|Posted by Ryan on November 12, 2012 at 1:35 PM||comments (0)|
I just did my Big Blue Test! Did you do yours?
How do you do the Big Blue Test? EASY!
1) Test your blood sugar
2) Get active
3) Test again
4) Go to www.bigbluetest.org and log your results.
This year I've been having shoulder problems, so I've taken a break from CrossFit. Lately I have been doing lighter workouts, with lots of good shoulder exercises, with my goal to strengthen my joints smartly. I've been making really good progress and hope to be back CrossFitting soon.
So for my Big Blue Test I decided to do one of my shoulder strengthening exercises. This one is called the "Turkish Getup". Basically you hold a kettlebell towards the ceiling and stand up with it, then back down, always keeping the kettlebell up towards the ceiling. For this workout I did 50 (25 each arm). It took me about 10 minutes.
In the past, my CrossFit workouts actually raise my blood sugars, but just temporarily. After about 45 min to an hour after my workout, my blood sugar will drop back down, usually lower then when I started. This workout was much less intense, so I actually had a lower blood sugar at the end, which was great!. For lowering blood sugar, I've found the absolute best exercises are long, but very light workouts, like walking. Give it a try!
My starting blood sugar was 96 mg/dL and afterwards I was 91 mg/dL. Pretty cool!
So, lets see your big blue test! Post your pics and vids here at 1happydiabetic, and log your results at www.bigbluetest.org . Even if you just go for a walk (one of the best blood sugar lowering exercises in my opinion!), lets hear about your results.
|Posted by Ryan on November 8, 2012 at 11:25 PM||comments (0)|
Well, I'm almost finished with a 90 day Paleo Challenge from Lurong Living http://www.lurongliving.com/challenge/
I just got some blood work done and wanted to share the results with everyone. The past 3 months I've almost exclusivly eaten paleo, so my hA1C numbers will reflect that.
5.6!! Cool, yeah?
Additionally my Total Cholesterol was 177 , my HDL was 78, my LDL was 89 and my triglycerides were 48.
I would like to get my hA1C to 5.0. I will post again in a few months and hopefully be there.
Thats all for now..
|Posted by Ryan on November 17, 2010 at 12:50 AM||comments (0)|
the BiG Blue Test was awesome. I've made a video of my workout and test results from here on the beach in Colombia! the video can be found here--