Post # 1
I went to the gym today…Up until last September, I have always been a gym-aholic. I would work out every single day until last year when I only worked out 4 days a week. Well, today was my first day back at the gym and I THREW UP. WTF!!! I was on the elliptical for 20 minutes when I started to feel nauseous, and went to the bathroom and threw up.
I am so upset, has this happened to anybody?
Post # 3
@Dell79: Were you doing high intensity?
How long before your workout did you eat?
What did you eat?
What have been your work out habits recently?
Sometimes if you overdo the cardio it can make you nauseous and sometimes vomit.
I hope you feel better!
Post # 4
That happened to me before. Now, someone, anyone, correct me if I’m wrong, but I heard it was due to the acid in the stomach just getting turned up and around upsetting the stomach. I heard it happens more with running since that creates such an impact, but I don’t see why it couldn’t happen on an elliptical as well.
Post # 5
Food before working out? Are you getting enough water?
Post # 6
It’s happened to me before and I still can’t figure it out.
Post # 7
@KatNYC2011: thank you for responding (and making me realize how terrible of a speller I am!), I did not eat anything because it was too early (I was out the door by 6:45). This was literally my first day back at the gym; I was at an incline of 12 (not sure if all machines are the same intensity wise)…I think the last time I went was 2 weeks ago and I ran 1.5 miles (at 6.1 mph) before feeling naseous as well (last time I didn’t actually throw up though)…it was just stomach acid…
I was running 9 miles last year at this time and I can’t believe how my tolerance has gone down!
@LiliKitty: The nausea happened a couple of weeks ago when I ran a mile and a half, I haven’t been back at the gym since then– so I am guessing that I pushed myself too hard..it was just stomach acid
I just really hope this doesn’t keep happening!
Post # 8
@jpalm13: I didn’t eat anything beforehand (I love breakfast but it was too early!), I would say water was medium, I think I am just going to start at a lower incline next time and go for endurance rather than intensity
Post # 9
@Dell79: It also might be good to put something in your stomach.
Sometimes stomach acid is worse when your stomach is empty and putting a little something in it will calm it down a fair bit.
Post # 10
Maybe you should grab a piece of fruit or something you can eat on the go. I’ve read some research that it’s really not good for your body to work out first thing in the morning with nothing in your stomach.
It also sounds like you should ease back into it. You may have been a gym-aholic, but you can’t expect to be away for a while and immediately jump back to your old habits. Give yourself some time to acclimate. I hope you feel better.
Post # 11
You’re fine. Just pushed yourself a little too hard.
I’m not a morning person, so when I was waking myself earlier than normal (ie 5 am) to do heavy weight lifting…I was puking every time. 🙁 Having some toast with peanut butter helped alot, and easing into over a two week period worked even better.
Stressing your body that it’s not accustomed to will release all kinds of yummy hormones and what not that will send you running to the porcelain god.
Just take it easy. Example: 1 min medium intensity, 2 min light intensity for 30 minutes…do that for about a week to ease your heart and body into the swing of things. Then every week, up the intensity and time your doing the intensity, Example: 3 min medium, 1 min hard for 30 minutes.
Post # 12
Some people swear by working out on an empty stomach, but I can’t do it. I start feeling really sick, break into a cold sweat, feel dizzy, and sometimes feel like I’m going to vomit. Definitely make sure you eat something and have water and take it a little at a time when you are getting back into a workout routine.
Post # 13
I get the same thing when I work out first thing in the morning. Here’s what I’ve found that works for me. I make sure to get enough sleep (for some reason if I don’t get at least 5 hours the night before I’m way more prone to puke) and I drink a little bit of orange juice before/while I work out. If I drink a lot of OJ or water or if I eat before I workout first thing in the morning I get nauseated, but the OJ gives me some calories and sugar for the workout which helps. Then after the workout I have something with lots of protein, like yogurt or a protein shake. Hope that helps!
Post # 14
@gallifrey: thank you!! I am going to try this tomorrow !
Post # 15
Thats happened to me before! You need to eat something, its prob from stomach acid. I tried eating a banana before working out and that wasn’t enough either because bananas don’t absorb stomach acid. The best thing that I’ve found before a morning workout is cheerios. I’ll have a few handfuls in the car on the way and then drink a ton of water while i’m working out and that seems to keep the stomach acid at bay. Hope this helps!