Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Fitness tips from your favorite trainer :-)

Hey guys and gals, its a beautiful day in the neighborhood!!!  Go outside and exercise :-)
...As I come back from my morning run in the park, I think about how many people I see wasting their time with foolish exercises and gym science. There's the guy in the silver foil suit and headband who thinks he can just sweat his way to a smaller beer belly, and then there's the lady gangs wearing those ridiculous platform sneakers in the quest for a tight booty. Lol are you serious! Have you ever seen anybody with a nice ass wearing those push up sneakers? I rest my case...
  I know everybody out there can't afford a personal trainer to help in the quest for their most fit self,  .......... but somehow you can always find a way to afford an expensive pair of shoes ....or handbag....or ipad or........well, you get the drift. We need to start talking priorities here! Working with a trainer doesn't mean a long term commitment. You can do as few sessions as you need or can afford. It means being smart and actually absorbing good information and putting it in practice. Doing your homework and asking question about programming and application will be what makes you self sufficient and in control of your own body. Remember, Knowledge Reigns Supreme.   

With that being said, I teamed up with @howcast  to bring you some basic instructional fitness videos online.  It says men, but our bodies are the same.  Everyone can do this. Stay tuned. This is just the beginning but there will be many more to come and possibly a DVD series. Watch out!

Stop by the You Tube page.  Hey, you might learn something! 

Lata Alligataz

.......A Day in the life of Max Tapper

Friday, November 9, 2012

Our Favorite Jamaican Recipes!!!!

Good Mawnin, Wha gwaan out there!   I just thought I'd start off your morning by making you privy to some secrets passed down in my family for years.  The secrets to good Jamaican cooking.......
I've been lucky to always have great cooks in my family. My mother, father, grand parents, aunts, and uncles all have/had the Midas touch in the kitchen, and made every occasion or holiday gathering a feast to be remembered.  I'm talking ackee and salt fish, ox tail and rice and peas, escovitch fish, roasted yams, jerk chicken and pork, bamee, roast bread fruit, curry goat and chicken, you name it!  Oh man, my mouth is actually salivating right now. I almost drooled on the keyboard.

Well guess what? These secrets to good Jamaican cooking are no longer secrets. My mom and two aunts  just put out a cookbook called "Our favorite Jamaican Recipes" to help you get your Bob Marley on. It's filled with Photos, descriptions, and instruction on how to make traditional Jamaican dishes in your own home.  It'll bring out the inner Rasta in you, trust me. Lol

Check out the Facebook page for Our Favorite Jamaican Recipes and make sure you "Like" it

You can also buy the book on Amazon with this link Our favorite Jamaican Recipes

And check out their blog and website Here

This has made me hungry...Breakfast Time
A day in the life of Max Tapper


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

4 more Years!! Obama Yo Mama!

Hello America, I hope you were sitting down and watching this 2012 election knowing that , good or bad, you did your part and cast your vote . This was so important for us as young Americans to give this  leader a second chance to bring this country back to global prominence. It got a lil tense during the ballot count , but deep down I knew President Barack Obama would win again and serve another term. I knew you guys were smart enough to spot a used car salesman when you see one and not fall for the okey doke. I knew you guys were smarter than believing the lies of a running mate with the eyes of Gene Wilder. Crazy lookin people to crazy thing ya know..........  We all know Real change takes time, and the reality is 4 yrs isn't that long. Certainly not long enough to guide us out of that insane mess inherited in 08'.
This takes me back 2 elections ago when I first started really paying attention to politics.  My two good friends @sharonlouden and @vinsonvelega are the ones who got me to really open my eyes and pay attention to the choices that affects my life and those of my friends and family. I remember sitting with them during the disappointing Kerry loss in 04 and I remember how dejected we were.  Today is a far cry from that low and I feel even more confident than ever about our choice for Commander in Chief and the direction of this great country.
It is now 3:00 am and I am still flying high with Hope and belief in a better America. We made a choice we knew was better in 08 and it was still the Better choice in 2012. As buzz light year would say, "to infinity and beyond" my brotha.
4 more Years!!!!