Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Horatio Sanz Loses

If you're one of the millions of people who are scratching their head over how former "Saturday Night Live" star Horatio Sanz went from looking like this to this!. Well, it's a kind of good news/bad news situation.

The bad news is that he didn't shamelessly plug Nimdiet.com! But the good news is that he did loss close to 100 pounds by simply eating better and working out. What's more, you too can lose weight just as easily by checking out nimdiet.com. By providing you with 3 fresh meals, 2 snacks and a dessert delivered to your door before 6am, we'll take care of the first 50 pounds!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Burn Calories Without Trying!

Now I know what you're thinking. "I've already signed up for NIM! Are there really any other ways out there in which I can lose weight without trying?" Well getting delicious and healthy meals delivered to your door is only the first step. Here are four more ways that you can lose weight with minimal effort.

1. Walking up escalators and stairs for just five minutes a day burns 144 calories.

2. Raking leaves burns about 50 calories per every half hour.

3. Chewing sugarless gum burns about 11 calories an hour.

4. Washing your car by hand will burn 280 calories an hour.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tips & Tricks for a Healthy Thanksgiving, No Really it's Possible!

Yes we get it. Thanksgiving is that one holiday when lets face it, you eat 'till you drop. Unfortunately, an endless evening of fattening, face-stuffing, belly-popping, sleep-inducing food might not be the best idea in terms of a little thing we like to call your health. Even if it is only a once year a thing.

Which is why we've scoured the web for some Healthy Thanksgiving Tips and Alternatives:

1.Bring your own dish: By bringing your own dish, you don't necessarily need to stick to traditional thanksgiving food and you have an alternative on what to eat. You should choose to make something that is low in fat, that is full of vegetables and that will help keep you healthy during your stay at the relatives. [Source]

2. Don't Eat on an Empty Stomach: According to Chef Kyle Shadix, a culinary instructor with The Art Institute of New York City, one of the most effective ways to not stuff yourself stick is to not let yourself starve before the turkey carving begins. "Never head to a meal you know is going to be big on an empty stomach," he says. Chef Shadix suggests nibbling on low fat dips, yogurt and fat free sour cream before the big meal. [Source]

3. Cranberries: Not only do the precious red berries add a splash of color to your holiday meal, they pack a powerful punchw hen it comes to antioxidants. According to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that ranked the antioxidant value of a variety of fruits, cranberries come out on top. Compared with 19 common fruits, cranberries had the highest level of antioxidants - even more than blueberries. Antioxidants are compounds that protect the cells from damage and may help prevent disease, including cancer. [Source]

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Holiday Recipes from

While Nutrition in Motion's Diet Delivery program remains a fundamental component to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. There is one day, when even the health nuts at NIM take a break. That day is Thanksgiving.

Which is why we wanted to share an exclusive new recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole sent to us by Chef Gordon Ramsay.

Ingredients:

Potatoes:
9 cups Sweet Potatoes, Cooked and Mashed
3 cups Sugar
½ tbsp Salt
3 Eggs (beaten)
½ tbsp Vanilla Extract

Topping:
3 cups Brown Sugar (packed)
1 cup Flour
3 cups Chopped Walnuts
½ cup Butter (melted)

Directions:
In a large mixing bowl combine: sweet potatoes, sugar, salt, egg, milk and vanilla. Stir well and set aside.
Combine the brown sugar, flour, pecans and butter in a bowl and mix well.
Spread sweet potato mix into a greased baking dish. Sprinkle top with brown sugar mix. Cover and freeze.
When needed, remove pan from freezer
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Monday, November 17, 2008

'Tis the Season... to Stay Healthy

With summer a distant memory and snow just around the corner, 'tis the season to catch a cold. Which is why, the health nuts at nimdiet.com are here today with three important things you need to do the moment you feel a cold coming on.

1. Stock up on Chicken Soup: Not only does that classic bowl of [insert your favorite brand here] contain many of the anti-inflammatory properties that contribute to the inflammation that causes cold symptoms. The heat may help open nasal passages.

2. Vitamin C: Milk isn't the only liquid that does a body good. Vitamin C, which in our case includes our personal favorite Orange Juice helps to stave off infection.

3. Zinc Lozenges: According to medical experts far smarter than us lowly bloggers, zinc is vital for your immune system to function

And remember, only you can prevent the on-set of a common cold! And Forest Fires, but that's another post for another day.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

One-Third of Heart Attacks - Triggered by Junk Food.


"Canadian scientists said Monday that more than one third of all heart attacks worldwide are cause by Western diets containing high amounts of meat, salt and fried foods."

"Dr. Salim Yusuf at McMaster University in Ontario, and his team surveyed more than 16,000 patients, 5,700 of who had just experienced their first heart attack. The researchers obtained blood samples and had each participant complete a detailed survey about their eating habits between February 1999 and March 2003."

"Dr. Yusuf's team found that participants who consumed more fruits and vegetables lowered their risk of a heart attack by 30 percent compared with those who ate little or none of these foods."

"Approximately 80 percent of global cardivascular disease burden occurs in low-and middle income countries."

(Source by Red Orbit)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Slim With NIM: Chicken and Red Lentil Soup

Ingredients:
2 Celery Stalks, Coarsely Chopped
1 Medium Onion, (Cooking), Coarsely Chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, Peeled Chopped
1 DRYTSP. Curry Powder
1/2 tsp. Ginger, Chopped
1/2 DRYTSP. Cumin
1/4 DRYTSP. Red Pepper, (Crushed and Dried)
3/4 Cup Red Lentils, Dry
700 ml. Chicken Broth (can use the dry low sodium kind mixed with water)
16 Oz Meat - Chicken - Boneless, Skinless, Breasts
2 tsp. Tomato Paste
500 ml Water (Cold)
1 Sprig Green Onion, Chopped for Garnish
2 tsp. Olive Oil - Extra Virgin
1/2 tsp. Salt (Kosher)

Serves: 4

Directions:
1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.
2. Add the celery, onion, garlic, curry powder, ginger, cumin, and pepper flakes. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until the vegetables have softened.
3. Stir in the lentils and place the whole chicken breasts on top. Add the broth.
4. In a separate bowl, combine the tomato paste with the water then stir into the vegetable mixture.
5. Partially cover and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft and the chicken is cooked through.
6. Remove the pot from the heat. Remove the chicken from the pot and shred with a fork.
7. Return the shredded chicken back to the pot and add the salt.
8. Evenly divide the soup into bowls.
9. Sprinkle the scallion on top for garnish.

400 Units A Day Keeps The Doctor Away!


The suggested daily amount of Vitamin D is now 400 units.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics; "kids from newborns to teenagers should take twice as much Vitamin D as previously recommended because it may help prevent serious disease." (It also keeps your bones strong!)

In addition to finding Vitamin D in Milk, tuna and of course the Sun, the remanding necessary amount can be found in tablets or drops.

(Source by The Washington Post)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Message From The Queen.


"For me, it's not about a body image thing. I feel pretty confident. I do realize I'm a role model to a lot of people, and I've been a role model for confidence. I feel being a healthier person is a good thing. If I can set the example for confidence on the inside, why not set it for confidence on the outside as well?"

Queen Latifah on personally loosing weight.

(Source by HollyScoop)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Just A Reminder...


...that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Now is the time to show your support and make a donation - (or at least wear some pink!)

According to the American Cancer Society, there will be 182,460 new cases of breast cancer in the U.S for women.

(Source by eFlux Media)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Dieting Dolphins?


At the Kinosaki Marine World in Japan, Dolphins are on a special diet because they are unable to perform tricks.

A message posted by an aquarium zoo keeper asked park attendees' "to please be lenient with them as they are making efforts to lose weight."

So in case you've been feeling down about adding some extra pounds over the summer -remember the dolphins are on your side!

(Source by The Telegraph)

Friday, September 26, 2008

"The Office" Jumps on the Weight Loss Banwaggon



In case you missed the season premier of the hit show "The Office" (or perhaps for some crazy reason don't watch it) - the episode focused on weight loss. In fact, even the title of the episode was called "Weight Loss."

Dunder-Mifflin announces a company wide weight-loss competition with the prize being an extra three days of vacation for the winning branch. Needles to say hilarity ensues and no real weight loss is actually...well, lost.

The question is - in the real workplace, do you actually think something like a weight-loss competition would be successful? I would have to say no and that it simply points the finger at people and make's them feel uncomfortable. At the end of the day it comes down to individual perseverance and making the decision for yourself, for the right reasons.

Still, what a funny episode!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Freshman 15...Meet Your Worst Enemy!



myNutrition is a new web-site designed to help students track their on-campus food intake.

Created by Washington State University (WSU) Dining Services, the site provides students and staff nutritional information on food served at the dining centers.

Annie Roe, a registered dietitian and founder of the myNutrition program explains, "there is a link to the Dining Services recipe database, you just pick where you ate and select what you had then it will give you all of the nutrition information."

I have to say this seems like a great way for young people to be more aware of what they put into their body! Hopefully the program will be a new standard for ALL Universities and Colleges.

(Source by Daily Evergreen)

Slim With NIM: Sweet Potato Fries

These fries are a healthy and delicious alternative to French fries!

Ingredients:
1 Cup Yams, Jumbo
1/8 DRYTSP Pepper (Ground Black Pepper)
1/8 DRYTSP Oregano (Dried)
1/8 DRYTSP Basil (Dried)
1/2 tsp Lemon Juice - Bottled (fresh is ideal)
1/8 DRYTSP Salt (Kosher)
1 tsp Olive Oil - Extra Virgin

Serves: 1

Directions:
Peel Potatoes and cut into 3" Long French Fries (1/2" thick)

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Boil or microwave potatoes in water until soft. Toss with seasonings, lemon juice, salt, pepper and olive oil.

3. Arrange fries on baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until crispy.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Take a Tip From Nate Dogg and EAT Healthy!



39-year-old rapper/producer Nate Dogg,real name Nathaniel Hale, "has suffered another stroke from his bad eating habits and unhealthy lifestyle," according to his cousin Donald Smith.

The 4-time Grammy Nominee (and cousin to Snoop Dogg) made his debut in 1992, since then having contributed to or featured in over 60 chart singles. 

Currently he is in stable condition, and off life support, however he still requires the use of a feeding tube.

Get better Nate!

(Source by MTV UK)

Oldest Man In The World Shares Personal Diet Tips



At 113 years of age, Tomoji Tanabe, from Japan, relies on a diet of fried shrimp, a glass of milk a day and no alcohol or cigarettes.

"His favourite food is fried shrimp, but we've heard that he's cut back on oily food," said an official at his hometown of Miyakonojo, roughly 900 km from Tokyo.

Japan has one of the world's highest life expectancy rates. This is attributed to a variety of factors including a "traditional healthy diet with plenty of vegetables. Japanese woman have topped the world's longevity ranks for 23 years, while men rank third after Iceland and Hong Kong."

(Source by Sky News)

Monday, September 15, 2008

On Your Mark, Get Set, J.Lo!



This past weekend Jennifer Lopez participated in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon, in an effort to raise money for the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Not only was it for an amazing cause, but also a great way for her to shed some of the recent weight gained after giving birth to twins last month!

Other celebs' to enjoy the event included, Matthew McConaughey William H. Macy, Anna Kournikova, and former Saved by The Bell star Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

(J.Lo enjoying a moment with husband Mark Anthony)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Slim With NIM: Guacamole

This light and refreshing snack is great to eat as is or with multigrain tortilla chips!

Ingredients:
1 small red onion - diced
1/4 cup, fresh cilantro - chopped
1 garlic clove - peeled, minced
3 Avocados - peeled and mashed
1.5 cups plum tomatoes - seeded and finely chopped
60 ml Lime Juice - Fresh
1 DRYTSP Salt (kosher)

Serves: 6

Directions:
1. In a medium bowl, wearing gloves, mash together the avocados and lime juice by hand until smooth consistency has been achieved, Mix in salt.

2. Mix in onion, cilantro, tomatoes and garlic.

3. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Phelps Signs Deal with McDonald's & Frosted Flakes?



It's always nice when celebrities set "fine" examples for others (especially kids) to follow. In fact, now that Olympic Superstar Michael Phelps has signed a lucrative deal with McDonald's and Frosted Flakes, you can be sure that will be all I'm eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I'm serious! If Michael Phelps (arguably one of the greatest athletes of the decade) is on the Mickey Dee's diet than it can't be that bad for you! 

Oh wait, I apologize! He signed a deal with Corn Flakes too - so it's all good right? I mean how many kids are willingly eating Corn Flakes these days?

Way to sell out Phelps! Nice to know you're putting those gold medals to use...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Slim With NIM: Strawberry Spinach Salad

Ingredients:
1 tbsp. Sesame Seeds
1 tsp. Poppy Seeds
1 tbsp. Honey
2 tbsp. Olive Oil - Extra Virgin
1 tbsp. Vinegar (White)
1/8 tsp. Paprika
5 Gram Onion (Red), Minced
100 Gram Spinach (Baby)
100 Gram Strawberries, Halved
4 tbsp. Nuts (Almond Slivers)

Serves: 2

Directions:
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, honey, olive oil, vinegar, paprika and onion.

2. Layer salad bowl with spinach, then strawberries, then almonds. Toss salad with dressing and serve..

(Calories: 208)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

45.7 Million Americans Lack Health Insurance



Wow! That's pretty much equivalent to the number of people who live in Canada! And this is supposed to be America (whatever that means!)

(Source by WebMD)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Jamie Oliver Blasts Own Country's People Calling Them "Drunks with Horrible Diets"



Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is facing the music after returning from France where he made a number of crude comments, describing British people as "drunks with diets worse than those found in the poorest slums of Soweto." 

"The people I'm telling you about have huge TV sets - a lot bigger than mine! They have state of the art mobile phones, cars and they go and get drunk in pubs at the weekend - their poverty shows in the way they feed themselves. I found the cooking of the inhabitants of the slum in Soweto in South Africa a lot more diverse than ours. It's true! I'm going to be harsh, but I think a lot of English people's food lacks heart. It's bland."

First of all...nice cover. Second, which people are you exactly referring to who have TV sets bigger than yours? Aren't you some kind of multi-million dollar-celebrity-chef-extraordinaire, who just happens to be set for life? 

Tsk, tsk Jamie. Shouldn't you be inspiring your country to eat and BE healthy? I don't think Brit's will find your comments very inspiring....ya JERK!

And don't lie. I bet you have a nice 50" HD Plasma...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

TomAYto – TomAHto

Heirloom Tomatoes
By Jo Gryfe (Official NIM Blogger)

Sometimes shopping for tomatoes can make you feel as if you are lost in a technicolour dreamcoat of variety. At their summertime peak, these delicious ruby bulbs dress up in yellow and orange or shrink down to the bite-size of a grape or cherry. 

But perhaps the most coveted member of the tomato family is the heirloom tomato; with radiant colors and unique shapes, it is as if Mother Nature showed up on your plate as the Betsey Johnson of produce.

Usually quadruple the price of standard tomatoes, these disfigured jewels have become a staple in elegant first courses and gourmet dining. As a result of this elevation to gastronomic superstardom, many people are beginning to ask what is so fantastic about this uber chic fruit.

In Heirloom 101, the most important thing to understand is that these tomatoes are cultivated through open pollination. This basically means that in order to grow these delicious treasures, you have to throw your farming to the wind…literally. All pollination is carried out through natural carriers such as birds, insects, and gusty winds. Since this form of pollination is uncontrollable, various genetic traits are adopted en route- picked up from wherever the carrier travels- resulting in the vibrant and incredibly unique collection of heirloom tomatoes available today.

This return to natural farming practices allows the bold and refreshing flavor of produce undisturbed by harsh chemicals to explode on your taste buds. It is also important to keep in mind that the color of the tomato represents a varied level of acidity and sweetness. In other words, a yellow heirloom (such as the Garden Peach) is very sweet with the lowest acid levels of all the varieties, while a purple tomato (such as a Cherokee Purple) has a deeper, woodsier flavor due to its higher acid levels. Aside from the taste, the vast spectrum of colors and sizes of heirloom tomatoes transforms a delicious salad into pure eye candy.

So in these last few days of summer, go to your local farmers market or good quality supermarket, and treat yourself and your family to these jewels of summer!

Friday, August 22, 2008

"Cuisines of the Axis of Evil"

This is something I found today which made me laugh out loud (ok...maybe it was more of a quiet chuckle) but still I thought worthy enough to share with you!

The following is an excerpt from the new recipe book "Cuisines of the Axis of Evil and Other Irritating States" by Chris Fair

"While most folks recognize the power of food to bring people together, I notice most its power to divide. Many religions enshrine various forms of commensalisms, or rules that govern with whom you can eat and with whom you cannot. In Hinduism, high-caste persons can't eat in the presence of those who are low caste, whose very shadow defiles the former. Many religions specify not only the animals that can be eaten but the ways in which those animals must be killed as a precondition for eating them and the means by which they must be prepared. This can seriously limit the number of people one can eat with.

Cuisines also yield some insights into the social structure of countries in question. Indian food is time-intensive and requires either a platoon of servants or a daughter-in-law. Women can spend hours of their day slicing and dicing up tiny vegetables, slaving over an open gas burner with little or no ventilation, and, in some cases, cooking up their family victuals over a fire made of desiccated cow dung! And as housewives everywhere hang up their apron for a computer or a real estate license, food slopped to their families changes accordingly. Yet despite the obvious centrality of women in food production and preparation, in many parts of the world, men and women are socially barred from eating together. More disturbing, while women do all the heavy lifting and cooking of those meals, in some places those same women are resigned to eat whatever scraps their men-folk have left for them.

In other words, eating structures power and social relations in ways that most of us have internalized without much thought. Because food is important to me and because my pre-marriage dating list resembled the roll call of the U.N. General Assembly, I've had to abandon relationships with men who were Jewish, Muslim, or Hindu simply because of their eating rules. I eat pork, drink booze, and think vegetarian cuisine is best left for ruminates. I found their eating issues to be bigger hindrances than their various religious commitments, because food—in its preparation and in its consumption—is one of the most fundamental things that we as humans share, and these rules critically create groups who can be included or alternatively excluded in this most primal act.

Food also encapsulates differences in social mores between and within cultures. For example, Americans flinch at those Chinese, Vietnamese, and Koreans who eat dog and cat—man's best and passable friends, respectively. Some Hindus in India are disgusted that we love eating our cows, with whom they share their own spiritual affections. While Americans think of their beloved horses as being akin to big dogs, folks in Central Asia love their horses too—formed into spicy sausages and gracing a fatty pullov. My Chinese colleagues and friends have pointed out how wasteful Americans are when we only eat part of the animal and discard the rest. They are correct to ask, why is a beef steak delicious but a brazed ox penis is repugnant?

Similarly, folks in many Muslim countries are obsessed with various animal parts with alleged properties conferring sexual prowess upon its consumers. For instance, in several places in the Muslim world, it is a delicacy to eat the "egg of lamb," which, as you may have guessed, is the poor animal's family jewels. As you stroll through the meat bazaars of the Muslim world, you are greeted by elegant piles of elaborately arranged organ meat, kept glistening by the efforts of the shopkeepers who sprinkle them with water dotingly. Often they are decorated with garlands of chili peppers, sliced tomatoes, and red onions. Pakistanis love their brain curry and their spicy stew of goat head and feet. The latter, sir paya, is particularly disconcerting, with at least one whole goat head staring up at you blankly from the pot. I flee from this dish when I see it, but I have to ask myself why I find these offerings to be vile while I am perfectly happy eating other parts of that same goat in curries or as kebabs. Similarly, why do most Americans find the Asian culinary custom of eating cockroaches disgusting when most of us eat shrimp and lobster, which are little more than the cockroaches of the sea? Clearly these value judgments of what is or is not edible reflect cultural values that we rarely consider—until we are confronted with one of these affronting delicacies.

Only the foolish would underestimate the social and political importance of food when, in fact, every aspect of what we put into our mouths is burdened with social, political, religious, and even militarized baggage even though most of us remain woefully unaware of the same. It seems to me that cuisine is a perfectly defensible lens through which to look at the countries examined herein and U.S. policies toward the same, and I hope you will agree."

Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did! If you want to check out the rest of it -you can buy a copy online, or in most major book stores.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Kid's Meals = Nutrition Nightmare...

Why so happy Ronald? And why aren't those kids overweight?

According to a report released by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), 90% of kid's meals at fast-food restaurants exceed the recommended amount of calories a child should be consuming. This may be one of the key factors to child obesity.

Margo Wootan, CSPI nutrition policy director said, "people may not get a heart attack until their 50's or 60's, but arteries begin to clog in childhood. Most of these kid's meals appear to be designed to put America's children on the fast track to obesity, disability, heart attack or diabetes."

The average child should have no more than 1,200 - 1,300 calories per day. Data from a study involving 13 fast-food chains, found 93% of 1,474 possible food selections contained an entire days worth of calories in one meal.

I think parents are well aware that fast-food is an unhealthy meal choice, regardless, it's convenient and easy pleasing (at least for your kid), so nutrition must sometimes be sacrificed. This is something that is obviously understandable - after all, parents have the hardest job in the world, (unless you happen to be a professional bear wrangler). It should be in the restaurants hands to provide healthy selections for parents that are still kid-pleasing.

McDonald's is kind of trying (but let's face it, not really) to lead the pack by introducing apple slices instead of french fries. Mmmmm sound's good, but I wonder how many calories are added when that same apple slice is drenched in Ronald's famous honey sauce? Sorry to bash the righteous attempt by McDonald's, but the point is that it's not a good enough start.

If fast-food chains added a few more dollars to their food budget instead of to their advertising budget, maybe then would it be a healthy choice to have dinner at KFC.

(Source by Reuters)

Another Thought...(continued from the "First Blog")

I wonder how long Jughead would live if they had an older version of the "Archie" comic books? Would he still be eating like a pig and looking like a twig? I doubt it. The years must of caught up with him.

Forgive me for saying so, but those over-exaggerated comics provided hours of mindless reading for me as a child. Hey, at least I was reading something, right? Anyone who has ever read or flipped through a copy would probably be familiar with the Jughead character. If not, that's him in the picture above. Always wearing the "burger king-type crown" and always stuffing his face with junk food. You'd think that Jughead would be a big kid if you had never seen a picture of him. His daily after school routine includes eating as many hamburgers from Pop Tate's Chok'lit Shoppe as his allowance will let him. Despite his obsession with food, his figure depicts a tall, lanky and thin teenager.

Now what kind of message is that for kids? Leading them to believe you can eat as much unhealthy food as you want and not face the consequences. Boy did Jughead ruin my life! I'm the exact same as he is, minus the tall part unfortunately. I can eat anything without it taking a toll on my body, at least for now...fingers crossed! Really though, its unfortunate because honestly, if he had been an exercise fanatic or something more along those lines, maybe I would have been too?

This all led me to think of something I like to call the "Jughead Effect". When you knowingly are doing something harmful to your body, yet you ignore it based on how the same thing effects others. For example: If Jughead can eat nothing but junk food and red meat all the time, so can I. Come on - he's skinny and can run fast enough to escape Big Ethel, (the chick that loves the guy, but hey, Jughead does NOT like girls...yukkyyy). A more serious example would be someone who thinks they can smoke cigarettes with no consequences because after all, "My best friends grandfather smoked all his life and he never got sick".

So the question from my previous post was "how can I be lazy and healthy"? It might not be that difficult...a 10 minute workout a day, could keep a hip replacement when your old away. At least I know that until I get the idea out of my head, that "my healthy body will always remain intact", those morning pushups are never happening. And I really do apologize for the Archie references. I swear, I haven't picked one up in years...

"Stand Up To Cancer" Where the End of Cancer Begins...

September 5, 2008 will be a night of television to remember. NBC, CBS and ABC will each be donating an hour of air time, in an effort to raise awareness and funds to help fight cancer. "Stand Up To Cancer" will feature film/t.v stars and musicians, all uniting together to provide viewers insight and hope.

(Source by IMDB)


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The First Blog

Whoever told me that to be healthy means to be miserable, should BE shot!

I think it was probably my buddy Chris, who's only consistent means of exercise is reaching through his car window to grab the McDonald's bag at the drive through. I guess you can't blame him for trying to stay active though - after all, lifting a thick, juicy and disgustingly fat burger can be strenuous!

But seriously, I'm 25 years old now...time to grow up, it's time to start being responsible, time to take action, time to be...healthy. Great. No problem...I'll just change my diet to everything well...healthy and I'll also work out, jog, or do yoga maybe - guys do yoga right??? Maybe I could spend some quality time with my mom at her pilates class (which up until last week I thought was a made up word). I don't know though...it all seems pretty intense.

I remember watching the movie "Into the Wild" and deciding that - just like Emile Hirsch's character (Chris McCandless) I also would challenge my mind and body, that I would test my physical limitations. With a fierce determination I started working out and bought protein mix and started to run in the mornings. And for almost a whole week I was doing great! Seriously I was already feeling like a mini Marky-Mark or Dolph Lundgren.

Only thing was that I hated it. I hated waking up and forcing myself to do push-ups, I hated driving to the gym or forcing myself to go on a run. Pretty much I was just being lazy and the idea of having to do anything physical was terrifying.

So how can I be healthy AND happy...in other words how can I be healthy AND lazy? That would be amazing!

to be continued...