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524 Part 2

Screenshot_20180416-055051.jpgSo this morning I hopped on the scale for my last weigh in before I leave this week and I was exactly the same as last week. Initially, I was a little upset about it from the standpoint that I want to be going down every single week but sometimes that’s just not going to happen. The wonderful thing is I didn’t gain any weight and it’s Monday so I get another week to keep pushing and striving for better! All we can ever ask for in this life is a chance and that’s what Monday represents to me! It’s going to be a great day and a fantastic week because we are all blessed and worthy! Let’s get it!

 

Normally I don’t hit the gym on Sunday but because of the trip, I went in twice yesterday to get some cardio and also some lifting done. Today I have a lot of packing and sorting things out and I may need to take today off and get a really intense workout Tuesday and then call it good till I leave. My body feels great after yesterdays chest workout and all things considered I’m very proud of myself for finding ways to keep my routine up while getting all this stuff ready to go. There will always be reasons why we can’t do something if we let it but if that true than the opposite is also true, that is that there is always a way to GET things done if we make it a priority! My health goals are certainly number 1 on the list and that’s why I intend to keep going even when I’m traveling around this week. I’m going to incorporate my resistance bands on this trip so I can get some resistance training if the gym at the hotel doesn’t have much! There’s always a way, right?

 

My diet has been wonderful this week with tons of variety and delicious macro friendly foods that are still very much Keto. Today I will break my 36 hours of fasting with some baked chicken and either a green smoothie or a side of veggies I haven’t totally decided yet, but I do know there will be coffee for sure! Tonight I’m thinking about some steak or lamb for dinner with the family but again I can’t seem to make up my mind what I want. This week I have focused on keeping my carbs under 50 and also drinking a ton more water. It seems like when I get one thing down pat then something else I’m doing slacks a little and I have to continue to get better and better because again I realize my goals are out of this world and somewhat unrealistic by conventional standards. My whole way of eating has changed and not only am I eating primarily whole foods but I’m loving all of the variety in my diet. Laziness is the only reason why this way of eating could get boring because sometimes I don’t want to cook and want to simply toss something in the microwave. That perfectly fine every now and then but I want to continue to take my eating and my relationship with food seriously and I can’t do that if I don’t work at it.

 

I try to always be honest when I’m blogging which is not one of my strong suits.lol. 524 is just too big to be safe for me. I’m not knocking anyone else who is my size and content with it but I am not. The truth is I do get upset and pissed about working hard and not always getting the desired effects that’s just real. Just because I know common sense doesn’t mean I don’t get disappointed when things don’t work out the way in which I planned them. I understand I have been stressing about getting ready for this trip, I also know that thinking too much and overanalyzing things can cause Cortisol levels to rise in my body and stall fat loss. Then there’s the fact that weight fluctuates all the time and for that very reason some people have an unhealthy relationship with the scale, it becomes a toxic relationship and I know all that as well. I’m allowed to be disappointed from time to time and still remember what the end game is. I’m blessed beyond measure and I have been given far too many things from god above in this lifetime that I did not deserve! Just simply by grace and I always fall back on this truth when I’m hurt or upset. I am thankful that the diet of my life has not killed me already and that greater men than me have not lived past 44 with all this type of weight and belly fat.lol.

No matter how long or how many ups and downs I go thru I have made a commitment to myself to live a more healthy life and I aim to keep that commitment. Every day won’t be easy but every one I see will be a blessing! I absolutely love my life and while it’s not perfect it’s perfect for me. This year of my life is shaping up to be one of the most important most impactful years of my life and I am overwhelmed with humility and thankfulness!

My promise to those of you who read my blog is to be available and helpful in any way I can to help you achieve your goals! I will never give up on myself, my family and loved ones and I will always try to both inspire and praise those around me! I love you all very much and I wish you a happy and healthy Monday morning yall!

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Posted by on April 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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I’m Doing What?

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

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Posted by on March 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Love Your Damn Self Homie!

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Gym Change

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It’s hump day yall! I know it seems like this week is flying by right? It seems like it was just Monday or maybe that’s because I didn’t blog yesterday.lol. No matter we are here now and I’m very happy to be alive today and I pray you all feel the same way! Here’s hoping that your smile is as big as my cup of Joe this morning and you know my cup of coffee is obese! Let’s get it!

 

Yesterday at the gym was crazy! I went in a little early to get the workout done because I had a real blah feeling and if I thought about it long enough I would have talked myself out of going, we’ve all been there, right? Anyway, I just didn’t have it and as soon as I got my first back exercise something weird happened. I forgot that I wasn’t feeling well! It didn’t hit me that I entered the gym not feeling well until I was on my 3rd exercise! The truth is sometimes we just don’t feel good and we need to sweat and grind to bring a little relief to our body. My body was pouring with sweat(thank god I had a towel) and my workout was very intense and to be honest it’s something I have never felt before but it was really great how my body responded to the gym! Today is my day off from lifting but not a true day off because I woke up and did stairs this morning! It was great because I was able to do 15 flights this time and honestly I probably could do more but I don’t want to overdo it. I’ll definitely get my step goal in today and try to do things that require me to be active! It doesn’t always have to be a gym it can be walking to the store or taking the dog for a walk as long as you can say you got some work in you’re on the right track!

 

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The diet is going great and even though I cut my fast short to just 15 hours I kept my macros in check and managed to eat great tasting food. I know you guys are shocked but I broke my fast with regular coffee yesterday with some sugar-free creamer and syrup.lol. Then I had a few nice sized chicken thighs because I was starving and chicken is my fav! For dinner, I created a green smoothie and just put together some ground meat in a bowl with some melted cheese and it was yummy! Later I made some Low carb peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies that everybody loved and it seems to help with my strong sugar craving I been having. I know we always do this but we are getting Longhorn again for lunch today so I’ll be able to get those good old seasoned wings and a side salad! I just can’t get enough thank god I budget for things like this or there would be problems.lmao.

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I’ve been posting a few short videos on I.G. lately just to give back to all of you who have given so much to me so if you get a chance check them out, they are really short but I try to keep it positive and fun! I love and care for you all very much!

 

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Posted by on March 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Info Age

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And here we are at hump day again! It’s the middle of the week and I for one am very happy to be alive! Today is a chance for us to check our progress and see how we are on our journey. Even if it’s not the fat loss like me whatever you are working to improve don’t forget to keep checking to see that your actions have aligned with your goals homie! I love you and I know you can do it!

 

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Today was my day off from the gym but I decided to do some cardio! I have been doing stairs up and down different times of the day. This morning I did it 10 times and I hope to go up a few each day I do stairs until I need to do it outside somewhere. My plan was to go for a walk today but it got really cold and we had a few snowflakes fall today. I was not trying to walk outside in that much cold air when I have stairs here as well as a gym with all types of equipment. lol, I’ll be lifting again tomorrow at my normal time plus doing some cardio early since my fiance’ is off.The key for me is to keep finding ways to move around and keep myself active so that I can let the weight do the work for me! Like I said so many times before I am blessed with so many things one of them being indoor stairs so I can do a workout anytime I want! I set the Fitbit to make sure I got my goal of 10 floors of stairs whenever I perform stairs! Whatever helps right?

 

 

On the diet front, I stayed well under my calorie goals as well as within my macros. I fasted for 18 hours and ate my standard 2 meals. If you are having some trouble finding interesting things to eat please don’t hesitate to ask! I’m pretty boring with what I eat because it revolves around the same 3 or 4 meals all the time. However, I know how to mix it up once and awhile to keep it satisfying! The key is to find a healthy alternative to the things you know you like! It sounds so simple but it’s the truth. The reason I struggled for so long to lose was that I wasn’t aware that I could find food that actually tasted good that were healthy for me. Once I found keto I was able to just plug in the foods I already loved and slowly start to phase out a few things that I didn’t need for my goals. Folks, we live in a world with more information available to us than at any point in the history of the planet and we should certainly use this wealth of info to find a way to have variety in our diet. Damn internet took away my last excuse to get healthy! Ha ha ha.

 

On Instagram I’m alexx3982 and if you wanna hit me up I’ll certainly follow you back! There’s also facebook Alexx’s Keto Avenue if you want to share or have any questions I’m always available. We have each other and I believe we all will win, we all will be as healthy and happy as we want to be… Together! Have a great day!

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Miracle Noodles

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Today is the first day of March and that’s fantastic! I have always loved March and the weather changes that will be coming soon! Even though it’s raining really hard today I know that it is supposed to clear up and be another beautiful day full of sun! The best thing about today is my miracle noodles should be coming in. If you haven’t heard about these so-called miracle noodles I’ll leave a picture below. After I have them tonight you all know I’ll let you know if they are any good.

 

Just got back from the gym and the chest workout was fantastic! I felt a lot better doing my fasted lifting today than I felt yesterday and I think it had to do with sleep. I slept amazing last night and because of that, I think my body responded very well to lifting on an empty stomach! I’ll definitely see if it helped when I weigh in on Monday. Today was my 3rd lift of the week so all I need is 1 more and I’m at my goal for the week. I do need to pick it up on the cardio end of things because I have only done 1 cardio day so far. We are going swimming tonight so that’s 2 and then I’ll try to double up tomorrow to get right again. I would just do cardio when I lift but the cardio machines are absolutely covered when I lift during the day. There is a huge population of senior citizens at my gym and they work out a ton during the day. Don’t get me wrong I think that’s fabulous and I pray that I am able to live as long and be as active as some of these folks. Since the cardio machines are mostly taken I just swim at night or come back and do the elliptical. I’m giving myself 2 more weeks with my current routine and then I’ll be going up in weight and adding a few more exercises in. That will be cool!

 

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As I mentioned before I will be making those miracle noodles I ordered from Amazon tonight. While I type this I have them marinating in a delicious sauce so that I can add 2 pieces of chopped up chicken thighs, some sesame seeds and probably some spinach. I’m not too sure yet because I may make a green smoothie in case my noodles taste gross.lol. My fast was broken today with a giant cup of keto meal and coffee a few pieces of turkey bacon and a piece of chicken from the other night. Not only was it delicious but I can honestly say that it certainly filled me up! I’m still trying to figure out if I want to fast 18 hours every day or do 16:8 but as of now, I’m able to fast for 18 hours pretty easily. Just a little tip, If you are eating Keto you will get tired of the same 2 or 3 meals every now and again so it’s very important to keep playing around with different meals that will add variety to your diet. I know from experience that boredom leads to binging because you slip and have just one bad thing and it’s like a chain reaction and before you know it you’ve gained like 5 pounds.lol. Now if you don’t have an addiction to food like myself than nevermind but for me, I know that if I don’t mix it up there will be a problem.lol.

 

I pray that today was good for you and tonight even better! Thank you so very much for reading and I appreciate you all as usual. By the way, I will have updates on the plants I’m growing next week I promise! See Ya!

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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547!

Happy Monday my good people and I hope you’re having a fun day! It is finally a sunny day here and it seems the water is slowly starting to go down and things are starting to get back to normal thank goodness! I’m a little late today because I had a ton of errands to run but I’m here now so let’s get into it!

 

I just got back from the gym and Monday is such an important day to go to the gym because it starts your week off right and gets you ready to tackle the goals for the week! Today was chest day and it felt really great to push really hard today, even did some extra reps! My gym was a little busier than normal but the cool thing all the people were not in the weights area so I got my work done very easily and fun! Tonight we are supposed to go swimming and if we don’t for some reason get to go I’ll just run in for a quick cardio session to stay on track. I’m not sure but I think my fiance’ has plans tonight so we will see.

 

I ordered a new meal replacement called Keto meal which is a supplement that has perfect macros with just a few scoops into 16 oz of water. I have to say it’s not really tasty but it’s tolerable and if I have good results I can always purchase a different flavor it may taste a little better. If you’re looking for a keto friendly meal replacement I would recommend it if you don’t have a really sensitive palate. Along with the shake, I had a low carb enchilada and it was so damn good! Not too sure what I’m having tonight but I’m really craving those Longhorn wings!lol. Let’s see if that’s in the budget tonight!

 

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Well, today I weighed myself and I am at 547! That’s crazy because I think it had to do with my damn doctor making me eat like 3k calories so when I went back to 2500 I’m doing much better. I mean it’s easier to blame him right?lol. I realize that’s dumb because it’s my responsibility to listen to my damn body and trust my gut. So even though I only lost 5 pounds at least I’m headed in the right direction now.lol. The process is lifelong so I’m o.k with going slower as long as I’m doing the healthiest thing possible. I eat better now than ever before so I’m happy with that! This journey is going to have it’s up’s and downs but as long as I keep feeling better I’m o.k with it!

Love you all very much!

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Damn Right I’m Not Stopping!!!

 

I can’t front ever since I was a child my favorite day was Thursday! I’m not sure if it had anything to do with my favorite shows on the tube being on this day or what but Thursday always did it for me. With that said I hope that you all have a fabulous day and that you take joy in knowing it’s almost the freakin’ weekend’!

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The workout was great yesterday because it was one of those days I just didn’t want to go but I went anyway. Sometimes I have to force myself to go and the weird thing is those workouts almost always feel the best! the gym was flooded but it was all my fault because I was out of my lane. Because of schedule, I had to go at 3 and that just not my usual time so it’s my bad that I added to the overcrowdedness of the gym. Is that a damn word?lol. No matter I was still able to blow thru the chest and triceps workout for the day. I’ve got 3 lifts in this week but only 1 cardio day so I’ll do both today and then just cardio a few days to get to my 4 days for each. The whole gym has been sick so I been scrubbing my damn hands like a neurosurgeon lately before, during and after the workouts I’m not trying to get sick that virus is not playing this year! My girl is off work and going thru shark week so pray for me that I go, it’s always harder for me to go when she is home for some reason! I need to get this in because the scale is being super kind this week so damn it I wanna keep the peddle down!

 

O.k so something weird happened yesterday! I had 2 meals and I was super full and couldn’t really eat anymore like my body was hella full and I only had like 1806 calories all day. The crazy thing is I have at least 2500 to 3k daily and I burned like 1k calories yesterday. Is that normal, do any of you find that if you had a really hard day in the gym that you can’t eat as much? Hell if that’s the case I’ll kill the gym every damn day I was born at night not last night ya know?lol. I’ll take those type of results on the regular but I’m certainly not used to the number being this crazy! The truth is I was really not hungry at all and my stomach is always hungry! For my first meal, I had a green smoothie and a small bowl of ham. The second meal was Bulletproof coffee and a bowl of ground meat with butter and cheese, plus a handful of the most delicious Pistachios ever! Maybe it was all the fiber? If any of you have any idea please let me know because I would really like to know if that’s normal for some of you. Having 2 meals is just better for me because not only is it easier but it allows me to fast a bit longer which I’m starting to love!

 

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I was poking around the internet and I decided to do some research on obesity. Man if you do that for like 5 minutes they make you feel like you are going to go sleep and never wake up! I stumbled across that show My 600lb life and that shit stopped me dead in my tracks. You know how you are just flipping thru channels and you catch something and like 2 hours later your pausing the t.v and refilling your drink because you don’t wanna miss shit? That was me, I mean it got me and I was like I need to watch this everytime I don’t feel like going to the gym or when I feel like giving up. I’m not clowning at all but hell I’m not too much smaller than most of the people on the show and I had to catch my feelings up. Then I had questions like why does fat look so different on different bodies? I see people on there that look way bigger than me and then they get weighted and I’m like damn they smaller than me, wtf?  Needless to say, my interest was peaked and I will be checking out the show a lot more because the stuff they were talking about sounded like a damn recording of what goes on in my head sometimes! That stuff is a game-changer because our emotions make us move! When your head is really into something your body will follow and these people are so damn courageous and I’m like “Hey negroe if some dude in Houston can go from a crane lifting him out of bed to getting healthier than you have no damn excuse when the gym is damn near in your backyard”! That hit me in the chest like an MMA fighters right hook!

 

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If you know me you know I am never trying to make fun of anyone and what they are going thru, my point is to find your motivation! It doesn’t have to be a show or a life-threatening condition, it could be a new outfit or getting on a ride at a waterpark! There’s something that will push the adrenaline bottom for you and get you thrust into action to fix things you want to change your life, go find that thing NOW! It’s out there and you might not need to get knocked on your ass like I did yesterday to come to it!

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Enjoy the gift of life today homies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Simple But Hard

Hello everyone and welcome to Tuesday! This week Tuesday is basically Monday this week because of the holiday so here we go! I hope you all had a nice cup of whatever gets you going this morning and ready to get this fantastic day underway! For those of you who may have done it too big this weekend I hope your hangover isn’t too bad and if it is I hope it was worth it homies, you deserve it!

 

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So yesterday I did my regular lift which was chest and triceps. My movement around the gym is getting to be more of a rhythmic dance of sorts now. Even if someone is using something I need I just move on to something else till it opens up. I think I’ll call this my gym flow.lol. Anyway, my gym flow was on point yesterday in the gym. I’ve noticed increased volume at the gym at my steady time so I think that’s a good thing! It’s cool because people start getting familiar with each other and you almost start looking for one another. Anyway, last night my fiance’ wasn’t feeling too well because of her shark week as yall call it! I’m not even gonna get into it but I say this because we didn’t go swimming. All was not lost because I got my ass up this morning at 3:30 and got my cardio in! Funny thing is I could probably do that cardio, my afternoon lift and still swim if I was feeling up to it! I mean my lift is only a half hour as well as my cardio, swimming is like 35 minutes so why not? It wouldn’t be an everyday thing but every now and again if I’m needing a little extra push!

 

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On the nutritional front, I had a good macro day yesterday! I started off breaking my fast with a little coffee and a bowl of ground beef and butter. Later I had a green smoothie with avocado but I held back on the MCT oil and chia seeds because I wanted to reduce a little of my fat intake. I also had a few bratwurst with no bun and they were delicious! No bulletproof coffee yesterday but I’ll be having some this morning before I hit the gym! Just trying to mix it up and have a little variety ya know? As funny as this sounds I need to eat more protein! Now I know this is laughable because I’m a meat-loving fool but for some reason, I have been unable to hit my protein goal lately. So I figured I would drop my fat intake down and add a little more protein from meat and spinach. You all know I’ll let you know how it goes!

 

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Lately, we have had a lot of hot-button topics debated in our great country of late. Honestly, I don’t want to get into any particular one today. All I would like to say is that its o.k for us to disagree, it’s what makes a democracy so damn amazing. Let’s just remember that no matter what we are all human beings and all worthy of respect as well as showing others respect. By making a point we have to tear someone down or make them feel inadequate just because we have different viewpoints. If we start with a baseline that we love and respect each other than we can work thru anything. No matter how you feel about things that may be happening at the present time please remember we are all somebody’s son or daughter and we all deserve a level of dignity and respect no matter what! Love each other, it’s really the most simplistic, most difficult and most amazingly powerful thing to do and its completely and totally worth it!

Have an amazing week and go get all that you want out of life and help others get what they want too, there’s plenty to go around homies!

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Captain I Am!

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Good morning and Happy Monday to you! I hope that most of you have the holiday off and get to sleep in. It’s supposed to be a very sunny day here in Kentucky and I’m looking forward to more of the great weather we have had of late! I’ve got coffee and cinnamon and little time this morning so I thought I would check in.

Yesterdays lift was number 4 and I hit my goal for that, however, we didn’t get to go swimming last night so I only made it to 3 cardio days. I figure it’s no big deal I’ll just add an extra cardio day into this week’s workouts. I’ve never been to my gym on Sunday morning and I was really surprised by how empty it was! This may be a great chance for me to workout now that I know it’s not that crowded.I’m hoping it didn’t have anything to do with the 3 day weekend but we will see next Sunday! The lifting has really made me feel stronger and more confident in my goals to see this whole thing to the end. Of course, I mean until the end of my life because I truly never plan on stopping lifting and training it just makes my body feel better. Today I will be doing chest and triceps and I hope that the gym isn’t unusually busy because everyone is off work today.lol. We are back in the pool tonight for another tough water workout! The goal is 5 cardio sessions to make up for last week, I think I’ll do a couple workouts on the good ole elliptical machine because I truly have missed doing it plus it will add to the variety of my workout.

I seem to be gaining a few pounds then losing a few pounds lately so I have decided to tighten up my diet. I’m hoping that I can keep everything keto this week and not have my usual cheat meals because I need to find out why I am up and down. It may be the weights but I doubt it, I’m sure it has more to do with my increasing hunger after swimming but I feel like I’ve solved that problem so I’m all good. Folks, if things aren’t going the way you want them it’s important not to get down but get working! Don’t allow your progress to be up to chance because, in the end, this is your journey and your the captain if things aren’t going according to schedule than adjust your course! Again this is a lifestyle you are developing so you will have to make changes because you are going to arrive at different circumstances along the way. The most important thing is to stay as consistent as possible and as positive!

 

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I’ve been reading a lot of blogs lately and I just want to tell you all how great you are doing! The level of drive and commitment that I have been reading about is out of this world! You all inspire me every single day! Don’t give up because you have no idea who may be reading what you are writing and it becomes the springboard they need to change! Some of you think that no one is reading or paying attention but I assure you with millions reading WordPress everyday people are paying attention! Most of us write because it’s therapeutic to us but we must remember that words are powerful and they can help change lives, so please if your thinking of giving it up don’t! Even if you just write for yourself that’s perfectly o.k but I for one need to read what others are going thru. The perspective of others who are totally different than myself helps me draw strength in times of weakness. You all add so much to who I am as a person and your voices need to be heard! I’ll be reading and thank you for all you do!

 

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May you see things today that touch your heart and inspire you to love a little better today! See Ya!

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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