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Cold Blessings

 

It’s the middle of the week and boy am I not feeling so hot! I used to tell myself that I could just will my way to not getting sick but I think this little cold bug I picked up from work is kicking my willful ass this morning.lol. It’s midnight here in the Eastern time zone but it feels like morning because I took some powerful awful tasting medicine last night that I must admit helped a great deal. The battle in my head told me not to take a sleep aid too close to taking cold medicine so I’m up and I figured I would get a jump on the blogging. My shift doesn’t start till noon today so hopefully, I’ll find a few hours more sleep before I head into work! O.k enough bitching and moaning about how I’m sick, the truth is I have a house full of people who love me, an amazing design for my life ahead and the most powerful god in my corner so I’ll be straight!

Yesterday I still managed to run a few errands to the store and post office, it’s funny how when you’re not feeling well you just go do stuff but when you feel normal you get lazy and complacent.lol. Anyways, after running around for a few I got home and decided to get some much-needed rest and basically wait out this damn cold I have! I started doing that thing we all do sometimes when we have too much time on our hands, I started thinking back about when I started getting healthier and working out. It’s been such an amazing awakening and I feel so very blessed to be more enlightened then I was previously. I had the dream to get better but I had the wrong damn formula and anyone who knows how to build anything knows without a blueprint you are toast!

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Even though I’m blah today, I still know in my heart that my future is bright and I’m on the path I really truly want to be on! People often say that life is about balance and there is some truth to that, however, the more I think about it the more I feel like life is about being unbalanced and gaining balance back. Putting yourself in uncomfortable situations to further your hopes and dreams and living in uncomfortable spaces sometimes in the name of growth and prosperity! This journey I’m on has taught me so much about myself and my weaknesses and I think it’s important to understand our weaknesses so we can get stronger and faster and better.

Nothing too big today I will be working on my Podcast and then doing some deep personal work. Then I will follow that up with some great time with the family and hopefully get some fresh idea’s for the future. My girl being the awesome person she is brought me some training tools to use on my next job and I can’t wait to feel a tad bit better so I can dive into it all! I’ve said this so many times you need a team of people if you are going to be great in life! It just is what it is because when you feel like you can’t go on or get thru they step in and up and help you with your life! I am super blessed to be able to have so many that truly care and love me that I refuse to waste all of their efforts to form me into a better man!

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We are getting into the holiday season and I can feel the spirit in the air this time of year! I realize that we should be this way all the time but it doesn’t mean I don’t love the way people care for each other this time of year! We talked about what we wanted for Christmas and to be honest I just want to be able to go visit my kids that live on the Westcoast and do some traveling around this year! I really don’t need anything else because when I get to see everyone together and smiling it’s the best thing going in my life! Simply put it all leads back to family and how much I truly love and respect every single member of this group! They all have unique and interesting contributions but they are so very similar in that they fill my heart with love and joy! That kind of joy that sounds corny but doesn’t need to be wrapped unless in a hug! I want to dedicate my life to this families joy! I wish all of you and yours a fantastic time of year and many wonderful memories this holiday season!

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Posted by on November 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Carb Crush!

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Good morning all and welcome to another glorious Monday! I had a really great weekend with the family and now I’m ready to get back into work week mode. The temperature is dropping to really really cold outside and with the lower temperatures the cold and flu season is sneaking up on us. Please be careful and safe this winter as it is projected to be one of our coldest in recent memory! Let’s get started, shall we?

 

While I had a great weekend I did have a few candies and other treats that are not part of my planned eating formula. Sometimes chilling at home can put you in a state of free fall, it’s like you sit and watch movies and television and you look up and realize that you had a bag of chips or M&M’s in your hand.lol. If you’re anything like me then you know that this kind of behavior is simply old habits coming back and trying to get comfortable.lol. Habits have been programmed for years and years and sometimes they are so embedded in our minds and thoughts we are unaware of just what the hell we are doing! That certainly was the case with me this weekend and the weird thing is I wasn’t really craving anything sweet or carby at all it just kind of happened. Don’t get me wrong I didn’t binge or anything but, to be honest, my low carb was high carb for a meal and a half! Someone like me, who has a massive case of insulin resistance can gain 10 to 15 pounds in a few days. It may just be water weight but in reality, my body just doesn’t respond well to sugar and carbs!

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Part of it is that I have been low carb so long my body freaks out with a rush of carbs but mostly I believe I just have a crazy insulin response to certain food that’s much more drastic than other people. Knowing your body is so very important because the same food in one person’s body can affect a different person’s body completely different! The key for me is to write down what I was thinking and how I felt, go over my why’s for eating a healthy diet and then letting it go. The worst part of any bad eating isn’t the food itself but the emotional toll that we can level onto ourselves for making a mistake. It’s important to move on and try not to make the same mistake twice or at least limit the number of times you make that mistake. The biggest step is to get back to what you are and what you are striving to be because you are creating new habits and after awhile those habits will take you home! So I’m good and ready to start this Monday off right with my already scheduled 3 24 hour fasts, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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I’ve got about 2 more weeks at my current job and then I will be transferring to another place within the same company, it’s even on the same block so very easy for me! I’ll be working a bit more hours than I have normally but it’s a lot more money and a position that suits my talents better. I’m very excited to be starting yet another chapter on this journey and I pray I will really love and appreciate the next phase! We must continue to test and push our lives forward so that we can say that we truly lived and I believe in my heart this move pushes me forward so wish me luck.lol

 

This weekend I recorded another podcast and I think I am starting to get the hang of it but it’s a lot of work in an area I admit I absolutely know nothing about! It’s that nervous excitement that makes me try so many different things because growth is scary and wonderful all at the same damn time, that’s just real! In my heart, I know so many people have or are struggling with Obesity and related issues that I must do something to help. My journey can only be aided by helping other’s relate because I am dealing with this every day myself! I have found so much strength in other’s that has truly allowed me to carry on and move forward in a healthy and positive way. I see it as an honor and a responsibility of mine to help as many people as I can feel like they have a friend who understands their plight! It’s so true that we all really are better when we work together as a team and I’m thankful to be a part of this one!

If you are reading this you are a part of a team and I am grateful for your loyal support and time. In my heart, I know that you could be doing so many more things with your day so the idea that you have let me be a small part of your day is fascinating to me! It’s something I will never ever take for granted. Whatever your goals and dreams are, get back to making them happen today, put a plan in place and go get it because you never really know when your time is up and you no longer have the chance. The only thing worse than living with regret is dying with it in my humble opinion! The world needs you and what you have to bring to the world, don’t let us down!

Thank you so very much for reading and have a great day!

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Posted by on November 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Beyond Me

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Master of Service

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

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

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

Performing 3 days a week of Cardio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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I’m back!!

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Hello everyone and happy November to everyone! It’s been a few weeks and I just got back from Cali a few days ago but I’ll get into that in a minute. How have you all been doing with your goals and aspirations? I believe in all of you so I’m sure you are crushing it as usual! You all know what it is, I’m sitting here chilling with a big cup of coffee with sugar-free creamer and MCT oil and it is amazing! It’s good to be back with you all and with that let’s get rollin’!

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The beach was amazing in California, check that: everything was amazing including the crazy traffic.lol. We stayed at the beach for basically the whole time I was in town, the kids and I have always loved the ocean so it was just natural for us. As I always do I drove the whole way there and back from Kentucky so I had a hell of a road trip and tons of time to think and appreciate the scenario along the way. In all, I think I drove like 4k miles on this trip and with the exception of a flat in Arkansas on the way home it was a cool and relaxing ride. I included a few pictures of my knuckleheads playing around and chilling on the sand. I love them so very much and they make me a very proud father! I’ll be going again around April of next year but I’m afraid my driving back and forth days are over, its just too many miles to go alone.lol. I’ve decided to start flying and renting a car there instead so I can get more rest on my journey to visit in the future!

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When I left for my trip I was weighing in at about 502, my pounds have been up and down with the same 10 or so fluctuation! Funny thing is I have been home a week and I’ve already lost like 13 pounds and back to 489 as of this mourning! My body is just weird that way but I’m thinking it has to do with me getting back on track sleep wise because my diet never really changes! I admit to having a few simple pleasures with Olive garden and pasta but I was very responsible and only had a little. I stopped off in Vegas to see my parents and they always bring me inspiration and they know my health intentions so they always have good quality foods around when I’m in town! We had some great wine and conversation and I think they are why I stayed so good on my trip!

 

Screenshot_20181103-063541.jpgThe next phase for me is very exciting! I’m really feeling a great buzz with my self-improvement and I just have that feeling like I’m about to have a major breakthrough. I can’t really say what it is because I honestly don’t know but now more than ever I have real direction in my life and supreme focus! Seeing the kids always give me a boost and it certainly re-establishes my WHY but this time seems different! As we were standing on the beach watching the beautiful and powerful pacific ocean rush in and out I just became overwhelmed with a sense of renewed expression. My life just came full circle and I felt speechless like the answers were coming in on those huge waves! I’m making new plans, bolder ones and setting my sights on moving closer to that coast very shortly! It’s just where I know I need to be. Sometimes things just feel right and no explanation is required!

My plan for the next 14 months is to get into the best physical shape of my life! To continue my journey with fat loss while pushing myself to greater highs with specific goals. This 2018 has shown me a ton, it brought keto and a new way of diet into my life, fasting and exercise on a grander level than before. This year has been one that will go down as one of the most important ones of my existence! I AM CHANGE! This whole year I have been saying this and I honestly can say that I am a changed human being! I take complete and total ownership of all that goes on in my life and how my actions affect others around me. I assure you that this wasn’t always the case with me, I have always known better but now I’m doing better!

This coming year and beyond I pledge to love better, to care far more than before and to chase my goals with a tenacity that I have never previously had. This coming year I will:

Be of service to those around me

Love me and treat my body the way it was meant to be treated

Finish every project I start with as much passion as I started

Educate my mind

Enrich my soul

And finally become EXTRAORDINARY!

I love you all so very much and thank you for reading this!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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490

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Posted by on September 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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42’s

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

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

 

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

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

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

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Posted by on August 27, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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The Light

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Don’t be shocked but I’m writing again in the same week!.lol. The idea that I am even up is a miracle because I was very tired this morning and 3:45 seems to be coming faster and faster every single morning. The things we put ourselves through to get to where we want to be huh?! It’s my life and I’m in charge so I got off my ass and got out of a perfectly warm bed! I’m happy to say that I am feeling a ton more energy now that my coffee is brewing just yards away from me! My routine is coming into form and while I have so much to improve on it’s a step in the direction I have chosen! Good morning to you and blessings to the things in your plan that are driving you this morning! You can and you will! Let’s get started:

 

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Today was an early morning meeting with my stationary bike and it certainly woke me up! This is the first of 2 cardio workouts I have planned today with the other being when I go to work later this afternoon. Getting up early means you get a great jump on the day but it’s certainly not for everyone, to be completely honest it didn’t feel great for me this morning either but it’s getting easier with every alarm! I can’t tell you that there is some magical advice about getting up and going to the gym or your basement where you put in work, all I can tell you is you feel better once you start sweating and breathing harder. The process sucks sometimes and if you think it won’t then hey your winning but for me, it can be. The only truth is you absolutely can’t get to the goals you set if you don’t do something, some form of action has to be taken to get you closer and for me, it’s the gym! Today I did 30 minutes of the bike and I pushed along a little more than I did Monday, that was my goal and now that it’s done I’m confident I will win the second half of the cardio later at work! Can I be completely honest? I’m scared every single time I go into that job because I have doubts that I can keep up or that I won’t do a great job, it just is what it is but I have to keep going because of the goal to be great, a greater version of myself!

Yesterday I had a really yummy plate of stir fry I made with boneless, skinless thighs and mixed veggies and it was amazing! You all know how I feel about simple and easy recipes and this one was elementary! I just sauteed some thighs in delicious avocado oil and steamed some mixed veggies from Sam’s club and mixed them together with a little tangy homemade sauce I made from ginger, wor sauce and a little honey! I know that honey isn’t very keto so I used a very small amount on a really large amount of veggies(like 3 cups of veggies!) so I’ll take it! Instead of talking about every meal I eat I think I will just highlight my favorite meal I had of the week and for this week that stir-fry is the winner hands down because it was filling and delicious plus very healthy! The key to any diet is finding meals that are delicious so that you will stick with it even when you aren’t thinking about it!

So as I have said before my family and I are doing these electronic curfews with our phones and stuff in favor of spending more quality time together and preparing for the following day. So far I have really enjoyed getting off my phone by 8 and not even looking at it till I get up at 4 a.m. The time has allowed me to prepare for this day coming up as well as meditate and get better rest. The key for me is a good ole fashion routine I can get used to doing every day no matter what and I like where this is headed for all of us. I’m a gadget guy and I absolutely love cell phones and all their features but I’m learning to love ME more and the process of what makes me tick, so that means putting the device down and working on my own software download if that makes sense.lol. I’m really proud of the kids because I know it’s much harder for them but they seem to be doing a great job of executing our new plan!

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If you guys get a chance you should check out this guy Light Watkins on Youtube for meditation, I have been really amazed at how simple and easy he makes the whole process and I hope to be a pro at it soon! I really like the idea of giving myself time to relax and get into a better feeling of consciousness. If you have been thinking of trying it I highly recommend this dude, he really seems to embrace the realities of meditation and allows for more freedom and flexibility!

 

Oh and 1 last thing I have decided to do my podcast once a week every Saturday morning so be on the lookout for that if you think you may be interested! Big Boi Koncepts!  My podcast is everywhere podcasts are heard and soon to be on Apple podcast as well! I would love your feedback and input and I know I can be of service! I love you all today as much as every day and enjoy the HUMP yall!

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Posted by on August 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Routine

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Good morning and happy Monday! I know I have been missing in action for a week or so but I am happy to report my hiatus was for a great cause! I want to say to each and every one of you who are reading this post that you are worthy and valuable beyond measure and I am honored that you have given me your time today! This time I haven’t had my coffee yet but I am hoping to grab a big healthy delicious mug as soon as we are done! Let’s get started!

 

The new job has been very challenging but also very rewarding! My body has been sore and achy from all the walking and running around serving and helping the team. It has been every bit of what I have expected and then some. My feet have been hurting to the point I have taken some Ibuprofen just to feel a little less pain and while I hate to take that stuff I am finding that it has helped on the days that I work. Since my job has been my cardio I have only been lifting weights at the gym but that all changed this morning! Today I got up at about 4 a.m and hit the gym for a little 30-minute ride on the stationary bike to get in a little morning exercise. My hope is that I will be able to wake up at this time every single day and make it my new routine. Sometimes I’ll lift weights in the morning and sometimes I’ll do some cardio but it is my plan to go at least Mon- Thursday at the minimum. I’m praying that this will help me sleep better as well as perform at a high level in different areas of my life!

 

My diet has been the same with the exception of having a few more carbs than I usually have. I don’t think I made this decision willingly I think I have just been focused on so many other things that I haven’t been as tight with it as I normally am. Still focusing very much on the quality of the foods and not as much on quantity, but I try not to go too far away from my 2500 calories a day. I don’t meal prep as much as before but we all make dinner as a family and that really has been fun coming up with ideas we all like that are healthy. Along with my daily coffee, I have been trying out a new green powder to get in my greens on the regular. I will certainly leave a picture in this post for you all but I am still trying to decide if I can really tell a difference since I have been using it. The price was less than 20 dollars and I had read so many great reviews I had to give it a try. I will say this, early on I’m really loving the simplicity of throwing the scoop of powder in my water instead of blending my regular green monster! The taste is about average but I’m not very good at rating taste because I have been told that I can stand strong and maybe questionable flavor in the name of a healthy option but for me, it’s very easy to drink but it is by no means delicious in my book.lol. It’s called Terra Origin green superfoods and it contains just about every single nutrient I was looking for in a green smoothie plus it does blend very well! I found it on Amazon and you all know I don’t do affiliate stuff yet but if your looking for an affordable supplement that is packed full of cold pressed healthy nutrients it may be worth your time!

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The reason I have been in and out as far as blogging is because I have been researching and developing some strategies in other areas of my fat loss journey such as meditation and fasting. You all know I have been fasting for a while now but I have recently been looking into meditation and the data that surrounds it! O.k I’m a nerd about research but that’s just my thing and I have found that the more weapons I have to battle the better. Today was my first day meditating and I’m just getting my feet wet but I am extremely curious about the subject! Part of being healthy is having balance and surely the mind is a key in that balance! So, for now, I am committed to doing some light meditation a few times a day to exercise my meditation muscle. I absolutely love learning new things and I will certainly write more about this in the future. As far as fasting, I have been doing alternate day fasting for the last 2 weeks while working and I have decided to change it up this week and do 18:6. I’ve learned that my body gets used to what I am doing and it doesn’t seem to respond the way it does when I change it up so here goes another change. I’ll probably eat between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m on most days and then on the weekend, I’ll probably stop eating after 2 p.m depending on what we have going on.

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The podcast has been taking a good chunk of my time lately because I have been trying to develop which direction I want to go and how to get things together. Right now I don’t have an intro or music and at the moment I am simply stepping out on faith that this is something I have always wanted to do! Now the work begins because I am in the process of organizing my ideas and finding my voice if that makes sense. Big Boi Koncepts Big Boi Koncepts! is certainly a labor of love and has taken a ton of my time although I have only done 2 episodes I am in the process of adding new content and shows all the time!

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Last but certainly not least I have been working on my routine. The honest truth is I have been going to the gym and eating a lot better over the last year without a serious routine! I have just started really looking into having a set of things I do every single day to develop myself and for the most part, those have only included health and eating. I have read that we are all creatures of habit and that we are no more than what we repeatedly do. That’s so very powerful for me because I have been consumed with fat loss that I haven’t been focused on all the other things I want to do with my life. I’m working on a routine for sleep, a routine for my soul’s progression and a routine for my inner working so that I may have balance in ALL areas of my life.

 

That’s all I have for today. I am in the process of developing a schedule for my blog and website and the podcast so I promise I will get my act together and be more consistent and informative about my whereabouts! I love you all and I believe in each and every single one of you! Have a fantastic day and go be the best YOU ever today!

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Posted by on August 13, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Big Boi Koncepts!

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Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday morning to you and yours! I’m currently drying off from the lift I did at the gym this morning. I had to get up at about 2 a.m in the morning but hey it’s done! I apologize for my missing in action for a week but with the new job I have been getting tons of cardio and learning the ropes. Today I am here and ready to spread a little love and health update, so sit back, grab that great coffee and let’s do it!Screenshot_20180731-051501.jpg

 

Like I said earlier I got up a little too early to get my lift in because I have fasted and those are the best workouts for me! Today was chest and triceps and I went up in weight and also did more reps on the tricep workout. My form could use a little tune-up because my arms should burn a little more than they are this morning.lol. As you would imagine I had the gym completely to myself with only the front desk guy doing a small workout because the place was a ghost town! I absolutely love an open gym and the idea that I fasted on both workouts has me feeling very proud of ME this morning for sure. My goal is to lift Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday this week.

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I am still alternate day fasting and it still feels a little harder than I would have thought. I just fast on the days I work, that way it’s simple but I find that I am super hungry when I’m working all day so I have been taking advantage of having 600 calories on my fasting days. While it’s not a true fast I really need to put something in my body or I feel drained but it may have to do with me not getting enough healthy fats on my feasting days. I seem to be at a little plateau in my fat loss and not losing any fat at the moment even though I know I have been getting Chinese a few times since the kids are out of town. It’s probably that damn fried rice.lol. Oh well, it’s back to the basics this week and with my fasting, I should see some changes in the right direction and give you all a weight update. Typically I don’t post anything if it hasn’t changed and since I’m stuck I’m just waiting to get down lower so I can report some good progress!

 

My diet hasn’t been perfect keto but it has been very low carb and I have been getting a ton of green smoothies in my regular routine! I restrict carbs so much that when I do have more than normal boy do I carry a ton of water weight around.lol. This week I am going to meal prep some baked chicken and steamed broccoli casserole and you know I’ll take pictures for the blog. I will say that eating every other day has saved my family a ton of money because I was always eating the most and now I’m not even close.lol. I’m so happy to report that I have had zero meals at my new job so I can be happy that I haven’t had that monkey on my back! There’s some amazing stuff at my job too and I just made a promise that I wouldn’t use my employee discount on food at work until I was sure it would be good low carb foods!

The job is absolutely working! The cardio I get from scrambling around is amazing, don’t get me wrong I’m feeling it but it’s a good healthy exhaustion and I’m only working a few intense hours 3 days a week so I am blessed! I can see why people serve because for the money it’s just so little time out of my day and I’m able to do other things. I mean last Friday after work I still had time to hit the gym that night and had a great workout so I can’t really complain about the hours! I’m lucky in that I only have to work lunch shifts as of now and my schedule is pretty much up to me. There’s definitely an end game in mind because serving is not something I see myself doing for the rest of my life unless I just fall in love it! It’s fun and exciting and I must admit I like meeting new and interesting people! It’s a military town and I am truly humbled by how many men and women are putting themselves in harm’s way for my freedom! Lastly, on this subject I have to admit the money is really good and we haven’t even got busy, business tends to increase once the fall comes and kids start school which is next week here so I got in at a great time!

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I saved the best for last! I have started a podcast and I am super excited about it! Lot’s of people have asked me questions about my journey and obesity and I thought it would be fun and helpful to start one! I call it Big Boi Koncepts and it’s a podcast that focuses mostly on obesity and how to navigate the waters to become your best self! I have just gotten started but I truly encourage any and everyone to listen and if you have any advice or ideas as always I’m here to listen!

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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