Yesterday was the first day of my new 24 day challenge for 2018, but the company has renamed the challenge the 24 day jump starter that is now part of an 80 day system. I guess if I feel like it on day 25, I’ll continue on and find out what that’s all about, but for now I am focused on getting through the first few days. Yesterday and today went well, I exercised and ate clean, took my supplements, and got some rest. I woke up early today and realized I’m starting to feel different. Kind of like the fat around my face is starting to burn away. To me this is a good feeling because I know I am going in the right direction in terms of weight loss. I was down a pound during this morning’s weigh in. I felt like my body was starting to make an adjustment and I had some moments of coffee with drawl. I forgot how irritable I can get without it, but it’s nice to put the java down and inhale some nice clean water. I went to the store after work and I wanted to eat everything that my eyes laid on, but I restrained myself and settled for some Boar’s Head turkey breast and veggies. I sauteed the combination in olive oil and dusted it with some spices and Bon Appétit baby. Other than that I met some great people today, and learned some valuable lessons.
If you have ever been to California and seen a stand full of brochures of things to do, one of those things that pops out is Hearst Castle. The creator William Randolph Hearst was heir to the fortune of his father George Hearst who literally struck it rich during the gold rush of California in the 1800’s. William spent his younger life touring the world with his mother and he developed a taste for fine art, sculptures, and tapestries. William grew up to be one of the richest men in the United States, and was the media mogul of his day. He owned vast amounts of newspapers, and periodicals as well as a fortune in land and real estate. One of his creations Casa Grande now named Hearst Castle is a California State owned park which William donated upon his death. Visitors and tourists can purchase a ticket to the home and enjoy the day in a guided tour. You’ll find Hearst’s Castle to be a wonderful stop for a history lesson and a chance to see some of the best art work from all over the world. You can visit Hearst Castle at 750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452.