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The Best Chimichurri Recipe You’ve Ever Had

The Best Chimichurri Recipe You've Ever Had

If you find yourself in Argentina ordering grilled meat, it’s going to be served with chimichurri. The first time I had it was at a couples cooking class (do it, those are so much fun and you’ll learn a ton) with an Argentinean theme. Grass fed Argentinean beef, Argentinean wine, and chimichurri.

I’ve NEVER put anything on my steak, especially nasty steak sauce, until I had this chimichurri. Even better? It’s not going to ruin your diet…unless you eat it on a bag of chips…which may be worth it.

Chimichurri is somewhat generic and flexible and can have different ingredients and consistencies by location. This is my favorite version.

Bonus: Print this recipe as a single page PDF by clicking here!



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6 Months In: Has It Been Worth It?

6 Months In: Has It Been Worth It?

It’s hard to believe time flies like it does. In some ways it feels like I’ve been working out longer than 6 months. But when I think back, it seems like just yesterday that I couldn’t finish a lap around the building. One day at a time really adds up before you know it. This journey has been a lot of hard work, and it hasn’t exactly been smooth. But has it been worth all the effort?

About 6 weeks into my workout routine. Still round.

Taken during the Open about 6 weeks into my workout routine. Still round as a medicine ball at this point.

On January 6th I weighed 277lbs (according to the scale at my office which is where I officially weigh once per week). So even though Sunday was 6 months, yesterday was the weigh in. I figure 48 hours probably doesn’t mean much in the course of 6 months. Read more

The First Step Was Facing The Truth

The First Step Was Facing The Truth

Yesterday marked 6 months that I have been eating clean and exercising regularly. On Wednesday I’ll post some updates and progress pictures. Honestly, I still haven’t decided yet if I’m brave enough to go shirtless.

The following is something that I never intended to make public, it was more of a journal entry. I wrote this for a 30 day writing group designed to get us in the habit of writing 500 words per day. Nobody had to read what I wrote. Looking back, I think there may be people that can relate. So here goes nothing.

This was mid-burpee but it looks and felt like I was dying.

This was mid-burpee during the 2014 Crossfit Open 14.5 workout but it looks and felt like I was dying.

January 6, 2014

Yesterday was my first Elements class for Crossfit. I thought I was going to die. And that was just the first introductory course. Today, I can walk up the stairs, but it’s almost impossible to get back down after those air squats. I am so out of shape it’s ridiculous. Read more

A Quick Note of Thanks

A Quick Note of Thanks

This site was started on June 1st and was only sent to 10 people that I am friends with on Facebook. From there it had 464 unique users, 2,264 page views, and 186 shares just on social media by June 30th. I am stunned and humbled.


I don’t know what to say except thank you to everyone that took the time to read and share with your friends. I already have posts scheduled through the beginning of August, and I have some fun and informative things in store for you.

Stay Tuned

The next month will include articles on how I’ve lost weight, exercise tips, nutrition information, recipes, and a couple of other things I am excited about, though I’m keeping them under wraps for now. I would be grateful if you’d take the time to follow me on the various social networks in the header of this site.

But even more, I would appreciate you joining my email updates using the form below. All I ask for is an email address. I would like a first name, so I know what to call you, but it isn’t required. If you add your website address, I will check out your site as well.

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Besides receiving new content via email, you will also get any new or updates that may not make it to the site. I am also in the process of working on my first eBook and this will be sent to subscribers as well. I may also ask for your input during the writing process. Once it is completed, you will be the first to get a copy.

Again thank you for making the first month of this site far more successful than I ever anticipated. Drop me a note in the comments and let me know what you like best, or if there is a topic you would like me to write about.


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Do You Even Know What You’re Eating?

Do You Even Know What You're Eating?

Do any kind of research and you’ll find people everywhere that claim whether trying to lose fat or gain muscle, 80% of your progress is made in the kitchen. Exercise is important for many reasons, but diet is often much harder. This is more true when weight loss is the goal.

You eat several times every day, while you probably only workout a few times per week. And it doesn’t matter how hard you workout, if you keep shoving buckets of crap into your face, you’re not going to get the results you want.

Flickr image by Abd allah Foteih

Flickr image by Abd allah Foteih

Don’t Dig Your Grave With a Knife and Fork

I started cleaning up my diet on a Monday (of course) and starting working out on Tuesday, jumping in with both feet. Maybe you’re not ready to commit to an exercise plan. That’s okay, though you’ll drop weight exponentially faster if you do. Without exercise, the weight loss won’t be as fast, but if you have to choose one, go with the diet first. Read more

The Boat is Coming Back: Get On NOW

The Boat is Coming Back: Get On NOW

How Do You Know How Much To Lift?

How Do You Know How Much To Lift?

The “Why I Don’t Do Crossfit” Fad

The "Why I Don't Do Crossfit" Fad

How Will a Professional Athlete Do At Crossfit?

How Will a Professional Athlete Do At Crossfit?
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