is that a guide poking me in the gut or does that mean that something isnt right?
It can be a guide poking you in the gut to tell you that something isn't right. Like MmeIntentional said, perhaps your guides want you to know that the person you just met isn't safe to become friends with. Maybe they're telling you to pursue a new hobby or take a class. (Mine recently told me that a particular person is the kind of friend I've been looking for.) Sometimes they want you to recognize that it's time to make a change, get out of a situation, try something new, or avoid someone.
If you're new to trying to listen to them or if you have a lot of drama in your life, it can be challenging to know what comes from your guides and what comes from your own head. My experience is that hearing my guides often feels like "knowing." The thoughts/feelings/ideas that come from that knowing generally lead to feeling more confident, loved/loving, and calm, whether I'm choosing to face something unpleasant or deciding to steer my life in a new direction.
You might find Sonia Choquette's book Trust Your Vibes