Sunday, September 12, 2010

A little inspiration

Friday I went out to dinner with a friend in downtown LA, after dinner we attended the Downtown Los Angles Film Festival. It was a lot of fun. Saw some good flicks, ate yummy food, and caught up with a great girlfriend. I also met an unbelievable man, I'd like to tell his story in hopes for some inspiration.

As we sat down to look at the menu at Rivera, we all started talking about our food likes, dislikes, etc. I soon came to find that this man sitting across from me in the last year has lost 50 lbs........ and he did it all by himself. That is remarkable with or without help.

What made him make a lifestyle change is: when he went to the DR. his blood pressure was out of control. His Dr. wanted to give him prescriptions and be done with him. Instead he went on the Internet and decided he would get healthy on his own . For one year he has eaten a macrobiotic diet, and hikes Runyon Canyon with his dog 4-7 times a week. If you aren't familiar with a macrobiotic diet, look it up online. It's extremely strict, but the health benefits are phenomenal.

A year later he went back to his Dr. and the problem was completely fixed. His Dr. actually didn't recognize him. We live in a crazy, hectic world, we put things off and claim to not have time to be healthy. To avoid this take simple steps everyday to take care of yourself.

At the end of the night, I was really happy to have met my new friend. He inspired me and I hope he will inspire you as well! Through hard work and dedication he has changed his life.

Thank you for reading and no matter what shape or size you are, always love yourself!!!


Incorporate 2 tablespoons of golden flaxseeds to your daily diet. This seed has a number of health benefits. It aids in digestion and is great for your skin to name just a few. An easy way to incorporate golden flaxseeds is to add it to your daily shake (this is what I do), or you can sprinkle it over your salad or greek yogurt.