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Resolution Check

 

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Good morning on this feezing Friday! Everyone wherever you are please be safe and take it slow if you’re traveling through a lot of bad weather like we are having here in Kentucky! We are expected to get some pretty icky weather here, from freezing rain to snow and beyond.lol. Just because the weather stinks it doesn’t mean I can slack off and so here we go…

 

Because I knew about the weather I got up super duper early and killed a quick workout! That’s 4 of the 6 I need this week to be good again so it’s looking great so far! This morning after the cardio, which is going great at the 30-minute amount I worked chest and triceps with interval training. The gym was unusually active for so early in the morning I guess we all had the same idea about getting it done early.lol. My body honestly feels like I could broad jump the moon today, I am just so full of energy! I think I’m going to need it with all this weather nonsense today!

 

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On the plate yesterday I had more honey garlic chicken with a monster salad and sunflower seeds. My second meal was a smoothie and a small helping of ground sausage with coconut oil and butter. No bulletproof coffee at all yesterday and I’m not really sure why because I tend to have it every day. I gotta tell you guys not counting calories has really helped me relax and focus better on what’s important for me. The fast yesterday was only about 16 hours and it felt just as easy as the other fasts. I’m finally to the point that I can eat when I want to and I know I have a goal for the day as to how long to fast. The only time I plan to count calories is if I have a cheat day so that I don’t go too crazy and stay relatively close 2k calories. I’m thinking of having a cheat day today but honestly, I really don’t feel like I’m craving anything out of the ordinary.

 

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I’ve been reading about everyone’s goals for the new year and I think it’s great! We are coming into the meat of the month of January and this is the time that people slowly lose grip on all those big goals and dreams they wrote down! Please recognize that those goals are important to you and that you can do it and it may start to get easy to miss a workout here and there and get complacent but hold fast. Remember why you made that list in the first place and if you truly want those things, double down on your efforts in the coming weeks. Most polls show that 78% of people stop working on their new years’ resolutions in the 2nd or 3rd week of January. The great news is those people who continue thru the month of January have an 80% percent chance of staying with it! So that tells me that if we can just get thru these tough couple weeks we will get into a rhythm of goal chasing that will continue on all year! I believe in all of you and I know that greatness is embedded deep inside all of us, we can do this! Have a fantastic weekend and have a fun time reaching your goals!

 

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Posted by on January 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Grow Box

 

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Thursday is always a good day as far as I’m concerned! I hope everyone is having a great and happy week as we get ready to slide into the weekend! Yesterday, we were running all kinds of errands and running around with our heads cut off but we still got everything done, including the workout! I got 3 workouts down and 3 more to go to make up for last week, I’m so serious about making every single week count!

 

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Yesterday workout was fast and very explosive. Interval strength training is kicking my butt but I love it. I only did about 30 minutes of lifting but with only about 10 seconds between reps, my muscles screamed for relief. Even though back and biceps are my worse strength areas, yesterdays workout showed me just how far I have come in those 2 areas! Not only did I increase my weight but I was able to slide from one exercise to the next with no break in between. I’m loving the feeling of having gains in the gym! Today, because of my schedule, I will be doing cardio at home and then waking up at 3 a.m. to do strength training! We gotta get these goals taken care of for sure!

 

 

On the eating front, I am so happy to report I had some bomb honey garlic chicken for dinner last night! I’ll admit I had to take the small hit for honey to my macros but those were my only carbs/sugars of the day so I’m good. Don’t worry I took a few pictures so you all could see! If someone like me can throw this stuff together than anyone can! Had 2 meals as usual and fasted for 18 hours to complete the routine. My fasting is actually getting to be fun because instead of doing just the warrior fasting, I have been doing random fasts to mix my body up and I really feel like it’s working! My tummy has no idea when food is coming it just knows when it comes, there will be lots of greens and some amazing proteins until I get to the point where I can just eat veggies which is my goal later in life!

 

 

 

 

I promised to show you guys my seedlings are coming in and I also want to show you all my cool little ghetto grow box I made out of a tote!

 

 

 

 

I’m growing red leaf and mixed leaf lettuce to start and then some herbs! Hopefully, after this, I can transfer them to a hydroponic system later once I learn more and more! Have a fabulous day homies and I’ll be back to write a little more Friday which promises to be adventurous around here with all the freezing rain we are supposed to get, my goodness!

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Back To Basics

 

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It’s on today because I finally got some sleep. It wasn’t looking too good at first because of the college national championship game last night had me up a little later than I planned but the game was certainly worth it. After Alabama’s freshman backup threw a game-winning touchdown in overtime I was too pumped to go to sleep so I headed to the gym. Granted it was after 1 in the morning but hey I was up and the gym is right behind my place so I’ll take it.Once I got home and hit the bed it was lights out and into some of the best damn sleep I have had this year!

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Once I made it to the gym I was able to do about 30 minutes of cardio on my favorite elliptical machine. I needed a little more than my usual 20 minutes because as you know I really slacked last week so I did about 10 minutes more with no real discomfort. I’ll probably just start doing 30 on the regular now that I know it feels fine. in the strength training department, I did a chest and triceps circuit workout and that felt amazing. My whole upper body is still shaking but it was a good push! I’m back at it later tonight for back and biceps! Maybe I needed those few days off because my body felt fresh and super responsive the entire workout! Not to mention I was in the midst of a 20 hour fast and you all know how much I really believe in fasted cardio.

 

The diet, and by that I mean what I ate because I’m not on a diet in the traditional sense, I did pretty well getting back on track. The whole 2 meal thing is back on and that’s the way I want to keep it because it seems to keep my body satisfied, plus with keto, the foods are so low in carbs that I don’t feel bloated or weighted down. I got another great smoothie yesterday which is becoming a daily habit and with the chia seeds more filling. Today when I woke up I got to have one of my large salads with chicken and cheese, simply amazing how easy and delicious this way of eating can be. It helps in my case that I am so damn routine with my tastes because I really think I could have a salad a day for the rest of my life and be just fine with little else. I got issues I’m aware.

 

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I’ve been reading a lot of blogs lately and I am so proud of how many people are doing more to get healthier and happier. I think it’s fantastic that you all have decided to do what makes you happy and help others as well. No matter what I do I always look forward to the next post I read on here because every day someone somewhere inspires me and I’m so very grateful. Lastly, I am happy to report that my seedlings are slowing starting to show in my lettuce cups! I’m so happy and I can’t wait to experiment with different methods to produce my own healthy foods.

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Do something wonderful for yourself today and if you feel like it please share what it was, I’m always interested in hearing when folks do right by themselves, it’s so important! Until next time my friends!!………..

 
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Posted by on January 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Aquaponics

 

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Monday, Monday it’s back again and I want to wish all of you a fantastic kickoff to the week. Today my kids got a snow day basically because it’s super icy out and they didn’t want to take any chances with the buses and stuff. I for one am glad that they didn’t have school because I really don’t want to be out in the bad weather driving myself so I’m even more nervous about someone else driving my kids in bad weather.

 

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Boy did I blow it last week on the workout front, I only got to the gym 2 times and I planned on going at least 4 so I stunk it up. This coming week I’m going to make up for it by working out 6 of the 7 days of this week. Normally I would give myself rest in between but I’ll just break up the type of workouts I do and maybe do some late night swimming like R.E.M. Truth be told, for what I pay for the gym I probably should be doing it every day anyway.lol. The cool thing is I spent a lot of time with the family this weekend and we had a ball. It’s been awhile since we have all been home on a weekend together so we watched movies, played Uno and made lots of cool meals together! Now, I should have still hit the gym but I didn’t and while I’m not down on myself about it that doesn’t mean the work doesn’t need to be done.

 

Not to worry good people I kept it keto, for the most part, this weekend. Actually tried chia seeds for the first time in my life in a smoothie. I would love to tell you they taste great but I didn’t really taste them mixed in with my green monster of a smoothie. I know they are a healthy fat choice so I just threw a couple tablespoons in! On Friday I had a few carbs with a small serving of angel hair spaghetti and ground sausage. Then for dinner, it was a delicious Bulletproof coffee, sunflower seeds and green smoothie mix that got my good fats in me for the day.  Saturday was a real treat because we all had a meal together as a family which doesn’t happen as much as I would like. My oldest son made sugar free crepes and they were amazing. Of course, the ones they had were full of sugar but I kept it sugar-free with the exception of sampling a bite of the Carmel filled one and it was heaven.lol. Yesterday I made myself a fathead pizza with extra cheese and ground sausage and it was yummy and so filling that all I could muster for dinner was a green smoothie with those chia seeds I mentioned earlier. I felt very good about my eating this weekend and I didn’t feel bloated or overfeed at all. No binging took place and I stayed away from candy and added sugar!

 

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Folks if you get a chance look up Aquaponics! I may just be slow to the party but I stumbled upon this system of growing veggies and I was blown away! It’s crazy how fast and plentiful the greens grow plus they conserve so very much. There’s hardly any mal-effect on the environment and truth be told I’m going to start using the system as soon as my seedlings germinate! I’m so excited and trust me when I tell you I never ever thought I would say that about gardening. I must be getting super old but I’m mesmerized by the idea that I can help grow something that I can consume! So if you get a moment just google it and tell me what you think about this system. Have a fantastic Monday and I’ll be back tomorrow to talk about the workout that had better have been accomplished.!

 
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Posted by on January 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Cold, Fast,Avocado

 

Good morning everyone and welcome to another glorious Friday! As you know the weather is ridiculously cold and frosty this time of year and here in Kentucky, we are getting hit pretty hard with very cold temperatures. Wherever you are I wish you comfort, heat, and relaxation today!

 

Jumping right into it; yesterday was a very good day and I was able to get a lot of things accomplished. I hit the gym at my usual o’dark thirty time and had a great cardio and strength training session. Yesterday was back and bicep day and my body is feeling pretty great and not as sore as it had been while doing the same workout. The gym was an absolute ghost town and Rick Ross had me pumped while I hustled through my hour-long routine.  I felt like I was on fire at the gym and I think it had something to do with me working out in a fasted state. In fact, I ended up fasting for 34 hours which is a personal best for me. I typically don’t fast longer than 24 hours but as you know I decided to pig out on junk food the other day so I needed a restart. Folks if you ever feel like you had a bit of a struggle or you had one too many meals in a day, fasting can really help you to even the scales. It allows your body to burn through all the stored glucose in your body and switch to using stored fat for fuel. Another awesome benefit is that if you’re a calorie counter you can simply break your overeating up over 2 days if you fast for 24 hours and you won’t feel bad that you had more than you should. Fasting is just another tool and I like to use as many as possible because this is a lifestyle and there will be times you suck at staying on track.lol.

 

When I did break my fast I had my usual baked chicken with a few pork rinds but get this I actually tried something new and I must admit it was great. I made a green smoothie using frozen avocado cubes and it was really delicious. I’m not a fan of these fruits at all however they are fantastic for you and are a source of healthy fat I never use. I mixed it in with my frozen collards, a tablespoon of peanut butter and a few frozen pineapple chunks for sweetness and it was the bomb! I didn’t even taste the avocado but it gave the smoothie a better consistency that I really love. I bought like 8 because they were on sale at Krogers for 69 cents and you just can’t beat that price! For the next 8 days or so I’ll be having my greens in smoothie form instead of my huge salads and I think it will do me some good because I’ll be forced to drink more liquids, which I need to be better at.

 

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Today if it’s possible I would like to talk about sleep. Has anyone else noticed that with the increased workouts that they sleep less? If you do, please let me know what you have found to work. For the last few days, I’m so wired when I hit the mat that I can barely get any sleep and I lay there restless. I realize how vitally important sleep is and I really need to have better rest but I really don’t want to take a sleeping aid if I don’t have to. Any advice on this would be appreciated.

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Lastly, thank you to everyone who has gone to my facebook page Alexx’s Keto Avenue, liked it and spent time looking around. I really appreciate it and I want to know if there is anything anyone is looking for that I may need to put on there. It certainly doesn’t have to be keto related but anything about a healthy lifestyle anyone wants to get together about let me know and I’ll do my best to respond. Have a fabulous Friday and go enjoy a glorious weekend everyone!

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Black Thumb!

 

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I was super late blogging today because I was too busy running errands.lol. I have decided that I am going to start growing my own green leafy veggies in the house! I’m really very excited about this because I wasn’t aware that it was possible to do so. While researching on youtube the other day I stumbled on this method of growing plants in little styrofoam cups and I was in disbelief! I’m thinking since I eat tons of greens if this method works out then I’m going to get a little setup and a grow light and start growing my food. Now I know you all are thinking that he might start growing that sticky green stuff but I assure you all while I’m not against it I don’t use it because I have kids in the house and I don’t want them to be influenced by my decision. I’ll say this once they move out I’m snoop dogging it up in here though.lol. So today I got my soil and seeds and cups and I planted my first little garden!

 

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Yesterday……. all my troubles seem so far away. These lyrics by Lennon are so very profound because honestly I was doing great until last night and then I decided to eat a whole bunch of stupid stuff. The problem was that I was super thirsty and I think I mistook that for hunger and started eating all kind of candy and I even had fudge! I never have fudge. Haha. It was really dumb because I fasted and I had a great workout and everything and then I beeped it up binging. It happens I know but I just think it’s silly when I don’t get enough sleep and I don’t drink enough water. I’m too damn grown for all of that. I’ve forgiven myself, not because there’s anything wrong with eating like that every once in awhile but for messing up my routine. I’m such a creature of habit and I just can’t handle the same amount of leeway other people can without having a major collapse. It’s just how I work. So today I am fasting for over 24 hours to reset myself and then I’ll hit the gym and that will help me feel better about my progress. I just can’t afford any dumb eating decisions right now, I have huge goals for my weight loss this year!

 

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I notice that by going to the gym I have a ton more energy to do other stuff. The extra energy is great I just have to be careful because if I do too much than the family will expect me to participate in way more stuff.lol. I’m kidding but seriously it feels great to not be as limited by low energy. Even as I write this post my energy level is sky high. It may be because I’m so excited about my little garden experiment. Can you guys imagine this huge overweight black man dancing around his garden with a water spray bottle?! My gosh, I have issues! The most thrilling thing in the world for me is to learn new things and I’m like a 5 year old at his own birthday party about to open gifts! Of course, I’ll let you all know how the gardening goes and if any of you have any advice it would be greatly appreciated.

 

I salute you for taking time out to read this and I wish you a fantastic and joyful day!

 

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Bedroom Olympics

 

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Another glorious Friday is upon us and I feel great! Despite being ridiculously cold and rigid outside the amazing sun has made its presence felt and that means everything to for me. There’s something about working at my computer with coffee perking in the background and the sun beaming thru the blinds that just makes it impossible to have a bad day!

 

I changed it up a little because of the schedule at home so I had to do my workout late last night instead of my usual middle of the night routine. The gym was still fairly empty so I managed to work my chest and triceps with few interruptions. This may be completely selfish but I absolutely love having the gym all to myself. Besides having my pick of any piece of equipment, it makes me feel like I’m working out while my old self would be laying in bed eating all kinds of bad food and being unproductive. My arms are still sore from doing curls from my last workout and it was difficult to finish last night but hey it’s not supposed to always be easy right?

 

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After having to swallow the shame of my girl being right, my eating has really been super easy. I made fathead pizza for dinner and I consumed a huge salad for my lunch. These obese salads are really amazing because I can put so many different varieties of nutrients in them. Yesterday I had half green leaf and half Chinese cabbage and it was very yummy!  My carbs stayed super low at about 34g, so I’ll take that and be extremely happy. I did tons of shopping yesterday and it was so funny how my grocery cart has changed. When I’m pushing that bad boy these days it’s like I went plant shopping or something because It’s just heaping with greens and veggies. For me, that’s a major accomplishment because I really love my meats and processed foods. Like I said, I’ll always be an addict to those types of foods and while I still eat meat I hardly ever even buy processed foods with the exception of my oils and such. My body is so happy to be back on the foods it’s become accustomed to that literally I feel like I lost 10 pounds last night as if my body was saying “let’s reward his get back with a little hyper weight loss”.lol. I hope that’s the case because I don’t do scales even though I probably should!

 

That’s all I have for today other than to say I will be working out again tonight because of schedule and I’m fine with it. There’s always an excuse to not workout but what I’m learning is if you look at it there’s always an excuse to go as well. You’re not going to lose a ton of weight by working out but you can feel better and certainly add to all the healthy benefits of your eating you have been doing. It’s also a great excuse to just get out of the house and do something that you can honestly say you did for you. Exercise is the one area that it’s really o.k to be selfish with. Of course, you can and should have self-love without it but if it adds to your overall feeling of joy and satisfaction you should do it. If however, you hate to exercise but you know you need it simply do things around the house or at work to maximise your fat burning. Exercise doesn’t require you to make a huge plan and join a gym if that’s not your thing, the amazing thing about it is you can do a wide variety of things to get your body moving. Don’t call it exercise if you don’t like, call it something else like Training for the bedroom Olympics or something.lol. Whatever it takes to get you going right?

 

Take this weekend and enjoy your life, read a book, take a walk with your loved one or catch a play! Make some memories that make you smile!

 

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Get Right Back

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This morning I am happy to say I had a great and relaxing Christmas. The holidays can really be crazy so I thank the lord I was able to have some peace and quiet along with my fun and it all worked out fabulous.

 

I’m back to the gym tomorrow at 2 a.m. sharp and I have such a better understanding of my purpose in the gym and how I want to go about my workouts! Even though I just started last week I am going to start going to the gym 4 days a week because I think it’s time to start pushing my body further in this new healthy direction that started with this year! I pay a pretty high amount to belong to this gym so I promised myself I would get every penny worth out of it.lol.

 

So for Christmas, I did not count my macros and I totally had all kinds of different carbs and stuff I don’t normally eat and let me tell you it was great! I really have missed how some of these foods taste and even though I ended up going to the men’s room a lot more than normal it was still worth it.lol, One thing is true, when you change how you eat and then you go back to that way of eating temporarily, you realize that it’s no secret why you got so damn big in the first place! It’s so easy to get carried away and look up and you have consumed like 400g of carbs in just under 2 hours. That’s just insane to me because I have had times doing keto that I may have had that total in an entire month! I don’t regret eating this way one bit and it has nothing to do with me “living a little” like people often say. For me personally, it allows me to enjoy those sweet and carby snacks so much more because my taste buds are not used to them anymore. The flavor just seems to have intensified so very much since I don’t eat these types of food often. It was awesome to be able to have that little snack or 2 and some really amazing wine but alas, it just doesn’t line up with what I truly want for my body so it’s back to the normal delicious high-density foods I’ve come to love! Folks, it’s o.k to have the foods that you love even if they aren’t the best for you as long as you remember to get right back!

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I’m fasting today to allow my body time to get rid of all those amazingly delicious foods I ate for Christmas. My normal fast is 20 hours but I think I may do something a little different maybe a 16 or 18 hour fast then eat a large beast salad of say 10 or 12 ounces of romaine and spinach! I know that’s an enormous salad indeed but considering that I’m supposed to have that many greens just about every day anyway and I know I don’t get close to it. On average I get about 5 cups which is good but I can and will do a lot better because most of my caloric intake comes from fats and it’s just easier for me to incorporate fats in my large salads than anything else. I tend to overdo it with meat but when I eat salad I almost never put too much meat on it instead I use a good amount of olive oil and homemade dressings to help my fat macros pop! This week I’m making some homemade french dressing so I’m really excited about how that turns out because I really dig french dressing!

 

Lastly, I wanted to talk about research. Folks its so important that you take time out to do a little research on the type of exercise and diet you are doing. Now, this doesn’t mean you have to read a 700 page paper on weight loss and dietary fiber and such however it’s important that you understand what you’re doing to your body and why you’re doing it! Sometimes you may honestly be doing something because a friend told you or a blogger said to do it because it worked for them. There’s certainly nothing wrong with trying new things and finding out what works best for you. Just remember that you live in an age when information is so plentiful that you don’t have to just take one viewpoint as the bible for all your information! Do your research so you can feel confident that what your doing is the best thing for you to stick with. Consistency is the key here and most of us are not going to stick to something if we got talked into it by someone else. When you do your own research you find the approach that makes sense to you and you can also find ways to tailor your lifestyle to that particular idea. Keep feeding your mind and your body will thank you for it! Have a beast of a day and don’t forget to smile!

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Salad Game Proper

 

No gym today and I feel pretty good about it! I’m taking it slow and learning what works best for me. Today my post will be shorter than usual because I have a ton of work to do. I’m really very surprised at how good my body feels today. Last night I had a lot more calories than normal because my body just felt like an incinerator! I didn’t eat terribly unhealthy but man I had such hunger. I’m thinking it’s because of the workouts so I will have to maybe change some things around because going to the gym is not an option I have to go 3 times a week at the very least! No excuses!

 

Yesterday’s food was very simple as usual I just had a large and delicious salad and my favorite pizza on the planet, chicken crusted pepperoni pizza:

 

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I am a salad junky and I’m not afraid to admit it! If you’re interested in the low carb pizza recipe here ya go………Pizza yum!

If you’re eating a low carb diet you absolutely must try using pork rinds as your croutons! I really love the taste and they have no carbs yet a delicious crunch to your salad. I use sugar-free dressing when I can but yesterday I used my son’s real french dressing and I just took the hit on the carbs and sugar. of course I’ll be buying my dressing later today, I just didn’t want to run to the store for that 1 item!

Hey guys 1 thing I forgot to mention about the gym that was really cool was this new slide lock system for the machine weights! I’m not sure if it’s new or just new to me but I absolutely found it very easy to transition from light to heavyweight with just a flick of my finger! O.k I know that was out of nowhere but hey sometimes you gotta put stuff out there when it comes and it just popped into my brain.lol

 

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Just want to say welcome to some of the new people who have started following my blog I truly appreciate it! Have a fantastic day and don’t forget to smile, it really does make a difference!

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Alrighty Then

 

Happy Happy Wednesday to all of you! Today was day number 2 at the gym and let’s just say it went loads better than the first day did! The seated elliptical and I had a chat. I figured since we got off on the wrong foot yesterday I would use a little love and tenderness this time around. I needed to get to know my cardio buddy if I was to truly be one with the machine! So with that in mind, I hopped on the seat and off I went to cardio bliss. The machine sensing that we needed to bond decided to go up to 30 again without me even noticing until my legs started to burn. I took this as my chance to replace bitching with kindness and love and a little deductive reasoning. Surely the machine didn’t hate me, it was specifically build to be used the way I was attempting to use her. Further, this was a nice machine, a machine that truly deep down inside its core wanted to get me on the road to my cardio dreams! I wanted to open the lines of communication between us so I decided I would make the first move, I mean in any healthy relationship someone needs to take the lead. While I mulled over what to say to my elliptical I noticed something that caught my attention, I hadn’t noticed it before and as soon as the message was sent from my eyes to my brain and back I was instantly rejuvenated! It turns out that the machine doesn’t hate me at all, nor does it have a malfunction of any kind. it had been trying to communicate with me from the jump. It was saying. “I love you Alexx and I would be more than happy to cooperate with you if your overlapping ass would stop pressing down on the arrows on the seat!” And then it all made sense to me, because of my large body, when I ride the elliptical my butt touches the handle on both side of the seat where there happen to be controls for…. drum roll please!….. level increase or decrease! So I simply put my hands down to block my overage and boom, smooth sailing. It should come as no surprise that I did more cardio today since I didn’t have to do the hills of the bay area today and I’m thankful for that! Lesson learned. On a side note, I have a gym bag full of machine manuals for all the equipment in the gym so I’m good.lol. WOW!!!

 

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Alrighty then back to the diet! Ya boi did great yesterday with his eating and hit all his macros and calories! Fasting has become pretty much second nature now and as long as I keep somewhat busy I have to remind myself to eat my 2 meals a day. I’ve been having huge salads to break my fast and my lovely and beautiful fiance’ hooked me up with a shredded chicken salad that was absolutely amazing! I added some coconut oil and a little butter for healthy fats and it was on! Bulletproof coffee and my customary green smoothie rounded out my eating window very nicely!

 

Recently I’ve been reading a lot of peoples posts and I must say it’s truly amazing how strong and resilient people can be! Every time I get ready to open my mouth to bitch and moan I come across these people with extraordinary will and determination! The stories are just filled with pain and agony but met will such vigor and fight, that I am absolutely in awe of the human spirit! We always hear about all of the bad things that happen in this crazy world but time and time again I realize that there truly is more good than bad going on around us! We all have these blessing that floats around us that we tend to ignore because we get busy or we get upset however we all have things to truly be thankful for. Time is so very precious and I am learning to truly appreciate what others around me do! One thing we all have in common is the innate ability to love something, no matter what it is. It’s the best part of humanity to me.

Be Merry everyone and enjoy your day!

 
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