Breakfast, Diet, Exercise, Ketosis, Low carb, Macronutrients, Meal, Weight loss

September 1, 2015

I did my little video and progress picture thing this morning. Also, when I jumped on the scale I was 280lbs. Now I know majority of that was probably water weight, but I was still happy to see that after one day of switching things up. I haven’t eaten since around noon or one yesterday. I thought I would’ve been hungrier, but I guess I keep my fluids up enough to fight off the hunger. I’m trying to decide whether or not I want to cut out all soda and crystal light as well. I brought in some of the Costco meatballs for lunch to break my fast (haha breakfast at lunch…bad pun), so I hope I have enough shredded cheese in the fridge. I wish I had some mustard to go with this mayo jar I have at work. I like the mix of these two condiments. The flavor I mean. I need to do my pushups and squats because I’ve been slipping since last week. I was in the bed when I remembered to do them last night, but I was already pretty much down for the count. Speaking of down for the count, I notice that when I don’t eat or when I’m fasting, I can sleep forever. It took me a long time to actually wake up at my normal schedule this morning, and I fell asleep earlier than I usually do. I need to start going to sleep around 2100 instead. I made it all the way to 1230 before I had anything to eat. Maybe it was 1215, but it was pretty close. So I guess I’m good to go for the next 24 hours. I’m not hungry anymore after the meatballs, I guess I had to wait for them to start being digested or something. I feel like an idiot right now lol.

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Calisthenics, Exercise

Hannibal for King

Ok, so I was in Iraq on my second tour and one of my friends was telling me about the Spartan Race. Depending on the type of race, it’s composed of obstacles throughout a course that varies in length, usually 5km+. If you’ve seen Tough Mudders and similar events, then you know what I’m talking about. Anyway, I was looking through the website and all of the videos they had posted. Then I came across THIS video:
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Calisthenics, Exercise

Why Calisthenics?

This should be a lot easier to explain than my “why ketosis” posts. In fact, this should only take one post (hopefully). Let me try to be as concise as possible.

As I’ve stated before, calisthenics have been a big part of my life ever since I was very young. They were initially used as a form of punishment for me because I was pretty hard-headed as a young kid. A lot of kids got timeouts and whoopings; I got push-ups, six inches, squats, and whatever else was dreamt up. Needless to say, I was pretty strong and a natural athlete. You know those kids that do field day at school and get ALL the ribbons? Yep, I was that guy.

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