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Tha’ Weekend

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Saturday morning at last! It’s funny when you work more you appreciate the days you have to rest so much more.lol. Today the weatherman has zero ideas what the forecast will do because it has changed 100 times since the start of the week, the only real thing is it will be very cold here in Kentucky! Snow is a fair guess because this is the season for it here but heavy cold rains and messy roads will be all around. So I am thankful this morning that I get to rest and relax and only get out to run some short and sweet errands for the holidays. I wish you all rest and blessing this fine weekend and with that let’s get it started!Screenshot_20181208-074445.jpg

 

This week I worked a full week and my body held up great, plus I was able to get more comfortable with my new job and workmates. The atmosphere isn’t perfect at work but I’m so blessed to have this chance and the workout is fantastic! The holidays are busy and crazy but I find that people are in great spirits and bringing their smiles to the party so that makes my job a lot easier! I’m making dumb mistakes just like anyone doing something new but I’ve learned so much about my ability to push my body and what it will and won’t respond to. My life has taken such a turn for the better and I think this year I will do a year in review because it has been one of the most impactful years I have been in this circle!

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All week I have been doing one meal a day and now that it’s the weekend I’ll probably have 2 meals to up my calorie intake for the week. The baked chicken I meal prepped this week was a lifesaver so I will be looking for another dish to get me through a tough and busy week starting Monday! The lady of the house surprised me with plain wings from a local pizza joint on Thursday which broke up the chicken only meals this week, she’s so nice and supportive! This week I’m thinking of a casserole of some sort with plenty of meat but maybe having a mix of cauliflower mash to the mix! I was thinking a chili may be a great idea with the cold front moving in as well. I haven’t been counting calories or even tracking macros I’ve mostly just been listening to my body and eating based on my work schedule and everything. Boy have I kept my body full of water! I’m working on at least a gallon a day with all the refills of ice and water I get during my work shift and then I have water with my meals so I’m setting my body afloat.lol. My energy levels have been great and I’ve gotten some great sleep this past week. The only thing I think I need to improve on is leaving my work thoughts at work and not thinking about work when I get home, that a big thing for me because what good is it to think too much about it when your not there? Hell, you might as well go back to work, since your minds there thinking stuff over so much.

Today I’m working on the podcast and spending the rest of the day soaking my feet and relaxing my body. I may go ahead and get a little cardio in because my stamina could always be better especially during this crazy holiday stretch. I’m thinking I’ll catch up on some social media, check on my homies and enjoy the weekend the best I can! I have a weigh-in next week so I will certainly be posting about my results but I feel really great yall and I truly appreciate you for reading this, have a fabulous weekend!

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Posted by on December 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Healthy Homie

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Hello everyone and welcome to the blog! I’m so excited to be able to write today and see how all of my friends are doing around WordPress! It’s Monday and you all know how much I love the first day of the week. I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family and I was able to eat some delicious foods and most of it was Keto, thank goodness! My pray is that all of you had a great time if you celebrate the holiday and you were safe and sound and ready for the new week grind! Let’s get it!

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My diet has been up and down but the one thing I have been able to do is to be very mindful of everything I put in my body! Food is truly medicine and I have been trying very hard to put in only the best quality of meds available to me. Of course, I have been having my regular coffee fix but I have been doing black coffee or bulletproof. I’m cutting my carbs very low as of late to get back to the level I was before the holiday, which means no green smoothies for a while. My diet has been filled with ground beef, chicken, pork, and sardines for the most part with some pork rinds and flavored waters sprinkled in here and there. The most important thing to me is not calories but the types of foods and how they react in my system. I love fruits and vegetables but they can really stall my fat loss if I go overboard so I try to cut them out for weeks at a time and then introduce them when I can. So for the next few, I will be cutting carbs to an absolute minimum to none at all until I feel my body responding appropriately!

This week I will be starting my new work position and I’m very excited about the chance to make a lot more money and have a greater impact. My gut tells me that this is a great chance for me to really grow as a person and a leader however what I’m most excited about has nothing to do with the job itself but what it allows me to do. My fasting will certainly be aided by this new position because I will be working a longer shift then when I was serving tables. Man, am I thrilled to be able to go to work and do my job and not think about food. It gives me great pleasure knowing every single day that I work I will be getting healthier and flexing my fasting muscle! The plan is to fast during my shifts at work and just drink water or Powerade zero but if I do get really hungry and need some nourishment I’ll stash some pistachios and beef jerky in my bag. I’m thinking with the hours I will be working I may switch to 1 meal a day on working days to maximize the fat burning!

Sleep is where I need the most improvement at the moment! It seems that I can’t get into a solid routine of rest lately and I can feel the difference because before this I was sleeping great! I just need to get back to going to bed early and waking up at the same time every morning and jumping right into my routine. The holidays have played a number on my sleep patterns and that just can’t be healthy in the long run. This week will see me getting to bed by 8:30 and reading or meditating until 9 before heading to sleep until about 4:30 a.m. If I continue to do that I will be better rested and ready to tackle the day ahead!Screenshot_20181126-054533.jpg

It’s so important that we realize that being healthy is a lifestyle and while it will constantly have its ups and downs we are ultimately in control of what we do to make the best of it! We are more powerful than we will ever give ourselves credit for and if we just continue to push forward and win each day we will be able to have the victorious life we so deserve! I believe in all of you and I know you can do it! Peace Be The Journey!

 
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Posted by on November 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Beyond Me

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The middle of the week is here so fast it seems! Welcome to the blog, I hope everyone is doing great and living their best life this morning! One of the many blessings I am thankful for is coffee in my cup this morning, it just feels right when I get that first drink after my morning water bottle. So while I am very thankful for the taste I am also mindful that many people don’t get the chance to even have coffee time in the mornings because of their busy lifestyles! I’m glad you are reading this today and I truly appreciate you this morning!

So far this week I have made really good money at my job and the place has been packed because of the voting going on this week! I’m not super political but I’m always happy to see people so passionate and engaged about things it just brings more energy to the day! The great thing about it was I got a great workout at work, I mean I really pushed myself to go all out and give all I had and I’m grateful that I was rewarded with awesome guest and wonderful conversations. The scale has been trending in a great direction lately and I’m very enthusiastic about that there!

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This week I’m fasting all week doing 18/6 which I love because it’s simple and easy and basically when I go to work the time flys! It’s just not my thing to really eat at work because I get really tired and worn out so when I’m doing an 18hr fast it’s cool because when my shift is over and I get home I can eat some bomb low carb foods! This week so far I have had hotdogs with no bun, a few pieces of bologna and baked chicken. My snack of choice this week has been pork rinds and by that I mean my side dish because I’ve been going zero to low carbs this week. I had plenty of carbs when I went to Cali so I feel like I can get super low on the carb scale this week. It’s all about having a plan my friends that way at least you have a little direction and you can hang your hat on the fact that you have done all you can to get to your better.

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Speaking of fat loss, I am thrilled to announce that I am officially 483 as of this morning which is my lowest weight to date since I’ve been an adult I believe.lol. I’m very happy that I am starting to get back to shrinking to my goal weight and progressing at a steady pace. I credit my fat loss to the fact that I have an amazing family who loves and support me and also to the idea that I can and will be in the best shape of my life this coming season! My chips are on the table and I’m certainly all in on improving my body so that I can be more present and engaged for the people around me. Getting better every day just feels right and even though there will be setbacks they don’t have to define the struggle they are just part of it! It’s lofty but my short-term goal is to get to 450 before the 22nd of January. Why that date you ask? Well if you have been following my blog you know that the 22nd was the day this year I first bought my scale and if I get to 450 that will be a few pounds over 100 pounds lost since I’ve bought it! That’s more than 30 pounds in 2 months but I’m shooting for it because it’s my life and I’m about dreaming big!

The next few days I will be working on my podcast about battling obesity and I hope you will find time to check it out, I believe it will help anyone who struggles with their weight or knows someone who does. I’m scheduling the release of my podcast every Saturday for now until I learn more about what I’m doing! It’s hard work but very exciting to dive into these different topics as well as share things that I have learned thru research and life experience. Big Boi Koncepts will be my main focus as far as bringing value to others in the form of dealing with obesity for the next 14 months. That’s the name of the podcast by the way.lol.

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I’ll let you all in on a little secret the best thing I have done recently is develope a morning routine designed to improve my inner self. I start off the day doing Qigong and stretching because I am the most unflexible human being in the species I’m sure of it. Next, I have been doing about 10 minutes of meditation followed by going over my goals and aspirations for the day as well affirmations. Folks this stuff is very powerful because not only does it keep you focused but it serves to embed your deepest and most treasured outcomes in your subconscious! Did you all know that scientist believe that up to 85 percent of what we do comes from our subconscious? To be completely transparent I’ve never even truly thought about my subconscious, what it is, what it does, EVER! It was just a word I heard people on television use but there is some powerful science-based evidence that it plays the most important role in our actions on a daily bases. I guess I’m just super late to the party but at least I’m pulling up and getting there! Keep getting to know yourself better homies, you are certainly worth it!

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Since it’s the middle of the week I challenge you to start today and find someone to bless this week! I’m not talking money or gifts but anyone who you can be of service too. Maybe the guy who delivers your Amazon Package or a Barista at your favorite espresso cart! Pay for someone’s breakfast if you’re grabbing fast food this morning, lend someone your favorite novel, anything that lets someone know that you’re here to serve!

Have a crazy and joyous Humpday and get yourself happy, it’s on you!

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Master of Service

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Happy Monday everyone and welcome to the blog! I know you are all floored that I’m writing so close together this week.lol. I’m working on trying to be more consistent with my entries so I appreciate your patience and time. My heart is very full that you make time to check out my blog from time to time and I value you all enough that you deserve more frequent postings! As you know Monday is such a great day for starting off fresh and new and giving yourself a chance to be your best self this coming week! I believe we all can get better and grow and be of service to someone! I wish you the type of week that produces the best possible version of the life you have always dreamed of!

This last weekend the kids were away so I and the Queen of the house had a really great time getting things done as well as spending quality time together! Since I had a good amount of free time I have come up with a strategy and goals for the future that I think is both reachable and a little crazy! The next 14 months I am dedicating my life to getting in the best physical shape of my life, expanding my service to others and performing at a higher level than ever before in the history of me! As you have just read my goals are pretty ambition but I truly feel like I was built for this time in my life and I want to take full ownership of the trajectory of my life! If I’m being honest with myself I am on the outside looking in when it comes to my best effort and I know that while I have certainly come a long way, there is so much more I can do. There are so many more people I can serve and it’s just that time, ya know?

Now that I have gotten to this point I need to be more specific about what I have planned to do so this is the list of the things I really want to focus on in the near future or next 14 months to be exact:

Performing 3 days a week of Cardio

2 to 3 days a week of complete body stretching for flexibility as well as strength training

Performing Qigong daily along with meditation to become more focused and centered

Blogging 3 days a week to chronicle my story and stay connected to all the wonderful writers out there!

Developing my Podcast to becoming a place to get help with battling Obesity, mastering self-improvement and hyper motivation

Creating valuable content on my Utube channel(stay tuned) so that I can help others as well as myself!

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There are plenty of other goals and aspirations I have that are coming into focus but right now I have focused on these tight few and one other personal one I will mention in another post, I promise! As normal I will be posting about my diet and fasting, that’s just who I am now and I have done so much work in these areas this year I feel they have helped to shape the way I will live the rest of my days on this planet! My goal is not to be perfect! My goal is to be the best I can possibly be every single day and absolutely take 100% ownership of my life and my actions! How I think, how I feel and how I treat others is entirely up to me and I will work my butt off to become a master of service!

All of you have the power and the ability to have a fantastic day and I pray that you make the decision to do so! Thank you so very much for reading and have a great Monday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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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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490

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O.k so I know this is out of nowhere because I never really blog on Saturdays at all and with it being the first real college football day it’s even more shocking! This morning I had to get up and just share a few things that have been on my mind and then I will let you all get back to enjoying your god given weekend in peace! lol

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This morning I am officially 490 and that’s just 2 pounds off my lowest ever so I’m really happy about that! Even more incredible is that I have battled with my fat loss stall for so long now it seems like that my patience has truly been strained and taken to the absolute max some days. It’s not the times that are unexplainable when my number doesn’t go down it’s the days and weeks I know I have had a meal that will set me back and I go ahead and do it anyway. It’s really not the one meal but when you are an addict that one meal is always followed by a second and a third of bad choices that send me down a dark path! To be honest, I’m completely aware that my body has a really hard time dealing with grains and sugar, especially together( like when we have Chinese food). Having this knowledge is powerful but I’m learning is just the first step and the real work comes in the moment, those tiny decisions that you make alone when no one is looking that make or break us. 490 feels great because I have no intentions of having any reward for my progress that involves food! 450 is the goal I need to hit before my trip and I’ve set October 13th as the day to hit even though I don’t actually leave till the following week!

Today marks the 5th day on the Carnivore version of Keto and I really am loving the way I feel when I eat this way. I never feel bloated or lethargic after having a meal and I still feel like I’m eating plenty of food but not stuffing myself. The challenge is to remember to add good healthy fats to my meats because I love meat so much by itself that I often forget to add fat for the fullness and health benefit! The best girl in the game made me some hamburger patties and some leftover pork roast for my feast today and I can’t wait! When you’re eating such a limited food menu it is very important to have foods that you truly enjoy and also to have all types of different meats. I’ll be honest it will be tough for me to eat the organ meats out there but I will give it a try if it means staying consistent and on target!

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I told my girl I was quitting the gym and she didn’t want to hear it! She told me that just because I am doing more bodyweight movements doesn’t mean I should limit the options I have to work out. She said that the gym is good in case you get a little injured or need a change of pace and she made a few other good points about waiting till we move and building my home gym! If I haven’t stressed it enough this fat loss journey cannot be done individually you must have some aces on your team who not only support you but challenge your opinions with their own, I’m very blessed to have her in my life and I don’t ever take a moment for granted because I know everyone doesn’t have a bonafide ride or die like I do!

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As I type this I’m coming up on the 40th hour of my 42 hour fast, the last one of the week and last night was really rough! It’s not that I was hungry but when you fast sometimes you have a weird energy surge and you just can’t fall asleep. I mean I meditated and watched football and even an episode of Two and a Half Men and still I had problems getting to sleep! The quality of sleep is fantastic but damn it doesn’t take a minute and it always seems to be on Fridays my last 42 hour fast that it is the worst, I’m not sure why! You all have heard me say it before and I’ll keep saying that Keto was the biggest change that I made in my fat loss journey but Fasting is by far the most powerful thing I have ever done when it comes to this journey! It has simple helped me to be mindful and patient and while I’m not perfect by any means, it has taught me that my body needs times of fasting to help heal my body and that’s been the biggest most powerful revelation in this journey! (outside of God that is!) If any of you ever need any advice or help to get into the practice of fasting I am always willing to help, I truly believe it has the power to change the world!

Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend and thank you so very much for reading this!

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Posted by on September 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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42’s

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Good morning everyone and welcome to the blog! I am waking up feeling blessed but a little tired because I have been wrestling with bouts of insomnia! The other night I was up all night and into the next day and that’s just not like me so even though it’s not clinical it certainly feels like insomnia.lol. last night I slept pretty well but it’s like I am still catching up and I could use about 4 more hours! As most of you know sometimes you just don’t have that extra sleep time and you got things you need to get done! So enough of my complaining and moaning let’s get this thing off!

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This past week I worked out 3 or 4 times and while that’s pretty good it’s a failure for me because I planned to workout at least 5 times! I just have to adjust to life so that I keep my commitment to myself and get my work done! I can’t front I was having a hard time getting up early and getting my workout in.lol. Even though my fitness watch says I burned more calories this week I still feel like I could have done more. It”s crazy how I really have set such high goals for myself but in order to get this done my goals have to be obese! This week I have my 3 days of cardio at work and I will try to get 4 lifts in this week as well so hopefully, I will report better progress in this area next time. I need to do a better job of getting up early because I have been going to bed earlier so I should feel rested and ready to go. Working out is a small weapon in the obesity fight but it can be powerful in the mental department, I certainly need that energy in my life!

 

On the diet front, things are going great and I have finally broken this crazy fat loss stall I was having! It’s really funny because when doing keto your suppose to do moderate protein but any time I up my meat intake I seem to always lose the fat! So lately I have been eating a lot more meat and fish will healthy fats and that seems to be doing the job so thank god!! It’s funny that I have been eating fewer veggies and that has helped me lose a few pounds as well which is strange! I recently bought the green super drink Organfi and so far it’s very good tasting and minty plus it seems to have a ton of healthy greens and turmeric so I’m thinking of relying on this drink for a while and see if it helps. Other than my large salads I’m not a big vegetable guy but I am well aware of the importance of having them and I’m slowly coming around to adding more and more. I’ve been doing the whole smoothie thing to get my greens in however I am aware that it’s important to have fresh whole greens! Hopefully, I can join the whole food plant based diet one day and make that what I do for the majority of my life but right now it’s hard for me to give up my delicious meats! I love the meats!! My plan this week is to make some cauliflower mash potato casserole with bacon and cheese as well as maybe a broccoli or cauliflower soup I’m not sure on the second dish of the week yet. I really need to have an all vegetarian food day in my regular routine.

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This week on the fasting front I’m doing 3 42 hour fasts because they have been very instrumental in my current fat loss of late. Since I don’t eat on my work days anyway this fasting regiment seems to be the most effective for me. The only time it’s really difficult is when I get off of work and I’m super tired my body starts thinking it’s hungry and hits me with a really bad craving! My tummy gets all load and demonstrative like I haven’t eaten in 10 days but once I get over that one I’m good because I get to eat the very next morning.lol

That’s the blog folks I wish you a wonderful week and a very inspiring journey today! If anyone needs anything or any support I got you!

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Posted by on August 27, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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The Falls

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And here we are back to another beautiful and hopeful Monday morning and we have yet another week to get better and better! I’m blessed to be awake and have all the love and support I have today and every day. Let’s face it if we have another day than we owe it to the people around us to do the best, be the very best we can be today! I know you can do great things this week with this gift of life you have been given. Thank you so much for taking precious time out of your day to read this and I appreciate you so very much! Let’s get it:

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Last night I recorded my 3rd podcast and I’m very happy with the process! It’s very fun and I’m enjoying every single minute of the time and effort it takes, hopefully, I am being of service and if you get a chance I would be honored if you check it out and tell me what you think! This weeks episode is Titled The Falls and I think it has some valuable content and entertainment! Honestly, I never knew I could do anything that felt so important and potentially impactful in my life!

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Yep, I got up at 4 a.m. this morning and hit the gym to do back and biceps and I was very tired, I haven’t gotten used to my routine yet so even though I’m going to bed early I’m still super tired when I wake up in the morning. I know it will get easier as I go but man my eyes were absolutely burning this morning. The rest of the family has been dealing with a touch of the flu and I think that might be biting me a little this morning! I can’t front this is by far the best time for me to workout because it is an absolute ghost town when I get there, I love it and it makes the workout so much more focused and powerful! Hopefully tomorrow it will be easier getting my ass up and going in.lol

 

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Today starts my first of 3 42 hour fasts! I’m in the middle of a plateau and I’m struggling with the same 5 to 10 pounds and ya boi has had enough and I refuse to stay stagnate because I have way too much weight to get off my frame! This fasting regiment has always helped kickstart my fat loss in the past and I love the sense of empowerment it gives me over my food addiction! There are just times when the fat will not come off and you have to mix it up, you have to respond strongly you can’t just sit back and let it happen! When you want it bad like I do you have to keep trying different things until something works, so here goes my changeup dammit.lol. Thank the lord I discovered fasting and the benefits because honestly, I don’t know if I would have come this far without it!

The job is going pretty good I mean I have made some bonehead mistakes and I’m sure I have got on a few nerves but I give my best everytime I clock in! We get really busy sometimes and that really pushes my limits and stamina. It’s one of those things that I hate while it’s happening but I know that it’s very much a part of my process! The money is really good and I’ve already been told by my fiance’ that the extra cash has really been awesome for our future plans! Yall already know while I’m happy she is happy because I love her so very much, my main goal is the fitness benefits! When I get done my feet hurt and sometimes my shirt is all wet from sweating and to tell you the truth it gets crazy and I don’t want to go on in the moment but it just happens that I push thru ya know? It just is what it is and I thank god for the blessing! The blessing of pain and growth! I’m very thankful because I know that if it were up to me I would just walk away and give up but with God all things are possible!

Well, that’s it for me this morning but before I go I just want to ask that you all love yourselves with your whole heart today! With that love, you can really help people around and make a real difference! You have the power to make a real impact on your life and the lives of the people around you! Go get ’em, I love you all!

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Posted by on August 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Here Goes Everything!

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Good morning and happy Friday homies! The weekend is about to be jumping off and I for one and grateful for the chance to get started with the hunt! The hunt I’m referring too is the hunt for a healthier me! Today is the day I start my journey to in a different direction, a different tool will be added to my arsenal this day! Before I get to that I want to wish you all a wonderful and productive weekend. Hopefully, you will get a few things on your list done but also get your goal list popping this weekend! I’ve already had my cup this morning so I have you are either having your’s or at least have plans for some coffee soon.lol

This will be a pretty short post because today I start my serving job. Now I understand that in the grand scheme of things that this line of work isn’t the end game for me. However, it is the next HUGE step in my journey to wellness and physical triumph and it’s a very big day for me! There are levels to this whole fat loss thing just like everything else in life and serving is the ground floor for the cardio level! The last year I have been learning what I need to be eating and when I need to be eating it also, I have learned how important resistance training is for overall health. I have made a consistent commitment to these areas but I always knew they alone wouldn’t be enough to get me to my goals. Like I’ve said on several occasions they are just tools in my arsenal to take to battle against my fat stores.lol.

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Today marks the beginning of my training for better mobility, flexibility, and stamina. These are the main reasons I took this line of work in the first place. I couldn’t use the excuse I don’t feel like going to the gym or going to the park to exercising, now my job will be the workout! All I have to do is go to work fasted and work at a good pace and get better and better until I am the very best I can be! It will be very hard, extremely hard because my feet will hurt and chances are my back will feel a little uncomfortable. It will be hot sometimes and there will be situations that challenge my ability to achieve my ultimate goal of being the best in the building! My body will fight against this with every fiber because it was super hard to get this far and I know what the pain was just to lose 100 plus pounds so I know that this step will be even more difficult! My mind and heart have both seen the reward and now my body has been instructed to follow suit.lol

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I always say that I AM CHANGE! Well, change is hard homies it just is and while I will listen to my body and not just go blindly into that good night, I will not allow myself to come up short. I’ve given too much and sacrificed too many things to fail now! I’m doing it for myself, on this one, I am being completely selfish because this is all about me and what I want for me. My “Y” may include others but the core of this is for me, I want to have zero limitations on what I can do if I simply put in the work. So today I start the next phase.

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I still plan to utilize the other tools as well, still hitting the gym till December, still fasting on regular bases and absolutely eating whole foods higher in fat and lower in carbs. Today I just add a new element and this one will be the hardest so far because it will test my pain against my determination and what I am willing to do to get what I want! I know it’s right because I’m nervous and I’m not a nervous person but when I stretch myself I get nervous and uncomfortable and that’s where I have to live sometimes to keep adding these tools! Wish me luck! I know God will watch over me as I pursue my next set of goals and I know he will bless every step along the way of all of your paths as well! I better go get ready to work and get grinding!

Have a fabulous day and I love you all! I believe in you no matter what!

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Posted by on July 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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FEAR NOT!!

Good morning everyone and welcome to another wonderful Tuesday morning! Today I hope to get a lot of errands and stuff done as well as a good workout and research. The temperature in the area is back down to a reasonable level thank goodness because that heat was sweltering down here for real. I know my blog has been all over the place and not very consistent. We all know life happens and when it does we must adjust, to be the best we can be and that’s what I have been trying to do more and more here lately! The blog starts now!

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I decided to take the job offer and start serving again just part time so that I can get some good cardio in as well as make a few ends here and there. I’m blessed to be in a position over this last year or so not to have to work and just focus on getting my health on track! I realize not everyone gets to take time off of work to focus on fat loss and self improvement but again I have the best partner in the game and I am thankful for all her love and support! At 44 I’m older and the years of access weight on my joints have taken a toll but I have recently lost a great amount of weight and it’s time to get moving and stretch my limitations. Serving is fast paced and while it will not be the carreer that I see myself doing for the duration of my life I honestly feel like it is a step in the right diretcion as far as physical growth! My focus will be on cardio first, working hard and pushing my body to gain endurance and flexibility. The money is obviously important but on the list of things I’m taking the job for it is 3rd or 4th. I have a background in customer service so I’m fairly confident I’ll be fine as far as connecting with people. The shorter hours will allow me time to continue to focus on my fat loss journey and other goals as well! Wish me luck, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t super nervous!

 

Yesterday I went to the gym to get a good lift and it felt amazing to be able to do a fasted workout! My energy level was amazing and the gym was fairly empty so that’s a combination for success for sure! I’ve been walking and spending more time on my feet lately than ever before and I think it is helping my foot pain. Like most people I have a weight dominate side and it’s my right side, so the foot on that side gets the grunt of the soreness when I spend a large portion of time on my feet. The best way I can see to get over this pain is to keep pushing foward and losing fat to put less and less stress on those joints and tissue. It really is time for me to start doing squats and lower body lifting to help with my overall body compisition! I have until December to get as much out of this gym memebership as I can before I switch to my home gym idea, so I’m certainly going to be working on getting my lower body in gear! I have oreintation for my new job at 2:30 today so I’ll probably hit the gym earlier than normal or maybe tommorow, I’m not sure what my work schedule will be yet so I’m just guessing at this point!

 

The alternate day fasting has been going great for me so far, yetsterday I had a really bad hunger swing on my fasting day which is super abnormal for me but I think my body is still adjusting to fasting every other day instead of eating every single day! The scale keeps going the right way and you know I will update you all as I go I just haven’t been weighing myself as much as of lately. With fasting, the weight fluctuates so much because of water and other factors I want to make sure that I give my body enough time between scale jumps to be a true reading and not just a super low number because I haven’t eaten in a few days. It’s taken a great deal of time but I finally feel confident that I have a great amount of tools in my chest against fat loss! I can honestly say that while I have tons of weight to still lose, I am healthier now than I have ever been and I eat and treat my body alot better now! Today is a feast day so I get to eat my 2 meals of high fat low carb foods and I can’t wait to dig in because I have some delicious food in there!

 

The diet has been a beautiful thing to behold lately. I haven’t been eating any food that I wouldn’t be proud of and the carbs have been low but healthy leafy greens and nuts! My pistachio game has been obese!!! I absolutely love them so I have to pre portion those bad boys out or I’ll eat way to many! What’s been working for me of late is having my first meal be a nice sized meal and then having a green smoothie sometime in the day to get my greens in, then later in the day having my last larger meal. So you could say that I have 2 and a half meals on my feeding days, but I find that I feel satisfied and dont feel the need to stuff myself with food. I’m thinking about checking out adding Collagen into my routine to help with strong joints and bones. I’m still researching if it really works or not but yall know I’m always up on game!

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Just want to say that while I am nervous and a little scared about starting this new job and thus new cardio challenge, I do understand that growth is always on the other side of fear. Our bodies and minds try to protect us from things but fear is something that isn’t design to stop us but to pause us! I refuse to let fear stop me from pursuing these fat loss goals I have and I refuse to let fear stop me from doing whatever it takes to better my families life as well as my own. We are designed to deal with the other side of fear, it’s not suppose to stop us it’s suppose to pause us long enough to understand what the next thing will do or if we are sure this is what we want to do, but never let fear stop you from getting better! I AM CHANGE and in order to be change we all must stretch our limits and reach for things we thought were impossible, that’s what true living is about!

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Posted by on July 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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