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.
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.
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!