Archive for 'Fitness & Nutrition'

Chilaquiles: A Mexican Comfort Food

Posted 27 January 2011 | By | Categories: Fitness & Nutrition | 9 Comments

The first time I had chilaquiles was during the year I spent in Mexico living with Mely’s family.  Mely’s sister, Ihali, made them for me, and I’ve had recurring cravings for the dish ever since.  I don’t know much about its origins, but I do know it’s one of my favorite comfort foods.  It’s simple, it’s authentic, and […]

New Years Fitness Resolutions: How to Succeed!

Posted 04 January 2011 | By | Categories: Fitness & Nutrition | 6 Comments

                    Every year in January, February, and March I see fat people running around outside, playing basketball at the gym, and swimming at the community pool.  However, by the time summer comes around, the only people out getting exercise are fit people.  Why is that?  Is it because the fat people became fit by exercising?  […]

Exercise Angry. You’ll Get Fit Faster

Posted 28 December 2010 | By | Categories: Fitness & Nutrition | 9 Comments

 This bit of scientific news makes perfect sense: Paul A. Davis, a sports psychologist at the University of Wolverhampton in England and colleagues from Bangor University in Wales discovered that people who are more easily angered exert the most energy while working out.  But, interestingly, angry people can not only workout harder, they also workout longer […]

Post Holiday Guilt is Common

Posted 27 November 2010 | By | Categories: Fitness & Nutrition | 11 Comments

   Holiday gluttony is common.  And so is post holiday guilt.  My biggest business as a martial arts academy owner was always in January, after everybody had gorged themselves on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years cookies, turkeys, pies, and eggnog and wanted to burn it off in a flurry of kicking and punching.  Business would die […]

3 Healthy Family Breakfast Ideas

Posted 17 November 2010 | By | Categories: Fitness & Nutrition, guest posts | 6 Comments

Today we have a guest post by Tamy Pelletier.  She’s an ex Coast Guard Officer and current kick ass mom to 3 kids.  Read more about here and other Almightydad contributors here.               You’ve heard if before; breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Repeat after me: If you want to start your […]

The Secret to Avoiding Knee Problems as You Age

Posted 11 November 2010 | By | Categories: Fitness & Nutrition | 5 Comments

    I wrote a review of P90X a few days ago.  In that article I mentioned the benefits of jump training.  P90X employs a lot of plyometric (jump training) type exercises which, for some people, can be quite hard on the knees.  A friend of mine reminded me of that fact, and I’ve taken it […]

Homemade Yogurt: Cheap, Healthy, Easy — Yum!

Posted 09 November 2010 | By | Categories: Fitness & Nutrition, guest posts | 2 Comments

Today we have a guest post by Tamy Pelletier.  She’s an ex Coast Guard Officer and current kick ass mom to 3 kids.  Read more about here and other Almightydad contributors here.              If you don’t eat yogurt, you should.  But not just any yogurt will do.  Yogurt rich in protein and Vitamin D and with the right […]

Organic Eggs Aren’t all They’re Cracked up to be

Posted 02 November 2010 | By | Categories: Fitness & Nutrition | 9 Comments

   Neil (my older boy) has been interested in chicken farming for the last few days.  He says he wants chickens so he can sell eggs.  Even though it’s probably nothing but a fleeting interest it’s still my job to indulge his thirst for knowledge.  Besides, I could use the education, too.  Coincidentally, and fortuitously, we […]

You Might be Fat, but at Least You’re Real!

Posted 26 October 2010 | By | Categories: Fitness & Nutrition | 10 Comments

  I‘m in good shape.  I’m not ashamed to take off my shirt.  I workout every day, and I eat well.  So how come no matter what I do with my body I can’t get it to look like the guy on the cover of Men’s Health?  The truth is that I’m just as strong as […]

Unnatural Food: Colorful Drinks

Posted 17 October 2010 | By | Categories: Fitness & Nutrition | 19 Comments

    We go to Walmart once a week for household supplies and groceries.  Walmart, as you know, isn’t known for its wholesome food selection, it’s known for being the place where gross people with front-butt shop.   Walmart, though, doesn’t always deserve its bad rap.  It’s more than a collection of icky people and nasty […]

9 Favorite Yoga DVD’s and Programs

Posted 04 October 2010 | By | Categories: Fitness & Nutrition | 17 Comments

     I don’t care to spend stupid amounts of money at any of our many local Boulder yoga studios.  I’ve checked the prices, and I already know it isn’t worth it.  Besides, most of the adherents to the cult of Yoga here in the United States are more interested in designer yoga pants and equipment […]