September 20, 2011

Life itself is the proper binge

Rant and Tip for September 20, 2011

Quote of the day: “Life itself is the proper binge.  ~Julia Child”

I came across this quote today and was shocked by who had said it. We all remember Julia Child. Well anyone close to my age that is. She was the original TV cook. She had her own cooking show and had a dynamic personality. I can still here her with her British accent lighting up the TV screen. Anyway, let’s think about this quote for a moment. If we use life as our BINGE instead of food wouldn’t life in general be more exciting. For me my binge is powerlifting and bodybuilding. Find what your binge is and use it to your advantage. Wouldn’t you have more time for your binge lifestyle if you ate properly and exercised? So go a head and binge today however, binge on life not food.

As I was sitting at a Boy Scout meeting last night a woman introduced herself and informed me she was a nutritionist. At first I thought here we go I will have get on my soapbox and defend how I eat and the Atkins Program. Much to my surprise and delight she was all about a lower carb and healthy fat diet. She went deep into the science of it regarding the liver and the gall bladder and the release of enzymes to burn fat. She even stated how the brain needs fats and people who eat a higher fat, lower carb diet have a lower rate of Alzheimer Disease. Well there you have it another professional who gets it and is willing to let the world know it. She may be a guest blogger on the weekend in the future so keep your eyes open.

While sitting with a group of guys at the meeting last night one of the guys asked how nationals went. I was happy to tell them, they went well. I was viewing my blog at the time and one of them saw my pics on the front page. They started asking questions about how much I work out and then one of them stated something to the affect that they were getting to old to start. Well that got the ball rolling and I showed them my page “Who is Wesley (Jim) Kipp”. They could not believe my before photos. They had to ask my son if the photos they were looking at were actually me. Then I told them how old I was and that those photos were only 2 and a half years ago. They all took my blog address down and wanted to take a better look at it when they got home. I guess the bottom line here is we are never to old to make the changes we need in our life. We can create new habits and those habits can become our new lifestyle. Notice I often mention that it is a lifestyle. Exercise and Diet need to become part of your lifestyle and the changes need to start there.

Have a great workout!

Tip: It takes 21 days to create a new habit. Take the time to really focus for the first 21 days of your new diet or exercise program and it will become a habit. It you remember to schedule exercise time the way you would any other meeting or activity it will become a habit to do so. The same with your eating. Write down your meals for the day and eventually when you do not have that list in front of you it will be a habit to eat in a healthy manner.


  1. That low carb conversation was VERY interesting. I was bummed that I had to go help Kevin because I really wanted to hear what else she had to say.

  2. I could tell you really did not want to go.
    My only concern was later in the conversation she seemed to really back away from meat. You know what a fan I am of eating meat!

  3. That was the only part of the conversation that made me wonder. Meat has so many nutrients that we need.