So after a long year with lots of meditating and thinking I finally decided to continue with this blog, a year to the day. I’ve realigned and mentally cleansed myself to continue pursuing this. Big changes are coming and I’m excited!
After some long inner battles I decided to close the site down temporarily.. It may or may not be back, I don’t know. I just need to focus my attention on other things at the moment and realign myself to get my mind right and really tackle this weight problem I have.. In the meantime, enjoy the song.
Its been a long time since I posted any sort of recipe on the blog. I’ve been on this epic Kale kick lately and have really enjoyed the snack. Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber and has zero fat. It is high in iron, vitamin K, antioxidants, and many other beneficial nutrients. The benefits of kale and pretty endless. The following reciept is very easy to make and tastes delicious. All you need are the following:
- Kale (sold as a bag at Walmart as leaves with most of the stalk already removed)
- Cookie Sheet
- Olive Oil
- Seasoning (Salt, pepper, etc..)
Below you’ll find instructions with pictures on how to make this snack. Modify it as you see fit but most of all enjoy!
Had to bring back an old post for The Oak. Today is the birthday of the GREATEST BODY BUILDER EVER! Arnold Schwarzenegger! Happy Birthday!
Many movies are still coming from the greatest action star in the history of cinema!
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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 66 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!
New Update. His Best Quotes!
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.
So I decided that the current model and direction of the site wasnt what I really intended so as of now its currently being ‘rebuilt’ and revamped to something a bit different. Its not going to be what I had originally planned but something new and a bit more fresh. More informative, more content, more everything. It will take some time but I will still be updating the site every so often.
Just for shits and giggles, for those who actually view my site (not many of you but some) what would you like to see? I’d like to get some input and maybe implement your suggestions. Thanks all
So I’ve been reading up lately on something called The Paleo Diet or sometimes known as The Caveman diet. Some people believe it refers to what our ‘ancestors’ or cavemen ate during the dawn of life on earth. Whatever beliefs you have thats fine but if you look at the jist of it its simple. Eat foods that are in their most natural state. Ok, I know that grilling a chicken is no longer in its natural state but then again eating chicken raw is pretty bad for your health. No, what this means is that you consume the foods without the use of preservatives, additional sugars, nitrates, hormones, etc.. Basically if the animal is wild and the food is wild eat it! Some call it a fad or a unsustainable but if you take a look at what you can eat its pretty amazing.
You can have things like chicken, eggs, beef, pork, leafy greens, nuts, seeds, berries, etc.. are all great sources of food and energy for your body. The secret which is no secret at all is that you do not add the ‘artificial elements’ that take it out of its natural state. Adding sugar, or dairy (dairy is a big no no in Paleo) add an element that some nutritionists say is not sustainable for your body. Those ingredients are not needed and your body will thank you once it starts burning off that excess fat revealing the real you.
Paleo has also become almost synonymous with Crossfit. Many top crossfit athletes follow a strict Paleo that is used to fuel their performance The person who first introduced me was my old Crossfit trainer Laura Dowdey from Crossfit Copperfield. She swears by it and it shows. Many of her students partake in Paleo and they do find that it serves the purpose of leaning out your body and providing the energy needed to perform.
I’ll be making my first Paleo conscience meal today for lunch. The recipe below was taken from http://agymlife.com/butternut-squash-soup/
I’m hoping the flavor of the butternut squash in itself is satisfying as I really only had it doused in butter and brown sugar.
- 1 Peeled/chopped butternut squash (frozen works well)
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 quart chicken stock
- 2 TBSP coconut oil (or other Paleo-friendly oil)
- 1 TSP cinnamon
- 1/2 TSP nutmeg
- 1 TSP sea salt
- Saute Onion in large pot
- Add cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt
- Add squash to pot and pour in stock
- Boil squash until tender
- Puree soup until smooth
- Garnish options: Fresh herbs, green onions, nuts/seeds, Olive oil
The meal itself looks divine and probably tastes amazing. We’ll see tomorrow!
So in a nutshell (almonds are great for you too!) eating better is actually pretty simple. There are many exceptions to Paleo so research and see if this is something that you and your family could do. Paleo can be summed up in a single phrase; “If man made it don’t eat it”