New web presence, news, and stuff
Greetings! Thanks for visiting. This site/blog has been a long time coming. If you know me or have been following me for any length of time, you know that I have two major passions in my life -- Fitness and Music. For a long time my web presence was confusing with sheldonkessel.com being both music and fitness. Now, all the music stuff is on Octathorpe.com (Octathorpe is my stage name for my musical output) and sheldonkessel.com is fitness.
You may also be aware that I used to write a vegetarian blog. I'm sorry if you found me through the vegetarian/animal rights scene, but I abandoned vegetarianism almost seven years ago. I went paleo. I still, very much, believe animals are treated horribly in the industrial food system. However, I suffer from two autoimmune conditions (Crohn's disease and Ankylosing Spondylitis) and learned that a vegetarian diet was not doing my health any favors. Since going paleo, my conditions have significantly lessened in severity. I'm sure I'll be writing more about my transition from vegetarian to paleo later on.
One other thing, I started a podcast to share fitness music! You can find it at http://djoctathorpe.podomatic.com/
I want it to be a resource for other instructors. Please subscribe.
Thanks! Till next time