Blood


These little drops of blood told me quite a story. I had a live and dry blood analysis and spent an hour with Georgette (Tadasana Wellness) talking about what was going on. This blood gave me a look at my health and provided us with some insights on what tools I need to improve my health. Super cool! Any-who, I’ll be doing a candida cleanse so any tips or recipes that you have would be appreciated! 

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Intermission

You may have noticed that I’ve taken an intermission from my blog. It wasn’t because I stopped doing anything but it was because I was doing too much. Yes, that’s a thing. I was working on a lot of very exciting projects but when it came time to do the things I do for myself I was too tired. I used my time off to disconnect because I spent most of my awake hours of the last 6 months connected.

I’m in the process of some very exciting changes and figuring out who the next version of myself will be. The last journey I was on was a wild one and my personal life had a lot of challenges (really sick father, the flu and other things).

Recently, things have been looking up!

It seems like the things that keep happening to me are serendipitous. Cool, eh?

Well, I have a new bike and I have some very exciting announcements coming up. I’m going to revive my rhythm of blogging weekly and look forward to having you join me on the next stage of my life.

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Sick. So Sick.

I usually get sick a few times a year and it’s usually my fault. I try and be careful by washing my hands, sanitizing my cubical on an almost daily basis and I eat healthy.  However, sometimes getting sick is unavoidable and currently I’m working from home so I don’t spread my germs to my coworkers. I have a “viral chest infection.”

Shayne is also sick.

Together, we are sexy.

We both sit in almost silence because his throat hurts and when I talk it makes me cough.

This is how I feel (me being the dude):

This is how I wish I felt:

I cannot wait to feel better and enjoy the last drops of summer. COUGH COUGH!

I’m a Cheater

I don’t cheat on my man but I sure as heck cheat on my diet. Over a month ago I decided to cut out wheat and dairy. I had a disgusting addiction to cheese and I was feeling blah. I’m talking eating a while package of cheese strings…..Yah, gross, I know!

So, I cut ’em out and I feel great. However, temptation is all around me. I don’t find it hard to cut out the wheat and dairy unless I’m craving sushi or it’s someones birthday. I have decided that if I behave and temptation crosses my path (for good reason) I can have a little taste.  That isn’t so bad, right? I mean, I have hardly had cheese and that IS A HUGE DEAL! Oh yah, I have also cut out coffee (but I have it when I NEED it). What are your trips for staying on track?? Please help!

Here are some tools that help me survive: 

I do have to modify a lot of the recipes but that's easy.

I do have to modify a lot of the recipes but that’s easy.

Almonds

Almonds

Quinoa (with vegi soup broth)

Quinoa (with vegi soup broth)

Hot. Yummy. Teaaaaa

Hot. Yummy. Teaaaaa

 

Summer is here and I’m learning to bike (better), fish and other Pemberton activities. Follow me on my journey. Check back every Wednesday (ish) to see what I have been up to.

 

 

 

Bend and Snap: Cross Training

Unlike the many lucky souls that live out here, I am not a full fledge ski bum. I have a job and work more than 40 hours a week, which leaves very little time for skiing. Between injuries, the flu and life I do manage to find time to ski. The mountain closes before I get off work so I have to find other ways to stay fit and healthy during the week and my time on the mountain.  You see, I’m in a shape and I’m hoping to modify it. Maybe by writing this blog post I will be held accountable for keeping true to my goals.

In Pemberton I have discovered this great little yoga studio called Tadasana Yoga.  There are other studios and gyms that offer yoga but the classes offered here best compliment with my schedule.  Also, there is a training facility in close proximity to my house called Revolution Fitness and for the next 6 weeks I’ll be ending my work week with Friday night personal training sessions.

Yoga is great for the mind, body and soul and working with a personal trainer will help with…..everything.  Here is what my weekly fitness schedule will be for the next 6 weeks:

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On the weekends I will try and ski at least 1 day and go to yoga at least 1 day (there is a 5pm Hot Chocolate après ski yoga class on Saturday and Sunday).

Shayne will be on the road for the next 6 weeks so I have nothing but free time so watch out mind, body and soul because you are about to change!

Care to join me for any classes? I’ll be signing up for unlimited monthly yoga. If you are not in the Pemberton area and want to try out yoga, you can check the Yoga Directory Canada.

To follow my skiing journey, check back every Wednesday (or sometimes Thursday) and Sunday to read about my learning adventures. It is okay to learn to ski at any age. If I can do it, so can you! Please share your skiing tips and comments below. Cheers!