Sunday, January 9, 2011

What's up!!!!!!

I'm back, at least in cyberspace.... I haven't gone anywhere really, I just stopped blogging....

So what have I been up too in the last year or so?

A bunch, I've been teaching fitness classes (Pilate's, zumba etc) and dancing a bunch (I'm in my second season with a professional modern dance company.

I weight 30 pounds less then I did this time last year, and working on the final bit...
I eat better foods, I exercise a ton, and I have never been happier.

I have started lifting free weights again (loving it, forgot how good it feels to pump iron)

I am also currently on A 7 DAY DETOX
I'm in day two, but this will be a whole different blog....

Happy New Year Everyone, and stay tuned great things to come.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

the "circle of life" or how the man is keeping us down....

I am still processing everything I have been reading the last couple of weeks. I am normally a quick read, but this book has proven to be so thought provoking that I find myself only able to get through two chapters a night....

I am not normally a big conspiracy theory kind of guy... but our American culture/political machine, or whatever you want to call it, has our very society on a crash course with disaster!

In the name of more/cheep/forever shelf life/over processed food, we are ruining our very bodies.... making more health problems, and putting a greater strain on our health care system.

the epic levels of obesity and other diseases are all directly related to our over eating.... even when we don't think we are over eating, we are, due to all the extra stuff they are putting into ALL of our foods ( challenge, walk into your kitchen and try to put together a meal without ANY High fructose Corn Syrup, or any derivative of it.... good luck)

HFCS has an ad campaign now to give it a positive spin. If it needs this, shouldn't that be telling us something is very wrong?

Look at it this way, if the Meat industry has found that feeding the cattle a diet of corn can fatten them up three times faster then their normal grass diet, shouldn't that tell us something?

Corn is the wonder food... it packs an amazing caloric punch, too much of one. without us knowing or trying, we are eating TONS of it, every year. This is making us fatter and fatter...
and adding to a host of medical problems....

The human body is designed to crave sweet things ( it is a survival trait, so we put on weight to get through the next drought or disaster ) the more sweet we eat, the more we crave.... this insane packed diet of HFCS's is feeding into this cycle... trapping us into becoming fatter and more unhealthy.

I know I sound a little crazy right now.... but read this book, and you will understand it.

I have a lot to learn about food and nutrition. I really didn't understand how much I didn't know.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

So it takes a lot to shut me up...

Hello all! I know myself well. I am the ultimate Chatty Kathy. Its a part of my charm ,and a flaw. I am OK with this. I know who I am.

My point with all this is, there is a reason why I have not blogged in a while. I am speechless.

Everyone go out and read this book!

The Omnivore's Dilemma, a natural history of four meals
Michael Pollan

I am more that half way through this book, and it has changed the way I look at the world, what I eat, and the ramifications of our nations behavior.

this book has left me speechless. READ THIS BOOK!

PS Don't worry Nick, I am still on track.

In spite of work being a total madhouse, I am still eating better (although my eating habits are going to improve even more!) and doing my workouts.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What I have been up too...

Its been a while, but things are good. I am still exercising, eating right, and feeling good. I have been spending a lot of time and energy reading different theories on nutrition and the human body. Some fascinating findings, I will up date my blog tonight with my reading list.

Slow and steady I am reshaping my body. I am going to start making some adjustments to my food intake and see what happens from there.

Good times.

Monday, March 16, 2009


I have the week off! (kind of, I have to work tomorrow, but the rest of the week is mine!)

things are going well. I feel good, I'm liking the way I am looking, and I like the direction things are going.

good times!

Sunday, March 8, 2009


I don't have much to report today. I am now almost half way through the semester, crunch time, when everything happens at once. Because I have retrained my mind and my body, I am not falling into my old habits. I still get up in the morning, exercise, eat a healthy breakfast, and plan for my day.

I am eating normal meals throughout the day, instead of skipping meals and then shoveling too much food in late at night, post show.

I feel good.
I am handling the stress level better...
Oh and did I mention, my blood pressure and resting heart rate have gone down, I am being better to my ticker! GOOD TIMES!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Loving the body I am in...

I feel like I have finished the first chapter in working toward a new me. I have made some quality improvements in my health and lifestyle habits. I am teaching myself how to look at myself. I know that sounds cheesy, but really its true, we are our own worst enemies.

I am learning, when we focus on all the negative and the things we hate, it only sends us down a bad path, "oh well, I am fat anyway, I will eat this, or fuck getting on the treadmill, it won't help"

Embracing what is good about me and my body, is making it easier to work on the things that need work. Each day I feel better inside and out. It is magic. Its magic that I am creating myself.

This working on me, if making me get back to doing the things I want to do in my life. I went to an audition this week (My first real audition in OVER TWO YEARS) I held my own, I had fun, and I survived the dance call. I am getting ready for others.

Each new day brings me closer to where I want to be, and who I want to be.