Thursday, August 9, 2012

Are you getting enough?

Aside from oxygen what is the most vital to sustaining life of all organs?
Did you guess?  I'm not telling you the answer, you really have to play my little game here.
No it's not love, but that could be argued.
Fine I'll tell you even though you probably didn't guess.
45-65% of your body is water.  And it's required for respiration, digestion, assimilation, metabolism, temperature regulation and so so much more.
The water is in your kidneys, blood, muscles, brain, liver and even in your bones.

So to get optimum health we need to intake water! It's also easier to loose weight keeping your body hydrated.  And we want both.
Remember the 8-8oz. per day rule?  Well you actually need more. There is no one set amount, it all depends on your climate, you physical activity, and gender.  According to the Institute of Medicine ruffly 9 cups of fluids for women and 13 cups for men is adequate.    But 8-8oz is a good place to start because most people don't even get that munch in.
All beverages count toward your intake, however,  not always is all of it water so don't be fooled there.  Also drinking other beverages besides milk or water really isn't going to help you health so If you can, ditch 'em.  There just adding worthless calories and sugars.

If your serious about your health start measuring your intake to see how your doing. Here is how I measure mine:

Hilarious right? But It works!  I measure how how much I need and sip on it all day long.  I use a gallon jug because I need tons of water right now to prepare for the shoot.  But typically a half gallon jug should do the trick.  Fill it all the way up put the lid on, use a knife to cut an "x" in the top and stick in your straw.

Today's menu:
breakfast: 2 eggs, grapefruit
Snack: recovery drink with BCAA's
Lunch: Herbal chicken stir fry
Dinner: Chili Balls, potatoes, and of course asparagus.  I've cooked this veggie about 5 different ways so far, all of which I've loved.  But I haven't written down the measurements so I will work on that.
And because of my special diet I need to alter this recipe.  After I do I'll share it with you.

15 reps, cycle through for 30 min:
bicep curls
tripcep kickbacks
lateral raises
frontal raises
good moarnings
shoulder press
diamond crunch


  1. Lay on your back, hands behind your head. Put the bottoms of your feet together, knees point to the outsides like your elbows. This creates a diamond shape.
    Then lift your entire lower body off the ground while pressing the feet together, and simultaneously lifting your upper body. So your crunching your upper and lower body at the same time.
    Does that makes sense?