Posted by Jason Gilbert
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!!
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!!
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!!
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!!
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!!