Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Get More Sleep

Sleep Stopper #1
Going directly from your desktop to your pillowtop

Solution:Create a routine that sets you up for snoozing

If you give your body cues that it's time for bed, you'll drift off faster once your head hits the pillow. "About 20 minutes before bedtime, step into a hot shower or bath," recommends Michael Breus, Ph.D., author of Beauty Sleep: Look Younger, Lose Weight and Feel Great Through Better Sleep. Warm water relieves muscle tension, and when you step out, the cool air dials down your inner thermostat, mimicking the way your body naturally cools itself during sleep. 

[from womens health magazine]

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Your Butt

Monday, August 15, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011


Thursday, August 11, 2011

ontario schools junk free

Ontario schools are removing Junky food from their cafeterias and vending machines

Things like chocolate, french fries, energy drinks, candy, chips and pop will no longer be available for students to buy while on campus.

This is huge step forward in the fight against obesity in Canada.  Currently, 28% of kids between 2 and 17 are either overweight or obese.  This is leading to higher levels of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, ect...

"Fully 80 per cent of the new school menu must include products with the highest levels of essential nutrients and the lowest amounts of fat, sugar and sodium."

There is still a lot of work to be done in the fight against obesity but this is a step in the right direction.  Managing portion control, calories, and further reducing calories are just some of the things that still need to be address..

But I hope that more provinces and school districts will follow along and re-evaluate the food they are serving the countries youth.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

6 week update

Three and a half weeks to go before my trip to mexico.

Im glad I've been able to use this trip to help motivate me to eat healthy and get in some activity every day.

Things were going really well... I was playing soccer, doing yoga at work, doing some workouts from Nike Training Center app...

I went to Bikram Hot Yoga on Monday.
And then I got sick.

Sore throat. body aches. head ache. sick to my stomach. the whole shebang. 
I've taken the last 2 days off work and have been sleeping so much.
So needless to say, eating and exercising haven't really been at the top of my list.

What do you do when your sick? What is your favorite comfort food??
And any home remedies to help a sore throat would be greatly appreciated!!

Always remember

Monday, August 8, 2011


Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Im trying to skip the mass produced cafeteria lunches served at the day camp I'm working at and pack my own this summer

I've been packing...
Crackers, cheese strings, pepperoni sticks, celery and peanut butter, and cucumber and hummus, blueberries, applies...

I have also been making salads.
In a tupperware I have been adding spinach, avocado, corn, tomatoes, cucumber, garlic....
and Quinoa.
For dressing I mix olive oil, lemon juice, and a little bit of mustard.

Quinoa... pronounced Keen-wa.... is an ancient grain-like seed. Its a great addition to salads.
Its packed with protein (14g per 1/2 cup), Fibre (7g per 1/2), and other vitamins and minerals.

Try it this week!! You can find it at the local super market and cook it like rice.  For a little extra flavour cook it in low sodium vegetable or chicken stock.
You can  use it to subsitute any other grain/seed like rice, or cous-cous or put it in your salad.
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