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518!

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That’s right homies after a very big and emotional 10-day tour I’m back and feeling amazing! My trip was everything I thought it would be and then an extra bag of chips homie! I drove from Kentucky to Cali and back again so ya boi been going and going! Let’s get it homies!

As the title says I’m 518 which means if you follow my blog I lost 6 pounds while I was on tha get back tour which is incredible with all the driving and stuff I did, I mean I did travel alone so there’s that! I pre-made some meals so that I could keep it keto and I did for the most part. I did a little walking and beach strolling so maybe that helped in the fat loss but I think it was just the truly life-altering circumstances surrounding my trip! Not only did I lose weight but I feel more motivated than ever to get healthier and healthier!

I’m back in the gym Monday with a hard lift because I didn’t pick up one damn weight while I was traveling and that’s a shame but hey it happens I guess. My plan is to slowly start changing my routine like I said I would when I got back. I’ll be trying some different exercises and muscle groups as well as getting some outdoor cardio at the park and other places! This month I will be doing a pushup challenge so hit me up if you want in and I will also be doing some dynamic stretching and trying my hand at yoga for big boys I call it.lol. I will break my workout down better when I get it all finished and settled!

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My diet has been really steady considering all the travel. Don’t get me wrong I had a few fast food stops but I never ate too many calories and I certainly kept my keto on high alert! The biggest thing I had was maybe too much wine at my mom’s house but hey it was delicious and I’ll probably do that every time I go visit her so it’s all good.lol. My stepdad Charles put some really great food together and I ate like a king, I’m so very grateful! Now that I’m right back to fasting and eating 2 meals daily, I have been missing my bulletproof coffee very much! I’ve been eating so much snack food being on the road so much that now that I’m back I need to get back to my routine, I have a lot more work to do yall! Sorry, I didn’t blog but I’m back and I will be providing more and more posts!

It’s 3 in the morning so I’m going to end here and get some rest but I have missed you all very much!

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Posted by on April 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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THA GET BACK!!

Well, Well, Wellllll! I’m finally back from my little journey and I must say I am happy to be back but super blessed to have had a chance to take this life-changing trip! Typically my blog is very basic, I start with an intro than my gym time, about how I ate and then I usually wrap up with something inspirational or motivating. I’m not sure how this will go but I have a feeling that it may change the whole scope of this post as well as future blog posts. The reason I say that is because this past 10 days I have truly been on a fantastic journey that I named the Get Back Tour pt 1. This tour took me on a road trip across the country to spend time and reestablish the strong bond that my children and I have. It also allowed me to get back to being with my mother who is by far one of the most amazing people in the world! So here goes nothing!

I’ll try not to get too personal but let’s just say that this trip was very emotional. I knew it would be because with my kids living on one coast and me on the other it is very difficult sometimes to keep our bond tight. It’s one thing to talk or text but the one thing kids need from their father is time! The time thing is so important because it shapes their young minds and expectations down the road. Time spent with dad is so very vital and if it is not applied properly than disaster can happen! Fortunate for me my youngest son Marcus is a damn gangster and he was so very instrumental in keeping the lines of communication open! Without him, I honestly don’t know how I would have ever been able to stay aware of every move and action on a daily bases. He is an amazing young man that will always be my superman because if anyone can handle every storm and come out the champion it’s Marcus! He was and is the glue that holds this weird and often disconnected family together for me. He is one of those kids that don’t talk often but when they do it’s usually some profound stuff! I have 6 kids in all, 4 that are my biological kids and the two that I have the honor to have thru my fiance but that’s another story for another time!

When I divorced my ex-wife I moved from Seattle to Owensboro, ky and started to put my life back together, A move that was supposed to be temporary has morphed to 8 years of residency in the Commonwealth. My oldest son Latrell still lives in Seattle while the rest of the kids moved to Anaheim, California. Their mother got her dream job of working at Disneyland so off they went. During my years in Kentucky, I didn’t get to see the kids as often as I would have liked and that started opening up a gap that still rests smack in the middle of my kids and I relationship! That gap became a boulder as the distance represented more than just miles apart but pain, anguish, and anger that started to ruin what has always been a close bond between my kids and me. I called and I visited but I was far from a father I was miserable with myself and while trying to figure myself out I wasn’t the father I was from the time they all were born till the night I moved. I went from changing all my kids first diapers and being their only source of well being to being a distant and absent sperm donor! I have always loved and cared very deeply for my kids but I was selfish in every sense of the word because my feeling became more important than their need for a father. The results of that painful truth only proved to hurt me millions of times more than it hurt them. Even though it was more devastating to them then I would only recently come to imagine.

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I could go into the relationship I had with my old man and the things that I felt like I endured and certainly, some of it was pretty messed up. The truth is it would not excuse nor rightfully represent the cause and effects of my decision to leave. The truth is when I left my Ex in a way I left my kids and while I was trying to stop being miserable and disappointed with my life and do something about it I left my kids emotionally and physically in that attempt. My life hasn’t been perfect and I’ve been through a few things but it’s nobody’s fault but mine, I made the decisions I made. I made a choice and when I made it I didn’t do the most important thing a father should always do: Put your kids needs first! It wasn’t their fault I was miserable and I made the wrong choice in my marriage and it wasn’t their fault that I was miserable and unhappy. The pursuit of happiness does not exclude anyone from their responsibilities as a parent, no one! I made a decision to be happy because happiness is a decision but I went about it the wrong way and I paid the price. I lost the most precise thing that God has given any of us and that’s the precious gift of time at the moment! I will never get those years back and neither will my wonderful and amazing kids! That’s on me no matter what my reasons or how many attempts I made to stay close! Drifting isn’t an option for parenting and I was about to crash!

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The get back, let’s just say that nothing in life is easy but when you have people around you who make you better and hold you to a higher standard you start to know better and when you know better then you should do better! My children have given me the one thing that everyone in this world needs and that’s a second chance! Not a chance to get back what I lost, it’s bigger than that, they gave me a chance to realize that their love is unconditional! It won’t fade and it lasts forever and ever! That type of love is so very rare but so very powerful because when something won’t break no matter it forces you to reexamine yourself and what’s really important in life. My unconditional love was broken not done away with and when it woke up it realized the error of its ways! My love started to manifest itself in the form of being a better man, a better father, and a better human being! Now, I am Change! I changed the way I see myself, I changed the way I represent myself and most important I changed the way I showed love to my family! I am nowhere near perfect but I know god and I believe that his work and his will are perfect and by his grace, I was given this GET BACK!

Back to fatherhood

Back to responsibility

Back to being of service in my kids lives the proper way and not just the monetary way

Back to unconditional love

Back to life, because my life truly means little to nothing without my family and friends

I know better and when you know better you should do better!

Now that I know better watch me do better!

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Latrell 22

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Nate 21

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Destini 16, Big Marcus 18, Yours truly acting foolish at 44.

I had an amazing time on this trip but it’s only the beginning because my oldest wasn’t apart of this round but he is the first stop in a few months when I head back up to the Northwest and get back to our unconditional love! I am truly blessed to be able to have it all, a great woman, great parents and amazing children who motivate me more than anything on this planet! We got the band back together and this time we will never ever stop touring! This is a new day and I’m thankful for every sunrise!

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So we kicked it hard on this Get Back Tour! I started off hanging out with mom and dad as they settle into retirement and I ended with fun in the sun with my young ones! How real is that?!!! I’m lucky and I’m blessed and I will never take another moment of time for granted again as long as I live. my kids have shown me the way and now I am humbled by their gift. The gift of access to their lives because no one could blame them for excluding me but they have shown the opposite and that trumps everything else! Don’t get me wrong I have always loved my kids and taken care of their needs and made my location known to them but that was half ass, not good enough. I don’t want to be a good father I want to be the best damn father to ever walk this earth’s surface! It’s what my children deserve and it’s what my Grandmother would have expected of me! Rest easy up there momma your grandson got his mind right and he misses you more and more every damn day!

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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524 Part 2

Screenshot_20180416-055051.jpgSo this morning I hopped on the scale for my last weigh in before I leave this week and I was exactly the same as last week. Initially, I was a little upset about it from the standpoint that I want to be going down every single week but sometimes that’s just not going to happen. The wonderful thing is I didn’t gain any weight and it’s Monday so I get another week to keep pushing and striving for better! All we can ever ask for in this life is a chance and that’s what Monday represents to me! It’s going to be a great day and a fantastic week because we are all blessed and worthy! Let’s get it!

 

Normally I don’t hit the gym on Sunday but because of the trip, I went in twice yesterday to get some cardio and also some lifting done. Today I have a lot of packing and sorting things out and I may need to take today off and get a really intense workout Tuesday and then call it good till I leave. My body feels great after yesterdays chest workout and all things considered I’m very proud of myself for finding ways to keep my routine up while getting all this stuff ready to go. There will always be reasons why we can’t do something if we let it but if that true than the opposite is also true, that is that there is always a way to GET things done if we make it a priority! My health goals are certainly number 1 on the list and that’s why I intend to keep going even when I’m traveling around this week. I’m going to incorporate my resistance bands on this trip so I can get some resistance training if the gym at the hotel doesn’t have much! There’s always a way, right?

 

My diet has been wonderful this week with tons of variety and delicious macro friendly foods that are still very much Keto. Today I will break my 36 hours of fasting with some baked chicken and either a green smoothie or a side of veggies I haven’t totally decided yet, but I do know there will be coffee for sure! Tonight I’m thinking about some steak or lamb for dinner with the family but again I can’t seem to make up my mind what I want. This week I have focused on keeping my carbs under 50 and also drinking a ton more water. It seems like when I get one thing down pat then something else I’m doing slacks a little and I have to continue to get better and better because again I realize my goals are out of this world and somewhat unrealistic by conventional standards. My whole way of eating has changed and not only am I eating primarily whole foods but I’m loving all of the variety in my diet. Laziness is the only reason why this way of eating could get boring because sometimes I don’t want to cook and want to simply toss something in the microwave. That perfectly fine every now and then but I want to continue to take my eating and my relationship with food seriously and I can’t do that if I don’t work at it.

 

I try to always be honest when I’m blogging which is not one of my strong suits.lol. 524 is just too big to be safe for me. I’m not knocking anyone else who is my size and content with it but I am not. The truth is I do get upset and pissed about working hard and not always getting the desired effects that’s just real. Just because I know common sense doesn’t mean I don’t get disappointed when things don’t work out the way in which I planned them. I understand I have been stressing about getting ready for this trip, I also know that thinking too much and overanalyzing things can cause Cortisol levels to rise in my body and stall fat loss. Then there’s the fact that weight fluctuates all the time and for that very reason some people have an unhealthy relationship with the scale, it becomes a toxic relationship and I know all that as well. I’m allowed to be disappointed from time to time and still remember what the end game is. I’m blessed beyond measure and I have been given far too many things from god above in this lifetime that I did not deserve! Just simply by grace and I always fall back on this truth when I’m hurt or upset. I am thankful that the diet of my life has not killed me already and that greater men than me have not lived past 44 with all this type of weight and belly fat.lol.

No matter how long or how many ups and downs I go thru I have made a commitment to myself to live a more healthy life and I aim to keep that commitment. Every day won’t be easy but every one I see will be a blessing! I absolutely love my life and while it’s not perfect it’s perfect for me. This year of my life is shaping up to be one of the most important most impactful years of my life and I am overwhelmed with humility and thankfulness!

My promise to those of you who read my blog is to be available and helpful in any way I can to help you achieve your goals! I will never give up on myself, my family and loved ones and I will always try to both inspire and praise those around me! I love you all very much and I wish you a happy and healthy Monday morning yall!

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Posted by on April 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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SundayFit

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Good morning everyone and happy Sunday to you and yours! It’s a very rainy and cloudy morning here but the birds are out and chirping so hopefully that means there are great skies ahead! I’ve been a little absent this week and I apologize I have just been getting ready for my road trip to Cali Thursday and I had a lot of loose ends to tie up before I could feel comfy leaving! I already know you all have been killing your goals and chasing your dreams because you guys are amazing! So let’s get into it!

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Today I hit the gym to do some low-intensity steady state cardio or L.I.S.S. for short. Normally I do the stairs but I have been trying to give my knees a break because of all the flights plus doing squats daily! They were getting sore and I want to make sure I am up for walking around with the kids when I get to the Westcoast. This week I was able to get all 4 lifts in and also some cardio, even though I haven’t been blogging as much the drive is still sharp and better than ever! later tonight I’ll go back to the gym for round two so that I can lift and do more cardio. I’ll be driving a few days so I need to get a head start on my workouts so that when I get to the hotel I’ll be right on track with my routine! This trip isn’t really about sightseeing and stuff as much as it is spending quality time with my kids and a beautiful change of venue. There is a nice gym at my hotel in Cali so I will be making sure I do my best to get something done even if it’s just a short something.lol. My last workout here will probably be Tuesday and then I’ll start resting and getting ready to drive!

 

We have been all about our diet this past week for real! Not just keeping it low carb and keto but also coming up with some tasty meals to keep our stomachs interested. I have been keeping my carbs down below 50 while lowering my fats a little to help burn more fat and stay full longer. We have switched to doing shopping a month in advance so it has really helped to prepare some large dishes and freeze them for later. I’m definitely taking my food with me when I go on my trip, I’ve come too far and worked too hard to let a road trip get me going backward. I know that I will indulge a little but no more than I do when I’m home and I have a small cheat. I’m loading up my cooler and bags with Keto cool snacks while I am away and don’t plan on getting any gas station stuff with the exception of black coffee or tea. I’m going to leave a few pictures of some food we have been having lately, it’s not fancy but very delicious and simple which is the whole point! Click pic for names:

 

Today I am in the middle of a 36 hour fast with only having coffee and a little broth if I get hungry. When I did it last week it felt pretty easy and I want to try to do a couple of these fasts to mix up my regular 18 daily fasts. The whole point is to keep wielding control over my true hunger and get to a point that I’m more and more insulin sensitive as well as Leptin sensitive. This whole process has really helped me distinguish between hunger and thirst as well as taking full control over my eating habits. I honestly will not be doing fasts longer than 36 hours unless I’m instructed by a doctor, I feel the benefits of a fast this long are sufficient and as long as it doesn’t get stressful I’ll keep using it!

 

That’s about all I have today but I plan on taking my computer with me while I’m tripping so I will certainly be blogging, plus I don’t leave till Thursday at midnight so I’ll be blogging before I leave. I’m still here and available if anyone needs any help or encouragement, that will never change! have a fabulous Sunday homie!

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Posted by on April 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Lift Comp!

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Hey homies how’s it going? I’m writing this a little late because my workout and fasting have changed a little bit so I didn’t get up in time to write early. I have really been working on my sleep because I know I need to focus on getting better sleep! Anyway, I am writing now to say happy hump day for you and yours and let’s have a wonderful rest of the week! Of course, I am going to update yall on what I’ve been doing!

 

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I never workout at the gym on Wednesday and I’m glad I don’t because it was super busy.lol. The people at my gym are really nice and helpful but there are just so many people doing so many different machines you feel like just turning back and going home! Of course, you know I didn’t do that I was actually motivated by all the people and I had one of the best workouts I have ever had! I mean my back was killing me but in a good way and I swear me and this 70-year-old lady have issues because every time I did an exercise she did it. I mean movement for movement and I really got into a heated lift off against a senior citizen and honestly, I’m not sure I won! What I do know is that woman is a beast and if I’m like her when I’m that age then I will be super happy! Tomorrow I have chest again and then I have to do some makeup cardio I missed yesterday! I’ll be on my regular schedule tomorrow and I think I will be feeling a little better not having a liftoff.lol.

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Listen I have noticed that I have a secret weapon if I miss the gym because sometimes your schedule just doesn’t allow me to hit the gym. That weapon is fasting! So this whole fasting thing has been the single most powerful tool I have found in my fat loss journey even more than Keto. Although I didn’t workout yesterday I extended my fast from 18 hours to 24 hours! This allowed my body to do what it was designed to do which is to clean my insides like a pit crew and get me running at optimum level! Fasting has allowed me to feel in control of my eating problem and it has truly been the key to any success I have had so far! Simply put when your body has no food after digestion it begins to operate all your interior organs with stored fat! Man, are you serious? I’m sure tons of you knew that but not me and now that I know I will continue to use intermittent fasting as a tool to achieve my ultimate health. If you all get time please ask or google fasting and do some research it really is eye-opening!

 

On the diet front, I broke my fast with some wings from Longhorn and a delicious sweet kale salad! If you know me you know I really dig this place so it’s no surprised I ordered some for today and for my dinner tonight! I may be single-handedly keeping them in business and at the very least I know they have had to order more poultry! It’s really amazing thank goodness it’s low carb I would be in real trouble! We have been playing around with some fun quick food choices and I have a few pictures so yall can see. Don’t let your diet get too boring or overwhelming just relax and buy things that will allow you to keep to whatever way you plan to eat to crush your goals!

 

That’s all I have for today I apologize but I’m going to Cali next week and I have been getting ready to roll so my mind has been so focused on the trip that I haven’t been as consistent as I would like! I’ll make a better effort I promise. Have an amazing day today and enjoy the rest of the week because ready or not it’s coming.lol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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524

Good morning everyone and welcome to another Monday morning! I’m excited to be here this morning and I hope that you all had a great weekend and didn’t party too big.lol. My weekend was great the kids came back from their spring break and today they go back to school. I really missed them around the house so I’m super glad that they are home safe and sound! Yo, grab some coffee and sit back and let’s get into it this fine morning!

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Today was the weigh-in and as you can tell by the title I’m 524 which is 5 pounds down from last week! Honestly, I know exactly how my body did it this week! First, I got a ton more rest and I lowered my carbs a little and the funny thing is it just took a little tweaking. Now, it helps that I didn’t have a damn dozen donuts this week like I did the week before so that surely helped! Second I think it helped that along with my normal 18 hours a day fast I did a 35 hour fast between Saturday night and this morning. It’s really the first time I have ever fasted that long on purpose and I would never ever go past 48 hours. I can’t front I really feel really good and not too hungry at all, I had plenty of water and I had a cup of broth last night and that’s it and I think that really helped! I was able to still do my heavy cardio session Sunday with no problem at all!

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Well, you all know that I’ll be hitting the gym today at about 1 p.m. to work my chest and triceps. I’m sure that the gym will be packed today because of school being back in session and kids are out of their parent’s hair. I’m all for it and I love seeing all my homies back in the gym and hitting the weights! Lately, I have been having some shoulder pain so I’ll be careful not to push it too hard today but still get a good tough workout! I’m not sure at all how long I will be able to keep this same routine because I can feel my muscles saying let’s change it up a bit.lol. I’m getting so very comfortable and I don’t want to get too comfy because I know that I will just get bored and not stimulate muscle definition. Again I don’t necessarily want to grow muscle yet I’m more trying to tone the muscles that I have and burn the fat around them so that I can be healthier first. Then I will be trying to add muscle later. That’s the plan!

My diet is doing great and I really am in a great space right now. My approach lately has been really about getting enough protein and lowering my total carbs but dialing back my fat calories. I’m still doing a higher fat just bringing the amounts down so that I can burn more of my stored fat than adding fat from the outside. I love Keto because it really does allow for a ton of flexibility with your macros depending on what the goal is! If anyone ever has any questions about macros feel free to ask. Today I will be following my workout with a large salad! I truly have mixed my large salad bowls so I will be eating a slightly smaller one but still gonna to crush it! I laid out some of that grass-fed meat for dinner with the family tonight and I am still figuring out exactly what I plan to make so stay tuned.lol

I haven’t said this enough so I will extend it now, I realize that eating low carb is not easy and certainly Keto is even more extreme than that! I am here to help if anyone ever has any questions or concerns that need to be addressed. Sometimes all it takes is a little information and then we get to go out and explore all types of ways to get our health and fitness together. It’s always about your goals and your vision and yours and mine may be different for sure but one thing that remains the same is that the more we know the more educated decisions we make about how we live our lives!  You have the power to change, If an obese, damn near 600-pound 44-year-old man can change after years of eating horribly than so can you! Actually, he is getting closer to the 500 mark which is still much too damn big but it’s smaller than I was right?

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Posted by on April 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

BluePrint

Screenshot_20180406-104937.jpgGood morning homies and it looks like we all made it back to Friday and it’s going to be a beautiful day! I woke up to birds singing and coffee brewing so I’m already blessed and happy! April will be your best month yet homies because I believe the best is always forward and never backward! The goals you set for April should be big and bold and they should scare you a little bit because growth is both rewarding and scary! No matter what this life has been waiting for you to put your best foot forward and reach for that mountaintop so don’t wait any longer, let this month, this day be the time you start your climb to greatness!

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As for me, I had an awesome week so far with the gym and I’m right on schedule with all my workouts and everything! The biggest thing I need to work on is mixing up my routine in a timely fashion so that my body doesn’t get so used to the workout and start to slow down my fat loss! Right now I use cardio and strength training for fat loss with an eye on the future where I can start lifting heavier and doing more complex routines like squats and deadlifts with weights! For now, it’s all about volume and slowly moving up my weights until I get to a point that I can start building some muscle. I can honestly say that I love the gym because it’s another tool in the fat loss bag! It’s not even close to the most important one but it’s extremely beneficial for my mental clarity! Strength training doesn’t have to be back-breaking and there’s no need to scream at the top of your lungs while you are performing it. It can be relaxing and soothing and help you get lost in your soul’s progression and that why I really like going to my gym!

 

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My diet and the most important tool in my fat loss journey second to god that is has really has taken on a shape of its own! The idea that I can control what I consume and how I consume it is very new to me but extremely gratifying! At this stage in my life, I am nourishing my body with healthy whole foods that come from safe and reliable sources. The difference in taste and flavor is amazing when you start to truly eat foods that are less processed. Meat is so much more flavorful and veggies are so much tastier and nutrient dense that I actually enjoy the process of selecting my diet. Again a diet is not a fad it’s a lifestyle and your diet must be something that you are constantly aware of just like anything else. It’s important to find meals you truly love because I can’t eat anything on a regular base that I hate the taste of, it’s just not me! Take it from an obese brutha there are foods out there and meals that are really great tasting that is also extremely beneficial to your goals for your health. We just have to search and seek out the information for ourselves.It’s our sole responsibility to do our own research and find out what will work for us and no one else’s. If you rely on other’s to do your research you are placing your faith in whatever they have learned and their opinion of what they have found. What stinks is that even if it did work for them it may not work for you so dig deep and find what you need for yourself and then get some opinions and views so that you have a better education on what you are consuming! You are worth the time and effort it takes to do this, it’s your body, your life and you are capable of taking control!

 

I truly have been blessed by the amount of you who take time to help me along this journey and I will continue to praise you and be thankful! I love and care about each and every single person that crosses my path and I am a  better man because of all of you! Have a great weekend!

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Posted by on April 6, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Time Waits For No Man

Screenshot_20180405-210101.jpgSo I apologize for blogging so late but it’s been a long fun day today. We did a little grocery shopping and running errands today, add to that a trip to the gym and it was a full morning! I hope you all had a fabulous Thursday, my favorite day of the week and you all know what tomorrow is so I’m sure everyone is excited tonight! The weekend is just around the corner and the weather has gotten it’s act together just about in time for it thank goodness!

 

You know I had to hit the gym today because that’s what I do on Thursdays so I went in and did my chest and tricep workout. I must admit because I was pressed for time I didn’t get as hard of a workout as I probably should have but I still went. There’s this lady who always does the stationary bike and she is fantastic in her fitness, she said hi and gave me that unspoken nod that she was both proud and surprised that I’m still working out. She isn’t rude it’s just most people who got a new membership or a trial in January have kinda faded away and I think she thought I would too. I can’t blame her for someone like her who has stayed committed for so long it must get a little irritating to have people fill up the gym every year for a few months then clear out.lol. We all had a good workout and it seems like today was a normal day at the gym with the weather back to normal! I’ll be back tomorrow for my back routine and then the weekend cardio so I’m still getting it in!

 

The diet has been a ton of fun because of this new grass-fed box of meat I got! I have been cooking all kinds of stuff and tonight was no different. I’ll post a picture of the steak kabob I marinated in my keto friendly french dressing, it was really delicious and I almost felt guilty eating all of it. I said almost because it was so very good I couldn’t nor did I want to spare any pieces for the family tonight. I had the night to myself so I got all the meat but I assure you all that I did not go over my calories or my protein goal at all! That meat was certainly delicious and because I’m leaning towards a diet of more meat it certainly did the trick! Earlier before the steak, I had the pleasure of baking some wings for lunch and they were fabulous! My eating window was from 2 to about 6 so I was able to enjoy all the food I needed but because my feeding window was so small there was no way to go over my caloric intake! I.F. is a great tool if you are trying to cut calories or if you are trying to control hunger because you allow your body to get really hungry so that when you do eat you can go ahead and have a hearty portion of food as long as it’s the foods you have selected for your way of eating!

 

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Today I was talking to my fiance’ about life and stuff and we stumbled upon the topic of her job and the long term. I won’t go into the specifics but I will say this if you love the person your with and you see that the job they work is causing them real serious stress and all then you need to let them know you support them leaving that job! Life is short and it’s certainly too important to wake up and go do what it is you hate to do every single day. I’m not talking about a bad day or 2 we all have those but if you find that you are literally talking yourself into going to work on a regular bases and you have to drag yourself kicking and screaming every single day then you should find another place to work! My fiance’ loves her job but I just hope that she understands that if it ever gets to the point of absolute misery I will certainly help her pull the damn plug. It makes zero cents to eat healthy, go to the gym and give all you have and then get showered and go to a place that you spend more time than any other and do something that is slowly killing you! Trust me homies stress will kick your ass and put you in an early grave faster than any gun, cancer stick or cheeseburger on earth! That’s just my 2 cents yall!

I love you all very much tonight as much as every night, take care of yourselves and the ones you love with all your strength, Peace!!

 

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Posted by on April 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

It’s The Lamb

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Well, it’s another Wednesday and we are halfway thru the week already yall! Today will be a great day and you will have all the love and prosperity you need today! We had a few severe storms go thru here last night but because of his grace and mercy we didn’t lose power or have any damage that we know of! If any of you had crazy weather I hope that today you wake up with the same blessing! As I start this blog post I want you all to know I am filled with joy because I have such cool and thoughtful homies that care and bless me every day so thank you all in advance! Let’s get into it!

 

Yesterday I did my lifting with a full gym! I guess everyone came out of hiding and we are back to our normal volumes for now. I mean there are still fewer people than at the beginning of the year but I’m sure that’s typical as New Year’s resolutions die off and people get back to their normal lives! I really pushed it yesterday with my back and biceps and because it was a fasted workout I felt amazing! when you workout on an empty tummy it feels like you are burning a ton more calories even though the science just isn’t there to really support it is better than if you ate a snack first. I use fasted workouts a lot more now that I have gotten more and more comfy with fasting for longer periods! Today is a no gym day but because my girl is off work after I do my squats and lower body work we may go swimming tonight! I did 40 flights of my stairs this morning which is 5 more than last week so I’m super pumped about that even though those bad boys hurt.lol. To be honest, I have been focusing on getting more and more active minutes even if it’s not a workout day, which I only get 1 day off a week right now anyway! Gotta get after these damn goals!

 

The diet is coming along beautifully! The Moink box I ordered with the grass-fed organic meats had ground lamb and I used it to make meatballs and they came out amazing! We made a few deviled eggs to go along with them and had a very hearty dinner! Of course, I have included a picture and with the lamb, you really can taste the difference! Hopefully, I will taste the difference with all the other meats as well, If so I will definitely order again! For dinner, we had leftover teriyaki chicken from panda express and it was delicious! It was our very first time eating at panda express and while I’m not a huge fan of the fried rice or noodles the chicken was absolutely amazing! I was nowhere near my calories for the day and my carbs stayed well below 50. For the remainder of the week, I’ll probably be doing more of the carnivore eating just to activate some extra fat loss! It really is fun when you find different things to eat that you never knew you would like because I really only like eggs when they are deviled or hardboiled so I consume a ton of eggs now!

Before I go I wanted to give you guys a picture of 2 of the lettuce plants from way back that I planted because I am really very proud of how nicely they have grown! Have a fabulous day and I will be blogging for the rest of the week I promise, it’s just when my girl is home I am so excited to spend time with her that I just forget everything else.lol.

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Posted by on April 4, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Good morning everyone and welcome to another glorious Monday morning and I’m so very thankful for another day to wake up with a purpose! Life is good and I wish all of you a productive and awesome start to the week! Last week doesn’t matter this week yall so whatever happened is in the past and what’s ahead is all that matters now! I hope you got your morning cup of magic and you have a huge smile on your face because you deserve both!

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Sunday I really put in lots of work! I didn’t go to the gym but I did 35 flights of stairs, 200 squats and my lower body workout that I love! It was Easter but I had an empty house later in the day and absolutely no excuse not to workout so I just did it! My Fitbit was all lit up green except for one area and I was just too worn out to even go anymore so I just accepted the reading.lol. The stairs are really helping my cardio and now that I have started to do them twice a week it has really started to show in my leg muscles! I’ll probably start doing my lower body workout along with stairs all the time from now on, we didn’t get to swim last week so it really carried me in the cardio department! My goal for April is to continue to workout with weights 4 times a week and do cardio 3 times a week. It’s working out really well right now and I figure I won’t have to change my routine until around June. That’s when I’ll be doing all new machines and probably starting more of the free weights. I feel stronger and more active now than I have in a long time and while I have a long way to go the process has been really fun!

 

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As you all know my scale said I gained like 7 pounds this last Wednesday and I was really frustrated but I knew that I had a really crappy day eating Monday night and I was going to be carrying a ton of water weight from that binge on donuts! Today I am thrilled to report I am 529 as of this morning which means in the grand scheme of things I only lost a pound this week but to me, it’s so much more than that! The mental battle I faced this week proved that I have a long way to go but that I have come so very far. Let’s face it I ate really shitty and it’s nobody’s fault but my own but I was able to not miss any workouts this week! I was able to eat below my caloric intake this week and on top of it all, I ended in the negative in a week in which I  made a huge mistake with my eating! I’m an addict remember and while I’m aware it’s not scientifically possible to gain 7 pounds overnight I know some of that weight gain was real because I battled my ass off this week to get back to good! The truth is I have a hell of a reaction to sugar and refined carbohydrates and for me, 1 night of going crazy means a lot worse for me than someone else who doesn’t react to them as bad! This tells me that I need to have cheat meals here and there but not just go crazy with certain types of foods. I know what healthy cheat meals look like and I certainly know the difference between a few donuts and a dozen ya know? I really feel great this morning because I did my best and that’s all I can do!

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Since I’m going to Cali in 3 weeks I really will be stepping up my game a little bit in the next few weeks! The all meat thing I was doing may get another chance this week just to jumpstart my fat loss again, it’s not a lifestyle for me but I will certainly use it if I need to get results! I need to be able to hang with my kids while I’m there and not be so worn out that I can’t enjoy myself. This trip is so important to me on so many levels because it just makes me that much better. My kids, my family they really keep me focused on my blessings and why I have no choice but to be grateful because my blessings truly overflow my insides! I am the luckiest man on the planet to have the people I have in my life!

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That’s it for today sorry this is so long usually I do it short and sweet and I’m out but I had a hell of a week and I am thankful that I bounced back! You all have shown me that the power of many can change my life and I really am thankful! The amount of love and support you all give is insane and I am very thankful to all of you! I realize that you don’t have to care and you don’t have to be supportive but you do it anyway because you know it helps me and for that, I can’t say THANK YOU ENOUGH! I love you guys!

 

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Posted by on April 2, 2018 in Uncategorized

 
 
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