It has to be daily change! A complete lifestyle makeover!
And so the step counting obsession begins!!! It is difficult to be active when you work in an office but this Fitbit is going to help remind me to get up and move!!! 10,000 daily steps is just the beginning!!! Keto only will take you so far. To complete the lifestyle change you need to get off your butt too! There are no easy victories.
What do I do when I need to feed the sweet tooth?
What do I do when I just got back from the gym and and it is late and I must satisfy my sweet tooth?
I eat strawberries and whip cream obviously!!!!!
Just like most fruits on Keto (and generally all foods on any diet) moderation and portion size is the key to happiness!
1/4 cup of strawberries has about 2-3 grams of net carbs and about 2 grams of sugars.
They are an amazing treat that is necessary to make it in the long run! Food should still be fun and tasty! Just control the portions… Except with the whip cream of course! With less than 1 gram of carbs per serving you can go nuts with that!!!!
Keto will get you far but for a true lifestyle change for the better you have to do one key thing!
Half the battle is just getting active! Getting off of your butt and moving your body! I recently got a fitbit for my birthday and have realized just how little I move working an 8-5 office job.
I was a lifeguard for years, and before that a swimmer and water polo player! I have forgotten that I like to move! I love being excited and energetic, pushing my body past some of its limits!
Today I went to the beach to remind myself! The surf in Laguna was a comfortable 2-4 ft! I got a decent swim in and a little body surf! I am in bed now and I am tired. But it is a clean tired caused by working muscles that have not been worked in a long time! It feels good and I recommend it! Just move and breathe and you are already halfway there!
The 5th day and the beginning of a new challenge!
The journey continues as the first work week ends. The true challenge of the weekend is upon us! Tonight I was victorious with a keto classic of Ahi Tacos! Sometimes it pays to live in a harbor town where you can have fresh fish frequently!
When I say genius I am not kidding! This is the best thing to happen to the sandwich since sliced bread (shoot! Thay actually made sense). It isn’t a lettuce wrap but it is still a keto sandwich! Find out how!
I cannot claim credit for this marvel. My lovely girlfriend made these! The idea is simple… How do you make a keto sandwich, because let’s face it, I used to live off of sandwiches (thus the need for drastic life change). But so much of a sandwich is good:
Mustard – nothing wrong there
Lunch meats – OK maybe not the best but definitely not bad, especially since I love turkey
A slice of cheese – not bad in reasonable quantities
Some lettuce/tomato/onion/peppers – not only ‘not bad’ but actually really good for you
So I ask: Where does a sandwich go wrong?
You’re smart so I am sure you have guessed it, especially since this is a Keto thing!
Bread: So useful to keep all that good stuff in line, but not the greatest thing to eat consistently! That is where my love struck pure keto genius: Cut a bell pepper in half and use that!
It is so simple and so elegant! I cannot believe I never thought of it before! Not only does it add a satisfying CRUNCH to your sandwich, but I freaking love bell peppers too!!! It’s a win-win for sure! Anyway, today was day 4 of the new regiment! I went to the gym and maintained my diet goals!
I am serious about getting to a healthier and happier state of being!
I like animals but I need to kill my fat cow!
Today marks the third day of my renewed vigor and spirit! I have successfully maintained my Keto meal plan:
Breakfast – Yogurt and Blue Berries
Lunch – Green Salad w/ Blue Cheese dressing
Dinner – Italian Sausage soup. Full of amazing vegetables and spicy flavors!!!!
Along with that my journey to health and wellness included a trip to the gym where I ran a mile (doesn’t sound like munch but for me that is like running to the moon…I will get better!) And worked my arms and shoulders!
It feels so good to be sore. That sounds counterintuitive but when you work in an office and are constantly mentally exhausted, it is a great feeling to be physically exhausted! It feels like a cleaner kind of tired! Anyway, I am done rambling for now!
The second day is the most important of a new routine! It means it is not a one off deal!
Today is day 2 of my renewed journey towards health and happiness. I have eaten a keto diet with lots of good vegetables and some fatty chicken thighs!!! Also I am day two in a row at the gym! I will stay strong and writing this down here (whether it is read by anyone or not) is a huge phsycological help!