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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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493

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Good afternoon everyone and I know I never wait for this late in the day to write a post but because of our schedule, I have been moving things around. I hope this post finds all of you in great spirits and health because it’s a great time to be alive! It’s already Thursday and you all know that Friday is but a day away so perk up homies and let’s get into the blog post!

So after doing the research, I have decided to give up my gym membership and do my workouts at home! I don’t pay very much a month but I have been doing some compound bodyweight movements the last few days and I feel like I get much more of a workout pushing and pulling around my own weight than the gym for now. My plan was always to have a homemade gym but I was worried that I would get lazy and maybe a little bored and not want to do the workouts but that’s totally opposite of what I have experienced the last few days! Since I’m an obese person my weight has always been a burden on my body but since I have been doing weight-bearing exercises my workout has went to another level! I’m telling yall between serving 3 times a week and doing these workouts on my days off I have really felt a huge difference in my overall health and wellness! It’s a blessing for sure!

 

As far as the diet goes I am happy to announce that I am doing the Carnivore keto diet plan for a while to see how I like it! I’ve done it before with great results so I’m going to give it a longer try for 30 to 45 days this time with no cheats! Today I made a mean pork roast with garlic butter and it was so damn good I almost ate the whole thing.lol. The carnivore eating plan is all animal proteins only with eggs and cheese sparingly and that’s it! No veggies, no sauces and no seasoning(although I will probably break this one!). It’s been 3 days and I’m already losing and back to fat burning as well as Ketosis! I am currently 493 which is still 6 pounds higher than my lowest weight in June but hey it’s going in the right direction for me! My goal is to get to 450 by the time I go back to Cali at the end of October, now I know that’s a ton of weight fairly fast but I was averaging 20 pounds a month there pretty good this last year for a long stretch so hopefully, I will reach my goal!

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I have some really powerful news since I have been doing keto I have lost all swelling in my lower legs, my toenails are fungus free almost and I haven’t had a serious cold or illness! Not to mention the fat loss and better sleep I have gotten since this whole thing has started! I’m not saying low carb is for everyone and certainly fasting is a hard thing to adapt as well but if your willing I would certainly recommend giving them a try, could be life changing! Speaking of the fasting I am still doing 3 42hr fast a week and they have really helped in my process, I never thought that at my size I could go that long with no food and not feel hungry, it’s been heavenly homies! I’ll keep you all posted on how things are going you know me! As always I trust and believe in all of you!

 

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Posted by on August 30, 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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488!

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Thank goodness it’s Friday and the weekend is upon us once again! It has been a long week for me but an absolutely inspiring one! I hope you all have had a wonderful week and you only have a few hours and it will be the weekend, yay! This morning is super overcast sky’s and a slight chill in the air and we need it because it has been scorching hot the last 10 days or so! So I’m aware it’s Friday and you got things to do so let’s get it in!

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Today is the 5th and final day of my water fast and I’m very happy to report I feel fine, in fact, I feel amazing because I never knew I could do this! There’s talk of extending the fast till tomorrow but I think I’m stopping at the 120-hour mark.lol. I’m o.k but I’m ready to eat some food for real! The biggest surprise has been at the gym because I figured that fasting for this long would affect my workouts negatively but it didn’t, in fact, I felt so light and refreshed at the gym that I was able to blow thru my lifts fairly easy! I’m not sure if some of it was I was anticipating the workout being hard that my focus was diverted but whatever the reason my workout felt great and now I know that even with extended fasting my workout routine should stay the same! Today I’m supposed to do back and biceps but I want to see how the food on my tummy feels first because I was told it may give me a little discomfort and encourage some trips to the bathroom. So I’m going to play it safe because I’m ahead of the game and only need one more lift and walk before Sunday to get all my workout goals for the week in! If I’m feeling good and comfortable I will hit the gym tonight and get my last lift in since it’s open all night anyway.

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Well this happened this morning I am officially 488 and that means I’m well over the 100 pounds lost club! It’s been a long hard road and this is just the beginning but I honestly feel like I have the right tools now to get better and better and reach my health goals! Fasting has been so powerful along with eating a Ketogenic like diet(I do at least 50g of carbs instead of the rigid 20 or less). I still have another 238 pounds to go to reach my goal weight and that seems a lot closer now then when I first started. lol Still I have a long road ahead but I would like to thank every one of you who are so supportive and caring the help has been much needed and appreciated! I’m a smart dude and I realize that I could not have done this on my own otherwise I would have done it long ago so thank you all very much!

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Finally, I would like to say that I understand If you have been struggling with your health and fitness goals but I am living proof that change can happen, I AM CHANGE and I know you can be too! If anyone out there needs any help please let me know I don’t have any programs to sell or any products but I am here to listen and support if anyone needs it! Have great weekend homies!

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Posted by on June 22, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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My Body Knows What It’s Doing!

Happy Saturday to everyone and welcome back to the blog! It is a beautiful and sunny day here in Elizabethtown and it is slated to get up to 92 degrees today, damn! Right now, however, it is the cool crisp morning air that we all love so well and the birds are up singing and harmonizing and I have a huge cup of coffee to get the day started right! Today is my mother’s birthday and she is the most amazing and loving human being I have ever known and I appreciate her more every year I am on this earth, Happy Birthday Momma! Let’s get into it.

Yesterday I had a really nice workout and the great thing is I added my shoulders into my workout with chest and triceps so I’m really excited about the new growth potential because my shoulders need work! The entire routine was about 40 minutes or so but I pushed it and did the best I could do, plus I fasted as I am now and those workouts are the best! My gym has opened the outside pool so while the parking is a little more packed the gym itself actually is a little less crowded so I’m able to get to just about anything a lot easier than when school is in session. It’s weird how sometimes I sweat super bad and other times I don’t as much even with the same type of intensity, I really need to do more research into this! Anyway, my workouts are coming along just fine and I am still rotating between walking and days at the gym. Sometimes I’ll take a day off and other times I just keep going every single day, I just try to listen to my body and not my mind because my mind still tries to find a way not to workout.lol. It never fails that while I may have to talk myself into going to the gym and walking I have yet to feel bad about it afterward! In fact, I always feel amazing which makes it that much more frustrating to fight with myself about going in the first place, I mean I made the goals so I need to follow the plan.lol

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My diet has been really exciting lately because not only have I been trying new recipes but I have been fasting really well lately! Typically I eat between 2500 to 3000 calories a day but with my recent alternate day fasting I’m only really feasting every other day a basically so I’m giving my body time to rest and properly digest my food as well as time to burn stored fat! I’ve been doing keto and low carb for awhile and the most powerful thing I have discovered in my journey is fasting! It’s not even close because when we eat is just as important as what we eat! This makes sense but for an obese guy like me to truly understand this way not only eye-opening but it completely changed the way I view eating. Now I feel less worried about how much I eat and focus more on the times I’m not eating and that has made all the difference in the world! In a feed state(eating) you are basically not burning fuel you are storing it, when you fast(not eating) you are burning fuel, it’s just that simple! Think about how powerful that is, if you give your body time it will run out of stored glucose in your liver and have no choice but to start burning fat storage, that’s what it’s there for, it’s stored for later when you are not eating because the body doesn’t stop using energy ever! We are energy using machines and once we learn how to control which energy we use it really changes the conversation from calories to energy, from calorie restriction to Insulin restriction and that my friends is why my diet has been so much better. Now I understand that I don’t have to be perfect with what I eat I just have to be aware of what certain foods do to the hormones that regulate fat loss!

So with this new found information and the information is ancient it’s just new to my brain, I am continuing to push the boundaries of my own limitations as it concerns losing body fat and being a healthier man. The fasting aspect is completely saving my life every single time I use it because it is allowing my body to do its job and keep me healthy, it’s my job to listen and participate but it is the job of my body to regulate my health! In better terms, I just need to get the hell out of the way and allow my body time to do what it was designed to do. It was designed not to simply keep me alive but it was designed to operate at an optimal level! The body knows what to do, my job is not to muck it up with a lot of things that don’t belong inside of it. The greatest thing is even when I do put horrible things in sometimes it performs the proper procedures to get that toxin out of my system! Information is power my friends and if any of you have any questions about anything please feel free to ask!

Have a fabulous day and I wish you love and happiness this weekend!

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Posted by on June 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Yummy

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It’s Monday morning again and you all know what that means, it’s time to do it again once again! Time to dust yourself off from the weekend and head into a new week with vigor and excitement! You get another chance at chasing your dreams and being of service to others. So, let’s get into it really quick so you can get on with your week!

 

This morning was the first walk of the week and I did it on a day that was made for walking, I mean I really couldn’t have asked for better conditions this morning! The temp was around 68 degrees and clear as soon as I stepped out the Tahoe to start along my path, several joggers and walker were already getting to it and I just put my wireless headphones in and followed suit.lol. I’m getting faster and faster at the route I’m doing now and I think in a week or so I’ll be ready to add on and go further but for now, I’m just trying to stay consistent and focused! Tomorrow I will be lifting, working out my back and biceps. My routine is just to rotate between walking and the gym so hopefully, it will work out to a well-balanced workout and help my endurance raise higher. It’s awesome because I have finally been able to get up at 3 or 3:30 in the morning to lift weights and kickstart my day early! I’ve found that cardio is harder for me than lifting so I should focus on doing it more than strength training until I get more comfortable with the walks and everything.

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The diet has been phenomenal and delicious as well because I have been meal prepping casseroles so that when I feast I can just grab it and go! Of course, you know me, they have to be easy and delicious and I’m in there even if it means taking more time to make them from scratch. Last week as you all saw I made chili dog cheeseburger casserole and it was super amazing and lasted the whole week, well this week I made taco bake using delicious pork rinds as the tortillas and my gosh this dish turned out perfect for me! Of course, I’ve included pictures. What I dig about this casserole is that it has 5 carbs a serving and I’m talking total carbs not net! This is perfect for keto, contains a great number of healthy fats and of course plenty of protein to boot! I have leftover cauliflower soup as well and some low carb chili my girl made, so I’ll be eating great this week! Although I won’t be eating today because I’m still doing my 3 days of 42-hour fasting and today is a fasting day, but I will be able to break my fast tomorrow morning around this time. My body continues to amaze me with how much it performs for me even after years of giving it horrible food and little to no time to cleanse my system. My whole body feels so much better than before and I credit a large part of that to I.F. and all the support and love I get from the people around me!

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Since I have been focusing on sleep more I’ve been very pleased with how rested and refreshed I have been felling. Even on days, I don’t get the right amount of sleep I have noticed that the quality of my rest has been very good! Everything hasn’t been perfect but I am truly enjoying the direction my health is going in and I’m excited to see my improvement from day to day! Please have an amazing day and give yourself the love and support you deserve, be kind and gentle and unjudgemental of yourself and know that you are precious and worthy of all that you have achieved and more! Love you all!

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Posted by on June 11, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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I see it!

Screenshot_20180605-060438.jpgToday is Tuesday, June 5th and I am so very happy to be alive! This day has presented us with yet another chance, another start to the race and we are obligated to make today special! We have no idea what later days of the week will hold for us but what we do know is that we are here in the present and that alone is a gift! Waking up is a blessing and sometimes just acknowledging that fact can go a long way in kicking your day off right! Sleep is so very important to everything we do but once you’ve rested and gotten up to get started keep in mind that someone somewhere would love to have one more chance to rise and grind today! The win is already yours because you cared enough about yourself and the people around you to get up and try again today! I’m proud of you just for opening your eyes this morning!

These past few weeks I have had a wave of different emotions, some great and some not so wonderful but the amazing thing about my life is I always have the same blessing no matter if I choose to focus on other things or not! The same people love me on the horrible days just like the happy ones. Sometimes in life we get so wrapped in our emotions we forget that time has no rewind. We can certainly recall things in our minds but once the day is gone it’s in the books and is gone forever. What if you knew that today was your last day on this planet? If you had knowledge that your time was up and that today was it?! It’s crazy I know but I think lately I have been reminded just how lucky I am every day to walk in sunlight, to witness amazing beauty in the plants and the earth below them. Now before you ask I have not been smoking any of that west coast cush or riding abuzz this morning, but I have realized that the abundance in my life goes unappreciated sometimes! I have several people I can call and talk to until I get something off my chest, there are lots of folks that genuinely care about my well being that have no reason to other than they choose to. My children are all doing well in their lives and truly happy. My mother is a beautiful woman who kicked cancers ass several years ago and hasn’t looked back! I have a fiance’ that does everything a man could possibly ask and more for my good! All these things and all these blessings continue to be in my life because God has seen to it that I am blessed while undeserving!

 

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This fat loss journey has been difficult and downright terrifying at times. My patience and nerves have been tested time and time again and the mental fatigue has been simply overwhelming at certain points. No matter what I have been battling, the blessing has always been there! The only thing that truly matters is that I choose to receive the blessing of the people around me and that I acknowledge that this type of love and support isn’t common. My struggle is not mine alone to bear and every now and again I am reminded by life that I am blessed beyond measure! That I have given and received love so vast and enormous that my heart is full and I am awake to the reality of my blessings! This morning I am feeling truly thankful and humbled!

 

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Today I pray that all of you know that I love and appreciate all of you! That I am aware that you are not obligated to read anything that I write or follow anything I recommend but that I am lucky and blessed to be able to have a platform to help myself and others. All of you deserve a wonderful day and now that you have read about me being all in my feeling I hope you are all into yours.lol. Have a fantastic day and go crush those goals!

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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499!

Screenshot_20180604-105006.jpgGood morning all and welcome to the beginning again, a time when we can start all over and do better than we did before. It doesn’t matter what you did over the weekend or if last week you feel a little short of your goals, all that matters is it’s a beautiful Monday morning and we have been given another wonderful opportunity to get better! Coffee is a must on a day like today, I got mine and I pray you got yours!

 

All of last week I didn’t really do anything in the gym at all and that was because  I was being lazy.lol. Naw, the truth is I have been doing some things with fasting and I wanted to see how my workouts and fasting affect my fat loss. What I found is the gym has both positive and negative effects from a visual standpoint. If you someone like me who wants to see steady improvement and sometimes lifting weights adds to the scale fluctuating then it’s a little frustrating when you lift all those weights and you see that the scale has gone up. Now even though you know that logically you have several very logical explanations for this such as inflammation and other factors it still crushes me mentally sometimes. The reason I lift is that it makes me feel better but also for fat loss, I’m not at the stage where I am trying to build muscle just yet so I do high reps with lesser weights. Since the goal is fat loss, I continue to try to find my sweet spot when it comes to getting the fat off at a great pace but also feeling leaner and stronger. With the new fasting I’ve been doing I have to not work out at first to see what the fasting does on its own and then what happens with the longer fast and lifting. This week I’m back in the gym with a slightly different schedule but still the same amount of total visits.

 

 

I have fantastic news I brought out of the 500’s forever this last week. I’ve switched my weigh-in to Saturdays and this past Saturday it said 499! I was super duper happy about getting out of the 500’s because it’s been like 12 years or longer since I got below that! The fasting that I have been doing along with Keto has really helped in speeding up my fat loss. Now keep in mind this last week I lost 9 pounds without lifting just fasting and walking at the park. Hopefully, this week with adding the weights back in my overall week will be similar if not close to the same result. I have 3 times during the week that I fast for 42 hours at a time and the rest I do 18 hours. On the days that I feast I’ll be doing my lifting and on the days I perform longer fasts I’ll be doing strictly cardio and stretching exercise. So this week I’ll be lifting Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, with the other 3 days I’ll be walking at the park and doing cardio on and off all day. I truly believe this is a schedule that I can stick with for awhile or at least until I reach a plateau and then I’ll switch things up a bit! I’m hoping to lose close to another 100 pounds by Christmas. If I fall short it’s o.k because it’s a process but I really feel like I could get there if I stay focused!

 

 

I’ve noticed that my fasted glucose is about 87 and after I workout and eat it’s usually no higher than 94 or 95 which is great! Ketones have not gone higher than 1.0 which I’m o.k with because my goal isn’t to get into deep ketosis yet. My goal is simply to make sure that I understand what affects my blood sugar the most and slowly eliminate those foods from my regular diet. Most of the 30g of carbs I get come from my greens and avocados anyway but I will continue to find new and delicious recipes and I need to be sure they don’t spike my sugar with their ingredients. I’ve noticed that even when I fast for 42 hours my ketone readings aren’t that different than when I do 18-hour fasts and while I’m not sure why ketone just isn’t the focus right now. Fat loss and energy are my top priorities right now and I feel pretty good about where both are at the moment.

 

The summer is here and it’s important that we keep in mind to stay well hydrated and protect our skin. The sun is an amazing energy source and wonderful for providing the best source of vitamin D but we need to be careful not to put ourselves in danger. Keep your water with you homies because it’s better to have it and not need it than the other way around. Folks of all nationalities need to invest in some quality sunscreen so as to not get overexposed! Have a fantastic summer and keep crushing your goals and doing for others! I believe in all of you and I am confident we will all be successful!

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Posted by on June 4, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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For You Are Worthy

Well, it’s Tuesday and the long weekend has come to an abrupt end! I hope you all had fun and enjoyed your days off from work. Today is going to be an amazing day because it’s a short work week and the kids in my house get out of school for the summer this week! Of course, this day also means you get another shot at those goals this week and I know you all will be up to the challenge! It’s your life and the outcome is entirely up to you and the choices you make. You have the power to make today your best day and tomorrow even better! Let’s get started, shall we?

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I have 4 hours left on my fast, I haven’t eaten since Sunday night! Actually today I am cheating a little because I usually stop eating daily at 3 p.m. but last Sunday it was well after 7 p.m before I started eating that soup I told you all about! Oh well, it will technically be more like a 38 hour fast but hey I’ll make sure I have my last meal at the right time this afternoon and get back on track! My fasting schedule is really simple and if you want to know more please don’t hesitate to ask, you all know I’m a big fan of helping out if I can! Right now I’m slow cooked shredded chicken thighs and broccoli that I will later add bacon and cheese too and break my fast with a delicious casserole! The whole casserole thing has been a big advantage for me because I can make a large amount of it and have it for multiple days or double it up if the kids don’t get to it. lol. I typically just throw it in the slow cooker the night before I break my fast then get up and add the finishing touches to that bad boy the next morning! Plus, it’s cool because I get an idea of the macro breakdown long before I start feeding, which is key for my fat loss journey! If any of you have a recipe that’s Keto or low carb that you want to share feel free I’m always looking for more ideas! Teamwork makes the dream work right?

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Above is what I like to call ” The calm before the cheese” lmao!

Today it’s back to my usual gym schedule now that I had no problems with my last lift and the soreness in my lower back is completely gone! I’m doing my walk and then I’ll break my fast before I hit the gym today to do back and biceps, I like mixing the fasted workouts up. Sometimes I’ll lift fasted and other times I’ll do cardio fasted but I haven’t decided what my main routine will be as fair as the fasted workouts yet because the jury is still out on if they are optimal for me. After the gym today I will be watching a live video in one of my support groups and then getting some writing done. I’m in the process of getting my new blog up and going as well as starting my Youtube channel(maybe) so either way, I have tons of writing to do today.  Like I stated before the kids get out of school this coming Friday so I need to make sure we all have a great week and get all our stuff done so we can get ready for the summertime! Next week the kids will be leaving for a month to stay with their biological dad for about a month and then they come back and take a trip up to New York City! They are so very excited and I wish I could go but I took my THA GET BACK!! to see my other children a few months ago. We decided that this would be a very important time for their mom to spend this last little bit of time with them alone before they get so busy being grown.lol. They deserve it and it should be a blast for them!

 

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Lastly, I’ve heard it said that tomorrow is not promised but let me take it a step further, nothing in life is promised or guaranteed and it’s important to remember how blessed we all are for the little things. We only get interested in our blessing when we no longer have them and I think that’s a shame! Don’t wait for your car to get broke down before you appreciate how blessed you are to have a whip to drive! Let your loved ones know you are thankful that they got out of bed this morning and that they are apart of gods continued blessing to you! look at yourself in the mirror and truly take time to appreciate all the things that make you who you are! It’s very important to change I AM CHANGE but it’s so very important to love who and what you are at the moment, self-love is a process too and you have to work at it by continuing to give yourself praise! You are worthy of praise for waking up this morning!

For going to work when you feel like sleeping in!

For being of service and a blessing to others

For having a mind, body, and spirit that walks this earth’s surface

For the time you take to appreciate what others struggle with and sharing that burden

And most importantly For just being your damn self and walking around being YOU!

Have a magnificent day out there today!

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Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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