Kung Fu Bear

March 29, 2017 Leave a comment

 

Nature is indeed metal sometimes.

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Why wasn’t this ever made into a movie (intro to X-Men Origins:The Wolverine)

March 9, 2017 Leave a comment

Seems like that would have been a pretty epic Logan/Victor Creed backstory movie of their time spent in the military.

In other news: no, I have not seen Logan yet so please no spoilers. I am planning to see it Saturday. In yet other news: I’m totally digging Legion on FX. Here’s a preview:

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Get Out (official trailer)

February 24, 2017 Leave a comment

Ohhhh my goodness, this looks amazing. From the mind of Jordan Peele (Key & Peele), this is exactly what my spirit needs before Logan is released. Check out the trailer:

Pork belly: an experiment in deliciousness

February 22, 2017 Leave a comment

During the week my meals are pretty lame, but that’s by design. Weekday meals keep me fueled, but weekend meals feed my soul. Otherwise y’all, I’d be getting down with high octane deliciousness all the time, trust.

I tend to watch the Food Network quite a bit, mostly because I’m fascinated by the dishes expert-level chefs can whip up. Perhaps in another life I went to culinary school and opened my own restaurant instead of being a veteran of the IT industry, but in this life I have much catching up to do.

Getting back to the Food Network: they love them some pork belly. Would you believe that aside from bacon I’ve never tried it? A few weeks ago, I decided to do something about that.

This recipe, oh my goodness, this recipe for Roasted Pork Belly with Brown Sugar Glaze was killer. Even before the glazing, I was taste testing the pork belly more times than I really needed, it was that delicious. Definitely not an all the time thing or I’d be having major issues, but it was awesome. And, two days later I used the leftovers for a homemade pizza.

If you try it, let me know what you think.

When Life gives you lemons

January 10, 2017 Leave a comment

You get some iced tea and make it smoove:

Carry on with all that.

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Some suggestions for fitness at home, for free, and for fun

January 5, 2017 Leave a comment

The holidays… girl, please. They were sorta kinda brutal if everyone really wanted to be honest with themselves. I did more than a bit of baking, cooking high octane meals, and stress eating (don’t even get me started on work). But you know what? Everyone gets a reset in the new year. What counts is how long you keep your reset going to get healthy.

In my experience, it doesn’t have to be high intensity all the time. Don’t get me wrong, if you like HIIT, by all means. The main goal is to do something that you find fun.

If it’s skipping, then do it.

If it’s power walking, do it.

If it’s chasing after your kids, do it.

Just have fun with it.

With that in mind, I thought I might give some examples of the fun stuff that can be found for free on the Youtubes. Examples, nothing more, but if it gets one reader up and moving, then I will feel a Zen-like serenity while I sit in lotus pose on top of the closest mountain. (Note, I live nowhere near a mountain, but it’s fun imagery).

So:

Barre:

 

Beginning Yoga (with Lesley Fightmaster):

 

Cardio Hip Hop (The Fitness Marshal has a lot of routines online and they’re very fun):

 

Or if you want to learn how to use bodyweight (http://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness is a good resource), then by all means.

 

Feel free to comment about your favorite online workouts and routines. I can always use more suggestions for my personal fitness aspirations 🙂

Never forget… nature is metal

November 7, 2016 Leave a comment
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