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Year In Review

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Wow so this is my very first post of the year and I apologize for the delay. My year has been a true blessing and I can honestly say that this year should be even better than the last! I decided to highlight a few things that had a huge impact on me this year as well as helped keep me motivated to live my best life! Thank you so much for sticking by me this year and supporting me the entire year!

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I started the year thinking about how big I had gotten and what I was going to do about it so I bought a scale from Amazon and started focusing on my goals. I can’t front I was pissed at how much I weighed and thought I was lighter because I thought at the time I had really been trying to change my relationship with food. Boy, was I dead wrong! My diet was horrible and I gave zero thought to what food was for and what it was doing for my body. That was the day that I started becoming a research junkie and diving into the field of health and nutrition head on! Today I have such a better understanding of what my body responds too and how insulin affects my body based on what I have been giving it! I’m not perfect but I have the formula for what works for my body so I say that’s a win!

Screenshot_20180402-072603.jpgThe get back tour was the biggest most important goal I had last year. My children and I have always been close but the truth was I wasn’t being all I could be for them! The truth is I needed to do more and this trip was to address that and so much more. The drive was long and I was still nervous the entire way because I wanted my kids to truly know just how much I love and respect them! My mission was to leave no doubt about my love for them and my belief in them and there’s nothing like being there in real time and physical contact! We went all over the place and the looks on their faces filled with excitement and delight filled my heart like no other feeling ever! To say this was the highlight of my year would be an understatement it was simply one of the greatest blessings the good Lord has ever let me be a part of!

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The kids asked me one simple question when I arrived back home and that was “When are you coming back to California?” Yall already know that’s all I needed to make the Get Back 2 to happen and I went back to Cali again about 5 months later and had a great time! This time we found my favorite beach at Dana Point and it blew me away! The kids and I must have gone there every single day I was in town. I think the first trip was really emotional because it had been a long time since I saw them but the second trip was that confirmation that they know that they can count on me making the trip a priority in my life! My kids flat out make me the man I am and the man I strive to be so they made this last year the best of my life to that point!

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Tiffany got her bling! So my girl and I have been together for going on 9 years now and although we discussed it years back this year for Christmas she got her engagement and wedding ring set! I’m blessed beyond measure to have a person that loves me so very much and cares enough to put up with my bullshit and deals with me anyway! I am no day at the beach in my humble opinion and I am riddled with flaws but she has stood by me no matter the test and she is what we call A REAL ONE! I love her very much and we plan to get married around June or July and hit a cruise for the honeymoon, she deserves the best and she will have it, I mean it’s the very least I could do!

Finally my fat loss journey and the grind! So this year I lost a total of 75 pounds which brings my total to well over 115 pounds of total weight loss! I’m blown away at what I have been able to accomplish by simply researching and ap[plying the findings to my life the best way I know how. My body feels and performs better today than it did at any point since I moved to Kentucky almost a decade ago! Don’t get it twisted my ass is still sore and I walk around here looking like a geriatrics patient sometimes because my knees bother me sometimes. I can’t put into words how thankful I am to all of you who follow my blog and my account on Facebook and Insta because I promise I couldn’t have done it without the support and love that is always waiting! My goals are very lofty for 2019 including but not limited to losing 130 pounds but I feel like I’ll never know what I can do until I shoot for it!

And that’s about it, my year has been amazing and my Mother knows where she fits into all this or she better know because all I am and what I have become is strictly because she cared enough to love me and put me in a position to be a great man! I love you momma and I always will!

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Posted by on January 6, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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So as you can see I have hit a new all-time low in my fat loss journey! It’s been crazy because I felt like I was at a standstill for months before I saw this trend of going lower.  I’ll get into that later but first I want to wish everyone happy holidays and I truly hope you are having fun with the people you love! Like everyone around, I have been super busy celebrating and enjoying my family time! It’s finally time to get back to it and crush these goals ahead!

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So my girl got her ring this Christmas and she was very happy! We are getting married this summer of 2019 and I’m really excited about that! I made out great as well, I got the new Samsung Note 9 and an awesome workout set for Christmas. I can’t really act surprised because I always get spoiled for the holidays by my family and friends and this year was no different! Everyone seemed to be truly happy with their gifts and the smiles lit up the living room! The truth is I’m very blessed no matter what the time and hell every day is Christmas when you have the type of loving family and friends I have around me!

As the title says I stepped on the scale and when I heard the ladies voice say 478 I was floored! I have been working hard with my eating but I honestly couldn’t break this damn plateau until recently! I’m so excited to see if I can get to below 450 by the 22nd of January because that’s been the goal for a while now and I believe it possible if I continue to focus! The weights I was gifted will certainly help to burn fat while I’m sleeping and I plan to lift every morning before work along with my Qigong and stretching exercising. Lord knows that the holidays are providing plenty of cardio at work, so if you throw fasting and OMAD in the mix I feel like it’s going to be a great couple of weeks as I breeze thru January and beyond!

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I’m so very proud of my girl, she has been doing some truly amazing things with wine bottles and I am totally in awe of her creative spirit! It’s funny how you never know who you may inspire to chase their dreams because they see you pursuing your own! She and her sister had a craft show and totally killed it and damn near sold out! Not bad for the first time out. They already have plans for the next show in February and I can’t wait to be there to cheer her on!

On the diet front, I have ordered a 3 bottle supply of Organifi green, gold, and red juice! I know in my gut that I need more nutrients than I am getting from my mostly meat diet and I want to try to get this juice every few months because it tastes amazing and it has loads of great and cold processed vitamins! Besides, I would much rather eat my protein but drink my greens and fruits anyway, that’s just how I like it!

I got a haircut yall and it feels great! Other than this I’m pretty much done. I work the next 2 days but I will be putting out another podcast episode this weekend on Big Boi Koncepts so check it out if you get the chance! Have a fantastic night and I will be back as soon as possible!

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Posted by on December 26, 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 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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Training Day!

 

Hello everyone and welcome to my late night addition to the blog post.lol. I had a full day and it started fairly early so I figured I better get this in so that I can stay current on my progress! It was a really mild day today in Kentucky after all the storm activity that has been around us for the last 2 days and I thank the lord for that! Anyways, since it’s a lot later than I normally write and too late for me to have coffee I’m drinking from my trusty water bottle as I write this to you all!

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I just got back from the gym and it’s now 9:38 eastern time, it was a later one because of our changing work schedule but it counts! A win is a win and tonight the gym was super busy because for some reason the gym closes early on Saturday and Sunday nights. It’s cool I guess since it’s 24 hours all the rest of the days but it can throw my schedule off sometimes.lol. My chest feels great and the whole gym while busy worked together really well and we all got our stuff done in time! It’s about time for me to go up in weight because the circuit was fairly easy this time and even though I did faster reps to get a good burn, I know it’s time to go up a few and really maximize my reps! Then as I was leaving there was a sign that said something about the gym being closed after tonight for about 4 days! I think they are doing some construction or something so until then I’ll have to do some strength workouts at the crib! It doesn’t stop just because the club is closed.

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So my first day of training went really well and while my feet hurt super bad afterward I really think I’ll be o.k doing this job for cardio! It was a busy lunch and that’s great because I was able to keep up and follow someone who was really great at their job. Now I wanna be clear she wasn’t a great trainer by any means but I fell like it was a blessing to have someone to shadow who really knew her stuff! We all know people who are great at something but can’t teach it very well and that’s kinda how she was, she was very nice and pleasant and I learned a lot from following her around. Monday morning I go in a little earlier to do some opening duties to see how everything is set up and how things get going. I’m happy and excited to be able to hang in there and keep active and while I only got like 4k steps in that was in a short couple hours so I’m sure as I work longer I’ll do better and better! The menu is simple enough and to be honest I feel like I could probably take a few tables myself and just wing it now that I have seen it done. As for the foot pain, it was expected and I just need to work thru it because I would really like to stay away from any type of pain meds and stuff. I’m not big on pills at all, to be honest.

On the menu, I have been having some really good stuff! Today for my final meal I had a big juicy flank steak from Moink box and it was heavenly! To add to the amazingness of the meal I had veggies in cheese sauce and it set the steak off right! Yesterday I made a pepperoni and taco casserole that really hit the spot and it didn’t make it for me to save for later because the family smashed it! I barely got a piece myself and I made the damn thing! I can tell you it was absolutely amazing but I had a really small piece.lol.I’ll probably feasts tomorrow and then fast on Monday, thus starting my alternate day fasting protocol all over again. My goal is to never feast on a day that I work so I can have an edge with fat burning as well as keeping myself light on my feet!

That’s it for me guys I’ll post and let you all know how Monday at the job/workout went and what I can do to get better! Have a fabulous rest of the weekend and please be safe!

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