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Lift Comp!

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by on April 11, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Tripped Up

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Happy Friday everyone! I must admit to being very tired this morning and I should have gone back to bed this morning but you know how it is, sometimes you have to drag yourself out of bed and just go! I’m up and at ’em now so no excuses right? If you are celebrating the holiday this weekend I wish you fun and safe travels and even if you aren’t I still wish you the same.lol

 

The gym was empty again yesterday and I got in a great workout pretty much by myself so no complaints here. My chest and shoulders are a little sore but I really pushed hard thru my workout and I added onto the volume of my reps so I feel great about that! Currently, I am also doing a 100 squats a day challenge so my legs are really feeling the burn because that along with my amped up cardio and stairs have put a ton more on my knees and legs. I’m not complaining I’m sure that it will pay off and I’ll be happy that I am getting more lower body work! My inner thighs are already feeling firmer and more flexible so I’m really happy about that! Today I’m back to doing back/biceps along with my squats and Fitbit step goal. If there is one thing I really need to work on it’s creating a pre-workout routine for warming up my muscles, I have really been slacking on that at my shoulders are starting to pay the price.lol.

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My diet is going great but I certainly hit a snag of my own doing! I tell you guys everything so I have to tell you that Monday night I had a mini binge with a box of donuts and I had a few pieces of bread and of course I never eat bread anymore and it didn’t turn out too good. I didn’t get sick but when I stepped on the scale this past Wednesday it said I gained like 7 pounds! Now while I know I didn’t gain that much and that it’s probably water it sucks because I know that I made the decision to eat like that and it’s just not worth gaining weight! I’ve been doing so well and it’s not a big deal other than it’s not how I want to do things anymore. I’m o.k with having a treat every now and again but right now I’m on an aggressive stretch of my fat loss journey! I set a few unrealistic goals and I have been crushing them so far so when my results come down to earth I get a little disappointed. It happens to everyone and I haven’t missed a workout or eaten bad since Monday. In fact, I have been in a caloric deficit even lower than normal because now that I’m back to my routine I’m just not as hungry, probably because of all the water from those damn donuts! Life happens and I am not down on myself but I really am pissed that my goal and the timetable I set may not happen because I went a little backward ya know?

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Although I am a little disappointed I am still changed! I am not the person I used to be and I won’t stop doing what I have been doing to this point! I will keep making healthy choices and taking control of my eating and habits! Having a cheat here and it isn’t bad but it is for me because of the goals I set for myself. My goals are so high that I really don’t like any setbacks at all!.lol. I’ve become obsessed yall.lol. For me, it’s a good thing because I really want to be better than I was the day before and it’s just a personal thing between me and my old self!

 

I love you all very much and I know that life can get hard sometimes but keep your head up and remember that storms will come but you can overcome anything! Have an extraordinary day and weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Family Matters

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Well, good morning homies! It’s hump day and I apologize for the delay I have been doing a lot of family stuff and I got caught up in that arena! The family had a scare because my girl’s aunt had to be rushed to the hospital but it looks like for now at least she is getting better! Loretta is one of my favorite people on this planet so I had to make sure my girl got a chance to be there for the fam, that’s what all this stuff is about! Family first, second to god in my book! I’m here this morning and your reading this so let’s get on with the get down!

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Monday and Tuesday I actually got to work out before all of the family issues happened and they were quality workouts!(I love you aunt Loretta stay up in there!). my gym squad at the gym was completely absent and that’s weird for me to be in the gym by myself especially at like 1 p.m. in the day! I’m sure the crew will be back to it tomorrow, they are just people that workout at the same time I do but I don’t really know them personally but hey it feels weird when I don’t see my familiar gym folks. lol. Today is my all day cardio day and I started it off this morning with 30 flights of stairs! I have to do 35 today because I have to go up every week so I still got 5 more I owe, then I have my 100 squats to do and then my steps for the Fitbit and then swimming: so hopefully I will be able to get everything in! That’s the plan, what y’all got going on today, I’d love to hear what everyone is working on!

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So if you follow me on Instagram you know I had a big carb day on Monday night and I mean it was a big one! Honestly, I don’t regret it one bit because I know I’m an addict and I know that means I have to get right back to me and that’s what I did. Tuesday I had a hard fasted workout and I ate really light and all keto! As a sugar addict, I have to be very careful when I eat a few because like a true feen it could compound and turn into a week or a month and several months, I got issues.lol. Having a cheat meal or day is something you just have to play around with and see how it works for you. Just remember it’s the exception, not the rule and you must get back to doing you as soon as possible because fat loss is slow and steady but fat gain is damn near instant in my book. lmao! O.k. that’s not completely true but it feels like it for me. Today I will break my fast with my Keto coffee and some bacon and shredded chicken! Then for my last meal, I will probably have a green smoothie and bowl of Shirataki noodles and chicken! The plan is to make a keto friendly lime cheesecake tonight for dessert but I’ll definitely keep it low to no carbs and have just 1 piece, I’ll let ya’ll know how it turns out as normal! We should be getting my keto granola and that grass-fed meat order tomorrow so I’ll be showing that off as well because I can’t wait to try both! We right back at it!

 

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Do me a favor ya’ll, make a decision to be happy today! We all go through trials and tribulations but making a decision to be happy will help you to get thru anything. Don’t walk over all these blessings in your life and focus on what’s wrong today. Today keep in mind that you got a gift of fresh air and life today and that should carry you far today! No one is promised anything in this life but happiness is something we can have every single day and I wish that for all of you today! Let everyone know you’re happy too, that joy will help others get thru their day as well! Trust me it’s hard to have a rough day with a person who is positive and happy! I love you all and I appreciate your place in this world and in my life! Have a fabulous day!

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Posted by on March 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Last Day Of Carnivore!

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Hey, everyone, it’s Sunday fun day and I feel amazing! Hopefully, you all got a chance to really enjoy your weekend and feel ready for Monday because ready or not it’s coming in the morning.lol. This has been a long week but very informative and I have learned a lot about my body and my mental strength. If you get a chance you should watch one of your favorite shows or go to your favorite park and read a book, go ahead and get that in someday is today homies!

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The gym yesterday was cool but let’s just say I will do everything I can not to workout on Saturday! It was so damn full and I felt like people were just looking for me to hurry up every time I got on a machine.lol. Noone was mean or impolite but it was just so congested people had to basically lift slowly to wait till the next machine was available and that’s just craziness! I’m glad I was able to get the back and bicep workout done and add on a little here and there. Normally Wednesday is my hardest cardio day because that’s the day I take a break between lifting, however, this week after I had a hard cardio session the next day I weighed in at a stupidly low number so you already know I’m at it again today because Monday is the weigh-in for the week. Even though 530 was my end of the month weight I still have to make sure I keep going down for the weigh-in tomorrow! Soooo today I did 30 more flights of stairs and I will do my lower body workout with squats and leg lifts and stuff. My homie Moe has been doing wall pushups and he put me up on the game so I started them last Sunday so today I’ll knock out a few of those as well! I’ll try to get everything done pretty early so I can chill and watch a little ball today!

 

The carnivore diet ends after today and I can’t wait to eat some damn veggies tommorow.lol. Hopefully, my green smoothie won’t hit my tummy too hard since it’s been a whole week with no real fiber but I can’t wait. This way of eating has been really great and if I get stalled or anything I will certainly come back to it now that I got a little comfortable with it. The way I see it if I can have a week that I only eat meat then eating under 30 or so carbs a day should be more than doable ya know? I didn’t even have Longhorn this week and yall already know how I feel about my wings but I knew if I got them I would want a bomb side salad ha ha. Tomorrow I was thinking of not even fasting just wake up and eat every single piece of green leaf in this damn house for real! I’m so ready for some variety. My macros have been on point and I didn’t go over my 2500 calories at all so there that. I will say this I have never woke up in the morning feeling so light and empty as I have this week eating only meat, there’s definitely something to it for sure!

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That’s all I got this morning homies The only thing left to say is I love you all very much, that I believe in all of your abilities to get done that which you set out to do. Oh and One last thing. If anyone tells you that you can’t do something I got your back tell them to comment on here and I’ll prove to them you can! We are in this together no matter what!

 

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Posted by on March 25, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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I’m Doing What?

Middle of the week and the first 2 days blew by pretty quick! It is snowing here and they just called school off for like the 10th time so far this year! It’s not their fault because where we live the main road are usually o.k but in this county, there are some really tough back country roads that people live on and they are just unreachable in those areas! I personally love snow so it’s no big deal for me but the kids are going to be going to school all summer to make up all these damn days they are missing! It is a glorious day and I get to spend time with my family and the fact that they are safe is all that really matters so it’s all good!

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Yesterday I hit the gym at my regular time and killed the workout! Whenever I work back and biceps I always seem to work so much harder than when I do chest and biceps. Yesterday was no different because I was sweating like a pig while I pumped the weights! I’m telling you guys if you limit the amount of time you give yourself between reps it doesn’t matter so much how heavy the weight is you really can feel a difference! The volume of reps I get in is insane and I notice that it feels like I’m getting a little cardio while I lift! Today I’m off from the gym but it’s a full cardio day which means I’ll be hitting those damn stairs and walking around as much as possible. We didn’t get to swim last night so I may go to the gym tonight and do an additional cardio session because I have to pick my girl up late from work tonight! Last week when I did stairs I got to about 20 flights so the deal is every week I have to do few more. Today I’ll see if I can spread them bad boys out throughout the day for real, they absolutely kill my legs but they are a great cardio workout and the handles on the sides help to cheat a little if I’m winded.lol.

 

 

O.k. so I was waiting a few days before I said anything because I wasn’t 100 percent sure I was going to try doing it but I am. I’m doing a week of MEAT ONLY this week. I’ve been doing some research about the Carnivore diet which consists of mostly meats and little to no veggies and carbs. There is no way I can see myself adopting this way of eating for the long term however I have been very curious about some of the claims that people who eat this way say they experience. I’ve heard that they feel less inflammation in their joints and they experience a greater clarity and strength throughout their day. I figured since I’ve lowered my carbs to 30g and below a week that this isn’t that much of a difference for me! Today is day 3 and I have to tell you while it’s far too early to declare how effective it is I will say that I feel hella light this morning! My workouts haven’t been affected that much because I usually workout fasted anyway. The surprising thing to me is I’m not experiencing any heartburn or constipation which I figured were going to be side effects. It’s certainly helped with my water consumption so far this week! I can’t front yall other than it being a tad boring in the food variety department I feel really great this morning! They tell me that the 3rd day is kind of difficult so I’m going to wait and see but I’ll certainly stick it out until weigh-in day and see how I feel.

 

 

I checked the calendar and I have exactly 5 weeks before I take the long and adventurous road trip to visit my kids in California! I am so very happy to be able to see them because it feels like such a long time because I live so far. I will be working my ass off to be in the best shape I can possibly be in so that I can show them a great time on my visit! I love them so very much and they make me feel so very blessed! If you wanna know why I am so happy all the time it’s because I am blessed so much with great kids and an amazing fiance’. It’s not me, it’s all of them and God has chosen me to be apart of these wonderful folks lives and I wouldn’t want to be anyone else on this earth! It’s not the fat loss journey that defines me it’s these wonderful people along with my family and friends that humble me and bring me joy! The key to life isn’t what we are striving for, it’s appreciating the things we already have and cherishing the blessings that show up every day that we readily accept as normal. The key is having a roof, the key is having someone who loves you, the key is being of service to those around you, the key is showing love no matter what happens! That’s a lot of Keys on the chain but if you carry those around with you and you truly appreciate the doors they open, they will lead you to all the love you always wanted, the happiness you deserve and the strength to open those doors for others!

I wish you love today and I pray that you give yourself praise and love, you deserve it!

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Posted by on March 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Info Age

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And here we are at hump day again! It’s the middle of the week and I for one am very happy to be alive! Today is a chance for us to check our progress and see how we are on our journey. Even if it’s not the fat loss like me whatever you are working to improve don’t forget to keep checking to see that your actions have aligned with your goals homie! I love you and I know you can do it!

 

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Today was my day off from the gym but I decided to do some cardio! I have been doing stairs up and down different times of the day. This morning I did it 10 times and I hope to go up a few each day I do stairs until I need to do it outside somewhere. My plan was to go for a walk today but it got really cold and we had a few snowflakes fall today. I was not trying to walk outside in that much cold air when I have stairs here as well as a gym with all types of equipment. lol, I’ll be lifting again tomorrow at my normal time plus doing some cardio early since my fiance’ is off.The key for me is to keep finding ways to move around and keep myself active so that I can let the weight do the work for me! Like I said so many times before I am blessed with so many things one of them being indoor stairs so I can do a workout anytime I want! I set the Fitbit to make sure I got my goal of 10 floors of stairs whenever I perform stairs! Whatever helps right?

 

 

On the diet front, I stayed well under my calorie goals as well as within my macros. I fasted for 18 hours and ate my standard 2 meals. If you are having some trouble finding interesting things to eat please don’t hesitate to ask! I’m pretty boring with what I eat because it revolves around the same 3 or 4 meals all the time. However, I know how to mix it up once and awhile to keep it satisfying! The key is to find a healthy alternative to the things you know you like! It sounds so simple but it’s the truth. The reason I struggled for so long to lose was that I wasn’t aware that I could find food that actually tasted good that were healthy for me. Once I found keto I was able to just plug in the foods I already loved and slowly start to phase out a few things that I didn’t need for my goals. Folks, we live in a world with more information available to us than at any point in the history of the planet and we should certainly use this wealth of info to find a way to have variety in our diet. Damn internet took away my last excuse to get healthy! Ha ha ha.

 

On Instagram I’m alexx3982 and if you wanna hit me up I’ll certainly follow you back! There’s also facebook Alexx’s Keto Avenue if you want to share or have any questions I’m always available. We have each other and I believe we all will win, we all will be as healthy and happy as we want to be… Together! Have a great day!

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Damn Right I’m Not Stopping!!!

 

I can’t front ever since I was a child my favorite day was Thursday! I’m not sure if it had anything to do with my favorite shows on the tube being on this day or what but Thursday always did it for me. With that said I hope that you all have a fabulous day and that you take joy in knowing it’s almost the freakin’ weekend’!

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The workout was great yesterday because it was one of those days I just didn’t want to go but I went anyway. Sometimes I have to force myself to go and the weird thing is those workouts almost always feel the best! the gym was flooded but it was all my fault because I was out of my lane. Because of schedule, I had to go at 3 and that just not my usual time so it’s my bad that I added to the overcrowdedness of the gym. Is that a damn word?lol. No matter I was still able to blow thru the chest and triceps workout for the day. I’ve got 3 lifts in this week but only 1 cardio day so I’ll do both today and then just cardio a few days to get to my 4 days for each. The whole gym has been sick so I been scrubbing my damn hands like a neurosurgeon lately before, during and after the workouts I’m not trying to get sick that virus is not playing this year! My girl is off work and going thru shark week so pray for me that I go, it’s always harder for me to go when she is home for some reason! I need to get this in because the scale is being super kind this week so damn it I wanna keep the peddle down!

 

O.k so something weird happened yesterday! I had 2 meals and I was super full and couldn’t really eat anymore like my body was hella full and I only had like 1806 calories all day. The crazy thing is I have at least 2500 to 3k daily and I burned like 1k calories yesterday. Is that normal, do any of you find that if you had a really hard day in the gym that you can’t eat as much? Hell if that’s the case I’ll kill the gym every damn day I was born at night not last night ya know?lol. I’ll take those type of results on the regular but I’m certainly not used to the number being this crazy! The truth is I was really not hungry at all and my stomach is always hungry! For my first meal, I had a green smoothie and a small bowl of ham. The second meal was Bulletproof coffee and a bowl of ground meat with butter and cheese, plus a handful of the most delicious Pistachios ever! Maybe it was all the fiber? If any of you have any idea please let me know because I would really like to know if that’s normal for some of you. Having 2 meals is just better for me because not only is it easier but it allows me to fast a bit longer which I’m starting to love!

 

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I was poking around the internet and I decided to do some research on obesity. Man if you do that for like 5 minutes they make you feel like you are going to go sleep and never wake up! I stumbled across that show My 600lb life and that shit stopped me dead in my tracks. You know how you are just flipping thru channels and you catch something and like 2 hours later your pausing the t.v and refilling your drink because you don’t wanna miss shit? That was me, I mean it got me and I was like I need to watch this everytime I don’t feel like going to the gym or when I feel like giving up. I’m not clowning at all but hell I’m not too much smaller than most of the people on the show and I had to catch my feelings up. Then I had questions like why does fat look so different on different bodies? I see people on there that look way bigger than me and then they get weighted and I’m like damn they smaller than me, wtf?  Needless to say, my interest was peaked and I will be checking out the show a lot more because the stuff they were talking about sounded like a damn recording of what goes on in my head sometimes! That stuff is a game-changer because our emotions make us move! When your head is really into something your body will follow and these people are so damn courageous and I’m like “Hey negroe if some dude in Houston can go from a crane lifting him out of bed to getting healthier than you have no damn excuse when the gym is damn near in your backyard”! That hit me in the chest like an MMA fighters right hook!

 

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If you know me you know I am never trying to make fun of anyone and what they are going thru, my point is to find your motivation! It doesn’t have to be a show or a life-threatening condition, it could be a new outfit or getting on a ride at a waterpark! There’s something that will push the adrenaline bottom for you and get you thrust into action to fix things you want to change your life, go find that thing NOW! It’s out there and you might not need to get knocked on your ass like I did yesterday to come to it!

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Enjoy the gift of life today homies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Simple But Hard

Hello everyone and welcome to Tuesday! This week Tuesday is basically Monday this week because of the holiday so here we go! I hope you all had a nice cup of whatever gets you going this morning and ready to get this fantastic day underway! For those of you who may have done it too big this weekend I hope your hangover isn’t too bad and if it is I hope it was worth it homies, you deserve it!

 

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So yesterday I did my regular lift which was chest and triceps. My movement around the gym is getting to be more of a rhythmic dance of sorts now. Even if someone is using something I need I just move on to something else till it opens up. I think I’ll call this my gym flow.lol. Anyway, my gym flow was on point yesterday in the gym. I’ve noticed increased volume at the gym at my steady time so I think that’s a good thing! It’s cool because people start getting familiar with each other and you almost start looking for one another. Anyway, last night my fiance’ wasn’t feeling too well because of her shark week as yall call it! I’m not even gonna get into it but I say this because we didn’t go swimming. All was not lost because I got my ass up this morning at 3:30 and got my cardio in! Funny thing is I could probably do that cardio, my afternoon lift and still swim if I was feeling up to it! I mean my lift is only a half hour as well as my cardio, swimming is like 35 minutes so why not? It wouldn’t be an everyday thing but every now and again if I’m needing a little extra push!

 

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On the nutritional front, I had a good macro day yesterday! I started off breaking my fast with a little coffee and a bowl of ground beef and butter. Later I had a green smoothie with avocado but I held back on the MCT oil and chia seeds because I wanted to reduce a little of my fat intake. I also had a few bratwurst with no bun and they were delicious! No bulletproof coffee yesterday but I’ll be having some this morning before I hit the gym! Just trying to mix it up and have a little variety ya know? As funny as this sounds I need to eat more protein! Now I know this is laughable because I’m a meat-loving fool but for some reason, I have been unable to hit my protein goal lately. So I figured I would drop my fat intake down and add a little more protein from meat and spinach. You all know I’ll let you know how it goes!

 

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Lately, we have had a lot of hot-button topics debated in our great country of late. Honestly, I don’t want to get into any particular one today. All I would like to say is that its o.k for us to disagree, it’s what makes a democracy so damn amazing. Let’s just remember that no matter what we are all human beings and all worthy of respect as well as showing others respect. By making a point we have to tear someone down or make them feel inadequate just because we have different viewpoints. If we start with a baseline that we love and respect each other than we can work thru anything. No matter how you feel about things that may be happening at the present time please remember we are all somebody’s son or daughter and we all deserve a level of dignity and respect no matter what! Love each other, it’s really the most simplistic, most difficult and most amazingly powerful thing to do and its completely and totally worth it!

Have an amazing week and go get all that you want out of life and help others get what they want too, there’s plenty to go around homies!

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Captain I Am!

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Good morning and Happy Monday to you! I hope that most of you have the holiday off and get to sleep in. It’s supposed to be a very sunny day here in Kentucky and I’m looking forward to more of the great weather we have had of late! I’ve got coffee and cinnamon and little time this morning so I thought I would check in.

Yesterdays lift was number 4 and I hit my goal for that, however, we didn’t get to go swimming last night so I only made it to 3 cardio days. I figure it’s no big deal I’ll just add an extra cardio day into this week’s workouts. I’ve never been to my gym on Sunday morning and I was really surprised by how empty it was! This may be a great chance for me to workout now that I know it’s not that crowded.I’m hoping it didn’t have anything to do with the 3 day weekend but we will see next Sunday! The lifting has really made me feel stronger and more confident in my goals to see this whole thing to the end. Of course, I mean until the end of my life because I truly never plan on stopping lifting and training it just makes my body feel better. Today I will be doing chest and triceps and I hope that the gym isn’t unusually busy because everyone is off work today.lol. We are back in the pool tonight for another tough water workout! The goal is 5 cardio sessions to make up for last week, I think I’ll do a couple workouts on the good ole elliptical machine because I truly have missed doing it plus it will add to the variety of my workout.

I seem to be gaining a few pounds then losing a few pounds lately so I have decided to tighten up my diet. I’m hoping that I can keep everything keto this week and not have my usual cheat meals because I need to find out why I am up and down. It may be the weights but I doubt it, I’m sure it has more to do with my increasing hunger after swimming but I feel like I’ve solved that problem so I’m all good. Folks, if things aren’t going the way you want them it’s important not to get down but get working! Don’t allow your progress to be up to chance because, in the end, this is your journey and your the captain if things aren’t going according to schedule than adjust your course! Again this is a lifestyle you are developing so you will have to make changes because you are going to arrive at different circumstances along the way. The most important thing is to stay as consistent as possible and as positive!

 

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I’ve been reading a lot of blogs lately and I just want to tell you all how great you are doing! The level of drive and commitment that I have been reading about is out of this world! You all inspire me every single day! Don’t give up because you have no idea who may be reading what you are writing and it becomes the springboard they need to change! Some of you think that no one is reading or paying attention but I assure you with millions reading WordPress everyday people are paying attention! Most of us write because it’s therapeutic to us but we must remember that words are powerful and they can help change lives, so please if your thinking of giving it up don’t! Even if you just write for yourself that’s perfectly o.k but I for one need to read what others are going thru. The perspective of others who are totally different than myself helps me draw strength in times of weakness. You all add so much to who I am as a person and your voices need to be heard! I’ll be reading and thank you for all you do!

 

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May you see things today that touch your heart and inspire you to love a little better today! See Ya!

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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All In My Feelings

Well hello everybody happy Friday! I’m a little late today blogging and I apologize for that! Lately, I’ve been dealing with a few things and I have been having the regular challenges that all of us deal with. I’ve learned that sometimes we just get into a funk for a few and we need to work our way out of it and move on. As of late, I’m in a funk over my weight loss journey because I won’t let things go. let me break this down.

 

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I’m constantly trying to find my groove when it comes to nutrition and training. It seems like just when I get my eating and fasting here comes the workout stumbling block. I forgot to add more calories to compensate for the extra work that I am putting in at the gym! I mean the other day I did 2 workouts and I ended up burning 913 calories total, which is awesome. The problem was I was so damn hungry and my regular regiment wasn’t cutting it.lol. Swimming certainly takes a ton out of your body and I’m just not used to being this damn hungry! So you all know me I’ve been trying to find a happy middle because I will not stop working out because I know I’m making improvements! I feel stronger and healthier than I have ever felt but I’m having difficulty eating more and not feeling like I’m taking a step back.

 

I’m not down about it so much as I am determined to get this right. See I want to be able to sustain this way of eating and training for the rest of my life so I want to make sure I’m doing the right thing for my body. This week I will be doing 4 lifting days and 4 swimming/water workouts. So far I have done 2 of each and I feel like I really push myself with this type of routine. I’m not going to ever give up but I need to find a way to account for all this extra working out! It seems like lately, I stay hungry and I really don’t want to get in the habit of eating too many calories!

Before going to the gym I could I.F. anyway I wanted with no problem but now since I increased my workouts I find fasting to be harder than before. So as you can see all of the things I have worked so hard to established are having to be altered and when that happens it can be a bit overwhelming! When you’re busting your butt to do the right thing sometimes it’s easy to forget how far you’ve come. The thing is I know all the right things to try and all the changes needed but I’m just fatigued at the moment.lol. My head needs a break from thinking about this stuff. Now, this is funny but true. If I don’t think about it or focus on it, my instinct is still to just eat without being mindful and that’s how I got here in the first place.lmao. You ever been feeling a little fatigued and you know it’s all gonna be o.k. and all but you just want to take a minute and just let your damn mind reset? Well, that’s where I am with everything right now.

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Now more than ever I need to have faith. I get so caught up with things that I forget that for me I put god in charge but I keep trying to take control.lol. As a man I feel like I could do anything and I have all the answers and then God kicks my ass and I remember that I’ve never accomplished anything of true value without him! Ever! Now I know everyone doesn’t share my faith and for that I am respectful but this is how I do me. I am nothing without him but I for some reason keep trying to take the steering wheel from him. Funny thing is I crash that bitch every single time.lol

 

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So I’m just going to go to the gym today and tonight. I’m just going to eat the way I know how to today and then I’m going to get out of God’s way and let him work because Lord knows I need the help! Have a great day everyone and bless you and yours! Enjoy the weekend!

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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