Moving to another country can be difficult if you don't know anyone, which my wife and I didn't, but Crossfit is definitely a great community. I have been trying to get to a class 2-3 times a week and it really helps that my company will cover 2 of those. Really awesome. I have been noticing my blood sugar levels stay much more consistent throughout the day when I have been working out. However, I am still seeing some real HIGHS when I am done with my WODs or "workout of the day", which has led me to be more proactive to injections immediately post workout.
I have also been working on removing grains and processed sugar from my diet, so basically following a loose Paleo diet. I really feel amazing when eat Paleo and it does make all the difference in the world. Not to say it is easy because beer is not Paleo :) With this diet, I will go multiple 24hr periods on my Dexcom without having any highs or lows (set at 65mg/ml and 220mg/ml). I know I have said this before, but with my Dexcom G4, I am really able to see highs and lows coming with its much improved accuracy from the Dexcom 7.
For those interested in Paleo, I will do a post this week. I have been reading Paleo for Athletes and it is intersting and goes into pretty good detail about how your body uses macronutrients for fuel. Most relevant to Diabetes, the information about the glycogen replenishment needs post workout has been very informative and it is something I have always been missing in my post workout regimine. Since PWDs can control their insulin levels, it is important to utilize your insulin injections post workout by having some carbohydrates to replenish your muscles' glycogen stores. Cells also need insulin to effectively utilize protein as well, so keep that in mind when making your protein shakes. My oringinal carb-free post workout shakes have been getting a little chocolate coconut water or vanilla coconut milk added. Like I said, there are multiple books on the subject, so don't want to go into too much detail here, but will post some more information soon!
My wife came with me to workout at the new opening of a gym by our house and took some pictures.
The workout was pretty tough, but we did it as a team. So you were able to rest while your partner worked. Below are some handstand push ups and chest to bar pull-ups pictures. The videos are of some ring muscle ups and bar muscle ups.
The trainer at the gym already gave Michelle a pretty fitting nickname - "Pipes". Obvioulsy because she is packing some pretty big biceps! Haha. It is always good to do some stretching after the WOD too.