Thank you Mom!

I know Mothers day was just yesterday, but if there was 2, or even 100 day’s to celebrate the Mothers of this world I wouldn’t even complain. Heck she’s put up with me for this many years! I can’t thank my Mom enough for what she’s given me. My Mom’s the one lady who really put up with all my crazy diets and competitions throughout the years and hasn’t told me to F’ Off when I get moody from dieting, not to mention  all my crazy antics.

If you’ve ever done a bodybuilding or fitness show, had to cut weight for a sport or have lived with somebody who has done one of the following, you can more than likely understand how difficult it can be to live with that person.

I spent the weekend with my family and girlfriend, and they were really helpful in keeping me on track with my diet by helping keep the foods to cater to my paleo lifestyle and stay on track for my fitness photo shoot. My Mom lost 24 lbs in 2 months following a paleo-type diet without really ever knowing the finer details of what the paleo diet is.  Below is a quick snapshot of some of the foods we made this weekend.

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Stretches for your Shoulders and Neck at the Office

A common issue I hear around the office is “my neck is sore” or “my shoulders are sore”. People blame sitting at your desk all day to be the root cause of this situation, which typically it is. The reality of it is that humans weren’t meant to sit in sedentary position all day.

A very quick fix for a sore neck and to avoid having these issues is to do a few basic stretches. This week’s installment of office yoga Victoria Chin is going to walk us through a series of easy to do stretches while sitting at your desk.
Click the video below to see Victoria and funny man Perry Perlmutar in office yoga action.

Paleo coconut fried chicken

The other day I went to my neighbors place and saw he had just ordered Popeyes chicken and he offered me a piece. I was contemplating eating it because I was pretty hungry, and it smelled so damn good. However, my guilty caveman concious couldn’t rationale this one so I decided to pass and went home to find something to eat.

I was still craving fried chicken so I went online and tried to find how I can make fried chicken more “Paleo” and this is what I came up with.

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Delicious Kale and Turkey Bacon Salad

A few days ago I was going through my fridge and I had some kale I had to finish off, along with some turkey bacon that was sitting there since the beginning of the week so I had to come up with something crafty, healthy and paleo. So I came up with this amazingly delicious kale turkey bacon salad recipe.

What makes this recipe so good is that you can cook this recipe, and if you have leftovers, you can either eat it cold or hot the next day depending on what you’re in the mood for.

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Yesterday you said Tomorrow

If it’s one thing I learned about competing and winning in bodybuilding competitions at an early age was that big goals are accomplished by many small steps. At the beginning of April I decided I wanted to do a fitness photo shoot for my blog, and get into the best shape possible. What I remember most and what’s most important to getting into the best shape of your life is that the little things that you have to do to get better every day.

Now this is a lot easier said than done, and can be applied to your big goals outside of getting into the best shape possible. Think about all the “should have” or “I wish I did that” on your list. Look inside and be truthful and then ask yourself: What would be different if I just did that? or What would be different in my life if I did just a little bit every day?

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Instagram meals from April

Sorry I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus with the blog posts. Like many working individuals I’ve been busy with exciting new product launches that have occupied my time away from blog posts. I promise you next week to deliver some really great recipes I’ve put together but just haven’t posted yet. Last month I had some really great meals that I didn’t share on my blog but I did post on Instagram.

Instagram is a free photo sharing app that allows it’s users to share their beautiful photos through a social network. What really makes Instagram so unique is that it has these really cool filters that can make an average picture look amazing!

Last month Instagram was acquired by facebook for, wait for it……$1 BILLION DOLLARS! Instagram also hit 30 Million users and over 200 Million photos uploaded. That’s a lot of food porn out there.

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The Must Have Medicine for the Office

Did you know studies show that 40% of Americans find their jobs extremely or very stressful?

On Sunday I went to the book store and was reading a lot of books on how to reduce stress at the workplace, and the best remedy that a lot of books talk about is simple: Laughter.

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Hangover cure of the week, Don’t Drink! 4 Tips to Avoid Social Drinking

My co workers and many circles of friends  live for the weekend. I truly do love them and love to be around them, but I made a promise to myself that for the rest of 2012 that I’d cut drinking alcohol to once a week.

One of the reasons I plan on doing this is because I’ll be going on a vacation to the Bahamas in June for a few days, and in between that time I’ll be doing a fitness photo shoot for my site. I want to make sure that I’m in great shape for this shoot so I decided I’ll be staying away from alcohol until then.

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Ground Turkey Stuffed Paleo Peppers

Since I started this site, one thing on my list of  recipes to make was a paleo stuffed pepper. Surprisingly, I’ve actually never made stuffed peppers. So I was determined to do both last month when I had Easter dinner with my family.

Peppers are a great source for vitamins A,C,K they are also used to help decrease the blood cholesterol, boost immunity and kill bacteria that could lead to ulcers. I didn’t want to show up empty-handed to my parents house so I made this paleo inspired meal to get my family eating healthier. This dish only took about 45 minutes all together, but I was feeding for 6 and this dish was easily enjoyed by everybody!

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My Paleo World Explained

I want to apologize to many of you who may have been reading my blog and I’ve used the word “Paleo” in a lot of my titles without really explaining what it is. Well, in case you’re not aware of the Paleo diet as of now I want to explain to you in the most common terms, what exactly is the Paleo Diet.

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