Blake Calhoun isn’t a celebrity director, he’s not a health & wellness expert, and he’s not going to drop any giant knowledge-bombs on you in this episode. He’s just a hard-working filmmaker and editor doing his best to raise two kids and create cool stuff in the process.
Through virtually no effort whatsoever, Blake has lost over 30 pounds (and kept it off in the last year), eradicated himself from a daily soda & junk food habit, and has the energy left after a long day to spend time with his family. If that doesn’t make you a superhero in the film industry, I don’t know what does.
By simply following a few of the steps we talk about in this episode, you can completely change your life for the long term as Blake did, and you can do it one small step at a time.
Full disclaimer: Blake is the owner of Cinemoti, one of the sponsors of this episode. If you’re a filmmaker and you don’t know about Cinemoti, you need to check it out. He’s doing some really cool stuff.
Topics of Conversation:
- How Blake and I met
- Blake’s new healthy habits
- What is simple is not always easy…
- Blake’s journey to better health and wellness
- What Blake has noticed since he changed his diet
- The difference between fad dieting and a lifestyle change
- The reasons why Blake decided to make this lifestyle change — his children
- “You really can change your health just by what you eat”
- Why BMI isn’t a very good measure of health
- Blake’s roadmap to better health
- It’s the little things that help!
- How Blake “treats” himself throughout the week
- Does food taste differently now?
- A little bit of soda bashing (use Coke to clean your toilet!)
- Blake’s tips on how to succeed in changing your lifestyle
- What CineMoti has in its library (read: not just background elements!)
- Use coupon code FIP15 for 15% off CineMoti!
Blake is founder of the 2nd Unit footage site CineMoti.com and a Texas-based filmmaker who likes to play golf (although he never gets to). He’s also produced, directed & edited ten independent feature films and digital series including the awardwinning shows Pink and Continuum, also Exposed for Warner Bros. TV and executive producer McG. And recently he teamed up with New York Times BestSelling author Rachel Caine and Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry entertainment network to create the digital series Morganville. In his spare time he tries to sleep (at least six hours a night).