More Fitness Movies

Nothing beats an inspiring video when you are puckering up to kiss lady fitness on the glutes… 😛  Well, just came across these couple of video’s which I’ll sink my teeth into and have some inspiration rubbed off on the edge of my sweat laden gym towel… 😛

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FAT, SICK AND NEARLY DEAD

100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn’t end well- with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn’t far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health. With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long-term, Joe turns to the only option left, the body’s ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle. While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, it’s at a truck stop in Arizona where Joe meets a truck driver who suffers from the same rare condition. Phil Staples is morbidly obese weighing in at 429 lbs; a cheeseburger away from a heart-attack. As Joe is recovering his health, Phil begins his own epic journey to get well. What emerges is nothing short of amazing – an inspiring tale of healing and human connection. Part road trip, part self-help manifesto, FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD defies the traditional documentary format to present an unconventional and uplifting story of two men from different worlds who each realize that the only person who can save them is themselves. (IMDB): MOVIE DETAILS

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FORKS OVER KNIVES

Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. (IMDB): MOVIE DETAILS

Movies like these are great for post workout, post shower while enjoying a protein shake and balanced on top of an exercise ball… 😉

Valentine’s Day : The Movie

(…third post and still on a plane… see last 2 posts for explanation)

Valentine’s Day.

First allow me to say that I did not watch "Valentine’s Day" on Valentine’s Day… Hehehe… If my wife had been around, I would be busy with my own love induced dramatisation of Valentine’s Day… too busy to be reliving the lives of all these couples on screen on this day…

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Anyway, I have to be honest… I know it was an all-star cast… but as I do not have internet connection right now, I should refer to the actors that I do know or are memorable in the show… (I suck at names… even famous ones!)  There was Jennifer Garner, Ashton Kuscher, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Mario Lopez… (what?  not Mario?  He looks like a Mario to me! :-P…) Jessica Alba, Queen Latifah, McDreamy and McCheesy-hairy-chested-walking-manly-cliche (that’s my nick for him), Julia Roberts…  (wow, not bad, I remembered quite a few of the main cast…and …yes, I missed out quite a few more too… the actor on the plane of whom I forgot his name…. geeky 70’s show actor, Princess Diary actress (now drop your jaws simultaneously and look at my with disgust)… I suck at this… anyway…

The saddest part of my experience with the movie is that, I had to watch it all alone… :-(  Somewhere out there (in Sarawak) my wife isn’t here with me… duh! Anyway, I watched it yesterday…

With a popcorn, drink and a nice little tray of nuggets (my dinner and it’s also a kind of a ritual if I am anticipating a great movie… something about the mix of savoury and sweet flavours that gets to me.  Anyway, had good expectations about the movie when I entered… but…

…unfortunately…

…not impressed.. 🙁

The first two thirds of the of the movie was like jumping from one fast moving train to another without even slowing down… as the story jump from one couple to another.  Before you can barely grasp a hold on what’s going on… it moves on to the next… I wouldn’t have minded that but the funny-lines were hits-and-misses.  And the little romantic boy in the show, was like a thrown in… actually, with his acting, he didn’t even look like he was a real boy (Pinocchio could have taken his place in the show… was he casted?…)

Well, anyway, although it all got tied back together at the end.. about who’s suppose to be with who… too bad the entertaining part of the show had to come so late…

Spoiler next!! (don’t read on if you haven’t seen the movie… or if you intend to see the movie at all)

The clincher and most emotional part of the show, that made me say "awwww. that was sweet"… was when we all realise Julia Roberts was coming home to her son… :’-)

Anyway, sappy romantic flick it was… thrown in almost seemingly like an obligatory pro bono work by some of the best actors and actresses… for that, I have to forgive its shortcomings and just take the whole thing with a pinch of salt… (which I have been doing a lot lately… 😉

Well… till the next movie that comes along an scintillates me to post another endless rattle…. ciao!