Monday, January 11, 2010


Dear Bloggers

Thank you for your kindness, understanding and support over the past couple of years.

It is now that this blog says goodbye. It has served it's purpose. Allowing me to express my innermost thoughts and desires.

Thank you for joining me on my ride. Some of you laughed, cried, sympathised or just thought I was a headfucked delusional dickhead. Whatever you thought I'm glad you were reading and thinking yourself.

It is time for me to walk on the path of my next chapter. They say as one chapter ends, another begins. The next chapter will focus on more important aspects of my life, not on food, dieting, competing, bodies or anything of the kind. That part of my life is finished. Although there may be some lifting of heavy shit mentioned.

It has been a pleasure.

Love always

PS If you would like to read the next chapter shoot me an email and I'll send you an invite when it's all up and running.

Friday, January 8, 2010


For the non-spiritual being, the idea of looking quietly within oneself and sitting alone for any period of time repeating a mantra, emptying one's mind, and seeking answers by aligning oneself with one's Higher Self borders on lunacy. For this person, answers are sought by working hard, struggling, persevering, setting goals, reaching those goals and setting new ones and competing in a dog-eat-dog world.

The spiritual being knows about the enormous power of the practice of meditation. She knows meditation makes her more alert and able to think more clearly. She knows the very special effect meditation has in relieving stress and tension.

Spiritual people know, by virtue of having been there and experienced it firsthand, that one can get divine guidance by becoming peaceful and quiet, and asking for answers. They know they are multidimensional and that the invisible mind can be tapped at higher and higher levels through meditation, or whatever you want to call the practice of being alone and emptying your mind of the frenetic thoughts that occupy so much of daily life. They know that in deep meditation one can leave the body and enter a sphere of magic that is as blissful a state as any drug could temporarily provide.

For the non-spiritual being this is perceived as an escape from reality, but for the spiritual being it is an introduction to a whole new reality, a reality that includes an opening in life that will lead to miracle making.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Because our current approach to nutrition isn't working well for so many of us, as a nutrition researcher, educator, and health journalist, it appalls me that so much of the literature in my field continues to focus exclusively on only one of the six secrets: what to eat. If the dice in Las Vegas casinos were fixed so that only the same side kept showing up every time you rolled them, everyone would scream "cheat!"

We are being cheated nutritionally. Food constitutes a six-part gift, but all we're hearing about is one thing. But this skewed perspective, focusing solely on the physiological aspects of food, has become the norm. I call our one-sided, limited view the Dark Ages of nutrition. We think that nutritional science is at its pinnacle, but in fact, most of us are still in the dark about what can most benefit us about food. This is because we're ignoring the most important elements of food and nutrition -- the healing secrets of food -- that have served humankind for centuries. They are:

1. Unite with others through food.
2. Be aware of your feelings before, during, and after eating.
3. Bring moment-to-moment nonjudgmental awareness to each aspect of the meal.
4. Appreciate food and its origins -- from the heart.
5. Create union with the Divine by "flavoring" food with love.
6. Eat fresh, whole foods in their natural state as often as possible.

All these elements count -- not just one or two in isolation.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010


New Years Eve 2009

If you observe nature at work, you will see that least effort is expended. Grass doesn't try to grow, it just grows. Fish don't try to swim, they just swim. Flowers don't try to bloom, they bloom. Birds don't try to fly, they fly. This is their intrinsic nature. The earth doesn't try to spin on its own axis; it is the nature of the earth to spin with dizzying speed and to hurtle through space. It is the nature of babies to be in bliss. It is the nature of the sun to shine. It is the nature of the stars to glitter and sparkle. And it is human nature to make our dreams manifest into physical form, easily and effortlessly.

In Vedic Science, the age-old philosophy of India, this principle is known as the principle of economy of effort, or "do less and accomplish more." Ultimately you come to the state where you do nothing and accomplish everything. This means that there is just a faint idea, and then the manifestation of the idea comes about effortlessly. What is commonly called a "miracle" is actually an expression of the Law of Least Effort.

Nature's intelligence functions effortlessly, frictionlessly, spontaneously. It is non-linear; it is intuitive, holistic, and nourishing. And when you are in harmony with nature, when you are established in the knowledge of your true Self, you can make use of the Law of Least Effort.

Least effort is expended when your actions are motivated by love, because nature is held together by the energy of love. When you seek power and control over other people, you waste energy. When you seek money or power for the sake of the ego, you spend energy chasing the illusion of happiness instead of enjoying happiness in the moment. When you seek money for personal gain only, you cut off the flow of energy to yourself, and interfere with the expression of nature's intelligence. But when your actions are motivated by love, there is no waste of energy. When your actions are motivated by love, your energy multiplies and accumulates.

--Deepak Chopra, Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


New Years Eve 2009

I am so thankful that you are an important part of my life. It is an honour to share myself with you, to know you, and to walk together on our chosen paths that take us in so many beautiful directions together. I didn't realise what the term "soul mate" meant until you entered my world.

Somehow, out of all the twists and turns our lives could have taken, and out of all the chances we might have missed, it seems as though we were given a meant-to-be together moment, at that first "encounter" on the dance floor all those years ago. We set the stage then and there for a special togetherness that has allowed us to grow together rather than apart.

When I am with you, I know that I am in the presence of someone who makes my life complete. As Tom Cruise said in the movie, Jerry Maguire, You complete me. I turn to you for trust and honesty, and you give it openly. I look to you for inspiration, for answers, and for encouragement, and not only do you never let me down, you lift my spirits, bring a smile to my face, make me laugh and take my thoughts to places where my troubles seem so much further away and my joys feel like they're going to stay in my life forever.

My world is reassured by you, my tomorrows need to have you near, so many of my smiles are for you, and my heart is so very thankful that you and I are one.

I love you so much. You rock my world.

Monday, January 4, 2010


Monday Lift Heavy Shit Training

Floor DB Press
- 15 kgs x 18 reps
- 15 kgs x 16 reps

Bent Over Rows
- 60 kgs x 20 reps
- 70 kgs x 15 reps
- 80 kgs x 9 reps (getting not rowey)

Alternate High Rep Arm Training (10 sets, 10 reps, 1 min rest)
- Seated DB Bicep Curls - 10 kgs
- Bench Skullcrushers - 15 kgs


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