Hello my fellow weight loss enthusiasts,

It is day “30” — Woot Woot. What a crazy up and down month I have had for my first month living the Keto Lifestyle. Not going to lie, I had one weekend with a whole lot of “cheating”. I just dusted myself off and began again. Oddly enough whatever weight I gained came right back off. I did eat out a few times as well. But on those instances, I ate Keto totally. So easy to do, just order protein and veggies. Can’t wait to see what my numbers are for the month. My short term goal is / was to hit 275 lbs by September 15th, and I think I am on track to hit that goal. Since I am starting to have a lot more energy, I have also decided to start September off with hitting the gym. I am going to be doing 2 a days at my local Anytime Fitness since it will fit into my schedule rather nicely. I will be doing fasting cardio in the morning and hitting the weights in the afternoon (think 5am and 5pm). M-W-F will be arm days, and T-R will be leg days along with the treadmill every morning. I am just going to be walking on the treadmill for around 1 hour each morning mostly because my knees and legs are not ready for the running part.

So I mention fasting cardio earlier. Well, I tried a couple of fasting days throughout August with my longest being just over 40 hours. The fit perfectly into what I was doing and I wasn’t even really hungry during those times. I have decided to do 18 hours of fasting with a 6 hour eating window (18:6). My eating window is going to be 7am to 1pm with my cardio workouts just before at 5am. Can’t wait to see how I feel doing this.

Let’s look at all those wonderful foods again:

5 things I learned about doing Keto these last 30 days:

1. Drink water, drink water, then drink somemore water!!

2. Track everything using My Fitness Pal (or your app of choice) until you truely get it.

3. Don’t obsess over the macros. Carbs and Fat is a limit, protein is a goal (my opinion of course).

4. Use a multivitamin, salt your food with sea salt / himilayan, get your electrolytes in.

5. Meal prep makes life a lot easier.

Now on to what we all want to see, the stats:

SW: 305.7 lbs | CW: 284.2 lbs | GW: 185 lbs | Total weight lost to date: 21.5 lbs

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