Social Media Love…

Remember that time I took a break from social media? I had big plans for this new launch of content, finding my voice, being more productive, and actually being social with friends. Well I learned a few things…

1- I’m really blessed to have many of my followers because of an awesome brand and channel like @trxtraining @optimumnutrition @lululemonsf (just to name a few). They spend a lot of time and energy producing the content and I’m fortunate enough to be a voice for them.

2- I like to share a lot of things but I am passionate about being a parent, a spouse, a friend, and a coach. I’m not the best at any one of these things, but you know what? I know how to be pretty good at them and I can only hope that my posts land with some of you some of the time 😁 I’m human and chances are I am dealing with some of the same things you might be dealing with so why don’t we work on getting better together?

3- If you’re like me, that new “phone usage” indicator drove me nuts!!! I want to use my phone to be productive not pass the time. I might as well be smoking! In one month I read 3 books, ran a bunch of miles, slept a whole bunch, made a few dinners, worked a heap of hours, and felt awesome! My point is, it was really nice to open a book, read for fun or education instead of pick up my phone and either spend 30 minutes trying to find the perfect photo and inspirational quote, or just scroll until I realized it had been 35 minutes and I should have been in bed 🤦🏽‍♂️

4- Last but not least I realized I have some close friends that I’m really interested in their life and what’s happening in their world. I want to hear their wins and losses not just what they choose to share on a post. The same goes for my family. When I am present we can have more fun. We can create memories that we will remember forever vs moments we have to force to fit within a few characters.

I’m not bashing social media because it’s an amazing platform that has given me and millions of people a platform to share, connect, learn, and laugh. I’m just giving the real influencers a high five because holy cow it’s a lot more than just posting a photo, a video, and a quote. It’s consistency, it’s persistence, it’s fine tuning your craft and keeping up with the trends to stay relevant and interesting. Most importantly it’s work!

So now that the break is over here’s the big news… I got nothing exciting to share! 😂 I’m going to keep it simple. Actually I’m going to work on doing simple better. I’m going to continue to grind and excel in my career and keep my side hustle moving. I’m going to have all the fun with my family and friends and post a few things here and there.

If you want to turn on notifications for my posts that’d be super awesome. Any-who I’d love for you to check in from time to time and if not, that’s ok too!

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TRX Thursdays! 8/9/18

Hey gang! I’m going to try and start posting 2 videos per week. Thursdays will feature a TRX exercise or series of movements for you to try on your own or with your clients…

Check out the clip below. This series can be as tough as you make it. I suggest starting off with 20 seconds of work and 20 seconds of rest for new folks. If you want to start adjusting the time start by taking 5 seconds off the rest, then add 5 seconds to the work. (20/15, 25/15, 25/10, 30/10 or 15 or 20).

Here’s my #thursday @trxtraining #challenge 💪🏽 Set a timer for 20 seconds of work and 20 seconds rest at 8 rounds. Start from a plank and perform #TRX reverse crunches. Rest for ten seconds OR lower yourself down to a forearm plank and transition to a side plank. Hold the plank or perform a pike with rotation. Rest after 20s or transition back to your stomach for another round of reverse crunches on your elbows or hands. If you need the break, Take The Break!! 💪🏽 #stayfitsquad #grind #TRXThursday #StayFitSon

How Might I Change My Diet…

How’s it going! Thank you for coming to my page!

Over the last few weeks I recently changed my diet and have seen some pretty awesome changes. By no means was I overweight but I had a few pounds that I didn’t need to carry around. I was asked by a client of the TRX Training Center if I would try a “Keto diet”. Instantly I thought, no way! No carbs, high fat… I can’t live like that. Then I took a step back to do some reading. I learned a bit about what it is and what it does…. Well, I guess you can say I can see what all the talk is about. I’ve since been asked by several friends and clients about what I did and what they should do. I figured, instead of emailing people over and over again, I should take advantage of my site and put it out there! Welp, this is my first post so I hope you enjoy! You feedback will only help me get better 🙂

Let me start my saying everything I’m going to say is what I have done and what works for me…. I am not endorsed by any of the products i’m going to talk about. I am just a fan and have been enjoying the results. On June 25th I started a “diet” which consisted of eating VERY low carbs, moderate protein, and HIGH fat. My initial response was there is NO way… my body loves carbs and I can’t live without them! Then they started to talk about Ketosis, fasting, energy, and I said, eh I’ll give it a try. So here’s some information I learned about Ketosis:

“In short, ketosis is the process where the body burns ketone bodies for energy. With a regular type, the body’s primary source of energy is glucose, which comes from eating carbohydrates like bread, sugars, grains, fruit, or beans and legumes.

The carbohydrates from these foods are either used as glucose by the body immediately or stored as glycogen to be used later. However, if the body has a low supply of glucose, it must turn to something else for fuel. In the case of ketosis, that’s fat.

Now, I did not use Perfect Keto to start my journey, but I have had their products and I do think they taste delicious! “ (Thanks Perfect Keto)

I used Pruvit KETO//OS® MAX Maui Punch | Prüvit Products Watch this video, it’s pretty cheesy, and I am not a KETO evangelist, but this is a great simple explanation of what the goal is. I started taking Pruvit products for the first 8 days of my diet. Now, I was also traveling for a trade show so I had NO opportunity to prepare my food.

On the first day (Still in San Francisco) I had my keto/OS in the am then tried to wait until noon to eat, but I caved by 10 :-). I had a pretty low carb lunch and dinner.

The next day I had another pack and by noon I wasn’t starving, but I was ready to eat. I was still a little skeptical on the HIGH fat but I added more than normal.

Wednesday was the travel day for the trade show so keto/os in the am, flight, travel and I don’t think I ate until 2pm and it was just a protein shake with some almonds… Later that night I had a high fat dinner (lamb, beef, steak, Ahi Tuna, avocado, and olive oils). I was shocked at how much I ate, but even more shocked when I woke up in the morning.

A friend asked me to go for a run (Thank You Amanda!!!). After 30 minutes we split up, and I kept running…. That never happens. I run to get the run over with not keep going lol. Next, I get back to the hotel and have enough energy to knock out another 40 minutes of training in the hotel gym. Guys, a run is usually enough for me but to now have trained for 2 hours I was blown away. The final shock was I didn’t eat for 3 hours after that…  Yea I was in blown away, but also sold on the fact that my body was starting to use fat as fuel.

I’m not going to go into what I ate but I promise I was keeping the carbs mostly from veggies. Fats from foods, and the toughest part was keeping the protein low… Then I learned about upping the EVOO, butter, and other things like nuts.

Now, I am not a professional nutritionist, but If I have spent a lot of time over the years understanding what works for my body and what doesn’t.

I read a great book from ancient nutrition and this was a very simple introduction to eating a low carb diet, mixed with some intermittent fasting. Take a look at this link – Keto360 blue print https://www.nutritionsmart.com/keto360/

Read the article and at the bottom you will have several pdfs to download. Read the 360 blueprint. I’m not saying you have to buy their products, but if you’re looking for something simple it’s laid out for you in a step by step layout. Check out the whole 360 Blueprint HERE I want to give love to the ancient nutrition crew because they gave me lots of info at the trade show I was attending…

Now, If your asking for my advice and if it were me… I would follow the 360 blueprint meal plan/guide for 30 days… Over the first 7-10 days I would start my day with a Pruvit drink. Then eat breakfast a few hours later (or whenever you need to). After the 7-10 days switch to a “keto coffee”.  Remember, that is what I would do.  I suggest reading up on each one of the brands, your options, and thinking about your goals.  Is it a number, is it a feeling, whatever your goal is with nutrition make sure the ultimate goal is to make you happy not stressed 🙂

Just remember the important thing is consistency… Plan your day, your meals, your workouts….

If you have questions about these I will answer them the best I can 🙂 Last but not least I want to share MY before and after…  I did not really change my training. In fact, I’m pretty sure I was training a bit less because of time constraints…

That’s all for now… Stay Fit Son!