“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
~ Albert Einstein
I can’t think of a more appropriate quote after having seen Oprah’s recent video clip, New Year, New Plan. I have to say that I find it extremely difficult to believe that such a driven, intelligent and incredibly powerful woman can be duped by such out-and-out ludicrous diet and fitness advice — and publicly so, no less — and not once but twice! I’ve already commented on Oprah’s dismal diet and fitness advice in this post, so I won’t tread that well-worn path again. We all know full well how this sorry tale of her’s will progress and ultimately crash-and-burn. If you haven’t yet, checkout Richard’s post over at Free the Animal, as he pretty much says all that need be said on this subject. Check out the comments, too as they’re spot-on and insightful as well. I guess all that I can add to this sorry state of affairs is this: Oprah, dahling, if you really want to put an end to your public diet and fitness misery and humiliation, drop Bob Greene like a hot potato (pun intended) and call me. Otherwise, sorry to say, but the next stop for you and Brain-Trust Bob’s “new you”, unfortunately, is going to be over on failblog. And I truly hate that for you. For Brain-Trust Bob, well, not so much. My feeling is this: if you dispense with asinine diet and fitness advice, you deserve you just comeuppance. Fail!
Just one more thing, really, and I’m done with this subject for good. I think the world of you, Oprah, but really, my heart pumps piss to hear about your 14-hour -long day. I do that grind, too — and so do a lot of others — so you’re certainly not alone. And I cook my own food, as well as shop for it — 95 % of the time if I eat, it was either made by me, or I had a big, heavy hand in it. And yeah, that includes washing dishes when the meal is done. I don’t have a personal chef or a maid to look after my every need, and I sure as hell don’t have a personal assistant to schedule my workouts, meals, and “just me” time. No, I do all of that my self — and quite well, thank you — all the while maintaining a single-digit body fat ratio, and — if I do say so myself — a fairly decent physique for a guy of 44. I guess this is a round-about way of saying that you have no excuses, Oprah. None. We’re all busy people just trying to be fit in an environment that is everything but. But if you were to ever ask my advice on the subject (yeah, right) I’d simply refer you to this post’s opening quote, as well as suggest that you, in the future, surround yourself with better counsel.
And speaking of “chef-less” meals prepared after a long workday (post PM workout as well — subject of tomorrow’s post), Meesus TTP and I whipped-out tonight’s dinner in about 15 minutes. The menu? Broiled sirloin, steamed cauliflower and avocado. 15 minutes! There’s nothing to the sirloin: tenderize, season (rub in brisket rub, fresh cracked pepper, and olive oil), top with butter and place on a buttered and pre-heated, cast-iron flat, as close as possible under the broiler (high setting). Go about two minutes (depending on the cut’s thickness) each side for a rare/medium rare outcome. It’s the best “fast food” you’ll ever taste. London Broil is just fabulous done in this way as well.