30 Day Challenge!!

Posted by Jason Gilbert

No, this is not me…lol!! Wish I were that in shape…lol!!

About a week ago I had a bit of a wake up call when my mom totally called me out on cheating on the Keto diet and not caring about my health or weight anymore.  I couldn’t give her any kind of answer because I felt extremely guilty!!  I had given up on my weight and had started cheating regularly by eating way more carbs then I should as well as drinking a lot of regular beer. 

I should back up and say in March of 2020, my parents and I started the Keto diet!!  Over the period of about 3 months I managed to lose over 40 pounds.  I went down a few sizes in pants and even my t-shirts were fitting looser on me.  It was a great feeling and I felt so good about myself!!

Amazing how easy it is to fall back on bad habits.  Over a period of the last month or so I have gotten progressively worse for my bad eating habits and my drinking beer habits.  Worse still, I would intentionally do this when I didn’t think my parents would notice or when they were around (at work, etc.).  It was actually kind of underhanded and a bit conniving and very deceitful.  And yes, if you want to know if that is something I would see as deserving of punishment (ie. a good hard bare bottom spanking), to that question I give a resounding yes!!  If I had a disciplinarian in my life, I would want them to hold me accountable and punish me if I was falling off my diet and not caring about such things.  Sometimes a firm hand is just the thing I need and crave to get me back on track.  But I digress!!

Since I don’t have a disciplinarian in my life, it was up to me to decide to make some changes all on my own!!  Hence a 30 Day Challenge!!  It is just a start really but here it is!!

The main things I want to focus on during this challenge are all habits that I want to be a regular part of my life anyways.  This consists of diet, exercise, and reading!!  Those are the main things anyways.  There are other things I want to make sure that I am doing almost every day, but those are the main areas of focus, to help get both my mind and my body back on track!!

Diet:

Keto!!  My parents and I have been doing the Keto diet for over a year now, but we do have small cheats from time and time!!  It isn’t about being overly strict with it to the point where it is no fun at all, but just to get back on track and be more intentional about tracking my carbs.  I have to keep reminding myself, I can’t eat like a teenager the way that I used to be able to…lol.  Friends and family often said I had a hollow leg when I was a teenager.  Unfortunately, I still sometimes think I can eat like that!!  I am coming to the slow realization that I can’t do that anymore!!

To be fair, I am super spoiled as my mom is into baking and has made this whole Keto diet a lot of fun!!  In a lot of ways, I don’t think I have eaten so good…lol!!  So, a big thank you to my mom!!  I love you mom!!

Perhaps in the future I will take some pictures of some of the amazing Keto meals and especially the desserts that she makes for us!!  Not to brag, but my mom is amazing!!

A big part of this diet thing is to limit my carbs!!  When I started drinking regular beer again, not only did I fall into the trap of drinking way more at one time than I should, I also started to pack the pounds back on and those go right to my gut!!  As much as it sucked having mom call me out and saying that she wasn’t going to continue to keep making these keto meals and go to all this effort if I was going to stop trying and caring; this was honestly the wake up call I needed.  And rather than give in to feelings of depression and feeling down, which I do struggle with, I decided to re-dedicate myself to getting back to the keto diet, with minimal cheats. That means crappy fast foods and beer with alcohol or lots of carbs is out of the question.  I am confident that this will help me be healthier and feel better about myself!!

Exercise:

Goal: Five out of seven days I need to do at least 10 minutes of cardio.  I want to introduce some weights at some point too, but for now, at least some cardio is much better than the nothing I have been doing.  As I head into week number two, I am happy to say that I hit my target of 5 out of 7 days of exercise for week one of the challenge.  I am also happy to tell you that I have started the week strong by doing exercise today, even though it is a holiday Monday here in Canada!!

I do hope to add more exercise and different routines to the mix in time, but for now I am just doing a bit of Tae Bo with good old Billy Blanks to get myself started!!  Amazing how even the 8 minute Tae Bo can get the blood pumping and get the heart rate up!!

Reading:

Goal: Right now, my main goal has to do with my spiritual disciplines.  As a Christian, I have fallen off the wagon when it comes to my Bible reading.  I am using this 30 Day Challenge to kept back on the horse, as it were, and recommit to reading my Bible everyday.  I am currently working through the New Testiment!!  I have started and stalled out a few times, so I am using this challenge as a spring board to really dive back into God’s Word!!  I know that this may not be of interest to many of you that read my blog, but it is important to me!!

Beyond reading my Bible, I want to start reading another book as well!!  I haven’t decided what that book will be yet, but I will let you know once I have picked one out.  I will aim to pick one out by the end of this week.  If you are wondering if I have decided on a book, you can always send me a message on my forum!!

In Conclusion:

I know that this has been a less traditional post, but I thought I should share it with you!!  I do love talking about spanking and there will be lots more of my other types of posts coming soon!!  But this is a real life thing that I thought I should share with you guys!!  I am looking forward to the rest of this 30 Day Challenge and I am already looking ahead to what I will do for the next one!!

Thanks for dropping by for another edition of Let’s Talk Spanking!!  Take Care my friends and don’t forget to drop by the forum and say hi!!

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3 comments

  1. I loved seeing this post! It sounds like you are getting back on the bandwagon of good habits, and picking up a very good habit (reading). As someone who is on a similar health journey, I will say… I’d like to see you kick up your cardio to 15 minutes per day. With a warm up and cool down, that gives you about 20 minutes of exercise which is more in line with what a guy your age should be doing (even when just getting started). Also, might I suggest you give yourself a good spanking for this misbehavior. Your mom puts a lot of effort into making those keto meals for you, and you have been sneaking behind her back and eating off program and drinking too much. Perhaps I am off base, but this certainly seems a spankable offense to me. I hope I’m not being too stern, but health is SO important. If you need a recommendation on an appropriate spanking, please let me know. I am happy to assist 🙂

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    1. Thank you for the kind words of encouragement, as well as challenging me to push myself just a little bit harder. When I had a gym membership and worked out with a buddy of mine, that was what helped me push myself; having someone else to push me to do just one more rep or push myself to a higher weight. Whatever it is, having a workout buddy was so helpful!! Not as easy these days though!! But I am not going to let that become an excuse. I like your idea of pushing myself for a 15 minute workout. I will look for some different workouts that are more in the 15 minute range and try to push myself a bit harder!! Thanks for challenging me!!

      Yes, reading is something I used to do a lot, but again something I got out of the habit of. So good for your brain though!! So, I am going to make this a priority. I need to think about other books I can read beyond just my devotions time. Reading my Bible is important to me, but I have lots of other books sitting on my shelf that go unread, so shame on me for that. I need to making reading a priority!! I will update as I form new reading goals!!

      As for earning a spanking for my bad behavior!! You are absolutely right!! You are not off base at all!! Thank you so much for the stern words!! Truth is, I felt like I hurt my mom with my actions and my lack of caring!! I ate the food she made, but then behind her back I was eating junky fast food and drinking way too much beer!! At first I was being careful to hide the cans and hide the fact that I was being so sneaky, but eventually I became careless. I actually wonder if a part of me wanted to get caught, because I knew I wouldn’t make any changes until I did!! Regardless, I felt like a complete ass when my mom called me out!! But I am so glad that she did!!

      So yes, I deserve a spanking. This is definitely a spankable offense. In fact if I did have a disciplinarian or dominant in my life, this would be one of the things I would have them hold me accountable for!! Your stern, no nonsense words actually brought some tears to my eyes, not because they were too stern, but because you are so right and because I know that my actions probably did hurt my mom a bit. I love my mom so much and I don’t want to hurt her. So, if anything, yes for that alone I deserve a very sound spanking!!

      I only wish I had someone else that could actually do the physical disciplining, but as it is, I welcome both a good scolding from you as well as advice as to how hard and how much of a spanking this should be!!

      Thanks for being the tough love kind of friend that I need right now. You actually don’t know how much that means to me!! There is real emotions behind the words!! Thanks Nora!!

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      1. You are welcome, my friend. I do know how hard it is to want and need a disciplinarian in your life. There was a time when I was in your shoes and felt very alone in that way. During these times, try to lean into your community the way you are doing. I will send you a private email regarding your spanking. XOXO

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