Let’s Come Back Strong

WoW, it has been really a while from my last post and I have just realized today how fast the time has been passing by without leaving my words.

So let’s start with saying that my working schedule lately has been a no stop between night and day shift of 12 hours I barely had time to focus on meal prep and knee rehab.

Having spent much time lately in the gym either, again working schedule and various other things have taken the priority but definitely, I am planning to go back on track soon rather than later.

After today night shift and a few hours of sleep, I will have my third “Bridge” session for my knee rehab. Need to say that although I am not yet at the 100%, I am slowly getting better and see results, I guess that all of this has brought me down as well in the last few months resulting in lack of motivation.

The good thing has been that although I haven’t followed my workout schedule as such, I have mostly kept up with the healthy and clean eating and this has helped a lot not only to don’t gain much fat but to don’t lose my gains either.

So let’s come back strong…

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Where I Been!

It has been a while since my last post!

Lack of motivation? I don’t really know… but a lot of things have been going on lately, and I felt like I wanted to have a little break from everything. A short break from Instagram a break from this blog from the healthy lifestyle and from the workout routine.

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In this last month or so I been focusing solely on my right knee rehab it seems better now but still sometimes looks like I make one step ahead only to come two back. Can’t rain forever isn’t it?

I also enjoyed some little extra food and visited new places I was really missing a bit of fun with my wife.

Time is now to go back on track with my healthy regime and to be honest my body is really asking for it so today I went vegetarian and cooked some Tofu with Rice and Asparagus.

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Next Monday is the cut off day back to the workout routine, and to the 100% meal plan, of course, I still need to be careful about my right knee, but for this, I will have some extra classes in another gym starting in the next two weeks.

Well, fellow, for now, that’s all …

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Silverio Styling A Bonsai Tree

I know this weekend I have been out from the usual week fitness post but I have been doing something I was not doing from such a long time…. enjoy some time off with my wife and dusting off one of my oldest passion…. styling a Bonsai Tree.

Buying a Bonsai Tree already styled and in a good shape can be expensive and I believe many of you know what I am talking about but honestly where is the fun I do like to make things myself and so Friday I went to The Home Depot nursery section to see if I could find a tree to style in Bonsai.

The search went one for almost an hour and I came back home with this Dwarf Alberta Spruce…

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The first thing I did is study the tree and see the potentiality than I start to clean the tree to keep looking what I could have achieved…. here is after the initial cleaning…

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At this stage, I had a more clear vision of what I would have done and accomplish and so my final piece of art ….

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I have shaped and repotted the tree this is the front, of course, this is just the beginning and more works need to be done but for this year that’s all see you to the next spring before I will touch it again for now just water and fertilize to set a strong base for 2019.

Today, as a motivational Monday back to my workout routine and working on my knee rehabs.

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I Am Carb Cycling

If you guys have been following me for a while now, you all know that I was in a bulk regime for the last 3 months and that I planned to switch on a cutting face after this period.

There are different ways out there to lose weight and all of them promise miracles, however, the only way to succeed is always to do what is best for you in fact if you are in a losing weight journey it doesn’t really matter which kind of diet or meal plan you are following as long as you are in a caloric deficit you will lose weight, the take point here is, do what is best for you every one of us is different… You need to try!

My previous cut was more kind of getting the same amount of deficit calory each and every day but this time around I have decided to carb cycling… have you guys ever heard of this before? If not… fasten your seat belt and let’s talk about it.

Carb cycling means you eat a higher amount of carbs one particular day and the other days will be with lower amount of carbs this will be planned and throughout your weeks. Now, there are different ways to do this, I have read of people eating high carb every time they have a workout day and having a low carb day during the rest day.

When you exercise, your body dips into your carb stores for energy, so naturally, your high carb days would align with training days, when your body can best utilize that fuel. That can be a great thing, because an extra push during your workout means you can go harder for longer, burning more calories overall.

Now my approach is slightly different because I am trying to teach my body to use my fat storage during my training day so I have low carb day during those days and high carb day two times a week at my maintenance calory in this way I will replenish my energy.

What is your thought on Carb Cycling? Have you have ever done this before and if yes what was the results? I am hoping to have great results in the months to come so stay tuned.

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Silverio One Year After & Life Update

It is one year that I have started my fitness journey and I have come a long way. After I lost almost 15 kilos, I decided that was time to make some gains and I started my off-season. My current weight is 71,2 kg and my scale says that my body fat percentage is at 22,7%  I am really happy with my gains, honestly if I were more skin I would keep going with my bulk for at least other 3 months but I don’t wish to gain more than the inevitable fat that you gain in the off-season regime.

Recently I injured my right knee and funny enough was not at the gym but during a night out with friends and playing bowling, so no much of leg day in the last few weeks, disappointing. After few weeks the pain is definitely less but I believe I have to wait few more weeks before starting easy back on legs, let’s see what the doctor will say today.

I have talked on previous post that I was feeling down and without much of energy lately and that my sleep was not as much as before if you have never considered like me previously to get some ZMA than give it a try because for me worked and I am extremely satisfied with the results.

Today is sunny outside, being in Seattle is very rare but I know that slowly with the summer time we going to have more days like this, this is what I probably miss the most from my home country.

If you haven’t watch my latest YouTube video here is the link – Click Here! I know I was not that much energic and I still need to find myself on the camera but I guess is just matter of time and trust the process.

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I am here waiting for you all, for all your comments.

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Jacked Pack Subscription Box Review March 2018

I know I am late on this and is almost time for the next package to arrive, but here I am with another review of the Jacked Pack Subscription Box.

  • 360 Pre Workout Activator, gives you a good energy and seems like to have a great taste, I have received the same product also the previous month and I have to say that I would have liked to receive something different this time. After I have been using it a couple of times I can also say that is not one of my favorite but does his job.
  • REGENETOR is a complete rebuilding system formulated with compounds intended to help modulate the temporary pain and inflammation that result from heavy-duty training. The product is a stimulant-free formula suitable for use any time day or night, during and after workouts to kick-start muscle recovery, between meals to keep nitrogen levels topped-off, and/or before going to bed to help combat catabolism while you sleep.
  • CrampsAWAY claims to stop your cramps within a minute and if taken before the exercise will prevent them to, I am not suffering on cramps but if some one out there is I guess why not to try it.

  • Thermo Detonator is a fat-loss product the product claim to preserve maximum lean muscle which is not bad if this happen to be true. Review onlie are majority of 5 star is I guess is worth the try.

  • My Pro JYM protein powder is made from the highest-quality sources of protein and each scoop of Pro JYM delivers 24 grams of pure-quality protein. The blend itself is not bad I love the fact that each scoop gives you a mix of different kind of protein such as Whey, Casein, Milk and Egg White however I really don’t like the taste of this protein in this flavor ROOT BEER FLOAT and since I had received already an example in my first box I would have loved to get a different flavor for this.

  • The Detour Smart bar is a quality source of fiber and whey protein. It got the apple cinnamon flavor and I can’t white to give it a bite. This is a healthy alternative to regular sugary snacks.

In conclusion I am bit disappointed with this month selection since there are a list of supplement that I had already received in the previous months.

I hope you guys enjoyed this review, as usual, leave a comment below if you feel like and thanks for reading and support this blog.

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ZMA – What Is And Why You Should Supplement It

Good day followers, I know I am a bit late on my weekly post but here I am to share another piece of the fitness puzzle.

In today post I would like to talk about one of the supplements that not many out there know the importance of why to include it in the list of the supplement to take daily, I am talking of the ZMA.

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The ZMA is the combination of Zinc monomethionine/aspartate and Magnesium Aspartate. Many athletes and generic people think that the ZMA is a testosterone booster but in reality is not, is only the most effective way to supplement two critical minerals, Zinc and Magnesium. Researchers, however, shows that athlete has increased the level of testosterone of more than a 30%.

One of the reasons why I have implemented the ZMA in my supplement list is because lately I was always feeling tired and my sleep quality was really bad, making some research I found out that integrating my diet with the ZMA would have helped on my sleep quality.

Research has also confirmed that athletes are often deficient in both zinc and magnesium. This is most likely due to several factors, such as zinc lost through sweat during training, increased use of zinc by the body for recovery and protein synthesis following training, and an increased loss of zinc through urine.

Are you integrating with ZMA? What are the benefits you have noticed taking the ZMA? Leave a comment and let’s discuss.

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Whey Protein VS Casein Protein

Whey Protein VS Casein Protein

Today Post is my today Video let’s talk about the difference between Whey Protein and Casein Protein and when you should consider taking them for maximize the effect. Thanks for watching and don’t forget to subscribe for more content and for support the channel.

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Fumfie.com – My Experience And How I Ended Up There

Since I have started my YouTube Channel, I haven’t made much more than two videos. My idea was to run the channel for a bit of time with my phone but soon I realized that was not really the best decision I had ever made.

The first problem that I encounter was the battery duration in fact my second video which was a Full Day Of Eating On A Bulk saw my iPhone constantly in recharge mode after every single shooting, not really a great spot to be.

Soon after I face the memory problem and shooting duration, in fact it appear that the iPhone doesn’t record more that certain time frame and the memory went down very soon too, although that is an easy fix with just deleting the previous shooting was just annoying.

Before I started the channel I had purchased an external Microphone, the RODE MIC with in mind a future upgrade on a camera. I wanted something not really big, that would support the RODE MIC or any external microphone really and that I could have used for video shooting and photography on the go.

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My choice went and is on the CANON EOS M3 so I started to research the camera, saw some reviews and visited a couple of camera shopping for soon discover that the camera was old enough to don’t be found easily but in the same time not old enough to find an used or refurbished product easily either.

The objective has been always try to keep low the expenses and searching on Amazon the best price I had found for an used camera was 320$ + approximately 40$ of shipping fee from a private seller which although I wrote to him to inquiry on the status of the camera never replied back probably due to the fact that he had already sold it.

For a new product we are at 550$ ish and this took me on hold for a bit, I been really try to narrow down the price below the 500$

For some of my shopping I use EBATES, I don’t know if you guys are familiar with that but basically they give you cash back on purchases from various website, in a month I have gained 22$ on cash back and although is not much are still 22$ that I was not having before.

Without further to go an Ad came up while I was surfing EBATES on my phone and the camera of my dreams was there at 439$ claimed to be brand new and with 1 year warranty.

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I don’t usually rush on purchases as you can see I been holding on this since weeks already but that night I just went further and pressed that purchase button logged in my PayPal account and payed.

I don’t know you guys but before I never received an email after I purchase a product saying that you need to call to go further with the order, this was already smelling as a SCAM. It was late that night and the day later I would have gone to work so I promise myself to investigate further the day later.

When I searched for review on this website I immediately realized that I did a mistake there were literally tons of bad review online, from costumer service not answering calls and emails, to the up selling that they try to do when you make the famous call to the product itself to be not as original as they declare.

I was so happy that I had payed with PayPal so I called them immediately and when they tried to call the Fumfie website of course they didn’t reply so PayPal sent them an email to cancel my order. Only today, after 48 hours from my order I manage to speak with some one at Fumfie, cancelled my order and receive the email confirmation of my cancellation.

this is my experience on speaking with them:

  • The costumer agent at Fumfie tried to sell me a different product than the one I originally purchased and in the beginning tried to don’t understand when I ask to cancel my order.
  • Although the cancellation was quite easy from my expectation anyway and from what I had read on the web,  I am glad I involved PayPal from the start, I guess Fumfie had seen their email too before getting me on phone and not try to fight much on this cancellation.
  • Since I was ready to get this further in case something had gone wrong or I had not received the cancellation email as claimed on same review, I had recorded the conversation to have a proof on my hand.

I want to share my story with you all guys so you are aware to stay away from this website. My take point on this is make research on new website as I always do but failed this time and not rush on purchases.

Happy Shopping!

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Get Motivated With Sweatcoins

Hello lovely readers,

Today I want to present you all a new discovery that I have just made, it is an App that I am using from a couple of days, but I am already in love with it.

Have you ever heard of Sweatcoin?

I am sure you all have heard about Bitcoins at least once in your life, well, Sweatcoins are of a similar concept so-called cryptocurrency, but what the App does?

The App simply counts your steps using the GPS of your Android or Apple device and convert the steps in Sweatcoin. So, if you are an outside runner 🏃🏻‍♀️or you walk every day perhaps to reach your working place then why don’t download the App since is for free and gain some Sweatcoin? In 3 days I got already 10 Sweatcoin not bad considering that I am in my off season and I am not doing that much run lately but once I will start to cut again and the summer will be here I will take the chance to go outside and include this as one more motivation.

Now I am sure you are asking what is the purpose and what you can do after you have got your Sweat 😓 in Coin, you can purchase goods from the App like Amazon or PayPal gift cards and even a brand new iPhone X. There are weeks specials too.

If you are interested to download the App on your iOS device 👉 Click Here in this way If you don’t mind, I will receive 5 Sweatcoin.

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Silverio Journey Update

Lately, I been feeling drained and without power so today I decided to take some time off from my workout regime. I wasn’t getting why I was feeling in that way but after I made some research and reflection, I came to the conclusion that I was pushing too hard.

I was wondering what has changed in my routine, why such a change was occurring and what I was doing differently than before. I came to the conclusion that although was not really apparent the working schedule that I am having since a month and a half with a new adjusted time off has really messed up with all my organization, life and workout routine.

I must adjust myself now to the new schedule, get still in my 4 times a week workout, meal prep during the day off and try to figure out a proper plan also for my YouTube channel.

So today since I took a day off from the workout to still keep the gains I have meal prep all day for the next five days … In there we have White Rice – Asparagus – Ground Turkey seasoned with barbeque powder… Yummy!

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This morning I treated my self with an Egg White Sandwich, Turkey Bacon and Sweet Pepper… to be honest, this was my first time I did this sandwich and I will do it again tomorrow since I enjoy it too much.

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Since I been in the kitchen almost all day, I decide to have a different afternoon snack so I did a Waffle topped with Whipped Cream and Strawberries.

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I understand that you all are wondering what kind of fitness life is this and how many calories are there? Here is the breakdown and what I have used to make this two delicious fitness recipes…

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4 Ways To Recover From A Cheat Day

Clean Bulking or Cutting doesn’t change my urge to get a cheat meal now and then in order to maintain my healthy lifestyle. Whether is a cheat meal, cheat day or two, how can be offset?

First of all, let me tell you why I have a cheat day or a cheat meal. Simple, it gives me a psychological break and mood boost from the stressful feeling associated with following a strict food schedule. Typically a cheat day for me is a day where I eat whatever I want and been craving for the past weeks, I can’t gain 1kg weight in one cheat day, isn’t it?

Now the take point here is if you weigh yourself after a cheat day the scale can scare you. The reason is the enormous amount of water weight you have gained in eating all that junk food, so if you are sensible don’t use the scale for the first 3 days. I have seen my weight going up to 2/3 kg after a cheat day.

Cheat meals consist of bad foods and bad foods have lots of salt or sugar – or both! The best way to bounce back after a cheat day is to flush the salt, sugar and other toxins out of your system by drinking water, lot’s of water. Try to hit your 1 Gallon of water.

The day after your cheat day listen to your body and choose a high protein and veggie day, this will help you to balance your calorie intake. Typically after a cheat day my body ask to come back to the clean eating habit, I like to include asparagus in my diet in fact if you didn’t know asparagus contains high levels of the amino acid asparagine, making it a natural diuretic.

Workout the day after a cheat day! Most people get the urge to do an intense long cardio session to feel like you’ve balanced out the bad eating. Wrong! Don’t go crazy perhaps just add an extra 20 min of cardio or add a couple of extra sets to your weight-training routine.

Have 15/20 minutes in the Sauna. One of the ways the human body removes toxins from the body is through sweat remember?, also scientific calibrations suggest that a 20-minute session at around 170 degrees Fahrenheit burns over 500 calories. The body’s metabolism speeds up similar to the way it does from physical exercise.

A cheat meal won’t hurt as long as you have a plan to regain control.

How do you regain control from a cheat meal? Do you have any other tips? Let me know in the comment.

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