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Good morning everyone and happy Sunday to you and yours! It’s a very rainy and cloudy morning here but the birds are out and chirping so hopefully that means there are great skies ahead! I’ve been a little absent this week and I apologize I have just been getting ready for my road trip to Cali Thursday and I had a lot of loose ends to tie up before I could feel comfy leaving! I already know you all have been killing your goals and chasing your dreams because you guys are amazing! So let’s get into it!

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Today I hit the gym to do some low-intensity steady state cardio or L.I.S.S. for short. Normally I do the stairs but I have been trying to give my knees a break because of all the flights plus doing squats daily! They were getting sore and I want to make sure I am up for walking around with the kids when I get to the Westcoast. This week I was able to get all 4 lifts in and also some cardio, even though I haven’t been blogging as much the drive is still sharp and better than ever! later tonight I’ll go back to the gym for round two so that I can lift and do more cardio. I’ll be driving a few days so I need to get a head start on my workouts so that when I get to the hotel I’ll be right on track with my routine! This trip isn’t really about sightseeing and stuff as much as it is spending quality time with my kids and a beautiful change of venue. There is a nice gym at my hotel in Cali so I will be making sure I do my best to get something done even if it’s just a short something.lol. My last workout here will probably be Tuesday and then I’ll start resting and getting ready to drive!

 

We have been all about our diet this past week for real! Not just keeping it low carb and keto but also coming up with some tasty meals to keep our stomachs interested. I have been keeping my carbs down below 50 while lowering my fats a little to help burn more fat and stay full longer. We have switched to doing shopping a month in advance so it has really helped to prepare some large dishes and freeze them for later. I’m definitely taking my food with me when I go on my trip, I’ve come too far and worked too hard to let a road trip get me going backward. I know that I will indulge a little but no more than I do when I’m home and I have a small cheat. I’m loading up my cooler and bags with Keto cool snacks while I am away and don’t plan on getting any gas station stuff with the exception of black coffee or tea. I’m going to leave a few pictures of some food we have been having lately, it’s not fancy but very delicious and simple which is the whole point! Click pic for names:

 

Today I am in the middle of a 36 hour fast with only having coffee and a little broth if I get hungry. When I did it last week it felt pretty easy and I want to try to do a couple of these fasts to mix up my regular 18 daily fasts. The whole point is to keep wielding control over my true hunger and get to a point that I’m more and more insulin sensitive as well as Leptin sensitive. This whole process has really helped me distinguish between hunger and thirst as well as taking full control over my eating habits. I honestly will not be doing fasts longer than 36 hours unless I’m instructed by a doctor, I feel the benefits of a fast this long are sufficient and as long as it doesn’t get stressful I’ll keep using it!

 

That’s about all I have today but I plan on taking my computer with me while I’m tripping so I will certainly be blogging, plus I don’t leave till Thursday at midnight so I’ll be blogging before I leave. I’m still here and available if anyone needs any help or encouragement, that will never change! have a fabulous Sunday homie!

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Posted by on April 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Lift Comp!

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Tripped Up

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Family Matters

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

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

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

 

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

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Posted by on March 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Last Day Of Carnivore!

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

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

 

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

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

 

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Posted by on March 25, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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530

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And here we are back to Friday and I hope you all are excited about the weekend! The end of the work week and now you get a chance to relax and enjoy some fun and comfort this weekend! Hopefully, you all have plans to do something you love to do this weekend. If you happen to work weekends that’s o.k too I hope you truly enjoy the days you have off this week no matter which ones. Time is the one thing we can never ever get back so please take time to do things for yourself and that bring peace and renewal to your spirit!

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I have amazing news! So yesterday was the end of the month weigh in for me and I’m happy to report the great news! Since Monday I have lost 7 pounds doing this meat only diet isn’t that crazy? I have lost several inches around my waist and thighs and all the numbers look great! The most important thing is I feel really amazing! It really didn’t matter how much I lost(although I’m super happy) for me the most important thing is how I feel. It doesn’t do any good if we are improving and getting better if we don’t feel better! That’s such a big deal because when things don’t go our way or the scale doesn’t move it’s important that we can say we feel good! I’m very happy with my numbers this month and the fat loss so far but I can do better. Maybe not lose as much but I can do better with looking for times to do cardio and being more active in my everyday activities! I’m proud of myself because I feel like I am taking control of this part of my life and it has truly been a blessing to have a little success sprinkled in to help validate that I’m doing what’s necessary for my goals to get accomplished! Just an update to let yall know how the journey is going and I’ll be continuing to post my results weekly as well as monthly.

 

My body was absolutely exhausted yesterday so I took the day off from the gym and decided to lift today and Saturday so that I still get the work in. It’s chest day and I couldn’t be happier because with the extra rest I should be able to get that weight up and down will no problem.lol. The schedule this week has been crazy so I’m not sure if we are going to swim or not but I’ll make it up with the bike or stairs whatever it takes. I’ve noticed some cool changes with my body lately. The outline of the muscle that I have been toning is starting to come through and I know I feel a lot stronger than before! the gym has been a game changer for me and I know it’s not for everyone I would encourage anyone thinking about joining one to do so!

 

O.K. so my diet and all that meat I have been eating. This all meat thing is something that has obviously been very successful so far, I mean 7 pounds in 4 days is pretty crazy! The only problem I have is that I’m not sure how much credit the way of eating should get because I changed some other things. For instance, I have been drinking at least 80 to 100 o.z of water daily and that’s not normal for me but it’s important. On top of that, I have been doing stairs as apart of my routine which is something that’s fairly new. If you add those 2 things to the lifting I already do then I’m not sure how much the diet is responsible for. Let me say this, it seems that eating this way at least allows for my body to get into ketosis faster and when combined with intermittent fasting seems to have a great benefit. Again I can’t see me just eating meat for the long haul but it’s nice to have another tool in the fat loss toolbox ya know? Today I’ll break my fast with some shredded chicken breast that I have in the slow cooker as we speak. The plan is to shred it up and put it in a casserole dish and put cheese and pepperoni on top like a pizza! I saw it on Pinterest and I had to try it so I’ll let you know how it turns out. I’m not sure what we are having for dinner tonight but I think we are doing something else with chicken thighs, some type of soup or broccoli casserole maybe. I am extremely happy with the fat loss but honestly, I can’t wait to get some veggies in my life and that’s just not something I would ever normally say! Lmao.

 

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I just want to say thank you for all you have done to help me along this journey. The fact that you have all kept up with me and had words of encouragement humbles me to my core! Without a shadow of a doubt, this all would not be possible without the love and support and I just want to take this moment to say thank you all for being such a blessing in my life! Enjoy your weekend and please if I can be of service let me know!

 

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Posted by on March 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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I’m Doing What?

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

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Posted by on March 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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537

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What yall know about another beautiful and gratifying Monday morning on this earth? I’m sure you know all about that because here we are again and this is truly a blessing!. You know how we do it, today is that day to get up, get out and get something! There’s no need to worry about what happened last week because this is a better week a vastly more fortunate week and this week you will do more and be more! It all on you but at least we have each other’s back and you are not alone! You have a nation of people all around you running their own race and trying their best to win and overcome. This morning remember what your dreams are and what you have a passion for. Don’t blindly go into the week pretending that whatever will be will be, you have the power to affect change in your life and it starts on a Monday fam!

 

 

Fat check: Today the scale read 537! That’s a loss of 3 pounds from last week and that much closer to wellness and optimal health for ya boy! You know I would love to hear how you all are doing on your journey, so let me know how things are going in the comments, what went well and what didn’t and your strategy to win this week! We can do this together, I got your back and I know you got mine so let me know!

 

The gym is calling again this week just like always so today I will be damaging some muscle tissue so that it will grow back bigger and stronger this week. This is chest day and I think I’ll be doing some cardio this afternoon either on the stairs or the seated bike machine plus I think we are going to the pool tonight! I’m excited to see how my body responds to the weight limits that I went up with this week. Hopefully, my body gets used to it fast and I will be able to keep getting stronger and burn more fat! This week I’m putting my Fitbit to good use and stepping up my damn step goal! I’m Alexx3982 on the Fitbit platform if yall want to compete because I damn sure could use the push.lol. Today I looked at my Fitbit profile and I average like 4k steps and that’s just terrible and unacceptable for real so I figure there is a place I can improve so that starts this week! Keep pushing yourself in different areas it can only make you better and better!

 

 

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So last week my diet was good but it wasn’t great! I mean I stayed within my calorie goal but my macros could have been better. Some of you don’t really track macros and I wish I could be more like you but it’s just not me. If I leave it up to myself to eat and not track it will get out of hand real quick and I have worked too hard to leave it to chance! The meals that I have been making have been good but I have not been able to keep my carbs down under 30g consistently! Even though I just dropped it from 50 a week or so ago I didn’t think it would be this damn hard for me to stay under. Funny thing is even my protein has gone down and that’s crazy because you all know how much I love meat! The truth is I don’t think I’m drinking enough water. I stay with a bottle of water around me all the time but I don’t really keep track like I should of my water consumption. So the plan this week is to keep my carbs down and then pay better attention to my water intake. I’m really starting to love being able to actually listen to my body. Before, I ate so fast and without a care that I never even used my bodies signals. Hell, I didn’t even know that my body communicated with me because the bag of chips I was eating was drowning out the sound! Lmao. I will keep showing love to myself and my body so that it will reflect the joy I have in my life because I have a truly wonderful life homie that’s just real!

 

If you’re going thru anything that is troubling you. If you don’t have anyone to say they love you and you matter to them remember this: I Love You and You Matter To me and no matter what, I value your contribution! There is no one on this planet like you and that makes you priceless!

 

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Posted by on March 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Love Your Damn Self Homie!

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Well, good morning and happy Friday to everyone! it’s the last day of the work week and all of you have been pushing yourselves very hard and doing all you can! I for one am very proud of you for all that you have been doing. Lately, I have been realizing that all the things people do that I will never see are so important and I know you don’t always get the credit for your greatness so this is me saying: YOU ARE APPRECIATED FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

 

Today is the last day for me in the gym this week as far as lifting goes. I have been working my butt off this week and I feel like I can honestly say I found a great schedule for myself. It feels amazing to be in a rhythm with my body and my workouts! I’m doing my back/biceps today and then I’ll be doing some stretching to help with my weak flexibility.lol. There is no doubt what so ever that I will be doing a fasted workout today, they just feel better to me and the mental game is the most important. If I think it’s working then I will push harder and be more involved and that’s the win-win! The gym has really been amazing for me these last few months and I’m very thankful to have a place that I go that is just for me. The idea that I am going somewhere that will make me better physically and push myself to get better really makes me feel great about myself and that’s all that really matters. The only way to be of service and to help others is to be in love with yourself so that you can share that love with others!

 

The diet has been going great and my macros have been very good this week! I just wanted to talk about something that has really changed my life. If I have learned anything it’s that the diet and how I eat really makes the whole thing possible. The truth of all of this is in today’s society we all workout more now than we did generations before and yet obesity is more rampant than ever before. The answer is in the foods we eat and the way we treat ourselves away from the gym! Don’t leave your training in the gym or at the park because the bulk of the change comes in the diet! Now I realize this isn’t revolutionary stuff I am writing but if you sit on that for a minute it really will make you change your perspective! There has never been a workout created that will do more for you than rest, nutrition and the study of your own body! You really have to fall in love with learning about your body and what makes it perform at it’s best. If you have problems truly loving yourselves the best place to start is not a relationship or a drink. You can prove to yourself how much you love you by how well you spend time feeding your body positive thoughts and proper nutrition.

 

Notice I didn’t say give your body the right nutrients, I said the proper nutrients for you! The best way for you to eat and treat your body is all up to you and what works best for what you are trying to achieve. It’s funny that we will go to a job and work our butts off for someone else’s dream then go home and give all we have to our kids only to treat ourselves as if we don’t have things we need to achieve for ourselves. It’s absolutely your responsibility to make the decision to achieve as much for your health as you possibly can. I’m not saying you have to be a world-class Olympian or anything, all I’m trying to say is if you have a direction you want your body to go in then damn it go! Spend some time and love the machine you spend all your life in and learn to give it what it needs to be who and what you want to be. Then you have a love that no one can take away from you because they didn’t give it to you, you did, you feel me?

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Please be kind to yourself this weekend and do something fun that you enjoy and bring that beautiful smile with you. You have something others around you need and that’s your presence! Be there, give a damn and appreciate your damn self and that’snot a request.lol.20180305_143527.jpg

The picture of the plants like I promised! My poor plants some are doing great but as you can see I had the light too far from them and a few got leggy but I still saved a few.lol.

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Early Work

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It’s Thursday and you guys know it’s my favorite day of the week! I’m sure you are all crushing this week and blazing new trails of adventure! Thr road to greatness is filled with adventures and obstacles and you have the unique opportunity to live another day to achieve higher levels of life! The weather here hasn’t made up its mind between wanting to give sun or rain so it’s just an overcast day with small breaks of the yellow glow stuff. I’ll take it because it’s not too hot or cold but just about right!

 

I had an early workout today because my fiance’ was off and we had plans so I hit the gym at 12:30. Of course, the gym was flooded but I was able to get a great chest and tricep workout in and everyone was in a great mood at the gym! My workout is starting to get a little too easy so it’s time to go up in weight and add-on like I was saying the other day. My heart rate was up but I wasn’t out of breath the way I have been most of the time doing my workout. I’m trying to find a time when I can film the routine I do so you all can see but I need to go when I’m all alone. After tomorrows lift I’ll have my goal and then dedicate the rest of the week to cardio! I’ll probably do more stairs and ride my stationary machine at the gym. I’m told we may be going swimming tomorrow night so that will be another awesome session! The main goal for me is to stay consistent and get at least 60 active minutes on my Fitbit a day.

 

 

I’ve been crushing the diet lately while staying under 50 carbs a day total. I broke my fast yesterday with my usual keto meal coffee and turkey bacon and followed that up with Panera broccoli soup and a couple of hamburger patties. Since my calories were pretty low I thought it would be o.k to have a few drinks so I mixed some Seagrams Gin with a flavored water and had a nice moment to chill and watch 9-1-1 on television, I love that show! All my numbers lined up pretty good and I am loving the way my diet is going as of late.

I need to cut this even shorter than normal because I’ve been fighting a headache since I woke up and it keeps fading in and out.lol. I wish all of you a fulfilling Thursday!

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Posted by on March 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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