Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Live Your Life like an Athlete, if you want to LOOK like an ATHLETE! (An Athlete's Philosophy)

     Imagine if you lived your life as if you were an ATHLETE: You would probably make your work-out the center of your day, consult with a coach or trainer, and spend the rest of the day eating nutrient-dense foods for refueling and repair, and sleep 7 to 9 hours each night.  You would take the time to warm up and stretch, would pay attention to pain and other signals from your body and treat them before they became chronic or debilitating injuries.  You would not abuse your body with alcohol or drugs.
     Such a lifestyle isn't realistic for most of us who have to work for a living, rather than get paid to work-out and compete.  There simply isn't enough time, nor desire.  What is also unrealistic however, is expecting to look like pro athletes do when you don't live and train like they do, or are much older.  Sadly and according to much of the false-marketing in the weight-loss industry, we are under the impression that we only need to work out for 10 minutes per day with some device we saw on an infomercial and/or pop a magic diet pill, and alas we will have our ripped, beach-body we've always been dreaming of.  Come on now - you don't need me to tell you it just doesn't work that way.  You have to pay your dues with discipline, exercise, and eat clean. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Max's Morning ALKALIZING Tonic Recipe with Video!

     Every morning I try to kickstart my energy & health, when I have a truly EMPTY stomach, by ALKALIZING or Alkalinizing my body and (to a very slight degree) my systemic pH through drinking a traditional, holistic 'tonic' comprised of mostly pure warm water mixed with the juice of half a fresh lemon.  This is the basis for my morning tonic recipe, which I did NOT invent and has been consumed by thousands of alkalizing-health enthusiasts for hundreds of years before me!  However, I've tweaked it and made it more powerful in my opinion by adding a few more super ingredients such as: a tsp of raw apple-cider vinegar; a tsp of liquid chlorophyll, and finally a heaping tsp of essential amino-acid L-Glutamine (the most abundantly used amino acid by the body which it cannot make!)  Glutamine is a powerful healer and immune-booster!