Throughout this blog I have not made it a secret that I am a wine lover, but can wine and working out co-exist in a harmonious world? After watching this vlog and reading this post, I began to really self reflect about my own personal relationship with alcohol. As a teen, I was not a … More Wine and Workouts
Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, drink and be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun. Ecclesiastes 8:15. King James Bible. So I have come to the realization that … More How to Eat, Drink and be Merry…Without Being a Smug Drip.
I found myself channel hopping to wind down for sleep after a busy Monday evening. I happened upon a show called Marketplace. Marketplace is an investigative consumer documentary that affects the lives of average Canadians from coast to coast. This episode was all about the good and bad of sodium. A doctor who was interviewed … More Pass the Salt
I have tried many exercise videos and TV shows dating back to the eighties. I remember putting on my off the shoulder “Choose Life” flourescent t-shirt, my shorts and leg-warmers and doing the 20 minute workout. Oh yes, I was stylin.’ At least for the time. I was only ten years old, but I was … More An Oldie But a Goodie.
Yesterday we took a look at my nephew Joshua’s weight training program in this post, The 5 x 5 Program. Today, I thought we take a look at what he eats to gain size. Daily Food Consumption to Sustain Mass: This is the diet that I am following. 6:30AM 4 Eggs Protein Scoop of Oatmeal … More The 5 x 5 Diet.
With all good intentions, the ashiness exfoliated from my tender tooties and billowy cotton pants packed in my gym bag, I was ready to face my Yoga intimidation head on. I was all set to attend Desta’s “Gentle Yoga” class, and made sure to go to bed at a decent hour. Heck, I even left … More The Yogi in Me- Part 2, The Fear Continues
I’ve tried many group classes at my gym. From spin, to cardio kick boxing, tabata, boot camp and zumba. It was all a tad intimidating at first, you know how the whole going out of your comfort zone feeling can be. Zumba and cardio hip hop was especially intimidating because I wouldn’t describe myself as … More The Yogi in Me- Part 1
I am getting to the point where I am enjoying healthy food choices while cravings for empty calories are decreasing at this point in my journey. I still enjoy treating myself, and allow myself a treat day now and again. For example, I am looking forward to going to the Second Cup tomorrow to meet … More Enjoying Healthy Eating. Who Knew?!
I was fortunate enough to earn a free personal training session at my gym last week. This was a treat for me, because it’s not in el budget to fit in personal training right now. My session was with the lovely Jana who showed me effective exercises to strengthen my back, arms and shoulders. What … More Don’t Over-train!
At the risk of getting too detailed, at times I have tummy troubles. I hope this post isn’t TMI ( too much information) but there are the odd days were I have horrible gas pains. These pains are often gripping and crippling. What usually brings on such bouts of gas is from skipping meals (which … More In Mint Condition