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THE TURKEY-DAY SURVIVAL GUIDE

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Thanksgiving can be a tough time for many health conscious individuals, so follow these simple guidelines and you’ll survive the holiday like a champ!
Imagine all the savory smells that permeate the house during the holiday season: roasted turkey, baked ham, seasoned stuffing, sweet yams smothered in brown sugar and covered in a blanket of lightly toasted marshmallow. The tantalizing aromas of warm apple, peach, pecan and pumpkin pies tickle our senses, as they adorn the desert table just waiting for everyone to unbuckle their belts and make room. Oh yea, Thanksgiving feast can be tough, especially when everyone around you is gorging themselves in this food-fest of reckless gluttony, all the while encouraging you to do the same. “C’mon, it’s once a year! Relax and enjoy yourself! You look great, live a little!” Believe me, I’ve heard them all. If you give in, rest assured you’ll make everyone feel a whole lot better. Why is that? I’ll tell you why…it’s because misery loves company. I don’t know about you, but I’m going to do as I do each holiday season and stick to the plan.

Just in the nick of time – I give you the Turkey-Day Survival Guide! Follow these 5 simple rules and you’ll enjoy this holiday season without losing your game in the gym, or around your waist.

RULE #1: DON’T COME TO THE BUFFET TABLE STARVING
I always eat a healthy meal about 3 hours before the holiday feast. If I’m heading to the scene of the crime, the in-laws house where all these delectable treats will be in my face, I make sure to arm myself with a Muscle Chow worthy meal just before heading out the door. This allows me to keep my eyeballs in my head and my portions within reason. If you don’t have time, drink a protein shake or munch a protein bar. (more…)

GRASS GROWS

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

“Waiting for the fish to bite, or waiting for the wind to fly a kite.
Or waiting around for Friday night.
Or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake, or a pot to boil, or a better break.
Or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants, or a wig with curls, or another chance.
Everyone is just waiting.”
– Dr. Seuss

When it comes to making a change for your own physical wellbeing, most people prefer to wait for the perfect time to get started. They’re waiting for that special moment when all the stars are aligned and they can finally dedicate themselves to the gym and a healthy diet.

Let me tell you something – whether you’re sitting on the couch chowing twinkies, or at the office buried in paperwork…grass is still growin’, and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it. Mow the lawn and you’ll be out there again in a week to do it all over again. It’s just the nature of the beast. So while we might not be able to stop this big blue marble from spinning, we can embrace every moment and make the best of it.

Dr. Seuss is right – what are we waiting for? Forget New Years resolutions, don’t wait till Monday, never mind the first of next month – if you’ve been thinking about making a change (and I know you have), now is the time to map out a plan and get started. (more…)