Donnybrook, Prize Fighting and GMO's
I'll be starring in the Irish rep's revival of DONNYBROOK opposite the amazing Jenny Powers. I play an Irish American boxer (it's based on the John Wayne movie The Quiet Man in case you guys didn't know) who travels to Ireland after he had a mishap in the ring. He vows never to fight again and falls in love with the beautiful Mary Kate (played by Jenny). It's the struggle of cultures and love and hidden secrets.
I've spent my time in the ring...martial arts actually so I had some boxing within that training but that was long ago and a few pounds ago. Hence the need to get back into shape.
Ya know it's funny, since I've started this program people are saying to me..."You don't need to lose weight." But in truth I need to get healthier. I need to carry my weight better and I feel better, my bones feel better when I am carrying less pounds. Plus it also forces me to stay focused and eat better.
In 2008 I started on the P90X program...it about killed me. Plus I was doing it in a NY apartment and would almost hit my head on the ceiling during some of the exercises so I stopped part way through. . It was amazing though. I dropped almost 29 pounds when preparing for A Tale Of Two Cities on Broadway and it was done with nutrition and exercise. I spent at least 1 hour on the Precor everyday and ate extremely well.
That's really the basis for all of this if you think about it. It's simple really. Burn more calories than you take in and you'll lose weight. Take in more calories than you burn...and you'll gain it.
It's why I decided to use the Slenderiiz products as it almost 5x's my burn ratio. But again, what works for you works for you.
The issue for me was not so much the "knowing how to do it" but more the sticking with how to do it. By exponentially increasing the rate of which I lost the weight I saw results faster which motivated me to think..."Yes...I can do this again."
Now that the www.broadwayfit.com website is out there I want to ask you guys what you're doing and what you're eating. (Sugar is the devil and GMO's are worse).
So please put your comments in the blog and we can chat. I believe you have to subscribe to the blog to leave comments.
And obviously that's how we are going to determine the participants in the Get Fit With Me Challenge. You have to participate, talk about you individual journey toward your health goals and then you'll be entered into the drawing at the end.
The person chosen will get two tickets to DONNYBROOK, a signed playbill, a signed Bring Me Giants CD and some other cool stuff.