Don’t Change Much

DontChangeMuch.caI’ve spoken about getting healthy in the past, yet always find myself too easily falling back into old habits.

It’s as if fitness and good health is hard or something.

I guess that makes sense though. If good health were easy, everyone would be hitting the gym, exercising, eating properly and living as close as to forever as possible (science!). Fast food wouldn’t be fast. Junk food would actually be junk. Sunshine. Rainbows!


Recently I was chatting about my challenge with getting a hold on life with a co-worker and he suggested I check out the Don’t Change Much campaign. Built on the premise that with a few easy tips, men can make small changes to great impact on good health, it was if the program was built with me in mind.

For instance, simply drinking 5 tall glasses of water throughout the day can make it 54% less likely of suffering a fatal heart attack. And dang, I can do that. I can easily drink water. Or how simply swapping out half of those tasty fries for a half salad helps add a serving of fruit or veggies into your diet. Again, easy.

My hope is to continue to check-in with you as I “don’t change much.” But if you have any other easy tips to share, please do! The internet is a big place and my guess is that many of you are either wanting to join me on this journey, could be already well into your trip, or have already gone quite a way to good health – you’ve all likely learned much and my hope is that I can in turn learn from you.

So… what simple things have you done to help you get healthy?

While you’re thinking, watch this video:

I Ate This – Hamburger 285

I have to admit I was worried about the quality of a $2.85 hamburger that could be purchased from a nondescript food truck. Is it really beef? Days old buns? Soggy tomoatos?

Yet having just consumed their cheeseburger today, I’m no longer a sceptic. I’m definitely a believer!

Located just off the corner of Granville St. and Pender St. in Downtown Vancouver, Hamburger $2.85 gives you just that – a hamburger. Or if you’re like me and want some choice, you can grab yourself a cheeseburger for $3.50. Beyond this, the only other menu items are pop & iced tea, while condiments (mustard & ketchup) are also available.

The burger you receive is a good size and comes with a tonne of lettuce, a solid slice of tomato, terimayo sauce (teriyaki and mayo), cheese if you ordered it (like I did), with a beef patty on a toasted white hamburger bun. Juicy and filled with flavour, I’m glad I didn’t add ketchup as I normally do. And while I did order two burgers – don’t judge, I was hungry – I’d probably be safe ordering only one in the future!

About the only drawback is the popularity of the food truck. I arrived just after noon and the lineup was a good 10 people deep with a dozen or so people already waiting for orders. All-in-all, it took about 15-20 minutes for my order to come up and I’m definitely thankful the weather was decent today – I’m a fair weather food truck consumer!

Anywho, I’m totally putting this food truck on my “visit again” list. Sure I had to wait a good amount of time to pick up my eats, but I really can’t fault them for their popularity with such great value!

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