Blood Sugar!?!?



One Crazy Saturday!! 28 PEEPS!!

What is blood sugar?  Blood sugar is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in our blood.  When you eat carbohydrates your body breaks them down into sugars, which are absorbed into the bloodstream. The sugar level rises, and in response, your pancreas releases a hormone called insulin. Insulin helps take the sugar from the blood and put it into the cells, where it can be used as energy to fuel your body.  Insulin’s primary function is facilitating the storage of extra sugar in the blood as fat.   How can we control blood sugar?  Some helpful tips on controlling blood sugar is to eat plenty of vegetables and some fruit throughout the day, and also allow for some protein (soul and face) with every meal or snack.  When eating protein with every meal or snack especially with fruit it doesn’t allow for the fructose and glucose to instantly spike our blood sugar level which in turn doesn’t send a signal to release as much insulin.  Remember when eating protein it produces a hormone glucagon which counter balances out our insulin levels…plus helps for recovery and muscle definition, who doesn’t want that??   

Fish Oil Supplement  

Lets make sure we are on track with our fish oil supplement.  We need .5 gram for those with healthy body fat percentage or 1.0 gram for those with unhealthy body fat percentages per 10 lbs of body weight.  So for a 215 pound man with healthy body fat we need to take .5 grams per 10 lbs which would equal out to about 10 grams a day.  If you guys have any questions on this stuff let us know we would be glad to help you figure your correct amount.  Keep up the good work guys, ” Helen” WOD was awesome to watch, we had PRs all over the place.  Ceci shaved off 2:30 secs with a lighter band…way to go!!  David and Gretchen also had some pretty impressive times!!  You guys are truly amazing and a pleasure to coach!!  


GHD Situps
GHD Back Extensions
KB Swings


10 Broad Jumps for distance 

3 round :
15 Deadlift
12 Hang Power Cleans
9 Front Squats
6 Push Jerk 

  1. Mike Ussary said:

    Those two dogs of mine are such good motivators. They demanded that we go for a run/walk this am in the 35 degree morning. We did our 2 miles and ran 80 percent of it. That air was cold. Headed to a 60 day weigh and measure in our my quest to go to Australia. 4 weeks left on that challenge. I will post the results. The pictures are dramatic. GO CROSSFIT AND GOOD FOOD!!!!!

  2. Mike Ussary said:

    Well hear are the results….
    Dec 30, 2009 February 25 57 days of Crossfit and Good Food
    Wt 272 230
    BMI 35.9 30.4
    Waist 46.5 40.75
    Hips 44.25 40.25
    Neck 17.5 15.75
    Chest 48.25 43.5
    Shldrs 51.5 46.875
    Total Inches lost 25″
    There were various other measurements in inches and skin fold. They say that to make a change you must stick with the new routine for at least 3 weeks. Yes, Austin has kicked my ass to keep me headed in the right direction and make that internal drive strong to succeed. My life has changed and to wear a pair of 40″ waist pants and have it be strength excerise to button them will not happen again. My goal thru this challenge was to lose 30-40lbs. I have another 28 days left until the challenge weigh out so who knows what the ultimate results will be. (I do have a goal) When the challenge is over the real life challenge is only beginning of a new journey thru life. Fitness and healthy living is a life style choice that I have the opportunity to choose and no one else is able to make that decision for me. I will commit and continue to putting my heart, body and soul into every thing that I undertake. What do have to hold back for, because when I am no longer on this earth, I will be able to say that I was truely used up and Mike Ussary lived his life to the fullest. As a good friend on mine says, (Kent Ferguson) “LIFE IS A JOURNEY MAKE IT AN INTERESTING ONE”. Everyone keep up the hard work.

  3. Monique said:

    Way to go Mike!!! =D

  4. Way to go Mike!! I am so proud of you. You have come along way in a short amount of time. It just goes to show ya that CrossFit and Paleo when done with commitment, and discipline actually works!! Proud to be a part of your success!! GREAT JOB!!

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