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It’s been a few!

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Good morning everyone and welcome to another fabulous Monday morning! I apologize for my absence of late but I have been working hard to keep my life in focus. I must admit that sometimes I don’t have the passion to write someday’s and that certainly adds to it! The reason I have been away for more than a month is I have been taking time to do some deep work on myself and also we have had some things change recently that I will talk about in this post! I hope and pray you all have been happy and in good spirits while I have been gone. I’m brewing coffee so let’s get this thing going my friends!

 

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I canceled my gym membership because I have been finding great ways to work out with my body weight and other forms of exercise like Qigong! I’m really liking the way that Thai chi is helping me breathe better and sleep more soundly at night. Since I’m a novice I haven’t tapped into the full Qi just yet but I’m learning to breathe and use my body in so many different ways than ever before. I also do pushups and a floor routine for my lower body and core. These combined with working my job have really helped to get my muscles and heart pumping and feeling amazing! My morning has been starting off with Qigong for just 10 or so minutes at a time although I have been doing some research into some longer sessions and movements. The meditation and relaxation I have received from this form of training are really starting to make me a believer.

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You all know I have been keeping it low carb but not full tilt Keto as of late because I have been using this way of eating as a lifestyle and trying to keep my options open. Most days I’m having my green monster smoothie and some baked chicken or some form of protein( I’ll never stop loving chicken! lol) plus I have been adding some healthy fats to them such as chia seeds and MCT oil. It feels great to know that I am continuing to give my body the rich nutrients that work best for me. It’s not always easy but it’s part of my process and I feel stronger and healthier! Lately, I have been having a love affair with sardines and since I don’t eat as much fish as I should this has helped to bring some variety to my plate! I may mix it up and do Carnivore every now and again but my body seems to do better when I mix it up between several low carb options as opposed to simply one way.

Of course, I have been practicing my fasting on a regular basis and I seem to be having little problem going long stretches fasted. This week I am doing 3 36/42 fast because I have been doing 18/6 all week and now my body will really get the full swing when I do these longer fasts because I have revved up my metabolism! So today I will not eat but simply have black coffee which does break my fast little but I’m o.k as long as I know true fasting doesn’t involve any calories. What’s most important is finding what will allow you to continuously adhere to the plan and coffee with a little heavy cream works for me! So I’ll be fasting Monday, Wednesday and Friday of this week! I love flexing my fasting muscle!

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This Thursday I will be hitting the road again for another trip to the west coast to see my older kiddos! This time I will be driving to California and Seattle and I’m really excited because my son Nate will be rolling with me on California to Seattle leg of the drive! He is my second oldest and we have always had this connection to driving and riding together since he was little. My oldest son lives in Seattle and I didn’t a chance to see him on my last trip so I am super excited to see him this time along with the rest. My daughter’s 17 birthday is the 17th and although I won’t be there that day I’ll be able to celebrate in person with her this year which is truly a blessing! Of course, I will be stopping by my mom’s house in Las Vegas on the way down so she and I can share some laughs and wine. It promises to be another epic trip and I am truly blessed to have the fun I get to have!

Lastly, I won’t leave you all hanging I have been fluctuating between 485 and 488 for the last month or so which is my lowest weight to date but I’m kinda stuck for now. It happens for me this way I seem to hit these stalls and then I’m just floating around with the same 5 to 10 pounds for a month or 2 and then I get another swoosh and it’s the next groups turn.lol. As long as I’m trending in the right direction I am certainly not complaining at all. I’m not always perfect but I have come a long way and I don’t plan on giving up ever!

That’s all I have for today it was great to be back and I will be checking in hopefully a great deal more soon since I will have a road trip to reflect and get my thoughts down!  As always I love and believe in you all and remember to trust the process after all you designed it!

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Posted by on October 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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The Light

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Don’t be shocked but I’m writing again in the same week!.lol. The idea that I am even up is a miracle because I was very tired this morning and 3:45 seems to be coming faster and faster every single morning. The things we put ourselves through to get to where we want to be huh?! It’s my life and I’m in charge so I got off my ass and got out of a perfectly warm bed! I’m happy to say that I am feeling a ton more energy now that my coffee is brewing just yards away from me! My routine is coming into form and while I have so much to improve on it’s a step in the direction I have chosen! Good morning to you and blessings to the things in your plan that are driving you this morning! You can and you will! Let’s get started:

 

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Today was an early morning meeting with my stationary bike and it certainly woke me up! This is the first of 2 cardio workouts I have planned today with the other being when I go to work later this afternoon. Getting up early means you get a great jump on the day but it’s certainly not for everyone, to be completely honest it didn’t feel great for me this morning either but it’s getting easier with every alarm! I can’t tell you that there is some magical advice about getting up and going to the gym or your basement where you put in work, all I can tell you is you feel better once you start sweating and breathing harder. The process sucks sometimes and if you think it won’t then hey your winning but for me, it can be. The only truth is you absolutely can’t get to the goals you set if you don’t do something, some form of action has to be taken to get you closer and for me, it’s the gym! Today I did 30 minutes of the bike and I pushed along a little more than I did Monday, that was my goal and now that it’s done I’m confident I will win the second half of the cardio later at work! Can I be completely honest? I’m scared every single time I go into that job because I have doubts that I can keep up or that I won’t do a great job, it just is what it is but I have to keep going because of the goal to be great, a greater version of myself!

Yesterday I had a really yummy plate of stir fry I made with boneless, skinless thighs and mixed veggies and it was amazing! You all know how I feel about simple and easy recipes and this one was elementary! I just sauteed some thighs in delicious avocado oil and steamed some mixed veggies from Sam’s club and mixed them together with a little tangy homemade sauce I made from ginger, wor sauce and a little honey! I know that honey isn’t very keto so I used a very small amount on a really large amount of veggies(like 3 cups of veggies!) so I’ll take it! Instead of talking about every meal I eat I think I will just highlight my favorite meal I had of the week and for this week that stir-fry is the winner hands down because it was filling and delicious plus very healthy! The key to any diet is finding meals that are delicious so that you will stick with it even when you aren’t thinking about it!

So as I have said before my family and I are doing these electronic curfews with our phones and stuff in favor of spending more quality time together and preparing for the following day. So far I have really enjoyed getting off my phone by 8 and not even looking at it till I get up at 4 a.m. The time has allowed me to prepare for this day coming up as well as meditate and get better rest. The key for me is a good ole fashion routine I can get used to doing every day no matter what and I like where this is headed for all of us. I’m a gadget guy and I absolutely love cell phones and all their features but I’m learning to love ME more and the process of what makes me tick, so that means putting the device down and working on my own software download if that makes sense.lol. I’m really proud of the kids because I know it’s much harder for them but they seem to be doing a great job of executing our new plan!

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If you guys get a chance you should check out this guy Light Watkins on Youtube for meditation, I have been really amazed at how simple and easy he makes the whole process and I hope to be a pro at it soon! I really like the idea of giving myself time to relax and get into a better feeling of consciousness. If you have been thinking of trying it I highly recommend this dude, he really seems to embrace the realities of meditation and allows for more freedom and flexibility!

 

Oh and 1 last thing I have decided to do my podcast once a week every Saturday morning so be on the lookout for that if you think you may be interested! Big Boi Koncepts!  My podcast is everywhere podcasts are heard and soon to be on Apple podcast as well! I would love your feedback and input and I know I can be of service! I love you all today as much as every day and enjoy the HUMP yall!

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Posted by on August 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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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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