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Downeaster ‘Alexa’

 

Good morning to all of you and welcome to another glorious Thursday! We are the blessed and lucky few who actually get to see another day on this beautiful earth and I pray you all find something to smile about today!

 

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If felt so great to get back to the gym yesterday! Honestly, I planned to start my workouts for the week today but I got restless with all this chilling at home and I had to get my ass up and hit the workout hard! I may have found a good time to go to my gym in the daytime and if that’s true then Your boi will definitely start going in the bright lights of daytime. My heart will always want to be in the gym alone but hey until I get my home gym together I better learn how to share the damn gym with others right? lol. The workout started with 30 minutes of cardio at a great pace while I listened to the legendary Billy Joel wail about his Downeaster Alexa and Pearl Jam take me back to my teenage years with “Jeremy” and “Black!” I was channeling my inner white kid for the cardio session and it was fantastic! Grunge music is made for cardio, if you don’t know you better ask somebody and is there ever a time that Billy Joel isn’t appropriate? Anyway, for strength training, I did interval back and biceps until I couldn’t take it anymore! The workout was only about 58 minutes but it felt great!  You all have my word I will start trying to add pictures of my strength training at some point!

 

 

So after having my traditional chicken salad and some bulletproof coffee I started to make the keto brownies I mentioned yesterday. The truth is these brownies are not bad but not great and I’ve said it so many times that you really have to keep searching to find sugar free baked goods that taste great! On a scale of 1 to 10 I would give them a 7 so they aren’t horrible at all. They are very moist and chocolatey but I just have a hard time dealing with coconut flour. If you are o.k with coconut flour I definitely recommend this if you’re trying to keep it keto! brownie recipe. It’s a youtube video from keto Connect and they make it really simple to follow! Let me know if you try them, maybe your a better cook then me and they turn out amazing for you. Please don’t get the wrong idea these are good they just aren’t great and for me, if they aren’t great I will probably only make them every now and then. I only made half a batch……

 

 

 

Before I bounce I just want to say the lettuce is trying to grow for your boi! Enjoy your Thursday homies!

 

 

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Posted by on January 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Resolution Check

 

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Good morning on this feezing Friday! Everyone wherever you are please be safe and take it slow if you’re traveling through a lot of bad weather like we are having here in Kentucky! We are expected to get some pretty icky weather here, from freezing rain to snow and beyond.lol. Just because the weather stinks it doesn’t mean I can slack off and so here we go…

 

Because I knew about the weather I got up super duper early and killed a quick workout! That’s 4 of the 6 I need this week to be good again so it’s looking great so far! This morning after the cardio, which is going great at the 30-minute amount I worked chest and triceps with interval training. The gym was unusually active for so early in the morning I guess we all had the same idea about getting it done early.lol. My body honestly feels like I could broad jump the moon today, I am just so full of energy! I think I’m going to need it with all this weather nonsense today!

 

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On the plate yesterday I had more honey garlic chicken with a monster salad and sunflower seeds. My second meal was a smoothie and a small helping of ground sausage with coconut oil and butter. No bulletproof coffee at all yesterday and I’m not really sure why because I tend to have it every day. I gotta tell you guys not counting calories has really helped me relax and focus better on what’s important for me. The fast yesterday was only about 16 hours and it felt just as easy as the other fasts. I’m finally to the point that I can eat when I want to and I know I have a goal for the day as to how long to fast. The only time I plan to count calories is if I have a cheat day so that I don’t go too crazy and stay relatively close 2k calories. I’m thinking of having a cheat day today but honestly, I really don’t feel like I’m craving anything out of the ordinary.

 

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I’ve been reading about everyone’s goals for the new year and I think it’s great! We are coming into the meat of the month of January and this is the time that people slowly lose grip on all those big goals and dreams they wrote down! Please recognize that those goals are important to you and that you can do it and it may start to get easy to miss a workout here and there and get complacent but hold fast. Remember why you made that list in the first place and if you truly want those things, double down on your efforts in the coming weeks. Most polls show that 78% of people stop working on their new years’ resolutions in the 2nd or 3rd week of January. The great news is those people who continue thru the month of January have an 80% percent chance of staying with it! So that tells me that if we can just get thru these tough couple weeks we will get into a rhythm of goal chasing that will continue on all year! I believe in all of you and I know that greatness is embedded deep inside all of us, we can do this! Have a fantastic weekend and have a fun time reaching your goals!

 

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Posted by on January 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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