mental health

Be Back Soon

Taking a little time off to work on me. So I won’t be as active on my social media outlets, or posting my daily blogs. If you have questions or need support please send me a dm and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I’ll be back in a flash!

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I’m Only Human

Happy Thursday fellow readers. I hope everyone has been having a wonderful week. I unfortunately have let my madness consume me this week. Which brings me to today’s topic. I am only human.

When I write to my readers I want to be able to give you 100% of my attention and make sure that the words I am sharing with you are coming from not only my heart but also from my knowledge base, and this week I could not offer that to you. So I chose to be away a couple days and work on my head space. Sometimes life just grabs you and decides to throw you for a few loops, and those loops may be fun and exciting or plain out frightening. In my case this week it has been a jumble of the two. I have some exciting things coming, but I can’t quite share yet. I’ve also had a lot of stressful and bad things going on as well. All of that all at once and my body feels like I have been in a blender for a few days.

I am proud to say that for the first time in a very long time I did not turn to food to find comfort. Generally I would have dove off the deep end and binged until I was miserable. Instead I took on a fasting challenge and I stuck to it. I also didn’t veer from my keto/carnivore food items. I am glad I stuck to my guns on this because as much as stress is a trigger for a binge for me I know that in the end it just makes me feel even worse in the long run. Then I end up feeling guilty and wanting to punish myself. So this time around I get a pat on the back for being strong.

With everything that was going on and the toll it took on my body I haven’t even had an opportunity to take in a yoga class. This actually makes me sad as I was finding my way into something that my body was loving and it was opening up to thinking more deeply and more clearly. So I plan to get back on that horse as soon as possible. I feel that the further I dive into my yoga experience the more open I will be and the more I will be better equipped to handle weeks like these.

This week has also been a testament to how important it is to surround yourself by positivity as much as you can. I don’t have a close circle of friends that I can turn to always for support, so by seeing others successes I am able to use that as a fuel to realize that my struggle is temporary and there is a bright light at the other side. I just have to keep pushing toward that and never give up. I will never get were I want to be if I give up.

So I ask you all to forgive me for my absence and know that I have new material up and coming. Sometimes we just need a break to be human and I needed that this week. I needed to be vulnerable and deal with my head space so that I could come back and give you all 100% of what you deserve. So until next time …. What’s your confession?

Monday Madness (publication #15)

Happy Monday fellow readers! I hope everyone is ready to start another amazing week. I’m ready to jump into my normal chaos head first and I am looking forward to what challenges this week will bring.

So before we jump into this week full steam ahead let’s talk about last week a little. Last week was my one year anniversary since starting my keto journey. While I would love to say I did something amazing I didn’t. I basically took the week to really breath in everything that I have accomplished and think deeply about where I am wanting to go. I don’t have all the answers to those questions yet but I am working on it. I also promise to share them with you when I know what they are. All I do know is I don’t feel that the weight is my primary goal anymore even though I have more to lose. My goals and prospective’s are shifting.

Besides looking back on the the last year, I spend a lot of time looking into how I want to grow and change in my diet. I know I never want to go back to sugar and carbs. I do however want to find the protein and fat ratio that lead me to feel my very best. I have been researching how to better improve my mental health and well being through my diet. I have already improved so much in my health that this is the next step for me. A lot of that research has came from podcasts centered around the carnivore lifestyle and the impact of how meat can heal.

The other main focus in my life right now is finding something positive in everything I do. I have had some days in the last few weeks in my personal life that I just really wanted to give up. I just didn’t want to try anymore. That is simply not acceptable though. I woke up today, I am living my best life, I am chasing my dreams and goals, someone out there does not have that same privilege. Someone out there didn’t even have the opportunity to wake up today. So no matter how bad my day is or how much I want to give up I just keep finding positive people and positive messages to keep pushing me forward. I refuse to allow negativity to control my life any longer.

So this week I want to spend more time on my new goals and my new why. I really need to work on my focus. In addition to that I will be doing WOBO this week. What is WOBO? It is a week of beef only. I will be eating ground beef with some fat added if necessary and about 1 ounce of liver a day. I am doing this because it will be the easiest way for me to see what ratios my body feels best with. This is also a great idea for anyone wanting to try an elimination protocol to figure out some food sensitivities. I am actually using a grass fed ground kobe beef that has an almost perfect ration. So I will be able to add in fat to see where my body responds the best. My fat of choice will be ghee, but may include some grass fed butter as well. The first few days I am looking at trying a 1:1.5 ratio, as in 1 being my protein and the 1.5 being my fat. The reason for the addition of liver is simply for vitamin content and I generally eat 1-2 ounces per day anyway. I will also be salting everything generously to taste with redmonds salt.

I hope all of you have an amazing week and remind yourself to find the positivity in your life and thrive for the best you possible. Until next time…Keep Ketoing On!