I just came home from the gym, and seem to have lost track of time!?

  • LEANDRO_NJ

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    Oct 22, 2014 3:30 AM GMT
    This is soooooooooo weird! I was at the gym at around 9:45 pm, came home at around 10:40 pm, and although I remember doing and completing my weightlifting routine without any problems, on my way back home however, I seem to completely blank out as to what happened after leaving the gym, I don't remember a thing, and how I was able to drive back home under this state of mind!? My gym is only a short drive from my house.

    I am extremely perplexed as to why this happened! I have no idea how I was able to drive and get home safely under this spaced out mental state!? as I write this I am still extremely perplexed! this coming from someone who is usually extremely alert at all times! have this ever happened to anyone after a workout?
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    Oct 22, 2014 3:31 AM GMT
    Low blood sugar?
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    Oct 22, 2014 3:37 AM GMT
    LEANDRO_NJ said
    ...has this ever happened to anyone after a workout?

    The suggestion above of low blood sugar is plausible. This sounds like something for a doctor to evaluate. Have some blood work done, dear Leandro. Our bodies change over time, and we develop new conditions we never had before.

    BTW, I love your new profile pics. They get better all the time. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 22, 2014 3:39 AM GMT
    But I feel fine, and don't feel dizzy at all! just completely disoriented from the time I left the gym til I got home! considering it is only a short five minute drive!
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    Oct 22, 2014 3:40 AM GMT
    LEANDRO_NJ saidThis is soooooooooo weird! I was at the gym at around 9:45 pm, came home at around 10:40 pm, and although I remember doing and completing my weightlifting routine without any problems, on my way back home however, I seem to completely blank out as to what happened after leaving the gym, I don't remember a thing, and how I was able to drive back home under this state of mind!? My gym is only a short drive from my house.

    I am extremely perplexed as to why this happened! I have no idea how I was able to drive and get home safely under this spaced out mental state!? as I write this I am still extremely perplexed! this coming from someone who is usually extremely alert at all times! have this ever happened to anyone after a workout?


    so idk if it's blood sugar, but sometimes if i dont let myself cool down and regain breath and stuff i would feel like blood is rushing my whole body... (even though i drink loads of water after workout and tend to do it in morning so it's close to lunch time)

    so im just gonna ask do you cool down a bit after workout? do you eat even some snack after workout?
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    Oct 22, 2014 3:45 AM GMT
    My cholesterol and blood sugar were normal last time I checked back in May of this year! the spaced out feeling was such a weird sensation! perhaps I should cut down on my weight lifting? although my body is responding quite well to the exercise! I don't want to stop, because when I do it is hard to get back to the routine!
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    Oct 22, 2014 3:48 AM GMT
    LEANDRO_NJ saidBut I feel fine, and don't feel dizzy at all! just completely disoriented from the time I left the gym til I got home! considering it is only a short five minute drive!


    I happen to have had a strange spectrum of migraines and auras throughout my life, frequently triggered by unintentional fasting, and one symptom that usually occurs with others but can occur alone is this sort of random short term memory loss. I do sometimes notice a hint of a similar feeling of absent-mindedness after a workout, which is why I mentioned it.

    That's academic, though; I think Art's advice is what matters in this case. Your doctor should be able to give you a satisfactory explanation or at least a few common-sense precautions.

    Edit: Oh, and leafgreen's idea of a snack after a workout is a good one too; I've had it suggested by a trainer before, and seen some of the guys in the training forums here mention it too.
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    Oct 22, 2014 3:49 AM GMT
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    LEANDRO_NJ saidThis is soooooooooo weird! I was at the gym at around 9:45 pm, came home at around 10:40 pm, and although I remember doing and completing my weightlifting routine without any problems, on my way back home however, I seem to completely blank out as to what happened after leaving the gym, I don't remember a thing, and how I was able to drive back home under this state of mind!? My gym is only a short drive from my house.

    I am extremely perplexed as to why this happened! I have no idea how I was able to drive and get home safely under this spaced out mental state!? as I write this I am still extremely perplexed! this coming from someone who is usually extremely alert at all times! have this ever happened to anyone after a workout?


    so idk if it's blood sugar, but sometimes if i dont let myself cool down and regain breath and stuff i would feel like blood is rushing my whole body... (even though i drink loads of water after workout and tend to do it in morning so it's close to lunch time)

    so im just gonna ask do you cool down a bit after workout? do you eat even some snack after workout?


    I always eat something before and after a workout, always!! today I had a handful of raw almonds before, and then a coconut/almond protein drink after the workout! and yes plenty of water, always!!
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    Oct 22, 2014 3:52 AM GMT
    LEANDRO_NJ saidBut I feel fine, and don't feel dizzy at all! just completely disoriented from the time I left the gym til I got home! considering it is only a short five minute drive!

    Discuss this with a doctor.

    Before my epilepsy was diagnosed, and for a time after when the VA neurologists were looking for the best meds to regulate me, I had episodes like that. I'd be driving home from my university office, and suddenly be unsure in my mind if I was driving to my office in the morning or from it in the afternoon.

    Or find myself on any given road and suddenly not know why I was there, and where I was going. I was always in control of the car, not a danger to others, I don't have convulsive seizures, but my mind would just erase. It can really panic you to not know where the Hell you are. Fortunately today that doesn't happen, I'm very well regulated.

    I'm not suggesting that my form of epilepsy is the cause of your own experience you're relating here. But merely that there can be medical reasons that need to be investigated. Hopefully it's just due to a temporary dip in blood sugar after your exercise. Meaning next time just have something to eat before or after. And with some sugar content, not just nuts.
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    Oct 22, 2014 3:52 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    LEANDRO_NJ said
    ...has this ever happened to anyone after a workout?

    The suggestion above of low blood sugar is plausible. This sounds like something for a doctor to evaluate. Have some blood work done, dear Leandro. Our bodies change over time, and we develop new conditions we never had before.

    BTW, I love your new profile pics. They get better all the time. icon_biggrin.gif


    Thank you my dear friend! I should upload more recent pics! I am liking the progress so far! thank you so very much for the encouraging words! hugs!
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    Oct 22, 2014 3:54 AM GMT
    I've heard and read from a number of sources that some actual carbs (not just protein) are appropriate right before and after a workout. Some even say high glycemic to minimize the time during which your muscles are metabolizing protein.

    In any event, nuts and protein shakes will do almost nothing to correct a drop in blood sugar.

    Art's still right though. icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 22, 2014 3:55 AM GMT
    Were your mind occupied on some thoughts that you were on autopilot? I have heard some people don't remember how they drove home because they were on autopilot mode. icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 22, 2014 3:56 AM GMT
    Well, I've been hearing similar stories like this surrounding alien abductions coming out of Somerset New Jersey. Just be glad you don't live there. icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 22, 2014 3:56 AM GMT
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    LEANDRO_NJ saidBut I feel fine, and don't feel dizzy at all! just completely disoriented from the time I left the gym til I got home! considering it is only a short five minute drive!


    I happen to have had a strange spectrum of migraines and auras throughout my life, frequently triggered by unintentional fasting, and one symptom that usually occurs with others but can occur alone is this sort of random short term memory loss. I do sometimes notice a hint of a similar feeling of absent-mindedness after a workout, which is why I mentioned it.

    That's academic, though; I think Art's advice is what matters in this case. Your doctor should be able to give you a satisfactory explanation or at least a few common-sense precautions.

    Edit: Oh, and leafgreen's idea of a snack after a workout is a good one too; I've had it suggested by a trainer before, and seen some of the guys in the training forums here mention it too.


    Thank you so very kindly! I am taking notes from everyone! I love love leafgreens!
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    Oct 22, 2014 3:57 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidWell, I've been hearing similar stories like this surrounding alien abductions coming out of Somerset New Jersey. Just be glad you don't live there. icon_eek.gif


    You are kidding me, right!? I live in Somerset, NJ!
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    Oct 22, 2014 3:58 AM GMT
    LEANDRO_NJ said
    Scruffypup saidWell, I've been hearing similar stories like this surrounding alien abductions coming out of Somerset New Jersey. Just be glad you don't live there. icon_eek.gif


    You are kidding me, right!? I live in Somerset, NJ!


    NO WAY! Seriously???
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    Oct 22, 2014 4:01 AM GMT
    polfsky saidWere your mind occupied on some thoughts that you were on autopilot? I have heard some people don't remember how they drove home because they were on autopilot mode. icon_confused.gif


    Cute and funny! autopilot? what do you mean? All I can tell you it was the weirdest sensation! thank God I was driving through no traffic, as there are none at around this time!
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    Oct 22, 2014 4:02 AM GMT
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    LEANDRO_NJ said
    Scruffypup saidWell, I've been hearing similar stories like this surrounding alien abductions coming out of Somerset New Jersey. Just be glad you don't live there. icon_eek.gif


    You are kidding me, right!? I live in Somerset, NJ!


    NO WAY! Seriously???

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    Oct 22, 2014 4:04 AM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    LEANDRO_NJ said
    Scruffypup saidWell, I've been hearing similar stories like this surrounding alien abductions coming out of Somerset New Jersey. Just be glad you don't live there. icon_eek.gif


    You are kidding me, right!? I live in Somerset, NJ!


    NO WAY! Seriously???


    I moved here over a year ago!it is nothing like the rest of New Jersey. Love it here!!
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    Oct 22, 2014 4:05 AM GMT
    LEANDRO_NJ said
    polfsky saidWere your mind occupied on some thoughts that you were on autopilot? I have heard some people don't remember how they drove home because they were on autopilot mode. icon_confused.gif


    Cute and funny! autopilot? what do you mean? All I can tell you it was the weirdest sensation! thank God I was driving through no traffic, as there are none at around this time!


    Autopilot explained in a psychologytoday.com article:
    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/mental-mishaps/201404/the-dangers-going-autopilot
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    Oct 22, 2014 4:06 AM GMT
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    Scruffypup said
    LEANDRO_NJ said
    Scruffypup saidWell, I've been hearing similar stories like this surrounding alien abductions coming out of Somerset New Jersey. Just be glad you don't live there. icon_eek.gif


    You are kidding me, right!? I live in Somerset, NJ!


    NO WAY! Seriously???

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    I happen to love bear types! thank you Dustin!! icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 22, 2014 4:07 AM GMT
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    Yes, he's so cute. icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 22, 2014 4:08 AM GMT
    polfsky said
    LEANDRO_NJ said
    polfsky saidWere your mind occupied on some thoughts that you were on autopilot? I have heard some people don't remember how they drove home because they were on autopilot mode. icon_confused.gif


    Cute and funny! autopilot? what do you mean? All I can tell you it was the weirdest sensation! thank God I was driving through no traffic, as there are none at around this time!


    Autopilot explained in a psychologytoday.com article:
    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/mental-mishaps/201404/the-dangers-going-autopilot


    THANK YOU BUDDY! I am saving this article on my favorites! very interesting...thank you!
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    Oct 22, 2014 4:10 AM GMT
    LEANDRO_NJ said
    dustin_K_tx said
    Scruffypup said
    LEANDRO_NJ said
    Scruffypup saidWell, I've been hearing similar stories like this surrounding alien abductions coming out of Somerset New Jersey. Just be glad you don't live there. icon_eek.gif


    You are kidding me, right!? I live in Somerset, NJ!


    NO WAY! Seriously???

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    I happen to love bear types! thank you Dustin!! icon_lol.gif


    That was meant for me. He's mine! Shouldn't you be examining your farm animals for signs of cattle mutilations or something? icon_mad.gif
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    Oct 22, 2014 4:13 AM GMT
    contextual interference paradigm

    Bazinga