DDP YOGA – It Aint Your Mamas Yoga

Once in a while you happen across a situation or person that inspires you so much that you just KNOW that from that point forward, your life direction has changed; DDP YOGA is that for us.

Last weekend Wendy and I attended Supanova Pop Culture Convention on the Gold Coast here in Australia. While we were going to catch up with friends and meet / greet a few stars one in particular was a bonus for us; Diamond Dallas Page (DDP) of WCW / WWF / WWE Wresting fame.  As a fan of wrestling growing up being able to meet DDP was like seeing an idol of your childhood.  Little did we know that we’d find ourselves talking less about wrestling and more about Yoga.

“What’s it called?” as DDP would ask?

DDP YOGA!

Most of us have seen the video of the Gulf War veteran who was told he’d never walk again, and he went on to not just walk, but also run!  He did that using DDP YOGA.  Not seen it?  Video is below.

DDP is inspirational.  His story goes far beyond bouncing off the ropes and dropping the Diamond Cutter on an opponent.  His revolutionary thinking helped change the wrestling industry and more importantly, has helped changed the lives and careers of many actors, athletes, wrestlers and everyday people.

DDP YOGA - It Aint Your Mamas Yoga

DDP YOGA – It Aint Your Mamas Yoga

I know what you’re thinking… YOGA? Really?  Well, NO.  DDP YOGA… and never get the 2 confused.  DDP YOGA is far beyond anything you can imagine.  As the catchphrase states, “It aint your mamas yoga”.  Using dynamic resistance, this is a fitness, balance, motivation and muscle building machine and it doesn’t feel like Yoga… at any point in time.

So as you can tell, we’re hooked.  Check it out at http://www.ddpyoga.com or take a peek at the mobile app “DDP Yoga Now” available across all devices.

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Review of Pirate Treasure of the Knights Templar (History Ch.)

Those who know me are aware that i’m a sucker for a good historical documentary.  Nothing is more exciting than a show based on fact that involves a solid mystery.  So naturally, when i stumbled across the Pirate Treasure of the Knights Templar (History Channel), I was more than a little keen to watch.

Pirate Treasure of the Knights TemplarThe series follows underwater explorer / archaeologist, Barry Clifford as he attempts to locate long missing pirate treasure linked to the famed Knights Templar.

The Templars, a secretive order formed during the Crusades are thought to have been killed off, but evidence exists that suggest the Templars changed their name and relocated (in part) to Portugal, where they became “The Order of Christ”.

Fast forward to the Age of Discovery of the 1500’s and 1600’s and the heart of piracy where names like Captain Kidd & William Condon are feared and famous ships like the Fiery Dragon and Adventure Galley are whispered in awe.  Was Kidd, a privateer turned pirate actually part of the Templars?  Did he hold or hide ancient Templar treasure?

Pirate Treasure of the Knights Templar

From Lisbon, Portugal to Île Sainte-Marie (now known as Nosy Boraha), Madagascar & Goa, India to Boston, USA the Pirate Treasure of the Knights Templar is as much journey as it is adventure.  Barry Clifford and his team visit locations of famous shipwrecks, dive among 300 year old treasures and travel the world to discover the truth.

The culmination; the discovery of many missing treasures, possibly including the biggest one of all.

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Diver Waterproof MP3 Player A Swimming Must!

Diver waterproof mp3 player

Diver Waterproof MP3 Player (DBL-20)

As a regular swimmer i’ve often wished there was a way to listen to some vibes while burning off the calories.  As it turns out you can, with the Diver Waterproof MP3 Player. I recently purchased one of these in the boxing day sales.

This small and compact unit packs one helluva punch.  Don’t be fulled by it’s colourful exterior, the Diver DBL-20 MP3 player packs more features than you’d expect from something so well priced.  Yes, it’s an MP3 player with all your regular MP3 features like skip, random, repeat, etc, but it’s the other things that make the Diver waterproof mp3 player such a great unit.

Diver Waterproof MP3 Player Features:

  • 4GB of storage space.
  • Mp3 Player
  • FM Radio
  • Pedometer
  • Swim Fitness (think Pedometer for swimmers)
  • Fitness tracking
  • Universal Plug & Play – with both PC and Mac
  • Hooked (over the ear) Waterproof headphones included
  • 100% waterproof
  • lightweight and easy to attach to swim goggle straps
  • 12 month warranty
  • Don’t like blue? it also comes in pink!

In case you missed it… this little beauty wont just play music while you swim, it will actually count your strokes and keep track of your swim fitness.  And if you just happen to listen to it out of the pool, then you’ve got the pedometer feature to count your steps as you hit the sidewalk.

It comes with 3 different headphone plus to suit all ear types, and the sound quality is outstanding.  Go underwater and you get the full immersive sound experience (pun fully intended).  Naturally, it also works with regular headphones, too.

The price? From Amazon you can get this for under $100 AUD, likewhys the Diver Waterproof MP3 Player website itself has great information.

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Jamie Benn Art Ross Repeat 2015/2016 NHL Season

Jamie BennLast season Jamie Benn (#14) of the Dallas Stars won the Art Ross Trophy for being the leagues leader points scorer in the regular season with 87 points.  This season Benn appears keen to continue where he left off.

While we’re just 9 games into the 2015/2016 82 game season, Jamie Benn leads the league in goals (8) and Points (15).  A lot of Benn’s success can be attributed to his linemate, Tyler Seguin, who sits at #3 on the points list with 13 points in 9 games.

Will we see a Jamie Benn Art Ross repeat this season?

While there is a long way to go in the scoring race, one things for certain, Jamie Benn and the Dallas Stars are making the 2015 / 2016 NHL Season very exciting to watch!

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Spey River Double Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Spey River Double Cask Single Malt Scotch

Spey River Double Cask Single Malt Scotch

Tonight I had the pleasure of tasting the Spey River Double Cask Single Malt scotch whiskey, and i was very impressed.  I’ve tried a number of scotch’s in recent years and have a good number of “go-to” whiskeys i will buy if i want a good quality drink but had never tried or had any of the Spey River range before today.

I’m impressed.  This is a very nice scotch that goes down well with a very sweet, fresh finish.

This is a double cask single malt scotch whiskey. First it spends time in traditional American Oak Casks to create a perfect balance of natural notes along with the natural delicate taste of oak.  Then it is transfered into Bourbon casks to further enhance the flavours and develop the natural vanilla notes.  The finish is a Scotch Whiskey with beautiful floral notes with a hint of spice.  On the tongue it is a smooth whiskey with the ideal amount of heat while being an easy to drink whiskey.

In my opinion best served on ice or neat.

From the Masters of Malt: “Although the Speyside distillery was founded in 1956, it was not until 1990 that production began. The respected whisky maker George Christie purchased land near Kingussie and founded a grain distillery in 1957. In 1962, he commenced the building of a malt whisky distillery on the site and the work was completed in 1987. The new distillery sits opposite the site of the old Drumguish distillery, which closed in 1911. “

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The Best Keto Pancakes Recipe (w. Cream Cheese)

The Best Keto Pancakes Recipe

The Best Keto Pancakes Recipe

Pancakes.  Is there anything so yummy for breakfast? When I started my way on this Ketogenic / Low Carb diet I thought i’d seen the end of things like Pancakes, but it turns out I was a little wrong.  I’ve discovered that when you look deep, almost every single recipe can be converted to be Keto friendly.

So here is my favorite Keto Pancakes Recipe, and only 4 net carbs per serve!

This makes 8 pancakes (2 serves).

Keto Pancakes Recipe

  • 120g (4 oz) Cream Cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Flour
  • 1 tst Stevia (to taste)

How you make these incredible Keto Pancakes

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Heat skillet / pan and add butter or coconut oil.
  3. Add batter to pan and cook like you would normal pancakes.
  4. Top with butter and/or sugar free syrups of your choice.

Nutritional Data:

  • Calories: 488
  • Fat (g): 42.9
  • Protein (g): 17.12
  • Carbs: 3.8g

For those tracking macros, this recipe comes in as Fat (82%), Carbs (3%) and Protein (15%).  Adding an optional Tbsp or 2 of coconut flour in the recipe will add “substance” to the pancakes while adding a little carbs.

For more Low Carb and Ketogenic Recipes please visit my Keto Website, Becoming Keto Adapted.

 

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