Sunday, February 10, 2013

No Dairy and No Lifting and No Stress

The no dairy experiment continues. The Raynaud's seems to be contained by no dairy despite spending a LOT of time outside shoveling snow and taking photos of the dog (while I wasn't wearing gloves).

You can check some funny dog-walk-in-the-snow photos at

Last night's dinner was amazing old-school comfort food, Shepherd's pie...but dang well deserved after the 3 dog walks and all the bodyweight filming we did yesterday.

I have an easy day today. No lifting. But definitely more dog walks. And will continue with my 10th straight day of meditation. This is now a new habit. I won't miss a day going forward. It really helps reduce your stress in all areas of life.

Yesterday, while waiting at the Port Huron border to cross into Michigan, I read through a new fitness magazine and stumbled across this quote:

"Research has shown that high-intensity interval training can burn 15 to 20 percent more calories than a moderate, steady workout of the same duration," says Cedric Bryant, chief science officer for the American Council on Exercise.

Learn more about interval training here in this FREE interval program

And here's a FREE bodyweight 400 challenge for you...PERFECT if you are snowed in

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
We are all a work in progress and will be until our last day on Earth. But each day you can improve. It might be just a small baby step compared to yesterday, or a giant leap compared to the start of the Transformation Contest, but you can - and will - improve every day. Keep going. Keep pushing.

Who you associate with is more important than you could ever imagine. Do not accept anything less than the best – otherwise you are cheating yourself.

“You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” – Epicurus ...

STAY STRONG and Get Stronger,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer


Anonymous said...

Hi Craig, first of all sorry for my english, I am spanish and my english is pretty bad. Concerning Raynaud I would like -if it is possible- you give me more information about the treatment you follow. I have had Raynaud for 10 years ago and I have never heard the connection between this kind of disease and dairy, could you explain more about this please. Thank you very much.

Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer said...

Just stop eating dairy products. It will help.

Dairy products cause inflammation in some people. Like me.

so not eating dairy stops the Raynaud's inflammation and swelling.