Healthy Hotel Cooking

Healthy Hotel Cooking

This may not pertain to all of you. Or even be a huge deal more than once or twice a year. But, it’s still something that I get asked on a weekly basis so I figured I’d share some of my tactics.

And what do you know, I’m currently living in an hotel for the next 4ish weeks. Funny how that works.

Your best bet to staying sane while trying to eat healthy and mostly cheap while in a hotel is by staying boring and basic.

Yeah, we all want ribeyes with grilled asparagus all of the time. But some of us don’t want to lug around a grill wherever we drive, and others don’t feel like going to the local park in 10-20 degree weather just to grill a steak.

This isn’t a guide on how to eat, so much as it’s a guide to what to eat. The how has already been taken care of by The Renegade Diet.

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The “Perfect” Hoax

The “Perfect” Hoax

I sipped on my beer.

He was telling me how he had made some changes to his plan for playing professional baseball. He had his shit together, that was obvious. But I could tell by the way he explained things that he wasn’t sure about his choices.

“Listen,” I as I took another sip.”You can sit here and debate with yourself about the best training program all day, but you’re not going to get anywhere from just that.”

He was making the same mistake I was making at 22. Searching for the “perfect” program. Thinking that adding more was the answer, and trying to work every single muscle into every workout. It’s frustrating, I know.

“You need to stop trying to create the perfect program and start doing the optimal program.”

Nobody is perfect, right? That doesn’t stop the vast majority of people involved with fitness to still reach for it. It’s an end goal, though a damn near impossible end goal, but it motivates people to get in the gym and on the track, so I’m not going to knock it too much.

Sometimes, though, perfect becomes an obsession. This time, I will judge. And try to get it into your head that you’re wasting your time.

Obsessing over being “perfect” is just an excuse to bask in mediocrity.

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Find The Will to Accomplish Anything

Find The Will to Accomplish Anything

So today is the day that it’s customary to go through a list of things that you’re thankful for.

Well…fuck that.

Call me the Hipster of Thanksgiving 2012 because that stuff is done by everyone and it’s always the same three things. Family, health, happiness. Or something along those lines.

Mine would be a short list anyways…

  • Good beer
  • Thick steaks
  • Strong coffee
  • Sloppy blow jobs

That’s it. Hey…I’m a simple man.

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Now Leaving Suck City [aka Getting Back on Track with your Training]

Now Leaving Suck City [aka Getting Back on Track with your Training]

Sometimes, life walks in while you’re in the middle of giving it to your training. I mean, you’re really going at it, humming along, and firing on all cylinders.

Them…BAM! In walks life. You make eye contact as you’re balls deep in your training. Then things just get all kinds of weird.

It’s going to happen. Like death, taxes, and [insert something witty here]…you can’t avoid it.

I’ve just gone through one of these encounters. As I’m sure you have noticed, its been a few months since I’ve posted on here…and sadly, also a few months since I’ve trained in any organized fashion.

I’m flabbier, weaker, and slower than I was in August. It sucks. But it’s the reality and it’s something I have control over. I’m not about to run away from it. [Read more…]

SOF Truths as Alpha Male Truths

SOF Truths as Alpha Male Truths

Check out any blog, newspaper, or random facebook post these days and you’re likely to stumble across something along the lines of…

“OMGZ those Navy SEALS are soooooo hardcore. I want to be just like them and piss excellence!!1”

Or…

“Green Berets. So badass. I’m going to go join so I can spend my days assassinating terrorists and my nights plowing a stable of Eastern European mistresses.”

Can’t forget to go to line for everyone who tried and failed…

“Yeah, bra, I was like thiiissss close to graduating but the instructors failed me because they knew I would make them look bad. I’m just too fucking awesome.” [Read more…]

3 More Lessons From the Army

3 More Lessons From the Army

It’s been almost a full month since I’ve thought about sprinting or training or eating or anything else related to what I normally publish on this site. If you’ve checked back to see what new stuff has been put up, then you know that only a single post in the last 4 weeks has been published.

Sorry dudes and dudettes, I had some other priorities to take care of. [Read more…]