Wednesday, August 27, 2008

To Each His Own

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

As I have studied the people who I consider mentors in my quest for health and a body I am proud of, I have found a common thread. Each has found his or her own way. The universal truths are vigorous exercise and clean eating, but from there, each person has a different course of action. Some fast intermittently. Others eat 6 or 7 times a day. Each one, though, has found a comfortable groove for a diet, one he or she has found independently. The keys are that each one is comfortable and each one is different.

Realizing this has been a nice epiphany for me. For a long time, I have been trying to fit myself into someone else's cookie cutter. Struggling for someone else's answer to my own very personal question. I am still trying very hard to find that area in which I am comfortable. I think I am getting closer, but am nowhere near being in a groove. So I will continue my search for what is comfortable for me.

In this search, I have found one seriously awesome treat. You might have noticed the pic in the sidebar of Revolutionary Nutrition's Bionic Whey Protein. I've tried almost every protein powder out there, and I have no doubts this is the best. I look forward to it as a treat every day. I've also discovered that it mixes unbelievably well with nut butters. These protein bars are GREAT at work.

Bionic Whey Protein Bars

1 scoop Bionic Whey protein: vanilla, chocolate and banana all work well
1 tbsp organic peanut butter or almond butter
2-2.5 tsp water

Blend together thoroughly which will take considerable effort. Press together in the bottom of a cupcake pan. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.

5 rounds of 30 sec each
20kg row r
20kg row l
8kg split squat r
8kg split squat l

25 20kg swings for 6 sets with 20 sec rest b/w sets.


  1. The best diet I ever had was when I was a vegan. I shed weight great. 50 lbs in a matter of months. Zero stretch marks.

    I've been toying with the idea of doing it again, but somethings have been keeping me from doing it.

  2. I love th way you write. Very elegant! That said, diet does seem to be a fairly personal thing. I do the Warrior Diet, then I eat 6 meals a day for awhile. Then I cheat like the dickens....Then I eat clean. Eating clean really gives me incredible mental acuity as well.

  3. OMG... isn't nice when you finally realize there are a lot fewer rules in the world of a perfect diet? Somehow to the horror of many I managed to thrive all these years without breakfast...

  4. Sandy,
    Thank you for the wonderful compliment. And I agree, I'm amazed how much more consistent my energy levels are and how much more sharply I think now that I am eating right.

    You mean your brain didn't just shrivel up into a useless, thoughtless prune?! LOL