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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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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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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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Decisions, Decisions

20180713_063500.pngIt’s Friday and the weekend is about to begin, I’m very happy to be able to get out of bed early and get a jump on the day this morning! I’ve already brewed coffee, it’s very early and the house is very relaxed and quiet for now so this is the perfect time to get some work done before the family gets up and going. The Fiance’ and kids just got back from a fantastic trip to New York City and I must admit I am glad to have them back home. So let’s get this thing started!

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Even though they are doing construction at my gym I was still able to get a few workouts in this week, in fact, I will be going again this morning for my last lift of the week. I’m thinking of getting some much-needed cardio in this weekend if the weather isn’t too bad, we are scheduled for a pretty bad heatwave this Saturday so I may be doing my cardio indoors.lol. I have been downloading some really great music lately which always helps my workout performance so I’m super excited about that! I’m working chest and triceps again today with a few shoulder exercises thrown in if time permits. The gym has been somewhat of a boring place for me lately but like I said before, I haven’t gone swimming in awhile and with so much going on here lately I have been less focused on the gym mentally even though my body is going.

On the diet front, the family came home from their trip strapped down with all types of candies and stuff I try to stay away from and I admit I had a few chocolates covered fat loss suppressors when they first got home. I didn’t go overboard however and I have still been making my food in advance to keep my snacking down. My diet of late is mostly my good ole reliable baked chicken but I have also been eating a good amount of broccoli lately. In fact, I baked some pork rind covered chicken last night that I will share with you all in this post as well as some plain baked chicken in butter. The plan is to go to Sam’s Club and grab some more steamed veggies to go with my chicken this week along with some pistachios and turkey bacon! Of course, no matter if I’m fasting or not I always have my morning coffee so I will be grabbing a few bags of whole bean coffee to stock up the bean jar! Nothing new here this week as far as food because with all the things going on I chose to keep it simple and what I know will be delicious and easy.

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As you know I am a big believer in fasting and I have been doing various fasting protocols lately. This week I will be doing alternate day fasting which is by far the most, simple fasting there is in my opinion! I simply eat one day followed by a full day of fasting and repeat.I’ll probably do this for a month to give it enough time to see results and then play around with it depending on my fat loss results. I’m finding it easier and easier to tell the difference between being hungry or thirsty and it has really been a blessing to me. I try to keep well-hydrated no matter what so if I’m drinking a ton of water and I’m hungry, I know it’s the real deal and it’s time to feast! Actually, I feel much better in a fasted state than I do after eating lately and that’s just mind-blowing to me. There truly is something to this fasting thing and I wish everyone who reads this to try it out for themselves it may be the game-changer your looking for.

Recently I have been dealing with a really awesome job opportunity and while I am happy to be given this chance I feel like I am struggling with taking it. My gut tells me there is something just not right about the situation for me but the money would come in handy and the exercise on the job would really help me to shed body fat. The big thing is I don’t, nor have I ever truly wanted to work for anyone else. Most of my life I have and I have had some awesome jobs but while doing those jobs I always thought I wanted to do something I loved to do every day as my job! This offer is a blessing and I will probably take it but I’m doing so just to speed up my move to the west coast and back to the side of the country I love the most.  It’s something that can be long-term if I so desire but isn’t anything I would want to do for the remainder of my working life. I have a few days to decide if I want the job so that’s really cool and I have always been one to be thankful for any blessings coming my way as I am about this one. Like my youngest son always say’s “Living Is Work!”

Have a great day and a fantastic weekend and please stay safe

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Posted by on July 13, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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YouTube?

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Good Morning everyone and it seems like it’s been forever! I only posted once last week and I apologize for that I have been absolutely lazy when it comes to the writing of any kind! My life has been the definition of chill mode lately and I’m completely o.k with that. It’s always important to take a little break from the routine and reset your goals and vision to make sure things are going in the right direction. I’ve had the house to myself for a week because the family is on a trip and I have taken this time to do little but read and exercise and fast.lol. It’s been pretty great but I need to get back to my routine and even though the family doesn’t touch down till tomorrow I need to get a jump on things.

 

The gym was great yesterday, they are remodeling the front lobby so it’s a little crazy to get in and out but hey change is always a pain! My chest and triceps are feeling really good after that long workout and I can’t wait to get back today for my back, biceps and shoulders today. The one thing I have not been doing this week is my walks in the park and that’s just because I have been lazy as hell no front. I think I need to hit the pool and change it up because I’m obviously getting bored with my cardio again. It’s just a matter of energy and focusing on what will keep me going to the gym! I have decided that when my membership is up in December I will not be going to the gym anymore. I’ve been researching and I have found that with my own equipment I can get just as good a workout and not spend the money on a monthly bases. I’ve always wanted my own home gym anyway because of the benefit to the whole family and when we move to the west coast I can simply take it all with me. Let’s hope my plan comes together.lol

The diet has been really good since I have been doing a ton of fasting and low carb. The only problem I am having now is when I do longer fasts I’m not sure what to do when it’s over. For instance, in June I fasted a ton but when the long fasts were over it felt like my daily fasting just wasn’t as effective and it didn’t motivate me as much. When you go for 3 or 5 days without food your body starts to get used to it and you are just not as hungry when you aren’t fasting. Now I know this sounds great because the less you eat then you will lose weight right? Well, that’s totally wrong, if you don’t eat on a regular base your body just adjusts and your base metabolic rate will just go down to match the fact it’s getting fewer calories. So it’s very important to eat well on the feasting days to keep my metabolism at a high rate. I’m not talking junk I’m talking fresh whole unprocessed foods but it’s still important to eat a good amount until I am full so my body gets the message I’m not trying to starve it but when the hunger goes down it’s actually hard to remember to eat! Now I’m an obese man and that seems crazy to me but it’s true and I notice if I don’t eat enough my fat loss slows way up, so it’s a delicate process that I’m trying to a handle on. I love fasting and my body just feels so much better after fasting for say 24 hours or so and I’m not giving it up but I may have to try a different fasting regiment and not so many extended(over 2 days) fasts. I have however figured out how to break my fast and I will post my delicious steak I made yesterday from my Moink box order, it was amazing and Costcos always has an abundance of steamable veggies for the sides!

Lately, I have been really thinking of starting a youtube channel because I don’t feel like there is enough information for obese people my size. As you know a lot of the information about fasting and fitness don’t typically apply to people who are obese so we seem to be kinda caught in the middle. My process has been trying to find a focus of the channel because I would rather it focus more on one topic than a huge spectrum of them. Hopefully, soon I will be in a position to really get started because the obesity issue is so very scary and I would like to be of service to those who struggle like I do with it. Maybe I can figure out a way to just post information that may be useful to people and not focus on just my personal story if any of you have any thoughts I would love to hear from you!

That’s it for me and I will certainly post more often than once a week.lol. As always I am thankful for all of you and am here if anyone needs anything!

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Posted by on July 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Fall Forward

20180702_072939.pngWell good morning everyone and welcome to another magic and fun-filled Monday morning! You all know how much I love the beginning of the week! I apologize for being away for several days but I have been very busy with life and everything and I haven’t been allowing myself time to write enough. I hope you all have been doing well and enjoying your journey! I’ve got some delicious dark roast in my favorite cup and I’m ready and eager so let’s get this underway!

 

Last week I think I went to the gym 1 time I was so busy! The kids and my fiance’ are headed to New York on a trip and with all of the planning and excitement going on around here, it’s been crazy but fun. They will only be gone about a week but because of that, we all have been focusing on spending as much time as possible hanging out and having fun together! Still, I really hate the fact I didn’t get to the gym more but it happens sometimes and the trade-off was well worth it to me. Today I have a busy day as well but I could no longer be absent from my blog and all my friends that  I touch bases with on this platform. Although it will be a very humid day I will definitely make it to the gym today to get my week started off right! I have chest and triceps today so hopefully, I will have a long hard workout before I continue on with all of the errands that need to be done today! I can’t front I really miss the gym and my body is so used to being sore and pushed that I think my muscles may be a little weak but we shall see this afternoon!

 

My diet has stayed consistent and healthy thank goodness because not going to the gym my eating has really stopped me from taking a step back in my fat loss journey. I haven’t been perfect but I am super low carb and my Keto has been on point as of late. I’ve even been finding time to have a glass or 2 of wine on a regular base and it truly has helped my sleep as well as my diet! I have been having a great number of healthy fats with my coffee as well as my smoothies and even though I can do better my meals have been well balanced even though I haven’t been counting calories as much. My main focus has been on eating healthy whole foods and trying to keep away from any foods that have labels if at all possible. Not that they are all bad it’s just because there is such a large misrepresentation between what a food label says and what that truly means and for me I would rather take my chances with less processed foods. I recently ordered another Moink box and I’m really loving the grass-fed meats that come in each box! Not only is it delicious but there is such a variety to chose from that’s why this last box I order a couple of servings of large salmon and I can’t wait to try them! I have been buying spinach in a bag lately because for some reason my local stores produce hasn’t been looking very fresh like they normally do. Anyway, I have been making some great new dishes with cheese such as cheese wrapped ground beef and pork rind nachos and they have really hit the spot!

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My fasting has been going really well however I am trying to figure out my routine at the moment. I love the 3 to 5 day extended fasts and they are amazing for fat loss I’m just trying not to eat too much food when I break my fast, which I have noticed I have been doing. It’s been Keto type foods but still, I feel like I can’t get enough when I finally do eat so I’ve been working on having an after fasting meal plan ready to make the day before I break my fasts. It’s amazing how fasting makes me feel when I’m out and about, I just feel so light on my feet with less food in my system and of course I feel thinner and more fit.lol

Fat loss can be so damn challenging and certainly, it can test your willpower but it’s important to know that if you are truly making lifestyle choices there will be times when you stumble. It’s not about making an excuse it’s about understanding that setbacks are part of the journey and while frustrating, they come for a reason and when they do come it’s important to recognize it and get your ass up! You will certainly get knocked done along the way but the amount of time it takes for you to get back up will determine how much harder your journey will be! Just remember that it’s your life and you are in charge! The whole process starts and ends with what you are and what you wish to become and no one can understand just what you are going thru better than you. Just keep in mind that this journey requires you to be your own biggest fan! Take time to really appreciate what you have done and celebrate every single victory no matter how small, that way you enjoy not only the good times but the process! This process of health and well being is forever and once we understand that, then we realize that all we have to do is keep getting up, keep moving forward! If you never pay attention to anything in this blog pay attention to this: FALL IN LOVE WITH YOURSELF! It’s the greatest love outside of gods love there is in my opinion and it makes all other love possible! I believe in you!

Have a great week and go compete and keep getting up!

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Posted by on July 2, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Birthday Girl

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Good morning and welcome to another glorious Monday morning! You all know I have really learned to love Mondays as a day to grind and wake up with a renewed focus on the goals ahead! This Monday is no different and although I had a really great weekend all that matters is that I refocus on my goals and continue to pursue greatness! This week I’m back on a more relaxed fasting regiment and I will be going to the gym as usual to increase my strength and flexibility as well as balance! Let’s drink together and get this thing going!

So my fiance’s birthday was this past weekend so we had the usual which is cake and Chinese food and even a little bit of wine.lol. She deserved a great time and that’s what we had plus we had some foods I haven’t had in a long time which was really awesome and relaxing! Life happens and when it does it can really derail all of your progress if you let it but when you have a plan it is much easier to handle the get back. This week since I put things in my body that are not usually there I have to do the reverse and get my body back to ground zero. The way I’m going to do this is fast for 42 hours every other day this week and be very very strict with my carb count. This does two things, 1st it will allow my body to process all of the food that I ate this weekend and use it for fuel or get rid of it and 2nd it will get my body back to fat burning mode!

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As far as the gym and my workouts I will be adding an additional cardio session to maximize my fat burning and also to help my body return to normal. Lately, I have been doing walking days in between lifting but this week I am going to lift every day even if I walk in the morning, I may even do some cardio at the gym on the cardio bikes just to change up my pace and endurance training. The gym has really been a place where I could use a little more improvement because I have been focusing on fasting so much that I have not had my head and heart in the gym. I’ve been hesitant because I wasn’t sure I could work out as hard doing long periods of fasting! Now that I have done a longer fast and was able to still workout I no longer have that worry and I’m really ready to push forward and bring it all together! Also. I am adding more shoulder lifts into my routine this week and while very difficult, I am looking forward to getting better in that area!

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On the diet front, I learned how to make some keto friendly ice cream in mason jars this weekend and it was absolutely amazing! I made peppermint chocolate chip and also vanilla pecan. I only made 3 because I wanted to make sure I liked them but now that I know I’m going to stock up on these delicious low carb treats! For my fiance’s birthday breakfast I made low carb waffles on my new waffle iron I got off of Amazon and they were a hit as well. This week I think we will be making some huge salads and having grass-fed steaks and chops from Moink box that were delivered Friday! No smoothies this week for me I will be eating all my greens in large salad bowls and homemade dressing. The casseroles I normally prep will also be getting a rest because I think we will be having pretty basic plates this week. Steak and green veggies on Tuesday, Fish, and salad on Thursday and for Saturday I will be preparing some chicken tenders with some delicious zoodles! Lunches this week will consist of leftover low carb chili, keto nachos and stuffed yellow and red bell peppers! Should be a great week of good clean whole foods eating to get our bodies back on track!

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Lastly, I realize that eating healthy is a lifestyle, not an every now and then thing and in order to adhere to eating healthy 80 to 90 percent of the time we all must allow for times when we will be allowing ourselves a little retreat from our good whole foods diet. The truth is that for me I realize that I am going to eat foods from time to time that I have been craving and that the most important thing to remember is that these foods should be special occasions and not the bases of my diet! That’s how I got to be obese in the first place, by eating a diet of foods that were not meant for daily consumption. In order for me to continue getting healthier, I need to keep having my treats and sweets every now and again while keeping an eye on the big picture! The devil is in the details and the moderation isn’t about how much we eat it’s how much we eat of processed foods that are not meant to be the bases of our everyday diet. That’s when moderation makes the biggest difference, besides the cake and Chinese food I had this week tasted so much better because I hadn’t had it in months! My mouth was in awe and that shock to the system only comes when it’s something that you don’t always have. Be careful and don’t forget to enjoy your life and sometimes enjoying life means eating cake other times enjoying life means not having anything that isn’t whole and unprocessed, just keep in mind what your goals are for your OVERALL health and I believe we all will be just fine!

As I always say, I believe in me and I believe in us!

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Posted by on June 25, 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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