ROD 103010


Saturday, 30Oct10


Totten Tornado

For time: non-stop/rest when you have to
25 Squats
25 Push-ups
25 H2H Kettlebell swings
25 MB Russian Twists
50 Squats
50 Push-ups
50 H2H Kettlebell swings
50 MB Russian Twists
75 Squats
75 Push-ups
75 H2H Kettlebell swings
75 MB Russian Twists


My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.” – Michael Jordan


A few of the delicious morsels you should be eating

A Few Guidelines

Let’s keep it simple: Eat real foods, preferably in their natural state. I think it’s pretty easy to figure out what is “food” and what isn’t. A few things to remember:

  • Food grows and dies. It isn’t created.
  • Food rots, wilts, and becomes generally unappetizing, typically rather quickly.
  • Food doesn’t need an ingredient label (and probably isn’t in a package either).
  • Food doesn’t have celebrity endorsements.
  • Food doesn’t make health claims.

Let’s give some foods this simple test and see if we should eat them:

  • Broccoli – Most certainly a real food
  • Steak – Deliciously real food, straight off the cow
  • Oreo cookies – Hold while I read the ingredients. Are you serious?
  • Eggs – Bingo
  • Walnuts – Check
  • Spaghetti – I don’t recall seeing a spaghetti tree on my last hike
  • Pop-Tarts – Just seeing if you’re paying attention
  • Pasteurized/Homogenized Milk – Nope, not in its natural state
  • Raw Milk – Yep, real food, naturally

Sure, there are still a few gray areas. That’s the life of an omnivore. For instance, what about oatmeal and other whole grains? Those are things you will have to decide for yourself. My guidance is to keep grains to a minimum, if included at all. Cheddar cheese from raw milk? Probably okay. Velveeta? Not so much. Lard? For sure. Olive oil? I say yes, though it could be argued both ways. Crisco and margarine? Not a chance.

Need Help Learning To Cook Real Food?

huk 150x150 Nutrition 101: The Basics That Will Keep You HealthyIf you’ve been eating the standard low-fat, grain-heavy diet for any length of time, making the switch to a lifestyle based around real health-supporting foods can be hard. Luckily, there are some great cookbooks out there by people that have been living the life.

I found a cookbook called Healthy Urban Kitchen by Antonio Valladares that is really top-notch stuff. From eggs to vegetables, beef to chicken to pork, lamb to salmon…Antonio has it all covered.

So if you’re just adopting a new lifestyle and looking for help in making the change or if you’ve been eating this way for awhile and are looking for some new ideas, pick up Antonio’s cookbook.

What do you think? Is eating real food enough to achieve top health?