fortunate to be able to work out with a personal trainer. She is a gem and we meet about twice a week. This is one of her favorite quotes:
"You can't out-train a lousy diet." - Nicole M., Trainer
This hit home with me yesterday in a big way.
I fell prey to excess ice cream and it wasn't even that good! I also broke one of my goals because it was my son's unfinished serving, but I dug right in anyway! (My goal is to stop eating kid leftovers.)
So, being a Type 2 Diabetic, my blood sugar went up and I felt lousy. However, it was a rare free evening for me and I was able to get to the pool and swim laps. It took 1 hr 50 min, but I managed 2500 yards of breaststroke. According to the SparkPeople fitness calculator, this burned over 2000 calories (which I highly doubt because I am slooooowwww at swimming). My fasting blood sugar this morning was 126 - I consider this a gift based on the ice cream incident.
I'm big on the take-away message and the learning from my blogged experiences:
You can't out-swim a giant bowl of gross ice cream.
If I'd had a normal tasty dinner, my fbg would have been in the 90s which is my daily goal. So, as always, Nicole is right. May I remember this quote the next time.
Giant bowl of ice cream:
chasing me at the pool: