You Stop thinking about them every day. You stop waiting for them to reply to you. You stop allowing them to take up so much space in your life. You move on, you go about your day without worrying about them. Life is hard enough when you just have to worry about yourself. You stop expecting them to come back with an apology or to understand how you felt.
You accept that they are no longer part of your life. You just let them go, Simple as that.
Sometimes you notice. Sometimes it sucks. I’ll leave it at that.
So I guess we’ll talk about my workouts and stuff next. I hit the gym and my cardio running this week. And while things are working. The scale isn’t moving much. And as much as coach says that I should just shut up and keep working that scale seems to be the killer. I know I’ve packed on some muscle and I know my body is definitely changing. I am going to go to New Hope and do the Bod Pod and get some accurate readings soon. Had a great chest workout with coach, leg workout with amber this week and even did arms with Keith on Friday. So it wasn’t the usual, all by myself workout. Although I did a lot of cardio.
Keto – I knew it was coming and we were going to cut carbs out of my life but I am not sure how much fun Monday will be when it really sinks in. But if coach Jason says he thinks my body will respond well to it then I am willing to roll with it for a month. The immediate goal is to get where I was by the end of June 2017 by the end of June 2018…. So let’s see what we can do with this sack of crap.
I have been waiting for news for a few weeks and I did get a glimmer of good news this week and am waiting for some more word. That’s a good thing for a lot of people in the end. It was a long few weeks and again felt like it was going to feel down and not being wanted. I just think that’s worse feeling on the planet, feeling unwanted.
The weekend was an eye opener for sure. Without going into too many details…. I caught one of my cohorts pissing in a trash can and I lost my shit. It was nice in the the end that I didn’t have to be the one to deal with it. Someone else took care of it… But its always a medical excuse for the stupid shit that gets done around me. I work too damn hard keeping my business rolling to have it ruined by someone peeing in a silly ass trashcan. Like come on! But Luna had been in the crate for 6 hours already, I was hot… I just packed up and went home.
I took a bunch of photos at my parents 50th. Just a point and shoot camera but I posted them and little by little Was getting messages from my mom on which ones to take down. She didn’t like the way her arms looks flabby. Well moms arms are flabby cause she’s lost a lot of weight over the last 6 months. Not something to be ashamed about. She’s trying to so hard with her knee etc. But I took them down, she is my mom after all.
Okay well I know I am jumping around today but I had to research the next area myself because I’ve been watching too many o my friends, diet and exercise and then drink 1000 calories in booze a few nights a week. So here is what I’ve come up with as easily put together so a dummy like me can understand it.
Alcohol and fitness: can you do both? The answer: it depends!
Alcohol, like every other food, has calories. Protein and carbs have 4 calories per gram, and fat has 9 calories per gram. Alcohol has 7 calories per gram which makes it fairly calorie dense with no actual nutrients in it. The calories in alcohol are empty calories, so your body won’t be able to use them for anything efficient, and it actually tries to get rid of the toxins from alcohol first before it’s able to do something like burn fat.
How exactly does alcohol stack up against the food you eat on a daily basis? Let’s take a shot of Patron, for example. One 1.5 oz shot has 99 calories. Since carbs have 4 calories per gram, you’d divide 99 calories by 4 to get about 25 carbs. If you track your drink as fat calories, the math comes out to about 11 fat (doesn’t matter whether you track it as carbs or fat). So if you’re counting drinks into your daily calorie or macro allowance, ONE drink is going to be around 25 carbs or 11 fat. And this is without even adding mixers in.
My recommendation for ordering drinks is to go with a light beer, a glass of wine, or a vodka soda (or whatever other liquor you like). Mixed drinks come with a ton of extra calories from the extra juices/sugar, so I usually skip out on those if I’m trying to stay on track. A few mixers that won’t give you extra calories are unsweetened lime juice, lemons/limes, crystal light/mio, or a sugar free redbull. I love titos and ginger but need to start liking it more with water..
Fitting an occasional drink or two into your day isn’t going to ruin your progress. Getting drunk multiple days per week and housing a large pizza afterwards will definitely hinder your progress if you do it enough. If you do happen to go overboard, hydrate hydrate hydrate. Alcohol dehydrates you so the more water you drink, the faster you’ll recover.
Point is, if you work hard in the gym and with your eating, you don’t wanna throw it all away every single weekend to 1,000 calories of alcohol. You can absolutely consume alcohol and still see progress in the gym, just do it the right way.
Okay that’s enough real shit for one week.
I’ll let you now how my Keto diet goes.