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Good afternoon everyone and I know I never wait for this late in the day to write a post but because of our schedule, I have been moving things around. I hope this post finds all of you in great spirits and health because it’s a great time to be alive! It’s already Thursday and you all know that Friday is but a day away so perk up homies and let’s get into the blog post!

So after doing the research, I have decided to give up my gym membership and do my workouts at home! I don’t pay very much a month but I have been doing some compound bodyweight movements the last few days and I feel like I get much more of a workout pushing and pulling around my own weight than the gym for now. My plan was always to have a homemade gym but I was worried that I would get lazy and maybe a little bored and not want to do the workouts but that’s totally opposite of what I have experienced the last few days! Since I’m an obese person my weight has always been a burden on my body but since I have been doing weight-bearing exercises my workout has went to another level! I’m telling yall between serving 3 times a week and doing these workouts on my days off I have really felt a huge difference in my overall health and wellness! It’s a blessing for sure!

 

As far as the diet goes I am happy to announce that I am doing the Carnivore keto diet plan for a while to see how I like it! I’ve done it before with great results so I’m going to give it a longer try for 30 to 45 days this time with no cheats! Today I made a mean pork roast with garlic butter and it was so damn good I almost ate the whole thing.lol. The carnivore eating plan is all animal proteins only with eggs and cheese sparingly and that’s it! No veggies, no sauces and no seasoning(although I will probably break this one!). It’s been 3 days and I’m already losing and back to fat burning as well as Ketosis! I am currently 493 which is still 6 pounds higher than my lowest weight in June but hey it’s going in the right direction for me! My goal is to get to 450 by the time I go back to Cali at the end of October, now I know that’s a ton of weight fairly fast but I was averaging 20 pounds a month there pretty good this last year for a long stretch so hopefully, I will reach my goal!

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I have some really powerful news since I have been doing keto I have lost all swelling in my lower legs, my toenails are fungus free almost and I haven’t had a serious cold or illness! Not to mention the fat loss and better sleep I have gotten since this whole thing has started! I’m not saying low carb is for everyone and certainly fasting is a hard thing to adapt as well but if your willing I would certainly recommend giving them a try, could be life changing! Speaking of the fasting I am still doing 3 42hr fast a week and they have really helped in my process, I never thought that at my size I could go that long with no food and not feel hungry, it’s been heavenly homies! I’ll keep you all posted on how things are going you know me! As always I trust and believe in all of you!

 

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Posted by on August 30, 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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FEAR NOT!!

Good morning everyone and welcome to another wonderful Tuesday morning! Today I hope to get a lot of errands and stuff done as well as a good workout and research. The temperature in the area is back down to a reasonable level thank goodness because that heat was sweltering down here for real. I know my blog has been all over the place and not very consistent. We all know life happens and when it does we must adjust, to be the best we can be and that’s what I have been trying to do more and more here lately! The blog starts now!

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I decided to take the job offer and start serving again just part time so that I can get some good cardio in as well as make a few ends here and there. I’m blessed to be in a position over this last year or so not to have to work and just focus on getting my health on track! I realize not everyone gets to take time off of work to focus on fat loss and self improvement but again I have the best partner in the game and I am thankful for all her love and support! At 44 I’m older and the years of access weight on my joints have taken a toll but I have recently lost a great amount of weight and it’s time to get moving and stretch my limitations. Serving is fast paced and while it will not be the carreer that I see myself doing for the duration of my life I honestly feel like it is a step in the right diretcion as far as physical growth! My focus will be on cardio first, working hard and pushing my body to gain endurance and flexibility. The money is obviously important but on the list of things I’m taking the job for it is 3rd or 4th. I have a background in customer service so I’m fairly confident I’ll be fine as far as connecting with people. The shorter hours will allow me time to continue to focus on my fat loss journey and other goals as well! Wish me luck, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t super nervous!

 

Yesterday I went to the gym to get a good lift and it felt amazing to be able to do a fasted workout! My energy level was amazing and the gym was fairly empty so that’s a combination for success for sure! I’ve been walking and spending more time on my feet lately than ever before and I think it is helping my foot pain. Like most people I have a weight dominate side and it’s my right side, so the foot on that side gets the grunt of the soreness when I spend a large portion of time on my feet. The best way I can see to get over this pain is to keep pushing foward and losing fat to put less and less stress on those joints and tissue. It really is time for me to start doing squats and lower body lifting to help with my overall body compisition! I have until December to get as much out of this gym memebership as I can before I switch to my home gym idea, so I’m certainly going to be working on getting my lower body in gear! I have oreintation for my new job at 2:30 today so I’ll probably hit the gym earlier than normal or maybe tommorow, I’m not sure what my work schedule will be yet so I’m just guessing at this point!

 

The alternate day fasting has been going great for me so far, yetsterday I had a really bad hunger swing on my fasting day which is super abnormal for me but I think my body is still adjusting to fasting every other day instead of eating every single day! The scale keeps going the right way and you know I will update you all as I go I just haven’t been weighing myself as much as of lately. With fasting, the weight fluctuates so much because of water and other factors I want to make sure that I give my body enough time between scale jumps to be a true reading and not just a super low number because I haven’t eaten in a few days. It’s taken a great deal of time but I finally feel confident that I have a great amount of tools in my chest against fat loss! I can honestly say that while I have tons of weight to still lose, I am healthier now than I have ever been and I eat and treat my body alot better now! Today is a feast day so I get to eat my 2 meals of high fat low carb foods and I can’t wait to dig in because I have some delicious food in there!

 

The diet has been a beautiful thing to behold lately. I haven’t been eating any food that I wouldn’t be proud of and the carbs have been low but healthy leafy greens and nuts! My pistachio game has been obese!!! I absolutely love them so I have to pre portion those bad boys out or I’ll eat way to many! What’s been working for me of late is having my first meal be a nice sized meal and then having a green smoothie sometime in the day to get my greens in, then later in the day having my last larger meal. So you could say that I have 2 and a half meals on my feeding days, but I find that I feel satisfied and dont feel the need to stuff myself with food. I’m thinking about checking out adding Collagen into my routine to help with strong joints and bones. I’m still researching if it really works or not but yall know I’m always up on game!

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Just want to say that while I am nervous and a little scared about starting this new job and thus new cardio challenge, I do understand that growth is always on the other side of fear. Our bodies and minds try to protect us from things but fear is something that isn’t design to stop us but to pause us! I refuse to let fear stop me from pursuing these fat loss goals I have and I refuse to let fear stop me from doing whatever it takes to better my families life as well as my own. We are designed to deal with the other side of fear, it’s not suppose to stop us it’s suppose to pause us long enough to understand what the next thing will do or if we are sure this is what we want to do, but never let fear stop you from getting better! I AM CHANGE and in order to be change we all must stretch our limits and reach for things we thought were impossible, that’s what true living is about!

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Posted by on July 17, 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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My Body Knows What It’s Doing!

Happy Saturday to everyone and welcome back to the blog! It is a beautiful and sunny day here in Elizabethtown and it is slated to get up to 92 degrees today, damn! Right now, however, it is the cool crisp morning air that we all love so well and the birds are up singing and harmonizing and I have a huge cup of coffee to get the day started right! Today is my mother’s birthday and she is the most amazing and loving human being I have ever known and I appreciate her more every year I am on this earth, Happy Birthday Momma! Let’s get into it.

Yesterday I had a really nice workout and the great thing is I added my shoulders into my workout with chest and triceps so I’m really excited about the new growth potential because my shoulders need work! The entire routine was about 40 minutes or so but I pushed it and did the best I could do, plus I fasted as I am now and those workouts are the best! My gym has opened the outside pool so while the parking is a little more packed the gym itself actually is a little less crowded so I’m able to get to just about anything a lot easier than when school is in session. It’s weird how sometimes I sweat super bad and other times I don’t as much even with the same type of intensity, I really need to do more research into this! Anyway, my workouts are coming along just fine and I am still rotating between walking and days at the gym. Sometimes I’ll take a day off and other times I just keep going every single day, I just try to listen to my body and not my mind because my mind still tries to find a way not to workout.lol. It never fails that while I may have to talk myself into going to the gym and walking I have yet to feel bad about it afterward! In fact, I always feel amazing which makes it that much more frustrating to fight with myself about going in the first place, I mean I made the goals so I need to follow the plan.lol

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My diet has been really exciting lately because not only have I been trying new recipes but I have been fasting really well lately! Typically I eat between 2500 to 3000 calories a day but with my recent alternate day fasting I’m only really feasting every other day a basically so I’m giving my body time to rest and properly digest my food as well as time to burn stored fat! I’ve been doing keto and low carb for awhile and the most powerful thing I have discovered in my journey is fasting! It’s not even close because when we eat is just as important as what we eat! This makes sense but for an obese guy like me to truly understand this way not only eye-opening but it completely changed the way I view eating. Now I feel less worried about how much I eat and focus more on the times I’m not eating and that has made all the difference in the world! In a feed state(eating) you are basically not burning fuel you are storing it, when you fast(not eating) you are burning fuel, it’s just that simple! Think about how powerful that is, if you give your body time it will run out of stored glucose in your liver and have no choice but to start burning fat storage, that’s what it’s there for, it’s stored for later when you are not eating because the body doesn’t stop using energy ever! We are energy using machines and once we learn how to control which energy we use it really changes the conversation from calories to energy, from calorie restriction to Insulin restriction and that my friends is why my diet has been so much better. Now I understand that I don’t have to be perfect with what I eat I just have to be aware of what certain foods do to the hormones that regulate fat loss!

So with this new found information and the information is ancient it’s just new to my brain, I am continuing to push the boundaries of my own limitations as it concerns losing body fat and being a healthier man. The fasting aspect is completely saving my life every single time I use it because it is allowing my body to do its job and keep me healthy, it’s my job to listen and participate but it is the job of my body to regulate my health! In better terms, I just need to get the hell out of the way and allow my body time to do what it was designed to do. It was designed not to simply keep me alive but it was designed to operate at an optimal level! The body knows what to do, my job is not to muck it up with a lot of things that don’t belong inside of it. The greatest thing is even when I do put horrible things in sometimes it performs the proper procedures to get that toxin out of my system! Information is power my friends and if any of you have any questions about anything please feel free to ask!

Have a fabulous day and I wish you love and happiness this weekend!

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Posted by on June 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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One size fits all

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Hey everyone welcome to the blog! It’s Friday and I just returned from a great walk at my favorite park, thank goodness it was a cool morning I figured it would be super warm.lol. Today, I’m grateful to be awake and enjoying another glorious day! While I was walking I was sweating my ass off but I was determined to make it to my goal point. It’s crazy how much you can do on an empty tummy because I used to be so scared to do anything without eating first! Now, I feel like it’s a great advantage to do fasted workouts and cardio and certainly from a physicals standpoint! Let’s get into the meat real quick!

 

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I’m starting to get the feeling that I’m not completely healed from being addicted to sugar, maybe I never will be. The other day we had a cheat meal and I promise you my scale said like 11 pounds up.lol. Now, I understand that was water and all but I also know that body weight fluctuates, still the truth is it’s Friday and I’m still just getting back to my under 500-pound mark. It’s so crazy how much sugar and carbs affect my body and hey I’m not complaining there are much bigger problems in life but I hope that one day a brotha can eat some keto friendly snacks and not gain a whole bunch of damn pounds! It’s just the way it is for me, it took all my life to mess up my metabolism and it’s going to take a long time before I fix it! My diet has been on point yall. Still doing only 2 meals no matter what day it is and the early dinners have really changed the game for me! Every day I drink at least 2 cups of coffee, plus a ton of water with magnesium and potassium supplements to help throughout the day. At this point, it’s getting to be routine and I’m loving that I don’t have to worry about what time or what I’m going to eat. The meal prepping and time restricting has really taken a load off of my shoulders! What a blessing!

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The cool things I’m starting to really love is the way it feels when I put my clothes on, I mean my clothes have always been rather baggy but now they are damn near falling off and I need to go buy new stuff! Even better. it’s cool to sit in my truck and not have the steering wheel all up on my tummy.lol. I was doing some side by side comparisons today and even I can see a huge difference. People always tell you things like that but until you can tell it just sounds like people are being nice or trying to encourage you to keep working out and eating better. Results make it all worth it, especially when you know you are doing it the right way for you. I’ve always gone to gyms and worked out at work or any gym I could be a member of but once I figured out that I was just eating all of the benefits that changed everything for me.lol. Keto is certainly not for everyone and to be honest neither is low carb but eating a balanced diet is and being aware of how certain foods affect your goals is a one size fits all way to look at it in my opinion!

 

Today I need to clean the crib and run a few errands but above everything I need to wash my damn truck, it looks nasty and dingy so I better get to it! You all know that if you need anything please feel free to ask or leave a comment I’m here if you need me, have a fantastic day and a productive weekend fam!

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Posted by on June 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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I see it!

Screenshot_20180605-060438.jpgToday is Tuesday, June 5th and I am so very happy to be alive! This day has presented us with yet another chance, another start to the race and we are obligated to make today special! We have no idea what later days of the week will hold for us but what we do know is that we are here in the present and that alone is a gift! Waking up is a blessing and sometimes just acknowledging that fact can go a long way in kicking your day off right! Sleep is so very important to everything we do but once you’ve rested and gotten up to get started keep in mind that someone somewhere would love to have one more chance to rise and grind today! The win is already yours because you cared enough about yourself and the people around you to get up and try again today! I’m proud of you just for opening your eyes this morning!

These past few weeks I have had a wave of different emotions, some great and some not so wonderful but the amazing thing about my life is I always have the same blessing no matter if I choose to focus on other things or not! The same people love me on the horrible days just like the happy ones. Sometimes in life we get so wrapped in our emotions we forget that time has no rewind. We can certainly recall things in our minds but once the day is gone it’s in the books and is gone forever. What if you knew that today was your last day on this planet? If you had knowledge that your time was up and that today was it?! It’s crazy I know but I think lately I have been reminded just how lucky I am every day to walk in sunlight, to witness amazing beauty in the plants and the earth below them. Now before you ask I have not been smoking any of that west coast cush or riding abuzz this morning, but I have realized that the abundance in my life goes unappreciated sometimes! I have several people I can call and talk to until I get something off my chest, there are lots of folks that genuinely care about my well being that have no reason to other than they choose to. My children are all doing well in their lives and truly happy. My mother is a beautiful woman who kicked cancers ass several years ago and hasn’t looked back! I have a fiance’ that does everything a man could possibly ask and more for my good! All these things and all these blessings continue to be in my life because God has seen to it that I am blessed while undeserving!

 

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This fat loss journey has been difficult and downright terrifying at times. My patience and nerves have been tested time and time again and the mental fatigue has been simply overwhelming at certain points. No matter what I have been battling, the blessing has always been there! The only thing that truly matters is that I choose to receive the blessing of the people around me and that I acknowledge that this type of love and support isn’t common. My struggle is not mine alone to bear and every now and again I am reminded by life that I am blessed beyond measure! That I have given and received love so vast and enormous that my heart is full and I am awake to the reality of my blessings! This morning I am feeling truly thankful and humbled!

 

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Today I pray that all of you know that I love and appreciate all of you! That I am aware that you are not obligated to read anything that I write or follow anything I recommend but that I am lucky and blessed to be able to have a platform to help myself and others. All of you deserve a wonderful day and now that you have read about me being all in my feeling I hope you are all into yours.lol. Have a fantastic day and go crush those goals!

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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For You Are Worthy

Well, it’s Tuesday and the long weekend has come to an abrupt end! I hope you all had fun and enjoyed your days off from work. Today is going to be an amazing day because it’s a short work week and the kids in my house get out of school for the summer this week! Of course, this day also means you get another shot at those goals this week and I know you all will be up to the challenge! It’s your life and the outcome is entirely up to you and the choices you make. You have the power to make today your best day and tomorrow even better! Let’s get started, shall we?

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I have 4 hours left on my fast, I haven’t eaten since Sunday night! Actually today I am cheating a little because I usually stop eating daily at 3 p.m. but last Sunday it was well after 7 p.m before I started eating that soup I told you all about! Oh well, it will technically be more like a 38 hour fast but hey I’ll make sure I have my last meal at the right time this afternoon and get back on track! My fasting schedule is really simple and if you want to know more please don’t hesitate to ask, you all know I’m a big fan of helping out if I can! Right now I’m slow cooked shredded chicken thighs and broccoli that I will later add bacon and cheese too and break my fast with a delicious casserole! The whole casserole thing has been a big advantage for me because I can make a large amount of it and have it for multiple days or double it up if the kids don’t get to it. lol. I typically just throw it in the slow cooker the night before I break my fast then get up and add the finishing touches to that bad boy the next morning! Plus, it’s cool because I get an idea of the macro breakdown long before I start feeding, which is key for my fat loss journey! If any of you have a recipe that’s Keto or low carb that you want to share feel free I’m always looking for more ideas! Teamwork makes the dream work right?

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Above is what I like to call ” The calm before the cheese” lmao!

Today it’s back to my usual gym schedule now that I had no problems with my last lift and the soreness in my lower back is completely gone! I’m doing my walk and then I’ll break my fast before I hit the gym today to do back and biceps, I like mixing the fasted workouts up. Sometimes I’ll lift fasted and other times I’ll do cardio fasted but I haven’t decided what my main routine will be as fair as the fasted workouts yet because the jury is still out on if they are optimal for me. After the gym today I will be watching a live video in one of my support groups and then getting some writing done. I’m in the process of getting my new blog up and going as well as starting my Youtube channel(maybe) so either way, I have tons of writing to do today.  Like I stated before the kids get out of school this coming Friday so I need to make sure we all have a great week and get all our stuff done so we can get ready for the summertime! Next week the kids will be leaving for a month to stay with their biological dad for about a month and then they come back and take a trip up to New York City! They are so very excited and I wish I could go but I took my THA GET BACK!! to see my other children a few months ago. We decided that this would be a very important time for their mom to spend this last little bit of time with them alone before they get so busy being grown.lol. They deserve it and it should be a blast for them!

 

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Lastly, I’ve heard it said that tomorrow is not promised but let me take it a step further, nothing in life is promised or guaranteed and it’s important to remember how blessed we all are for the little things. We only get interested in our blessing when we no longer have them and I think that’s a shame! Don’t wait for your car to get broke down before you appreciate how blessed you are to have a whip to drive! Let your loved ones know you are thankful that they got out of bed this morning and that they are apart of gods continued blessing to you! look at yourself in the mirror and truly take time to appreciate all the things that make you who you are! It’s very important to change I AM CHANGE but it’s so very important to love who and what you are at the moment, self-love is a process too and you have to work at it by continuing to give yourself praise! You are worthy of praise for waking up this morning!

For going to work when you feel like sleeping in!

For being of service and a blessing to others

For having a mind, body, and spirit that walks this earth’s surface

For the time you take to appreciate what others struggle with and sharing that burden

And most importantly For just being your damn self and walking around being YOU!

Have a magnificent day out there today!

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Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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509

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Hello everyone and happy Memorial Day to one and all. I would like to say thank you to those men and women that have served this country and laid down their lives for my good! Also, anyone, who is actively serving as well I would like to extend my sincerest form of gratitude and say Thank you for all you do that allows me to do what I want to do! I understand it’s a holiday and your all probably chilling and grilling somewhere but if you have a moment I’m glad you spent some of it reading my blog!

Yesterday wasn’t a gym day for me but I was able to get some errands ran and relax. My body has been feeling amazing lately with all the new and improved goals I have set recently! One of those goals is to have nothing that’s not Keto until July. Typically, I allow myself at least one cheat meal or cheat day a week but that’s all gone for now. Also, I have decided that I will be checking my blood sugar regularly so that I can see how my insulin is affected by certain foods! Ketone levels aren’t very important to me although it is the name of my way of eating so I purchased a Keto Mojo to check both blood glucose as well as Ketone levels. First I should be clear, a glucose meter is not necessary for everyone eating a Ketogenic diet, not even a little bit. It is an individual tool in the bag to use if you want to have it then you should! Why did I purchase one? It’s simple, people always talk about what breaks a fast and what doesn’t but until I do my own research I don’t really know what breaks a fast for me. It’s all about the data and I love the numbers so I figured it could only help me to stay focus and be more informed. Like I have always said it’s not anyone’s fault for receiving false or true information but it is absolutely your obligation to yourself to find out what is or isn’t true in your eyes. Research is a big part of my fat loss journey and I have found that the more I’m aware of things the better decisions I will make. Even if I don’t make the smart choice every time at least I knew what I was doing and I didn’t just follow what someone told me on the internet or the cafe. A little independent research can go a long way in getting to know your body and how it is affected by the foods and beverages you consume. Lastly, I made a goal to be more understanding of what others around me are dealing with and be of service more. If anyone needs any help or just needs an ear during their journey I am certainly available and willing to help!

 

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We did an awesome thing last night, we made cauliflower soup in the slow cooker and using my new immersion blender and it was so amazing! Not only do I love the new blender but that soup is easy, delicious and super Keto! I found the recipe here Cauliflower soup from THE Pinning Mama. Now, I don’t know this woman personally but I plan on giving her a huge hug if I ever meet her because this soup is fantastic! I needed a hearty meal before my first of 3 42 hour fasts this week and let me tell you this didn’t disappoint! She even broke the macros down for ya and everything!  I broke my fast yesterday( I fast about 17hr on non-extended fasting days) it was with some delicious turkey bacon and 3 of those delicious Johnsonville cheddar stuffed sausage and coffee! All and all one of the best days of eating I have had in a while! The family and I finished off all the soup and I know for a fact I will not make it again unless I make a double or triple batch next time.lol

Today is official weigh in day and I posted that I was 510 yesterday but actually the scale said 509 this morning so we will go with that! I am very excited about this new way of fasting and eating and I am more than happy to help anyone who needs help because so many people are helping me!

Please be safe today and enjoy your free Monday! At least for those who don’t work today and for those that do, you know it’s o.k for you to enjoy today too just later when you get off. lol

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Posted by on May 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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510!

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Well, good morning strangers and how is everyone this fine Sunday morning? I have certainly been missing a bit here lately but my schedule has been crazy! The truth is that’s still no excuse for not at least checking in and letting you all know how things are going and all. This morning the sun is shining but not too burdensome and the clouds have given enough cover to truly give the day some comfort! I absolutely love days like this because they put my mind at ease and force me to pause and remember how blessed I truly am! I’ve got my coffee with just a splash of sugar-free creamer and nothing else and I’m ready to get started, I hope you have your’s as you read along!

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As you all remember I was dealing with a bit of a back problem recently, well I’m happy to report that the pain seems to be completely gone and I’m back feeling great down there.lol. You really don’t appreciate how important movement is until it’s restricted! My workout yesterday was really great because I was fasted, going into my 42nd hour of an extended fast actually but I’ll get to that. I did chest and triceps as well as 30 minutes on the stationary bike and it felt awesome! There are several studies about how much better for the body fasted workouts are than the traditional way and while I’m still developing my take on it I will certainly say this; fasted workouts just feel better to my body. There’s nothing like knowing that your body has nothing to burn but your stored body fat that really gets you motivated to really go hard! The cool thing is I have found that I feel better and have better stamina when I go into a workout with an empty stomach! I highly recommend you try it and see how you feel it may be a game-changer for you! So the other day I was talking about my walks to the park and how I wanted to get more cardio from walking around outside the gym. Recently, I have been doing just that, my fiance’ and I have been going to the park together and walking for certain distances and allowing ourselves to get a feel for how far we can go. My goal as I said before is to gradually increase my speed and distance until I can comfortably walk the 5.7 miles around the entire lake! It’s not super far for most people but if I can do that with my size I should lose tons of fat! lol.

 

My attention to my keto has been razor sharp and I haven’t had even one cheat meal and I have no plans at all of ending this focus any time soon! I’ve been keeping my carbs under 50 and that’s total carbs daily because I don’t subtract fiber for the time being. I have also raised my healthy fat intake to a higher level and that has made all the difference. My green smoothies are back and I have been having at least one large one a day with my 2 meals. I’d say 95% of my carbs come from kale, spinach or romaine lettuce and only the other 5% is made up from other sources such as sausage or low carb dressings and sauces. My first meal is typically around 9 a.m. and my last one is usually no later than 3 p.m. and for some reason, this early meal time works really well for me and I don’t feel as hungry as I have in the past! Tonight I will be making my first attempt at a low carb cauliflower soup that I have been wanting to try for a long time and I will certainly blog about it when I’m done. I have also been drinking some homemade cold brew coffee and I really love the taste and flavor plus it’s an awesome switch from the norm!

 

I recently joined I.D.M. which stands for Intensive Dietary Management and it’s headed by Doctor Jason Fung and Megan Ramos. I have long been a fan of both and I wanted more information on fasting and the use of it for fat loss and long-term health. It’s a free membership trial so I figured I have nothing to lose because if it’s not worth it I’ll simply cancel. What I have found is that the fasting routine that has been working for me is 3 42 hour fasts on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays! First off, I never thought I could fast this long at all and some people do a lot longer fasts but I’m finding these are just challenging enough for me! What’s cool is the support groups inside the community are really awesome and knowledgeable, which makes everything so much easier! Yall already know I’m not sponsored by them or anyone else so you can trust that it just may work for you if you need help with your journey, it can’t hurt to check it out.lol. Since doing the fasting I’ve already dropped several pounds of fat, which brings me to my announcement that as of Friday I am officially down to 510! I’m very excited about this because you all know I have been kind of struggling lately with my fat loss slowing down! I’m praying that my consistent fasting along with my low carb eating will continue to provide the desired results!

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Please enjoy the extended weekend and keep on keeping it going! I’m proud of all of you for all that you do to better yourselves and I’m always here to help if anyone needs anything!

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Posted by on May 27, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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