On Sunday I wrote about how shedding body fat is a by product of a fundamental mindset change from fat-minded thinking to fit-minded thinking which is part and parcel of a healthy lifestyle.
Once you change your mind everything will just fall into place with a bit of education.
I’d like to think that there is a lot more to it than that, but besides just figuring out what a healthy lifestyle is for you, there really isn’t.
You won’t have any problems with consistency when the changes you make are normal, which is exactly what normal feels like right now. It’s a weird way to think about it, isn’t it?
For myself, my body feels really good when I don’t have any grains, beer, milk, cream, or an excessive amount of seed oil; think 2 lbs of deep fried chicken wings and a plate of fries. I should add candy to this as well because I get incredibly itchy if I have straight up sugar.
I can get away with these foods sometimes on occasion, but there are consequences. The symptoms are usually a headache, itchiness, or my sinuses getting stuffed up, sometimes all three at once.
So why bother eating these foods anymore if I know they will cause me discomfort?
If they cause a reaction in the body like a virus or infection does, isn’t that kind of like eating poison?
That’s exactly what it is I think, and how I should view those foods now.
This is the same idea the stop smoking book presented. It proved that smoking was akin to drinking bleach and that there is no value to it.
Where is the pleasure in drinking bleach?! Barf.
This is why a modified keto-type diet has worked so well for me in the past. I’m able to remove all of the poison foods that do more harm to my body than good and eat all of the foods that I really like still even though sometimes I just want to smash a $30 tray of Wendy’s.
It’s not convenient or easy either, which is the reason I failed the last time after a good measure of success. That along with the seduction of beer and pizza and the aforementioned tray of Wendy’s, but I don’t subscribe to the easy way of thinking as normal anymore.
Put in the effort, get good results. It works for everything else in life too.
Ehhhh…. its half a pound, but at least it’s moving in the right direction. It’s either that or I was holding my phone the last time I was on the scale.
At The Gym
More supersets today! Love this stuff! After a good set of stretches, here’s what we did.
- Inclined Dumbbell Chest Press w/fat grips, 1 x 12 @ 25 lbs, 2 x 12 @ 35 lbs.
- Superset with TRX Row, bodyweight.
- Dumbbell Rows, 3 x 15 @ 45 lbs.
- Superset with TRX Press, bodyweight.
- Incline Dumbbell Pullover, 3 x 12 @ 20 lbs.
- Single Arm Pull Downs, 1 x 12 @ 30 lbs, 2 x 12 @ 45 lbs.
The Next Meal
Chicken Caesar Salad is next up and I think I might put the ribs I got into the slow cooker. This recipe will do just fine. Yum!
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