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For You Are Worthy

Well, it’s Tuesday and the long weekend has come to an abrupt end! I hope you all had fun and enjoyed your days off from work. Today is going to be an amazing day because it’s a short work week and the kids in my house get out of school for the summer this week! Of course, this day also means you get another shot at those goals this week and I know you all will be up to the challenge! It’s your life and the outcome is entirely up to you and the choices you make. You have the power to make today your best day and tomorrow even better! Let’s get started, shall we?

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I have 4 hours left on my fast, I haven’t eaten since Sunday night! Actually today I am cheating a little because I usually stop eating daily at 3 p.m. but last Sunday it was well after 7 p.m before I started eating that soup I told you all about! Oh well, it will technically be more like a 38 hour fast but hey I’ll make sure I have my last meal at the right time this afternoon and get back on track! My fasting schedule is really simple and if you want to know more please don’t hesitate to ask, you all know I’m a big fan of helping out if I can! Right now I’m slow cooked shredded chicken thighs and broccoli that I will later add bacon and cheese too and break my fast with a delicious casserole! The whole casserole thing has been a big advantage for me because I can make a large amount of it and have it for multiple days or double it up if the kids don’t get to it. lol. I typically just throw it in the slow cooker the night before I break my fast then get up and add the finishing touches to that bad boy the next morning! Plus, it’s cool because I get an idea of the macro breakdown long before I start feeding, which is key for my fat loss journey! If any of you have a recipe that’s Keto or low carb that you want to share feel free I’m always looking for more ideas! Teamwork makes the dream work right?

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Above is what I like to call ” The calm before the cheese” lmao!

Today it’s back to my usual gym schedule now that I had no problems with my last lift and the soreness in my lower back is completely gone! I’m doing my walk and then I’ll break my fast before I hit the gym today to do back and biceps, I like mixing the fasted workouts up. Sometimes I’ll lift fasted and other times I’ll do cardio fasted but I haven’t decided what my main routine will be as fair as the fasted workouts yet because the jury is still out on if they are optimal for me. After the gym today I will be watching a live video in one of my support groups and then getting some writing done. I’m in the process of getting my new blog up and going as well as starting my Youtube channel(maybe) so either way, I have tons of writing to do today.  Like I stated before the kids get out of school this coming Friday so I need to make sure we all have a great week and get all our stuff done so we can get ready for the summertime! Next week the kids will be leaving for a month to stay with their biological dad for about a month and then they come back and take a trip up to New York City! They are so very excited and I wish I could go but I took my THA GET BACK!! to see my other children a few months ago. We decided that this would be a very important time for their mom to spend this last little bit of time with them alone before they get so busy being grown.lol. They deserve it and it should be a blast for them!

 

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Lastly, I’ve heard it said that tomorrow is not promised but let me take it a step further, nothing in life is promised or guaranteed and it’s important to remember how blessed we all are for the little things. We only get interested in our blessing when we no longer have them and I think that’s a shame! Don’t wait for your car to get broke down before you appreciate how blessed you are to have a whip to drive! Let your loved ones know you are thankful that they got out of bed this morning and that they are apart of gods continued blessing to you! look at yourself in the mirror and truly take time to appreciate all the things that make you who you are! It’s very important to change I AM CHANGE but it’s so very important to love who and what you are at the moment, self-love is a process too and you have to work at it by continuing to give yourself praise! You are worthy of praise for waking up this morning!

For going to work when you feel like sleeping in!

For being of service and a blessing to others

For having a mind, body, and spirit that walks this earth’s surface

For the time you take to appreciate what others struggle with and sharing that burden

And most importantly For just being your damn self and walking around being YOU!

Have a magnificent day out there today!

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Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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509

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Hello everyone and happy Memorial Day to one and all. I would like to say thank you to those men and women that have served this country and laid down their lives for my good! Also, anyone, who is actively serving as well I would like to extend my sincerest form of gratitude and say Thank you for all you do that allows me to do what I want to do! I understand it’s a holiday and your all probably chilling and grilling somewhere but if you have a moment I’m glad you spent some of it reading my blog!

Yesterday wasn’t a gym day for me but I was able to get some errands ran and relax. My body has been feeling amazing lately with all the new and improved goals I have set recently! One of those goals is to have nothing that’s not Keto until July. Typically, I allow myself at least one cheat meal or cheat day a week but that’s all gone for now. Also, I have decided that I will be checking my blood sugar regularly so that I can see how my insulin is affected by certain foods! Ketone levels aren’t very important to me although it is the name of my way of eating so I purchased a Keto Mojo to check both blood glucose as well as Ketone levels. First I should be clear, a glucose meter is not necessary for everyone eating a Ketogenic diet, not even a little bit. It is an individual tool in the bag to use if you want to have it then you should! Why did I purchase one? It’s simple, people always talk about what breaks a fast and what doesn’t but until I do my own research I don’t really know what breaks a fast for me. It’s all about the data and I love the numbers so I figured it could only help me to stay focus and be more informed. Like I have always said it’s not anyone’s fault for receiving false or true information but it is absolutely your obligation to yourself to find out what is or isn’t true in your eyes. Research is a big part of my fat loss journey and I have found that the more I’m aware of things the better decisions I will make. Even if I don’t make the smart choice every time at least I knew what I was doing and I didn’t just follow what someone told me on the internet or the cafe. A little independent research can go a long way in getting to know your body and how it is affected by the foods and beverages you consume. Lastly, I made a goal to be more understanding of what others around me are dealing with and be of service more. If anyone needs any help or just needs an ear during their journey I am certainly available and willing to help!

 

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We did an awesome thing last night, we made cauliflower soup in the slow cooker and using my new immersion blender and it was so amazing! Not only do I love the new blender but that soup is easy, delicious and super Keto! I found the recipe here Cauliflower soup from THE Pinning Mama. Now, I don’t know this woman personally but I plan on giving her a huge hug if I ever meet her because this soup is fantastic! I needed a hearty meal before my first of 3 42 hour fasts this week and let me tell you this didn’t disappoint! She even broke the macros down for ya and everything!  I broke my fast yesterday( I fast about 17hr on non-extended fasting days) it was with some delicious turkey bacon and 3 of those delicious Johnsonville cheddar stuffed sausage and coffee! All and all one of the best days of eating I have had in a while! The family and I finished off all the soup and I know for a fact I will not make it again unless I make a double or triple batch next time.lol

Today is official weigh in day and I posted that I was 510 yesterday but actually the scale said 509 this morning so we will go with that! I am very excited about this new way of fasting and eating and I am more than happy to help anyone who needs help because so many people are helping me!

Please be safe today and enjoy your free Monday! At least for those who don’t work today and for those that do, you know it’s o.k for you to enjoy today too just later when you get off. lol

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Posted by on May 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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510!

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Well, good morning strangers and how is everyone this fine Sunday morning? I have certainly been missing a bit here lately but my schedule has been crazy! The truth is that’s still no excuse for not at least checking in and letting you all know how things are going and all. This morning the sun is shining but not too burdensome and the clouds have given enough cover to truly give the day some comfort! I absolutely love days like this because they put my mind at ease and force me to pause and remember how blessed I truly am! I’ve got my coffee with just a splash of sugar-free creamer and nothing else and I’m ready to get started, I hope you have your’s as you read along!

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As you all remember I was dealing with a bit of a back problem recently, well I’m happy to report that the pain seems to be completely gone and I’m back feeling great down there.lol. You really don’t appreciate how important movement is until it’s restricted! My workout yesterday was really great because I was fasted, going into my 42nd hour of an extended fast actually but I’ll get to that. I did chest and triceps as well as 30 minutes on the stationary bike and it felt awesome! There are several studies about how much better for the body fasted workouts are than the traditional way and while I’m still developing my take on it I will certainly say this; fasted workouts just feel better to my body. There’s nothing like knowing that your body has nothing to burn but your stored body fat that really gets you motivated to really go hard! The cool thing is I have found that I feel better and have better stamina when I go into a workout with an empty stomach! I highly recommend you try it and see how you feel it may be a game-changer for you! So the other day I was talking about my walks to the park and how I wanted to get more cardio from walking around outside the gym. Recently, I have been doing just that, my fiance’ and I have been going to the park together and walking for certain distances and allowing ourselves to get a feel for how far we can go. My goal as I said before is to gradually increase my speed and distance until I can comfortably walk the 5.7 miles around the entire lake! It’s not super far for most people but if I can do that with my size I should lose tons of fat! lol.

 

My attention to my keto has been razor sharp and I haven’t had even one cheat meal and I have no plans at all of ending this focus any time soon! I’ve been keeping my carbs under 50 and that’s total carbs daily because I don’t subtract fiber for the time being. I have also raised my healthy fat intake to a higher level and that has made all the difference. My green smoothies are back and I have been having at least one large one a day with my 2 meals. I’d say 95% of my carbs come from kale, spinach or romaine lettuce and only the other 5% is made up from other sources such as sausage or low carb dressings and sauces. My first meal is typically around 9 a.m. and my last one is usually no later than 3 p.m. and for some reason, this early meal time works really well for me and I don’t feel as hungry as I have in the past! Tonight I will be making my first attempt at a low carb cauliflower soup that I have been wanting to try for a long time and I will certainly blog about it when I’m done. I have also been drinking some homemade cold brew coffee and I really love the taste and flavor plus it’s an awesome switch from the norm!

 

I recently joined I.D.M. which stands for Intensive Dietary Management and it’s headed by Doctor Jason Fung and Megan Ramos. I have long been a fan of both and I wanted more information on fasting and the use of it for fat loss and long-term health. It’s a free membership trial so I figured I have nothing to lose because if it’s not worth it I’ll simply cancel. What I have found is that the fasting routine that has been working for me is 3 42 hour fasts on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays! First off, I never thought I could fast this long at all and some people do a lot longer fasts but I’m finding these are just challenging enough for me! What’s cool is the support groups inside the community are really awesome and knowledgeable, which makes everything so much easier! Yall already know I’m not sponsored by them or anyone else so you can trust that it just may work for you if you need help with your journey, it can’t hurt to check it out.lol. Since doing the fasting I’ve already dropped several pounds of fat, which brings me to my announcement that as of Friday I am officially down to 510! I’m very excited about this because you all know I have been kind of struggling lately with my fat loss slowing down! I’m praying that my consistent fasting along with my low carb eating will continue to provide the desired results!

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Please enjoy the extended weekend and keep on keeping it going! I’m proud of all of you for all that you do to better yourselves and I’m always here to help if anyone needs anything!

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Posted by on May 27, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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MENTAL GAME

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Good morning everyone and welcome to Tuesday! I apologize for missing Monday but if you read on you will understand why! I do wish that all of you started off the week on a great note and had an amazing day yesterday because I know that today will be for you! The kiddos have the day off of school because of the election so the house is going to be busy with Xbox wars and all kinds of crazy movies. Truth is, I wouldn’t have it any other way because I am truly blessed to have people in my life who truly and sincerely love and care for me! My heart is truly overwhelmed sometimes at just how much the man above has blessed me!

 

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Yesterday I was going to go to the gym but I woke up with a really bad pain in my left lower back area. On Saturday there was a great sale on bottle water at Kroger and I bought several 32 bottle cases! When I went to lower one of the cases into my cart I felt a little strain but I thought nothing of it and I just kept on shopping. I even loaded all of them in the truck with no problem but when I got home my back was a little achy. Since I lift weights all the time I just stretched it out as good as I could and I felt o.k. Well, when I woke up Sunday morning I must have slept on it wrong or perhaps it got cold because when I rose out of the bed my lower back said ” Hello there I will be hurting you with excruciating pain this morning!”, it certainly delivered on that promise because for about an hour it was really very painful! So instead of going to the gym, I decided I would take a walk yesterday to stretch my back out, get it nice and warm and maybe get a good cardio workout! It turned out to be an awesome idea and even though my back was fine it certainly tightened up after I got home and did a lower body workout. The stretching was great but again my back was still really sore this morning so I went to bed early so I could get up and either hit the park again or the gym. This morning it hurt pretty bad so I decided to do the seated bike for about a half hour! Now some of you might think that I shouldn’t have gone for a walk yesterday or performed a lower body routine and that this morning I should have slept in. Here’s the thing it’s o.k to chill if you are in pain because your body is telling you that it is healing you and all but it’s not an excuse to just throw in the towel. I’m an obese brutha and if I wait for it to feel normal and just sit around the house it won’t do me any good. See, there’s victory in the pain yall! How? You ask? It’s a mental thing for sure but if you make your body go to the gym or take a walk when you’re not feeling 100 percent then how much easier will it be when you’re at full strength!? You have already trained your mind that no matter what situation you can do something, anything that will help you get to your desired goal! Now when your healthy and have no ailments you already know you better get your ass up and go because if a sore back version of you went, then the fully capable version of you has zero excuses! That’s my view on it anyway so I’m going to just do some type of cardio every single day this week until my back says I don’t need this damn heating pad and I can get back to lifting!

My diet has been really basic lately. The baked chicken here, Keto coffee there and even some green smoothies were thrown in for some healthy balance! What I am noticing about myself is that I can’t do cheat meals as often because I have not yet mastered how to do them! When I have a cheat it usually involves a couple hundred refined processed carbs and my body just doesn’t know what to do with itself! So armed with this new information I will not be having any cheat meals for the rest of this month as well as June! Also, my fasting schedule will be doing a 24 hour fast 3 days a week to get my body back to a higher level of fat burning! You guys already know that it’s not just what you eat but when you eat and the longer I go without eating then the better my body runs! Now, I don’t do more than 48 hr, fasts ever because I really don’t feel the need just yet but if it’s beneficial down the line then I will certainly look into it. Please hear me on this Fasting is not for everyone and if it’s too difficult for you to do then please, please, please don’t do it! I don’t fast because I’m into torturing myself I do it because it has healing benefits and because when it comes to fat loss I believe there is no better tool on the planet!

Well, I’m outta here guys and girls I will be chillingly letting this heating pad do what it does and getting my steps in around the house today. Enjoy today and don’t take it for granted because this day will never come again homies! See Ya!

 
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Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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The Decision to change

Screenshot_20180519-122106.jpgHello and happy Saturday morning to everyone! I have been super busy lately but I wanted to drop in and see how everyone was doing! It’s an overcast day here which is fine because it has been super hot here in Ky. lately! Don’t get me wrong I’ll take this over snow and rain every day in a heartbeat! I pray that you all have been doing well and chasing your dreams. I haven’t posted since Monday and it fills like an eternity for me because I’m used to posting at least 3 days a week. Let’s sit down, grab a fresh cup and let it do what it do!

 

 

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The gym has been a challenge lately with all the change and trying to figure out a new workout program. When you have gotten into a good rhythm with your workout it’s hard to change it up without feeling a little letdown. I’ve been going heavier weights but I notice I don’t seem to be feeling that sense of satisfaction of knowing that I gave everything I have. When lifting heavy I’m so worried about the proper form that I’m not doing as much because I want to avoid injury. So I’ve decided to just go back to my regular routine and just move up in weight progressively until I get comfy in the higher weights. The other change is I am doing more walking outdoors for stamina. To make it challenging I have been picking a distance and making myself do more and more each week so that I can get used to carrying my weight for long distances. I figure if your my size you should use your weight as an advantage and while I’m walking I know I burn tons more calories than the average person.lol. For now, I’m doing my walks 3 days a week and doing 1 session of cardio in the gym with machines just to change up the pace. I’ve been bringing my camera along and taking pictures so you know I’ll be sharing as I go on more and more walks.

 

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I have been really examining my diet closely as well and I feel like I can do a lot better with limiting my carbs and adding back in more green leafy veggies like back in the day. I’ve been doing Carnivore Keto and while I dig the quicker fat loss I’m finding that my body doesn’t feel as good as when I have my smoothies and salads. So I’m bringing back my smoothies and salads! lol. The grocery haul this week includes my good ole friend cauliflower which I will be using to give my eating routine some more flavor. I also bought some magnesium citrate and some lite salt to make some Ketoaide to help with my fasting. This week I’m thinking of having more chicken and vegetable casseroles and a few vegetarian dishes because I have been eating a good amount of meat but maybe not enough healthy fats. I love delicious food and it certainly helps to have a way of eating that allows you to eat the foods you already love but after a while, the palate wants more and I will give it what it wants! If any of you have been making some great recipes that are low carb I would love to hear from you, I get so many great ideas by following some of you on Instagram!

 

I wanted to end the blog writing about a topic I am passionate about. The decision to change! The journey to health and wellness is certainly a difficult one at times. It will truly test your patience and resolve. You will have days and even weeks when you just don’t have it and you miss a scheduled workout. There will be times when you eat food you know is completely against your diet. Further, there will be mood swings and real-life situations that will have you all in your feelings as it’s called. Just keep in mind that when you have changed those times will not beat you because you will get back. When you have made the decision to change your next meal after 2 weeks of binging will be the healthiest one you could make. When you make the decision to change it is important to remember that you don’t stop being change because you slip up or stumble, no! no! no!  When you make the decision to change, YOU ARE CHANGE! Change takes over and it will bring you back to good, back to where you have decided you want to be, this is precisely why change requires so much because once you have made that decision, you BECOME that CHANGE. 

CHANGE IS INSIDE OF YOU!

YOU ARE CHANGE

I AM CHANGE

WE ARE CHANGE

I believe in each and every one of you just like I believe in me and I know that we all can be who we want to be, how we want to be! Have a great day homies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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519!

Here we go again another Magic and fantastic Monday is upon us all. I hope all of you had an amazing weekend as I did! It was an amazing weekend but laid back enough to truly enjoy the blessings.lol. There is nothing better in life than celebrating other’s and Mother’s day was a great chance to do that! Hopefully, you all enjoyed yourselves and exercised cautious recklessness this past weekend.lol.

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Sunday was Mother’s day so we had a little celebration to show the mom of the house how wonderful she is. Then we made sure all the moms in our lives got some love as well! I made a point to hit the gym hard Saturday night because I knew we had some birthdays and celebrations going on. I focused on doing a heavy back exercise and then some nice steady state cardio before leaving. The jury is in and the verdict is I love lifting heavier than normal and I can truly feel the difference the next day after! I made a promise that I would get a certain amount of gym time in and I was able to do just that! I’m super happy with the work I put in this week which leads to my good news…

 

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I’m back down to 519 which isn’t the lowest I’ve been but it’s the trend that matters and I’m back on track and headed down instead of up.lol. I’m very excited about my turn around and I truly owe it all to God and the changing of my last meal of the day to early in the afternoon! It really has made all the difference and I feel amazing! You know me I wanted to get 515 but hey I’ll take the loss as long as it’s going in that direction!

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My diet has still been mostly Carnivore Keto but this week I will be adding back more of those fresh green smoothies to give my body those essential green leafy nutrients I feel we all need. After that, you guessed it, I’m going right back to more Carnivore because the way I feel is simply amazing right now and I’m all about what makes me feel the best! I really did have a lot of carbs do to the wine tasting this week so that won’t be an issue this week, I’m sure all the wine will be gone by tonight. Ha Ha! We have certainly been tipping it up lately but I can’t complain it’s been marvelous!

 

That’s it for today it’s short and sweet but I’m still here if anyone needs anything!

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Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Get To Grindin’

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Well look what day it is today, it’s finally Saturday! The sun is bright, the birds outside got their acts together and have agreed to celebrate this glorious morning with us! We are blessed to see another weekend, another day for that matter, so sit back relax and let’s chat a few about what’s goin’ down!

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I am Change! Last night because of schedule I had to hit the gym later than usual and I mean it was 11 pm as I walked in the door! We all have scheduling issues so we just have to work around them the best we can and last night was one of those times! What was even crazier is I was still in a rush because I had to pick up my fiance’ so I hit the weights running.lol. Normally, I never lift triceps and biceps together but since my workout wasn’t heavy I decided to change it up and I must say it was really worth it! My muscles were absolutely screaming at me, my skin was raining sweat and I was winded for real! Great workout! My cardio got a boost because I did some walking and exercise in front of the big screen and then I went for a cool and relaxing walk. The Veteran’s Park here in Elizabethtown is truly a beautiful place to take a stroll and the monuments surrounding give you a true sense of pride about the sacrifice that so many have made for us all. Don’t worry homies you know I’m going to include pictures, it was awesome to do some picture taking all in the name of fitness! Ya boi hit his step goal and got more than an hour of activity on my tracker and that’s without the gym visit last night!

I must tell you if you are doing fasting and your schedule allows it then you should try eating your last meal at 2:30 in the afternoon! Not only does it allow me to break my 18 hours fast in time to enjoy my morning coffee but it makes your body feel super lean in the a.m! Now last night I can’t front I was super hungry but that was my fault because I didn’t space my 2 meals out enough, plus I only eat 2 meals and not 3 like most people. Y’all already know I have so much more weight to lose so 18-hour fasting helps fat loss in a way nothing else ever has in my opinion! Yesterday I broke my fast with good ole turkey bacon with melted cheese and my customary large cup of coffee. I basically had a zero carb breakfast and that really helps to get the day started even though I know most have their carbs really early I prefer this route. O.K now I know I eat a lot of baked chicken and if there’s ever an outbreak I’m probably going to be ground zero for those infected because I love it but I made butter baked parmesan chicken and my gosh I found one with this recipe!  I was just playing around and decided to mix some grated parmesan with my melted butter and I drizzled that buttery mix over my chicken and let it coat in the oven and it came out so fire! I mean straight blazing!

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A word about sleep! One of my goals lately has been to really focus on my sleep and get a certain amount no matter what. My fasting time has really helped and I have noticed that my body has really responded and I feel a lot better. For my bigger folks out there sleep is so very important to our overall health because we tend to overlook it but I’m telling you it makes all the difference in the world. Not just getting great sleep but also having a set time to hit the sheets, your body will thank you I’m telling you!

 

I can’t leave without saying thank you so much to those of you who bought my new flash fiction novel! I’m truly blessed to have people around like yourselves that help me reach my true potential! Marcus London: Crime type 1 is an amazing story with a hero who has type 1 diabetes and it brings tears to my eyes to bring awareness and support this movement. My son Marcus who is the inspiration for the series is my hero and the strongest person I have ever been around so again thank you so much! I’m so damn humbled by all of you! Marcus London: Crime type 1

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Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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GOOD THURSDAY HOMIES!!!!!

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Happy Thursday everyone and welcome to my favorite day of the week by far! Thursday always seems to be a welcomed sight to everyone in the world because it’s the gateway to Friday! Today has been a great day so far for me and now that I’ve gotten my coffee and all my meals in for the day I can sit back and break this down for all of you!

 

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The gym was very heavy with traffic today, I think with summer around the corner everyone is trying to get it tight for the hot days ahead! I was still able to get a great workout with so many people around and I had great tunes playing in my ear so no problem. So today I only worked my chest but I went very heavy, no one rep max or anything but lowered my reps and added more weight and it was really great. My chest was a little confused with such heavy loads but since I lift all the time anyway it wasn’t very hard to adjust. Even though my chest was hurting pretty bad it’s not super sore now that I’m home and had dinner. I’m still trying to decide if I should do my triceps and some cardio later tonight when I go pick up my fiance’ or just wait and do it in the morning. I’ll probably just go in tonight but I’ve never really been to my gym at 9 p.m I wonder if it’s packed during those times. Oh well, can’t know what you don’t find out so I’ll at least go by and check, I’ll let the crowds tell me what’s the best idea because I really don’t like it when the gym is super crowded! The crazy thing is my workout is usually about 30 minutes or so when I do chest with triceps but because I did heavy lifting my chest workout alone today was 45 minutes! I did take a bit longer between reps so maybe that’s the reason. Change is good so here’s hoping this one produces results. It better!!!

 

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I’m doing a sort of carnivore theme Keto this week to help stimulate my fat loss because I had a little setback as you all know.lol. This morning when I broke my fast I made ground beef with pearl cauliflower and combined it with ginger, sesame oil, teriyaki and other spices in an attempt at a ghetto Keto stir-fry that was delicious! You already know I had my customary cup of coffee with it which goes amazing with that sesame oil taste for some reason. I made a big batch so I decided to divide it up and have it for breakfast and dinner, so for my breakfast to get my calories up I had 2 leftover pieces of backed chicken! Everything was simple and delicious and I will certainly be putting pictures in this post. By the way, If any of you would like me to make a separate area for some quick, easy and low carb recipes let me know in the comments! My caloric goal is around 2500 calories but today I was nowhere near close because I was very full from all the protein I had. I don’t recommend doing carnivore as away lifestyle but for me, it works when I’m stalling or I am not feeling very energetic in the gym. If you, however, are doing the carnivore diet as a lifestyle please let me know how it’s working for you and share any tips you have!

 

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This is just a quick note about my fasting. I have been playing around with fasting and I love the way it makes me feel. Recently I have decided to have my last meal at 3:30 pm daily and then just fast either 16 hours or 18 hours depending on what’s happening in our family. For myself, it’s easier to have a large meal early in the evening and it makes me fill empty when I go to bed which helped with my sleep last night! I’ll keep doing it and let you all know how it works for me.

I’ve been blessed with some great opportunities to do some writing jobs as of late so I may be doing my blog every other day until those projects are finished but I promise to keep coming back and being accountable to all of you! I’m very proud of all the wonderful accounts I have been reading lately! All of you inspire me daily and I appreciate it!

 

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Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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BUSY BUSY

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Well hello, everyone and Happy Humpday to each and every single one of you! It’s Wednesday, the middle of the week and I’m praying that all of you are killing your goals! The other end of the week is fast approach and that means you will have a break soon and enjoy the sun! We have had amazing weather here in the Southeast of late and I for one am thankful for a few sunny days! So here we go….

 

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I didn’t get to workout yesterday or today because of our family schedule which really bumped me out but I have backloaded my workouts to go from Thursday all the way to Sunday with no days off. It seems like a lot but I have certainly done it before, the most important thing is I get the goal accomplished. I did, however, stay very busy with lots of shopping and errands and bills to take care of so I was by no means lazy.lol. I’ve decided that I will be doing my daily walks at the local Veterans Park we have here in E-town. It’s really pretty and they just recently made a small replica of the Vietnam memorial in D.C. The whole thing has a group of hiking trails plus a long smooth family-friendly walkway around for anyone to use. So I will be combining the walks with the cardio machine to boost my daily cardio to an hour but I will still be doing strength training 4 days a week just heavy lifts with fewer reps.

 

One of the reasons I missed the gym is because we have been making some Low carb meals and pairing them with wine! This week we prepared a stuffed pork tenderloin with bacon and cauliflower hash. Now I must admit it was really good, it was drier than I would have liked so I will definitely be using my slow cooker next time with a marinade! The family loved it but I can’t really do meat that gets too dry so there’s that. The wine we got was from Cupcake and I’ve been a fan of this wine for a bit and when my mother reintroduced it to me on my trip I had to get my hands on a bottle. I went for the Cabernet Sauvignon because I figured it would pair well with the pork, which was a sound choice because man did it ever taste amazing with dinner. It’s fairly cheap at like 8.99 a bottle, now before you make a face I said fairly because I’m just really getting my wine game up and I saw wines for like 2 and 3 dollars there.lol. I’m just speaking the real because when it’s that low I have no idea if it’s gonna be good or just colored sugar water. So I’m happy the wine didn’t disappoint and we certainly finished the bottle. I made some baked chicken but the wine wasn’t needed because I mean it’s chicken yall!

Since I been home I have certainly had some things to think about for the future. The thoughts have been very optimistic and happy! I’m very blessed to have the ability to chase my dreams and know I have a family that has my back! I truly hope every one of you truly appreciates the everyday blessing going on around you! Thank all of you for allowing me your time today to read about my stuff, have a great day and I’ll be back tomorrow for my favorite day of the week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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TRUE GRIT

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Good morning and happy Monday everyone! it is a beautiful day here in the southwest and I hope that wherever you are there are sunny and clear skies abound. This morning I had a great talk with my girl about happiness. It’s always a great idea to make sure if you’re going to spend the rest of your life with someone, that you continue to go over and examine what happiness is and if you both are on the same page! I’m blessed to have a person in my life who truly cares and loves me enough to have those types of conversations on the regular. Today is a great blessing and thank the lord that we never get what we deserve but what he blesses us with! With that said let’s get this underway.

 

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This weekend I made sure to hit the gym hard because I’m getting back into my gym routine and making sure my body still has what it takes to handle the challenge! So far all systems go as I have been blowing thru my workouts at a good clip. In fact today I will change my focus slightly and do heavier weights with fewer reps so that my body can burn more calories. I’m still not doing all free weights just yet because I’m still trying to figure some things out however I have been going and really focusing on maximum effort! Since I’m working chest and triceps today I will be trying to warm up properly but really get in a hard and heavy lift! The most exciting part is I may be trying out some new lifts today on machines I’ve never done before. My body may not be happy right away but I’m counting on it to adjust as always and produce for me.lol. Lately, I haven’t been doing my stairs as cardio because I’m starting to do more distance walking in the mornings starting this week! My knees and joints need to get accustomed to walking around a lot more if I’m ever going to truly get my stamina and endurance up!

 

My diet has been horrible this week! I say that because while my meals have been keto I’m still going over my caloric intake limit. I’ve also noticed that lately I’m hungry a lot more and fasting has become more and more difficult! These signs let me know that I am not as focused on my nutrition as I should be because before I went to Cali my hunger was super low and my fasting was effortless! The time has come to get back to basics with my diet. The formula always works which means that I have developed some bad habits along the way that are derailing my progress so I’m going back to square one. Keeping my carbs below 35g daily and maximizing my fat burning potential with protein and healthy fats! Going to bed at a decent and consistent time and getting at least 8 hours in! Going back to no food after 7 p.m unless it can’t be helped and certainly no bites of candy here and there. Meal prepping foods that are delicious and Macro specific to my goals and cutting out snacking. It’s pretty simple on paper I’m just refocusing.

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I’m struggling with my focus but that will happen in life. The important thing about it is not staying unfocused, not staying down or falling short! As long as I’m honest with myself that I can always do something about it, and there’s the lesson! No matter what we are going thru we have to take responsibility and control and realize that the only way to stay on track is to stay aware of whats working or not working. I’m not going back to who I was and the dream may get blurry but it will never fade! This is my life and I’m the one that needs to keep focused! I love you all and the truth is I love myself too, I love myself enough to be a better man! Have an amazing day homies and thanks for being my support system.

 

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