RSS

Tag Archives: weekend

509

Screenshot_20180528-121153.jpg

 

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!

 

20180527_183602.jpg20180527_183610.jpg20180527_163520.jpg20180527_163533.jpg

 

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

Insta: Alexx3982

Facebook: Alexx’s Keto Avenue

Email: Alexx3982@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements
 
5 Comments

Posted by on May 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

MENTAL GAME

Screenshot_20180522-035735.jpg

Good morning everyone and welcome to Tuesday! I apologize for missing Monday but if you read on you will understand why! I do wish that all of you started off the week on a great note and had an amazing day yesterday because I know that today will be for you! The kiddos have the day off of school because of the election so the house is going to be busy with Xbox wars and all kinds of crazy movies. Truth is, I wouldn’t have it any other way because I am truly blessed to have people in my life who truly and sincerely love and care for me! My heart is truly overwhelmed sometimes at just how much the man above has blessed me!

 

Screenshot_20180522-035600.jpg

 

Yesterday I was going to go to the gym but I woke up with a really bad pain in my left lower back area. On Saturday there was a great sale on bottle water at Kroger and I bought several 32 bottle cases! When I went to lower one of the cases into my cart I felt a little strain but I thought nothing of it and I just kept on shopping. I even loaded all of them in the truck with no problem but when I got home my back was a little achy. Since I lift weights all the time I just stretched it out as good as I could and I felt o.k. Well, when I woke up Sunday morning I must have slept on it wrong or perhaps it got cold because when I rose out of the bed my lower back said ” Hello there I will be hurting you with excruciating pain this morning!”, it certainly delivered on that promise because for about an hour it was really very painful! So instead of going to the gym, I decided I would take a walk yesterday to stretch my back out, get it nice and warm and maybe get a good cardio workout! It turned out to be an awesome idea and even though my back was fine it certainly tightened up after I got home and did a lower body workout. The stretching was great but again my back was still really sore this morning so I went to bed early so I could get up and either hit the park again or the gym. This morning it hurt pretty bad so I decided to do the seated bike for about a half hour! Now some of you might think that I shouldn’t have gone for a walk yesterday or performed a lower body routine and that this morning I should have slept in. Here’s the thing it’s o.k to chill if you are in pain because your body is telling you that it is healing you and all but it’s not an excuse to just throw in the towel. I’m an obese brutha and if I wait for it to feel normal and just sit around the house it won’t do me any good. See, there’s victory in the pain yall! How? You ask? It’s a mental thing for sure but if you make your body go to the gym or take a walk when you’re not feeling 100 percent then how much easier will it be when you’re at full strength!? You have already trained your mind that no matter what situation you can do something, anything that will help you get to your desired goal! Now when your healthy and have no ailments you already know you better get your ass up and go because if a sore back version of you went, then the fully capable version of you has zero excuses! That’s my view on it anyway so I’m going to just do some type of cardio every single day this week until my back says I don’t need this damn heating pad and I can get back to lifting!

My diet has been really basic lately. The baked chicken here, Keto coffee there and even some green smoothies were thrown in for some healthy balance! What I am noticing about myself is that I can’t do cheat meals as often because I have not yet mastered how to do them! When I have a cheat it usually involves a couple hundred refined processed carbs and my body just doesn’t know what to do with itself! So armed with this new information I will not be having any cheat meals for the rest of this month as well as June! Also, my fasting schedule will be doing a 24 hour fast 3 days a week to get my body back to a higher level of fat burning! You guys already know that it’s not just what you eat but when you eat and the longer I go without eating then the better my body runs! Now, I don’t do more than 48 hr, fasts ever because I really don’t feel the need just yet but if it’s beneficial down the line then I will certainly look into it. Please hear me on this Fasting is not for everyone and if it’s too difficult for you to do then please, please, please don’t do it! I don’t fast because I’m into torturing myself I do it because it has healing benefits and because when it comes to fat loss I believe there is no better tool on the planet!

Well, I’m outta here guys and girls I will be chillingly letting this heating pad do what it does and getting my steps in around the house today. Enjoy today and don’t take it for granted because this day will never come again homies! See Ya!

 
11 Comments

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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!

Insta: Alexx3982

Facebook: Alexx’s Keto Avenue

Email: Alexx3982@gmail.com

 
9 Comments

Posted by on April 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Last Day Of Carnivore!

Screenshot_20180325-113141.jpg

Hey, everyone, it’s Sunday fun day and I feel amazing! Hopefully, you all got a chance to really enjoy your weekend and feel ready for Monday because ready or not it’s coming in the morning.lol. This has been a long week but very informative and I have learned a lot about my body and my mental strength. If you get a chance you should watch one of your favorite shows or go to your favorite park and read a book, go ahead and get that in someday is today homies!

Screenshot_20180325-113540.jpg

 

The gym yesterday was cool but let’s just say I will do everything I can not to workout on Saturday! It was so damn full and I felt like people were just looking for me to hurry up every time I got on a machine.lol. Noone was mean or impolite but it was just so congested people had to basically lift slowly to wait till the next machine was available and that’s just craziness! I’m glad I was able to get the back and bicep workout done and add on a little here and there. Normally Wednesday is my hardest cardio day because that’s the day I take a break between lifting, however, this week after I had a hard cardio session the next day I weighed in at a stupidly low number so you already know I’m at it again today because Monday is the weigh-in for the week. Even though 530 was my end of the month weight I still have to make sure I keep going down for the weigh-in tomorrow! Soooo today I did 30 more flights of stairs and I will do my lower body workout with squats and leg lifts and stuff. My homie Moe has been doing wall pushups and he put me up on the game so I started them last Sunday so today I’ll knock out a few of those as well! I’ll try to get everything done pretty early so I can chill and watch a little ball today!

 

The carnivore diet ends after today and I can’t wait to eat some damn veggies tommorow.lol. Hopefully, my green smoothie won’t hit my tummy too hard since it’s been a whole week with no real fiber but I can’t wait. This way of eating has been really great and if I get stalled or anything I will certainly come back to it now that I got a little comfortable with it. The way I see it if I can have a week that I only eat meat then eating under 30 or so carbs a day should be more than doable ya know? I didn’t even have Longhorn this week and yall already know how I feel about my wings but I knew if I got them I would want a bomb side salad ha ha. Tomorrow I was thinking of not even fasting just wake up and eat every single piece of green leaf in this damn house for real! I’m so ready for some variety. My macros have been on point and I didn’t go over my 2500 calories at all so there that. I will say this I have never woke up in the morning feeling so light and empty as I have this week eating only meat, there’s definitely something to it for sure!

Screenshot_20180325-113721.jpg

That’s all I got this morning homies The only thing left to say is I love you all very much, that I believe in all of your abilities to get done that which you set out to do. Oh and One last thing. If anyone tells you that you can’t do something I got your back tell them to comment on here and I’ll prove to them you can! We are in this together no matter what!

 

Insta: Alexx3982

Facebook: Alexx’sKeto Avenue

Email: Alexx3982@gmail.com`

 

 

 

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on March 25, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

540

Screenshot_20180312-071235.jpg

Good morning and Happy Monday to all of you who are up and about today! You guys know I’m big on Mondays! We get a fresh start and a new day to try and get things the way we want them to be this week! What happened last week is old business and all that matters is what lies ahead this week! You can change everything for the better this week or if you’re doing really well you can continue your dominance! I believe this week will be your best week ever and I know you can do it!

 

Screenshot_20180312-070426.jpg

 

I gotta start off by saying I am very happy to announce that I am down 5 pounds from last week! The work and the time I put in was crazy but I have a goal in mind and I am going to do all I can to accomplish it! It felt great to hear my scale say 540! As long as it’s going in the right direction I know I’m making progress and this area of my life has really been under construction so I’m grateful for gods blessing because with him all things are possible! This week I just have to keep trying to get better and better and propel myself to new heights because I know the areas that I could stand to improve this week and moving forward!

 

Yesterday was Sunday and a day off from weights but I did a little floor work and I also did some squats with just my body weight. At my size squats are a great workout even without weights because let’s face it that’s a lot of weight my legs are lifting.lol. With the floor work, I just tried to do some leg lifts and a few movements to get my legs ready for future work. I certainly worked up a sweat and that’s very important because I was able to get my heart rate up and get my step goal in on a day I would have normally just relaxed around the house! Today even though we had some snow move in overnight I will be back to lifting weights! Today, we go up in weight so this workout may require me to rest a little more between sets but it’s worth it! It’s chest day which is my favorite to work so I should be able to really push myself safely. Right now I’m trying to decide if I should add another exercise to my program. I typically do 4 chest lifts and 3 lifts for my triceps and I’m thinking I should either add another triceps exercise or something. Since I’m moving up in weight today I was gonna wait on that but I will just see how my body feels and take it from there.

 

I looked back in my planner and I noticed that I did I.F 18 hours every single day last week and I think that helped with my weight loss so I am going to try to do that this week and lower my carbs a few. Currently, my goal is to not go more than 50g a day with carbs and I only went over last week like twice and only by a few. The carbs I did consume came from my green smoothies and some of the carbs from certain sausage and veggies I ate during the week. The one thing I did do this week is counted all my carbs without subtracting fiber and I think that also helped because for my body doesn’t feel as good when I eat higher carbs even if they are high in fiber content. Today I am planning to break my fast with keto meal coffee and leftover chili or bacon and then have baked chicken and veggies tonight for dinner! It looks like 2500 calories are o.k for me since I’m losing weight at a good clip. Keep playing around with your diet guys until you find your sweet spot because your body will let you know what is and isn’t working.

 

I’ve said this before and I’ll keep saying it, I can not do any of this if I don’t have you guys supporting me! When I try to do it myself and don’t listen to you all I get in trouble and tend to fall off but if I lean on all the wonderful friends and everyone here as well as Facebook and Instagram I feel like anything is possible. As I continue along this journey I am continually humbled by the love and time that I receive from so many awesome people! You are all appreciated and from the bottom of my heart, I thank you!

 

Screenshot_20180312-071915.jpg

 

Now go out and win today and the rest of the week, just like you are here for me I will always be here for you and if you need anything then I will do whatever I can to help, it’s only fair right? Take care fam!

 

Instagram: alexx3982

Facebook: Alexx’s keto avenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
4 Comments

Posted by on March 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Pasta that Keeps On Giving!

Screenshot_20180302-075306.jpg

Well good morning everyone and welcome to Friday! Honestly, has a day of the week ever sounded so damn good?lol. I’m a little tired this morning because I had a burst of energy and I was laying in bed with too much on my mind and feeling like I could run a marathon! At first, I was going to just go ahead and hit the gym but my mind was not having it! I just tried and tried to fall off and of course, I did right before I had to get up. Why is that always the way with sleep.lmao? I’m very proud to say I did get a few hours of sleep so I’m good!

 

Today I’m back at it in the gym with back and biceps and a new lower body workout I’m excited about! Typically, I only work my lower body doing cardio or the pool so I’m happy to start doing some stretching and leg routine to my program! To begin I’ll do some squats and lunges with no weights for a few and then start doing some weights and eventually have an entire day for legs and so on. Also, I think it’s time that I start doing a little walking around in the parks and stuff. There are several beautiful parks in my area and as the weather gets better I need to get my lower body moving and more flexible! March is going to be an amazing month!

 

The diet was on point and you all know I had those noodles and they were a total win for me. Not only are they delicious but they have virtually no calories and no carbs! The best thing about them, they made me super full and I was unable to eat anything after that meal last night and that left me with a wonderful caloric deficit! I don’t really track calories but I have a ceiling that I try not to go over which is about 2500. I’ll post a picture of my calories for yesterday they were a lot lower than normal! I broke my fast yesterday with that Keto meal coffee and turkey bacon which I think will start being my mainstay! my mom would be proud this morning I’m drinking plain black coffee and I’m actually getting used to it! It’s a major step in my weight loss journey that I no longer put sugar in my coffee, I’ll take the small victories as well as the big ones ya know!

 

Screenshot_20180302-075029.jpg

 

It’s a new dawn, a new day and you all have an opportunity to be as great as you want! I believe that the beginning of every month brings the chance for change. Maybe everything is going fabulously in your life and you just want to try something different or maybe you want to help someone do something you know means the world to them! Finally, maybe you’re like me and you want to do all you can to change the way you handle the things in your life you struggle with and turn them into something positive it really doesn’t matter what it is as! What’s important is that you feel satisfied with the life you have and empowered to change the things that you struggle with. I will leave you with this; The decision to change is a lonely one because it’s all up to you and only you, however, the road to change is paved with arms that are just begging to pull you up and push you along the way to success! It’s all about you!

 

Screenshot_20180302-080747.jpg

 

Have a wonderful day, a blessed weekend and a phenomenal month of MARCH homies!

 
6 Comments

Posted by on March 2, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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’!

Screenshot_20180222-093144.jpg

 

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!

 

Screenshot_20180222-085549.jpg

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!

 

Screenshot_20180222-092926.jpg

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!

Screenshot_20180222-092403.jpg

Enjoy the gift of life today homies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
9 Comments

Posted by on February 22, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I Am Change!!!

Screenshot_20180217-091916.jpg

 

Am I’m back Homies! Today is Saturday and I feel more like my old self again today. The more and more I turn to it the more and more I realize that going to the gym just makes my body feel better. God has been so good to me my whole life and when I decided to get serious about my weight loss he has been my rock as usual! Today I feel refreshed and brand new and just all around better! Did I mention hungry? Lol. Don’t worry, I get to break my fast as soon as I’m done writing this so it may be a short one today! Haha.

 

My workouts have had to change because of scheduling for other things but I managed to get both workouts in yesterday! The extra reps I’m doing with my chest and triceps are still challenging but in a good way! The gym was really nice and pleasant yesterday and I’m glad I can stop shopping for the best time because I’ve found my spot! I don’t know about you guys but my music is so important when I workout and my playlist has carried me when I didn’t feel like doing that last set! Recently I have been downloading celebrates playlist from iTunes and most of them have great taste so it’s been helpful! We rounded out the night by doing a nice intense 30-minute cardio session in the water! The water is fantastic but it really kicks your butt because when you get out your legs really start throbbing with all the work! From running back and forth to kickboxing moves and all of the abdominal work we got a fantastic workout! The best part by far was the sauna afterward! I really believe it should be required for all adults over 25 to get into a sauna at least 3 times a week! O.k. I’m joking but it is so very soothing and relaxing and your pores feel so damn amazing when you get out in the night air. If your gym has a sauna I highly recommend trying it out it’s a game changer for real!

On the nutrition side, I think the struggle to find a healthy eating balance is still there but at least I’m thinking about what I’m doing before I do it! For lunch, I went back to the oversized chicken salad with my homemade french dressing and some extra meat on the side. For dinner, I made crack slaw with keto pudding for dessert and plenty of water. The only snacks I had were sunflower seeds and the top of Jacobs pizza he made.lol. Honestly, I felt really good yesterday and I think that’s what helped me wake up feeling rejuvenated today.

 

Screenshot_20180217-092002.jpg

I think what was happening wrong was in my fasting regiment. Once I started hitting the gym I thought I could fast just the same as I was before but I was mistaken. I have taken away the 24 hours of fasting twice a week and just replaced it with the daily 16:8 fasting. This way no matter what I don’t get so hungry in between working out and when it’s time to break my fast. See, I love working out in a fasted state but it’s not possible for me to be in a fasted state for both workouts because they are at different times of the day. What I have decided to do is eat my last meal about 2 hours before we go for water workouts so I’m not so damn hungry when we are done! I think that will help things a lot. I know it seems that I play with it too much but if you’re going to make something a lifestyle you have to change it up to fit what you are doing at the time! The key is to stay consistent and not give up because it’s difficult, it’s supposed to be difficult until it becomes a habit! I just keep telling myself that I’ll do whatever it takes for as long as it takes to get this right for me!

 

Screenshot_20180217-091806.jpg

 

Lastly, I want to say thank you to all of you who have been so caring and supportive! It means so much to know that people care and are willing to help. The journey is so much easier with friends who share your up’s and downs and all of that! I wouldn’t be able to do this without all of the love and support from you all! One last thing, I want to say very special thank you to my beautiful mother who is the only person to ever walk this earth that I ever wanted to impress. She has been very supportive and just a little encouragement from her is like mental Steroids because what she thinks about me matters! I love you mom and thank you!

Have a fabulous Saturday everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
2 Comments

Posted by on February 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

V-Day

Screenshot_20180214-074325.jpg

Good morning everyone it’s Wednesday and I would like to say happy valentines day to all who follow the tradition! I hope this morning finds you getting spoiled with all sorts of flowers and candy or other things that put a smile on your face! I myself am not big on valentines day but I will say this, any opportunity I get to do something awesome for my girl I try to take advantage of for sure! If you didn’t get anything special today or don’t have anyone to celebrate with than I wish you a big box of candy and your favorite stuffed animal today.lol.

Screenshot_20180214-075039.jpg

 

I took yesterday off from working out but it wasn’t a scheduled day off. I just wasn’t feeling the gym yesterday so I shut it down and counted it as a day off. I will be attending both workout sessions today both lifting and swimming! I had to catch up on sleep yesterday and it seemed no matter how much I rested I still needed more sleep! I took 2 naps and I still could have slept more, damn I’m getting old haha! For some reason when we go swimming late at night I have trouble going to sleep. I find it weird because my body is absolutely ready for rest but my mind and soul are wide awake and I lay there just gazing into darkness! This doesn’t seem to bother my fiance’ at all because as soon as her head hits the pillow from the pool it’s a wrap! Then again she could sleep during an airshow with no earplugs while on her jammies were on fire for real! Anyway, I’ll figure this out and try to get more rest after the water workouts!

 

I’ve noticed a trend that since I have been tracking my calories I have been eating a little more. I’m not eating bad foods at all but I seem to be consuming bigger portions of late. The fact that I am working out more may play a part in it but it seems like I am extra hungry lately! I’ve been concentrating on getting in my healthy fats more often which usually makes me less hungry so I’m puzzled as to why I’m closer to my calories than normal. Usually, I end the week with a substantial calorie deficit but this week so far it’s fairly small. Oh well, I guess this means I just have to keep playing around with it and see what works for me.

 

Screenshot_20180214-074435.jpg

 

I have to tell you all that the scale bug has caught me! Since I have gotten this thing I went from weighing in once a month to weighing once a week to wanting to weigh every day! The way I see it as long as I remember that weight fluctuations happen all the time than I should be good. typically I don’t have a weight goal I am shooting for just want to lose a certain amount of fat a month! Like about 20 pounds a month would be great! I’m an obese guy and I could have this whole weight thing under control by this time next year.lol. The cool thing is I kinda like seeing how my body reacts to certain things that I have been doing. Did you all know that when someone says that you will be heavier because your lifting weights it’s actually not true? According to several studies I’ve been researching even though muscle weighs more than fat it also burns fat! Since the amount of time for the exchange is slow acting there is little evidence that supports the scale being higher because of your lifting. I was blown away because I was told by trainers that you will gain several pounds on the scale once you start lifting weights, then it will start burning the fat and the scale will go down. I just thought that was very interesting research!

 

Screenshot_20180214-074713.jpg

Like I wrote before I really feel like I am becoming obsessed with getting healthier. Not to the point that I’m allowing unrealistic expectation onto myself but obsessed indeed. It’s fun finding out that I have this hunger inside me that doesn’t just need cheeseburgers to fuel it. In my core, I can feel myself listening and understanding my body more than ever before! I’ve vowed to treat it better and love it more and more each day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
8 Comments

Posted by on February 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

On Your Mark!

Screenshot_20180129-053201.jpg

 

Looks like we are right back to good ole Monday morning again folks! Congratulations you have successfully made it to another starting block this morning. Today we begin another week to restart and get things right. No matter what you did this weekend or whatever you failed to accomplish last week no longer matters. I’ll take it one step further than that, even the things you accomplished last week don’t matter this week because you must kick ass once again this week to continue collecting the wins! Luckily we all know that you have what it takes to get things done and to truly be happy and satisfied because all the things you are working toward are your choice! I pray that all of you go out and attack this week with hearts full and with great vigor! Be better than you were last week, be the best you ever this week and you will be that much closer to your destination! You got this all day every day!

 

Screenshot_20180129-053256.jpg

 

After Saturday’s great workout I took Sunday off to travel back home from our visit with family and friends and unwind.It’s so true that there really is nothing like your own bed and bathrooms to come home to! Although I didn’t lift I certainly wasn’t lazy because I went couponing and killed a couple of great deals at Riteaid this weekend! My family is happy that we are fully stocked up on just about all of our paper and bathroom products, laundry detergent and more! I’m not as heavy in couponing as I once was but there’s nothing like stocking up once in awhile and not having to buy certain but once or twice a year! If any of you coupon I would love to hear about it, by the way, it’s always exciting to hear about how much people saved and donated and such. So I definitely got my walking in for the day and the best part is when your shopping like that you don’t even think of it as a workout until you look at your smartwatch and it says you kicked ass.lol

 

Screenshot_20180129-053409.jpg

 

On the diet front I did really well passing on pizza for buffalo wings instead and although I had some wine I made sure to drink plenty of water! I’m supposed to take some snacks with me when I travel to do things but it completely slipped my mind this weekend but thank goodness I stayed relatively keto. I only say that because I had a really bad headache Sunday morning and I had gas station coffee and some form of McRib type sandwich to get rid of my headache. It was one of those bad ones were your tummy starts to get sick because it’s pounding so hard. Typically I don’t get headaches on the regular so you can imagine that I am such a baby when I get one.lol. I would have eaten a small child if it would have stopped the pounding in my head! Blessing to me those items did the trick because my headache was gone by the time I got back home. We all had a great time catching up with everyone and the kids got to see a few friends they used to go to school with so that was a bonus blessing!

My goals for last week were as follows:

I.F 5 times between 18 and 20 hours each

Workout 4 times at the gym

Get a handle on what my calorie intake should be and try to get to 3k every other day.

knock out transferring my plants to their new aquaponic system

Blog at least 4 times

 

Screenshot_20180129-053458.jpg

 

I must say all my goals have been met and I even did an extra workout from home this week to round that up to 5! My eating and gym goals will pretty much be the same every week however they may have to be altered monthly as my weight hopefully keeps falling.lol! I just want all of you to know that it helps more than you will ever know to have you all with me on this journey. I truly believe that there is a great source of power when people get together in numbers for a common goal! The truth is there have been plenty of days that it took reading some of your posts and comments that drove me to keep getting out of my comfortable ass bed and putting in work! That kind of support is something that I will never take for granted and it means so very much to me! You are all so very special and you all have such a unique contribution to the world and I’m thankful that I continue to be blessed by your time and support! You are appreciated! Now go kick this weeks butt!

Have a fantastic damn Monday homies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
4 Comments

Posted by on January 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

 
%d bloggers like this: