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King Meat

 

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Well, there is good news and better news. The good news is I listened to my body and how sore my biceps felt and decided not to lift last night. The better news is I still managed to get my 10k steps in, so at the very least I have done something to burn calories and feel better! I’m telling you my arms were just not trying to do the simplest of task yesterday so I had to shut it down. It’s easy to forget I just got into the damn gym and I need to give my body time to adjust. The problem sometimes with a gym fee is you feel like if your paying for it you need to get the most out of it and you can sometimes overdo it. This morning my arms feel grateful that I let them rest and I’ll be at full strength to get my 4th workout in on Sunday, which I believe is New Year’s Eve! Happy New year everyone!

 

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Interesting how things are rolling right along on the eating front! Yesterday I had a fantastic mix of Chinese cabbage and Romain lettuce accompanied by my homemade low sugar french dressing! I can’t really say it’s my recipe because I looked it up on youtube but I can say that homemade salad dressing is super easy and absolutely better than the store-bought version! Anyway, I chopped up a few delicious green onions in my salad bowl with my cup of delicious pork rinds and added some chicken to it! Let me just say not only was it delicious but it kept a big man like me full for awhile. So full in fact, that I was able to not eat any meat at all for my second meal of the day and that’s huge for me because as you know meat is King in my kitchen. The second meal was simply Bulletproof coffee, sunflower seeds and some sugar-free pudding that totally satisfied my taste buds. The best thing is my carbs were below 50g so that’s the win-win for me!

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My fiance’ and I have been kicking around the idea of creating a cookbook of our favorite recipes, low carb of course.lol.I love the idea of us doing something together that would help others as well as allow me to stay on track with my healthy lifestyle. The more I think about it the more I’m wondering if I need to make different versions of the same recipe to fit multiple lifestyles. I would love some feedback from you guys if you have any ideas that may help. I don’t think we are interested in selling the recipes but just putting some together as a resource we could use as we go along. Please let me know if you have any thoughts on the matter because I am by no means a cooking expert and certainly not the most knowledgeable in terms of fresh ingredients but I’m very willing to learn.

I’ll wrap up by saying that I have found great strength and inspiration from my blogging community and I am so very thankful. I have been working on a Facebook community for followers of a low carb/Keto diet Alexx’s Keto Avenue and if you’re interested please feel free to join! Have a fantastic day and thank you so very much for reading!

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Posted by on December 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Bedroom Olympics

 

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Another glorious Friday is upon us and I feel great! Despite being ridiculously cold and rigid outside the amazing sun has made its presence felt and that means everything to for me. There’s something about working at my computer with coffee perking in the background and the sun beaming thru the blinds that just makes it impossible to have a bad day!

 

I changed it up a little because of the schedule at home so I had to do my workout late last night instead of my usual middle of the night routine. The gym was still fairly empty so I managed to work my chest and triceps with few interruptions. This may be completely selfish but I absolutely love having the gym all to myself. Besides having my pick of any piece of equipment, it makes me feel like I’m working out while my old self would be laying in bed eating all kinds of bad food and being unproductive. My arms are still sore from doing curls from my last workout and it was difficult to finish last night but hey it’s not supposed to always be easy right?

 

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After having to swallow the shame of my girl being right, my eating has really been super easy. I made fathead pizza for dinner and I consumed a huge salad for my lunch. These obese salads are really amazing because I can put so many different varieties of nutrients in them. Yesterday I had half green leaf and half Chinese cabbage and it was very yummy!  My carbs stayed super low at about 34g, so I’ll take that and be extremely happy. I did tons of shopping yesterday and it was so funny how my grocery cart has changed. When I’m pushing that bad boy these days it’s like I went plant shopping or something because It’s just heaping with greens and veggies. For me, that’s a major accomplishment because I really love my meats and processed foods. Like I said, I’ll always be an addict to those types of foods and while I still eat meat I hardly ever even buy processed foods with the exception of my oils and such. My body is so happy to be back on the foods it’s become accustomed to that literally I feel like I lost 10 pounds last night as if my body was saying “let’s reward his get back with a little hyper weight loss”.lol. I hope that’s the case because I don’t do scales even though I probably should!

 

That’s all I have for today other than to say I will be working out again tonight because of schedule and I’m fine with it. There’s always an excuse to not workout but what I’m learning is if you look at it there’s always an excuse to go as well. You’re not going to lose a ton of weight by working out but you can feel better and certainly add to all the healthy benefits of your eating you have been doing. It’s also a great excuse to just get out of the house and do something that you can honestly say you did for you. Exercise is the one area that it’s really o.k to be selfish with. Of course, you can and should have self-love without it but if it adds to your overall feeling of joy and satisfaction you should do it. If however, you hate to exercise but you know you need it simply do things around the house or at work to maximise your fat burning. Exercise doesn’t require you to make a huge plan and join a gym if that’s not your thing, the amazing thing about it is you can do a wide variety of things to get your body moving. Don’t call it exercise if you don’t like, call it something else like Training for the bedroom Olympics or something.lol. Whatever it takes to get you going right?

 

Take this weekend and enjoy your life, read a book, take a walk with your loved one or catch a play! Make some memories that make you smile!

 

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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PUNK!

 

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Just finished with the gym and I feel magnificent! There are so many advantages to getting to the gym in the middle of the night. It’s so relaxed and peaceful and you can really concentrate on your purpose instead of talking to people and get off task. Don’t get me wrong I’m certainly a people person but when I’m working out I would prefer to get lost in my hip-hop favorites like Jay-z and T.I. just to name a couple. When it’s time for cardio I can select my cardio music like Journey or Pearl Jam and just get lost in my own mind! Anyway, I did about 20 minutes of cardio on my seated elliptical and it was enjoyable.

 

For strength training, I did back and biceps today. These two areas really are my weakest so I tried to really do a variety of exercises to maximise the burn. My plan is to slowly but surely get to 5 days a week in the gym!  Or I should say 5 days of exercise because I may not always get the chance to get to the facilities depending on what’s going on in my personal life. The goal is simply to do something, anything every day that will get my heart rate up a little and allow me to burn a few calories! Simple enough right?

 

So I have finally gotten my whole eating situation down. As you know I have been doing a lot of research and experimenting with my calorie intake as well as my intermittent fasting schedule. My fiance’ drives me crazy because I can do all this studying and reading, look at tons of data and watch seminars on nutrition and she just comes in and solves the problem in like 5 minutes. She always tells me that you can’t teach common sense and I always disagree with her on that and that’s why it hurts me to my core to admit that she is right. I’m overthinking this whole thing and the truth is I should listen to my body and do what it is telling me. If I’m working out and I need more calories then I should eat a little more, If I’m not very hungry then I should do a prolonged fast on those days. Since I have already decided on the types of foods I will be eating on my Keto lifestyle I should just relax and let my body take the wheel. As you may understand I do hate her very much! She always has a way of making my life so much easier and then flashing that cute little smile at me. I know she knows that her kindness is killing me and she knows I know it! Jerk! So you can understand how admitting that she is right is one of the most disgusting things I ever have to do but I have to give it to her, she may be on to something with the whole thing. That’s o.k I take great pleasure in knowing that one day soon I’ll stop off at her favorite place to eat and grab a delicious meal just for myself and when she asks me why I didn’t get her anything I’ll simply say “My body told me you wouldn’t want any. Ha Ha ha!

 

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She is such a blessing and I couldn’t do any of this without her support. My whole family has totally been supportive and proud of me during this entire process. I make light of how she goes about making me better but I understand that’s she’s making me better and that’s so humbling!

Find something today that makes you smile and hold on to that thought all day long! I appreciate you for reading as always and have a super day!

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Get Right Back

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This morning I am happy to say I had a great and relaxing Christmas. The holidays can really be crazy so I thank the lord I was able to have some peace and quiet along with my fun and it all worked out fabulous.

 

I’m back to the gym tomorrow at 2 a.m. sharp and I have such a better understanding of my purpose in the gym and how I want to go about my workouts! Even though I just started last week I am going to start going to the gym 4 days a week because I think it’s time to start pushing my body further in this new healthy direction that started with this year! I pay a pretty high amount to belong to this gym so I promised myself I would get every penny worth out of it.lol.

 

So for Christmas, I did not count my macros and I totally had all kinds of different carbs and stuff I don’t normally eat and let me tell you it was great! I really have missed how some of these foods taste and even though I ended up going to the men’s room a lot more than normal it was still worth it.lol, One thing is true, when you change how you eat and then you go back to that way of eating temporarily, you realize that it’s no secret why you got so damn big in the first place! It’s so easy to get carried away and look up and you have consumed like 400g of carbs in just under 2 hours. That’s just insane to me because I have had times doing keto that I may have had that total in an entire month! I don’t regret eating this way one bit and it has nothing to do with me “living a little” like people often say. For me personally, it allows me to enjoy those sweet and carby snacks so much more because my taste buds are not used to them anymore. The flavor just seems to have intensified so very much since I don’t eat these types of food often. It was awesome to be able to have that little snack or 2 and some really amazing wine but alas, it just doesn’t line up with what I truly want for my body so it’s back to the normal delicious high-density foods I’ve come to love! Folks, it’s o.k to have the foods that you love even if they aren’t the best for you as long as you remember to get right back!

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I’m fasting today to allow my body time to get rid of all those amazingly delicious foods I ate for Christmas. My normal fast is 20 hours but I think I may do something a little different maybe a 16 or 18 hour fast then eat a large beast salad of say 10 or 12 ounces of romaine and spinach! I know that’s an enormous salad indeed but considering that I’m supposed to have that many greens just about every day anyway and I know I don’t get close to it. On average I get about 5 cups which is good but I can and will do a lot better because most of my caloric intake comes from fats and it’s just easier for me to incorporate fats in my large salads than anything else. I tend to overdo it with meat but when I eat salad I almost never put too much meat on it instead I use a good amount of olive oil and homemade dressings to help my fat macros pop! This week I’m making some homemade french dressing so I’m really excited about how that turns out because I really dig french dressing!

 

Lastly, I wanted to talk about research. Folks its so important that you take time out to do a little research on the type of exercise and diet you are doing. Now, this doesn’t mean you have to read a 700 page paper on weight loss and dietary fiber and such however it’s important that you understand what you’re doing to your body and why you’re doing it! Sometimes you may honestly be doing something because a friend told you or a blogger said to do it because it worked for them. There’s certainly nothing wrong with trying new things and finding out what works best for you. Just remember that you live in an age when information is so plentiful that you don’t have to just take one viewpoint as the bible for all your information! Do your research so you can feel confident that what your doing is the best thing for you to stick with. Consistency is the key here and most of us are not going to stick to something if we got talked into it by someone else. When you do your own research you find the approach that makes sense to you and you can also find ways to tailor your lifestyle to that particular idea. Keep feeding your mind and your body will thank you for it! Have a beast of a day and don’t forget to smile!

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Christmas Eve

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So this is Christmas eve and I would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and all of that good stuff! No gym till Tuesday so I have been spending this time like most of you, hanging with family and enjoying the festivities! I have been doing a lot of research lately because I have developed a bit of a problem. Since I began working out I have noticed that my appetite has gone thru the roof! Truthfully I never really accounted for what should have been an obvious situation, since I am starting to burn more calories I need to be aware that I may need a few more calories for fuel! I’m toying with the idea of bumping my calories up to 2500 daily to accommodate my new level of exertion. There needs to be a change because I feel like no matter how much I eat my body is not even getting close to full or satisfied and that just has not been the case since I started keto.

 

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On a second note, I was nominated for an award from a fellow blogger and I wanted to say that I feel really honored that someone would think of me for something like this. While I’m flattered I found that the way to go about receiving the honor was to basically shout out the blogger who nominated me and the person who originated the award. I think it’s fantastic to recognize others but I just don’t want folks to think I nominated them just to get my blog out there so I’m just not going to participate. However, I will absolutely from time to time recommending blogs that I follow to you guys because there are some amazing writers out there, including the amazing person that nominated me! Just wanted to touch on that a second!

 

O.k enough of that let’s get to the reason for my entry today. Today I would like to talk about balance. It’s so very important to give everything it’s proper place and not to gloss over important things that need to happen. Just because your dieting doesn’t mean you should isolate yourself from others. Or just because your spending time with the family doesn’t mean your health isn’t as important as it always is. Self-love is about finding out the person you are and the person you want to be and learning to be proud of that person. It’s also about not stopping at just one thing. I write this to say don’t stop having fun and enjoying life because you have become obsessed with a particular area of it! Don’t get it twisted obsession can be a good thing and not just the cologne.lol. It’s completely fine to be obsessed with your health as long as your just as passionate about your happiness or finances! Balance allows for victories in one area to carry us when we suck in another area! Maybe I should just say make sure that while you’re getting your things together you account for all things. I would hate for anyone to get to their goal weight and become super healthy only to have to get divorced or lose out on greatness in their lives that force them to become unhealthy again.

 

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Go laugh everybody. It’s just life and at the end of the day it’s yours and no one can live it for you! Happiness is more than a number on a scale, more than a new Range Rover(although I have my eye on one that will make my life perfect, just kidding) and it’s surely more than who likes you and if someone is talking ill of you. It’s about balance, about leaving things alone you love about your life and destroying those things that you don’t like. Now please don’t hurt nobody I’m not saying that at all, I’m simply saying you deserve success in all areas of your life, not just one or two!

 

That’s my soapbox for today! I love all of you very much and I wish you laughs till your side hurts, love till your overflowing and riches too numerous to count!

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Bacon Boats

 

Well, how is everyone doing on this glorious Friday? I pray that whatever you do and encounter today is peaceful and kind! You all please be careful as you travel the highway and byways this holiday weekend, It promises to be a busy one! lol.

 

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Moving right along this morning I was able to get my 3rd workout in this week at the gym! I’ll admit it wasn’t looking too good at first because I was dog tired and really didn’t want to get out of bed! I am so glad I did because I and the elliptical got along fine this morning! I’m so happy that we continue to grow in our relationship.lol. Today I was able to extend my cardio a little and get it all done at once instead of breaking up over the workout so that felt great! I did upper body strength training today after the cardio and I felt like I really pushed it a little more this morning!

 

Continuing down Alexx’s Keto Avenue, I was able to get keep my calories and macros on point yesterday which wasn’t easy. So many blogs I follow are posting such delicious food and stuff I have to remind myself not to look at certain blogs on an empty stomach! As you know I like to keep it super simple with my keto so I broke my fast with Bulletproof coffee, a green smoothie, and these awesome bacon boats! I tell ya, keto is so very depriving! Ha Ha!

 

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Sorry for the nasty looking smoothie res on my cup, it looks bad but tastes amazing!

 

lastly, I wanted to say that I’m very happy with the direction my weight loss journey is headed! The support and guidance I get from everyone has been overwhelming and makes the journey so much more worth it! Slowly I’m realizing that not everyone has people in their lives who support their efforts and dreams. That must be very difficult to deal with at times! Honestly, I couldn’t imagine doing this on my own and I’m certainly glad I have the support system I do. With that said, I wanted to let those of you who may feel down and out or those who feel like they need help and support to know that you are never alone. This blog is just words on my Chromebook put into sentences and horrible spelling, but my intention for it has a much bigger focus. I want any of you reading this to know that I am here if you need to be heard! If you need to talk meal prepping or exercise, about low carb choices or anything else please feel free to reach out to me. You don’t have to be alone in this if you don’t wish to be! It will be hard someday and trust me I realize that we all have different hurdles to jump but in the end, we can lean on each other for support. In my large gut, I honestly believe that we all have something to give that someone else desperately needs and it’s important that we make the effort in our own way. Lord knows I don’t have all the answers, tell the truth you may come to me and end up answering more questions then you ask, lol, but together we have the power to change our lives! Have a great weekend and thanks for reading my blog!

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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No gym today and I feel pretty good about it! I’m taking it slow and learning what works best for me. Today my post will be shorter than usual because I have a ton of work to do. I’m really very surprised at how good my body feels today. Last night I had a lot more calories than normal because my body just felt like an incinerator! I didn’t eat terribly unhealthy but man I had such hunger. I’m thinking it’s because of the workouts so I will have to maybe change some things around because going to the gym is not an option I have to go 3 times a week at the very least! No excuses!

 

Yesterday’s food was very simple as usual I just had a large and delicious salad and my favorite pizza on the planet, chicken crusted pepperoni pizza:

 

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I am a salad junky and I’m not afraid to admit it! If you’re interested in the low carb pizza recipe here ya go………Pizza yum!

If you’re eating a low carb diet you absolutely must try using pork rinds as your croutons! I really love the taste and they have no carbs yet a delicious crunch to your salad. I use sugar-free dressing when I can but yesterday I used my son’s real french dressing and I just took the hit on the carbs and sugar. of course I’ll be buying my dressing later today, I just didn’t want to run to the store for that 1 item!

Hey guys 1 thing I forgot to mention about the gym that was really cool was this new slide lock system for the machine weights! I’m not sure if it’s new or just new to me but I absolutely found it very easy to transition from light to heavyweight with just a flick of my finger! O.k I know that was out of nowhere but hey sometimes you gotta put stuff out there when it comes and it just popped into my brain.lol

 

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Just want to say welcome to some of the new people who have started following my blog I truly appreciate it! Have a fantastic day and don’t forget to smile, it really does make a difference!

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Alrighty Then

 

Happy Happy Wednesday to all of you! Today was day number 2 at the gym and let’s just say it went loads better than the first day did! The seated elliptical and I had a chat. I figured since we got off on the wrong foot yesterday I would use a little love and tenderness this time around. I needed to get to know my cardio buddy if I was to truly be one with the machine! So with that in mind, I hopped on the seat and off I went to cardio bliss. The machine sensing that we needed to bond decided to go up to 30 again without me even noticing until my legs started to burn. I took this as my chance to replace bitching with kindness and love and a little deductive reasoning. Surely the machine didn’t hate me, it was specifically build to be used the way I was attempting to use her. Further, this was a nice machine, a machine that truly deep down inside its core wanted to get me on the road to my cardio dreams! I wanted to open the lines of communication between us so I decided I would make the first move, I mean in any healthy relationship someone needs to take the lead. While I mulled over what to say to my elliptical I noticed something that caught my attention, I hadn’t noticed it before and as soon as the message was sent from my eyes to my brain and back I was instantly rejuvenated! It turns out that the machine doesn’t hate me at all, nor does it have a malfunction of any kind. it had been trying to communicate with me from the jump. It was saying. “I love you Alexx and I would be more than happy to cooperate with you if your overlapping ass would stop pressing down on the arrows on the seat!” And then it all made sense to me, because of my large body, when I ride the elliptical my butt touches the handle on both side of the seat where there happen to be controls for…. drum roll please!….. level increase or decrease! So I simply put my hands down to block my overage and boom, smooth sailing. It should come as no surprise that I did more cardio today since I didn’t have to do the hills of the bay area today and I’m thankful for that! Lesson learned. On a side note, I have a gym bag full of machine manuals for all the equipment in the gym so I’m good.lol. WOW!!!

 

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Alrighty then back to the diet! Ya boi did great yesterday with his eating and hit all his macros and calories! Fasting has become pretty much second nature now and as long as I keep somewhat busy I have to remind myself to eat my 2 meals a day. I’ve been having huge salads to break my fast and my lovely and beautiful fiance’ hooked me up with a shredded chicken salad that was absolutely amazing! I added some coconut oil and a little butter for healthy fats and it was on! Bulletproof coffee and my customary green smoothie rounded out my eating window very nicely!

 

Recently I’ve been reading a lot of peoples posts and I must say it’s truly amazing how strong and resilient people can be! Every time I get ready to open my mouth to bitch and moan I come across these people with extraordinary will and determination! The stories are just filled with pain and agony but met will such vigor and fight, that I am absolutely in awe of the human spirit! We always hear about all of the bad things that happen in this crazy world but time and time again I realize that there truly is more good than bad going on around us! We all have these blessing that floats around us that we tend to ignore because we get busy or we get upset however we all have things to truly be thankful for. Time is so very precious and I am learning to truly appreciate what others around me do! One thing we all have in common is the innate ability to love something, no matter what it is. It’s the best part of humanity to me.

Be Merry everyone and enjoy your day!

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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And So It Goes….

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So this morning was the first of many workouts at the new gym! Typically I’m extremely hard on myself for what I should be able to do versus what I actually do. This morning was a 2 a.m wake up call and I was nervous but ready! The gym attendant looked at me with a thankful smile when I walked in. That dude had been there since 10 p.m. last night and looked like he hadn’t seen a soul in hours.lol. He is a young kid I’d say college sophomore at the oldest and he seems very upbeat and happy about his job. The reason I mention this is because when I go someplace and the person working looks like he truly wants to be there it really helps the experience! Great start to the workout!

 

The very first thing I did was hit the sitting elliptical that I had been eyeing when I made my initial tour of the place. This thing looks great and super easy on the joints and such. As I climb on I noticed the machines were tightly pushed together to each other so I had to do a little furniture moving to get my butt on the machine. Once I began it seemed so awesome at first. As advertise the machine was very easy on my joints and knees and I was coasting along until my machine decided to switch levels on me! It went from the first level to like 30 on me and my legs started feeling like I was walking up those huge hills in San Francisco. While I desperately tried to adjust the level my legs were absolutely screaming! The damn level wouldn’t change back down to 1 so I was a hurting unit for a few seconds. And I mean just a few because the total time I had been on the machine was like 2 minutes tops! I’m not sure if I was operating the machine right or if I wasn’t going fast enough for the machines liking so we parted ways until next time. The score: Gym 1, Alexx 0

 

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I was determined to get some cardio in so I tried the standing elliptical this time. Now I believe that this machine had seen the difficulty I had with the last one and it welcomed me with open arms. I was able to get another 2 minutes or so to warm my legs up before lifting. My plan is to build my cardio up to about 30 mins a day and then just intensify my cardio as I go. Man, I think when it was all said and done I may have gotten 8 minutes of total cardio this morning yall! I mean damn it was rough. You don’t know how lazy and out of shape you are until you workout I guess, thus is why I’m doing this in the first place. So while I was able to do this machine, I was so out of breath that the as I left the cardio area I swear I heard the other machines laughing at me.lol.

 

Now with the strength training, I was able to do 4 exercises rather easily and without much discomfort! I plan to add as I go. Strenght training is definitely more in my wheelhouse but it’s pretty easy with the machines as opposed to free weights. With the machines your seated for most of the workout so while you build you chill. My goal was to make sure I didn’t give myself too much time in between reps. I did 3 sets of 10 and it was fairly easy. Honestly, I could have pushed for more weight but again the first day I wanted to see where I was. Gym:1 Alexx:1. Ha!

 

Now that I’m done with the first workout I’m not sure how I feel about it. I know for sure I will be making this a habit! No doubt about that, however part of me feels like I could have pushed a little harder and done a little bit more. There’s always tomorrow I figure but I hate the feeling of knowing I have so far to go. Which is really crazy because at the same time I absolutely love that I have so far to go. I brought no music to the gym and tunes always motivates me in the gym. This week I’m concentrating on forming my routine. Once I get my routine down I will most definitely use my music to help with doing better in the cardio area! It’s all a process and while my performance sucked today, I’m very optimistic about my future gains and accomplishments!

 

On the eating front, I’m happy to report that I had about 50g of carbs yesterday and was just 75 calories over my 2k for the day. I have been fooling around with my diet to increase vegetable consumption and decrease my meat eating. It’s hard for me to get my 7 cups a day of leafy green veggies without taking those calories from somewhere and so meat must be reduced. My salad game is proper yall so I’ll be able to up my greens no problem at all. As far as fasted workouts go I felt great, although I can honestly say that maybe I will need a shake or something for my pre-workout if my cardio doesn’t improve!

 

Honestly, folks, I have to say I’m very proud of myself for taking the first step and keeping this promise to myself to be healthier for years to come. I know that consistency is key to my overall health and well being! I refuse to give up!

 

Thank you so much for reading this and for supporting me. There are so many of you who have said some wonderful things to support me and I am truly thankful! Go enjoy your life homies, have a fantastic day!

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Blast Off

 

Saturday we celebrated Christmas at my fiance’s sister house. This is the place that we always share seasonal get-togethers. It’s always great to see the new babies in the family as well as the progress of the unit overall. Great times were had as we opened presents played delightful games such as Dirty Santa and the plastic wrap game. There were the usual kids crying, adults talking about how old they are getting and how beautiful the decorations are and such. It was certainly a blessing!

 

As for me, I did exceptionally well with my eating! I didn’t have any carbs and I only took one bite of a pie but it was a sugar-free coconut my sister wanted me to try and it was really tasty. This was a major victory for me because I love all the stuffing and mash potatoes that accompany a traditional holiday feast. The only beverage I had was water and to my surprise, I didn’t feel like I was missing out or anything at all. Everything looked delicious and I wouldn’t have been upset at myself if I would have had a few bites here and there but that was contrary to what I had set out to do. I had survived the dinner and I felt great.

 

Sunday was my day to relax and actually consume more carbs. I pretty much replaced all the calories I previously avoided the day before. lol. The only thing is I had regular pizza with thin crust and candy because it had been a long time since I have had either. Well, let me tell you my body is just not o.k with bad foods anymore at all. The response from my body was evident and I was going back and forth to the men’s room so much I felt like a Yo-Yo! Then last night I had that heartburn is coming type feeling in my esophagus and honestly I may have drunk like half a gallon of water in an hour! lesson learned I guess. One of the wonderful things about all that happened yesterday is that I’ve realized that I am no longer a junk food eater. My body simply has found a better way to consume foods and refuses to go back to eating too many empty and unhealthy options and that’s such an amazing feeling. To know that my body has adapted to my new and lifelong healthy eating regiment brings me great joy!

 

Tomorrow morning around 2:30 or so I start the next phase of my attack on my fat and that’s the gym! The first of 3 workouts this week will probably be more of a feeling out period and an examination of where I stand in regards to stamina. I’ll be doing Cardio before and after the workout just to be safe and keep my body burning calories at a steady rate. I will also be doing fasted workouts to help me feel like I’m burning more stored fat. The science, to me is still a little shaky about fasted workouts but I know that it’s easier for me to workout on an empty stomach anyway. I have to say I feel really amazing on my journey right now! It’s like I can feel the momentum building like friction on a carpet and my excess fat is about to get blasted off.lol

I hope and pray you all are enjoying both your holidays as well as your health!  Have a fabulous day and thanks for reading!

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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