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Springtime Updates ;)

I am sorry for the complete lack of posts and reach in here. This is an update while I wait for my class to begin. So, this will be pretty brief 🙂

Twitter & Other Handles:
      I updated all of my handles from Facebook to others such as LinkedIn to the name @iamspeedyalex. Snapchat does not allow username changes at the moment. So, @iamspeedyalex shows as my display name after I’ve been added.

     I started with an idea to squat every day for 60 days from seeing an interesting set of videos on YouTube where Mike Rashid was doing it from back in 2015.  Essays and exams took literally all of my time immediately after Day 1 last week.  Today I will be getting in Day 3 of the restarted challenge. I have had a crippling headache since the first Day 1 of the original attempt at the challenge.  Today, two of my friends did their Day 1. Isn’t that exciting? More people hopping on the Squat Train!

New Book:
I’ve made a plan to read a new book every 3 weeks. This will keep me moving quickly into my textual learning and towards a healthier consistency in my knowledge increase.  I’m grinding through #365IDEAS by John Sparks right now. The plan is for me to begin a new book, the #AskGaryVee on Saturday.

Dietary Status:
    I fell off pretty hard from lack of funding for easy follow through on how I used to grocery shop. I didn’t put forth the effort to improve in smarter shopping. I stopped cooking every day, and I stopped paying attention completely to my caloric count.  My weight didn’t spike, but with my recent extreme lack of sleep I really could benefit even more from proper dietary nutrition. Even in the least of consuming enough calories to supply my body with at least enough energy to make it through the day. I am back at working towards paying strict attention. Just starting overall caloric counting. I will be paying more attention to the detailing of where and how much comes from what.

Business Planning:
I had a few meeting with some social media and branding specialists. Currently working on some business homework and organizing. Taxes, legalities, socials, and relationship building. I am currently refreshing my knowledge in training planning ideas and strategies.

To Come:
Eventually the posts will be switched to a more business standpoint under the name of @iamspeedyalex
@iamspeedyalex is what I’m branding as myself. Having a common name isn’t always a good thing 😉

End Spring Update

Spring Updating


Instagram Annoyances

Writing 101, Day 8: Reinvent the Letter Format

Dear person(s) who is/are irritating me on IG,

.       All of the times you comment on someone else’s picture with my tag to try to win a product, all the times y’all share the same supplement push-post repeatedly, and all the times you try to follow-for-follow me either directly or through tagging is the number one reason I need you to remove your account from Instagram permanently.

.       If I knew you personally I would first tell you to stop or consequences would ensue. If you chose to continue your upsetting reign of terror upon the Instagram community, but mainly against myself your phone would be finding itself on a lovely date with either an unstoppable force applied to both ends in the same direction, or quite possibly finally learning how to fly. Temporary as it is.

.       Just because someone else offers something for you to possibly win on IG through a post that does not mean you should tag people you do not even know. Most of us if not all that you tag are not interested in the slightest. The sheer number of people tagged along with those who were the original followers of the post would make your chance slim anyways. Please. Just stop. Your tagging is unappreciated.

.       These follow-for-follow posts are just as annoying that you keep tagging and directing at me. I do not care if you follow me if you are just looking for personal attention. If you are just looking to blow up. I would prefer you just unfollow me which you were going to do anyway once I did follow you back. This has gone to the point of serious spam. This is unacceptable.

.       Just because a page you like shares a supplement advertisement doesn’t mean that the said supplement is worth my time. I am tired of half of my feed being filled with just supplement advertisements. I will never take part on the advertisements you put out there. I go with more reliably tested products. I just want to see a clean feed with all kinds of different posts from all kinds of different people. I use Instagram to enjoy other people’s experiences that they wish to share while sharing some of my own as well.

.       Now let’s enjoy Instagram the way that it should be. Sharing our experiences in life that are each unique in their own way. We only get one life of which we both use and live with differently. Let’s share our adventures through this endeavour.

-Yours Truly-

P. S. If you ever see me take any of these actions on IG you need to direct me back to this letter as a reminder of how I don’t like it.

Please. Please! Stop the nonsense.

Please. Please! Stop the nonsense.

Subcutaneous vs Visceral Fat

Not trying to look the part of Santa or Mrs. Claus for the season? A growing belly is typically resulting from the increase in more than one type of fat within the body.

Subcutaneous Fat

This is the kind of fat you can grab with your hand if desired. It is found directly under your skin. The subcutaneous abdominal fat is commonly referred to as the “stubborn” abdominal body fat. This is the sneaky barrier that loves to hide that beloved abdominal wall of many fours, sixes, and eight packs. It tends to be more difficult to burn even through diet and exercise. This has some to do with how the network of blood vessels is not as dense in this area. Sub-maximal measurement is with skin calipers to estimate your total body fat. Subcutaneous body fat is not necessarily a health risk. Two examples would be the booty and thighs. Body fat also acts as an insulator. Subcutaneous might not be as dangerous as visceral, but it is still an issue. Added weight from overeating and lack of physical activity can stress the joints and increase risk of diseases.

Visceral Fat

The fat that is TRULY harmful is visceral fat. Visceral fat is an intra-abdominal fat that fills the space surrounding your organs. It is sometimes referred to as “active” fat, because it plays a dangerous role in affecting the functionality of our hormones. The best way to test for visceral body fat is to get an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan). This fat cannot be liposuctioned for removal. According to Dr. Klein, Professor of Medicine and Nutritional Science, “visceral fat disappears twice as fast as subcutaneous when slimmed down through exercise and diet.”

It's a family thing

It’s a family thing

Little Gender Differential Bit

Women tend to be more prone to gaining fat than men. This is especially true during menopause. Menopause does not CAUSE women to gain weight. During menopause, the body responds to the drop in estrogen with a shift of fat storage from the hips to the waist. It is more concerning fat distribution than initial fat gain.

Risk Factors

Just to list a few:

  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Metabolic Changes
  • Dyslipidemia (High Cholesterol)
  • Heart Diseases
  • Insulin Resistance
What are some simple ways of prevention?

Exercising daily and staying active is a strong leader and supporter in leading a healthier lifestyle. Another very important thing is proper nutrition. Giving your body what it needs in nutrition to run at its best is key to good health. Change the way you eat for the better. Muscle increase helps get rid of fat. So, go build your strength up. Even though this is true it doesn’t mean that when you start putting on muscle you are automatically going to be burning noticeably more calories throughout your days. The increase is true, but it is not as big as word of mouth has spread. It is still a fantastic helper in the long run game ESPECIALLY.  I still would recommend on it. Just thought y’all would appreciate the extra intel to get a slightly fuller picture of what has been figured out so far. As of yet 😉

It is always important to discuss your health with your medical doctor.

30 Day Before & After

Instagram: 30 Day Before & After @alexspeedy2

James 2:26 “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”