Happy Birthday to The Oak

Today is July 30th and the birthday of the greatest bodybuilder the world has ever seen.  Of course its none other than the great Arnold Schwarzenegger!  Arnold turns a bright a chipper 63 yrs young and has all but wrapped up his movie career but in exactly 2 weeks you can see him once again on the big screen but this time hes not alone!  For the first time ever the three most bad ass action stars from the 80′s and 90′s are together!  Bruce Willis, Sylvestor Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger!

Although his appearance has changed we will still remember him as the muscled Austrian with an attitude and charisma to boot that landed him victories in countless bodybuilding competitions.  Here is a small Gallery I put together of some of his most memorable photos.

Purpose of Project Arnold

Good day readers!  Thank you for your support and continued interest in my site and I promise you that I will continue to add lots of good content from personally written articles to photos of nutrition, reviews of supplements, videos, etc..

The exact purpose of my site seems to have confused some people so I decided to take the time to explain what my intentions are.

I am NOT trying to be Arnold Schwarzenegger!

To be honest no one can, is or ever will be Arnold besides Arnold himself

The purpose of this site is to relate to someone who has an inspiration story of life, an incredible work ethic and determination to succeed at whatever they set their sights and their hearts to.  This is what I am doing.  I decided to emulate all of these traits that Schwarzenegger possesses and better my body, my mind, my spirit, etc..

I hope you continue to follow along and pass the word on to your friends and family or anyone else that is needing some drive and motivation to better themselves.  Stay tuned for more because you will see a change that will silence the doubters!

Fish Tacos with Pico de gallo and Jalapeno Cilantro Cream Sauce

Today for dinner I made fish tacos.  Its a variation of a recipe I found online at www.foodtv.com but decided to change it a bit mostly because I didn’t have all the ingredients.  Below is the prep work for the pico de gallo topping as well as a creamy jalapeno cilantro dressing that you spread on the tortilla.  Its a very healthy recipe since you’re using low fat ingredients and fresh vegetables.

Heres a little overview of the pictures.  The first photo is the ingredients needed for the cream sauce.  You have your jalapenos diced, onions and green onions.  Not pictured is minced garlic.  Just one glove and you’re good.  Saute or ‘sweat’ the first 3 ingredients in olive oil then add garlic once they’ve been caramalized.  If the mixture is a bit dry add water or even a few tables spoons of chicken stock.  Once they’ve simmered on low for about 7 mins take it out and mix with 1/2 cup of light sour cream, 1/2 cup of light mayo, a generour portion of cilantro (I love it so I put more)  salt, pepper and half the juice of a half a lime.  Mix it all together and refrigerate for atleast 2 hours.  You want the sauce to be cold and thick.  Serve whenever you sit down for dinner.

The next few shots are of the mackerel.  I season it with cumin, salt, pepper and chicken fajita seasoning.  It needed more cumin since the fish taste is strong and you cannot taste the seasoning so more is better!

The last shots are of the pico de gallo topping.  Its simple.  Start with jalapenos, deseed them using a spoon and dice.  Use roma tomatoes for the pico.  You want to slice them in half and deseed them as well.  If you dont your pico will be too runny.  Dice the tomatos as well.  Always use lots of cilantro.  The onions were diced so about a 1/4 cup for all of this was ideal.  Add salt, pepper, lime juice, and a tablespoon of olive oil. Mix well, seal and let sit for a few hours.  The longer the better.

Hope you guys enjoyed the details!

Here is a video of the mackerel I put on the grill.

The final product.  Add some broccoli slaw for crunch, rice and sliced avocados.  The bean and corn mixture is mixed with mango, onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper

My last cheese steak

I’ve been doing The Biggest Loser 2.0 since April and managed to lose an additional 19 lbs. I told my friend and I that the day of the final weighin which is today that I will be enjoying my last cheese steak for a very long time. Needless to say the sandwich is sitting very heavy in my stomach since I’m not use to eating such rich food. Was it a bit too much? nah! Well worth it and very well deserved!

We are live!

Today is the day!  We are officially live! Today is the last day of this old life.  I am now aiming towards a better brighter lifestyle that will effect all those around me in a positive way.

I will be posting a video today and will regularly update the blog with new information, pictures, galleries, videos, etc..  Thanks for visiting and keep it here!