The Time Has Come

Set your VCRs, or PVRs and get the popcorn popping!  Rusty’s appearance on “Come Dine with Me” is tomorrow.  Here is the ad created by yours truly! Monday October 1, at 7:30PM Rusty will be on TV on W network channel 27.

I Walked 5 Kilometres!

Stop trying to spell check me!  I’m Canadian and the word is metre!!!!!So I finished the “Run For The Cure”.  Rusty kept me on the trail which proved a little difficult as we had a mix of runners, walkers, dogs, children and strollers for the first kilometer even though we deliberately started late to give the runners a head start.  I hate to be a grouch, but some of us are the walking wounded and are not going to bounce right back from a collision.  I don’t even want to think what would happen to a child.  Next year I am starting 10 minutes late rather than 5 and hoping for less bouncing around from the runners. Anyway less crabbiness more Yea Haw I walked 5K!!  I have been a real drama queen about this wondering if I could finish this walk.  I resolved that I was going to bail on the race if I had any problems and that was just going to have to be good enough.  Well you know it wasn’t so bad.  Kind of thrilling to walk through the finish line like one of those pros you see on TV! I tried to do a Rocky … Continue reading

Flexibility

I was reading an interesting article in the Huffington Post about Flexibility.  A 58 year old man was looking to get back into martial arts but had noticed he had lost flexibility over the years and was looking for a solution.  I can really relate to this.  I have been feeling betrayed by my body since I define myself as very flexible.  I have lost a great deal of flexibility in my legs and I am just certain that I will get back what I lost any minute now through no effort on my part.  I was born flexible.  I never had to work for it and well this isn’t right!

Learning By Listening

I saw a quote today that helped define for me a phenomenon I have seen all my life but did not recognize.  I would ask a rather sheltered friend of mine what he believed about this or that and he often replied that he was raised to believe one thing or another.  I was always shocked that he had not questioned what he was taught.  He was not a fan of reading or research and he was not really that interested in the other points of view.  He had a set of answers that worked in the life he led and that was good enough for him. Later on in my life I began to run into people that had put a great deal of time into research of various kinds.  When I would express my opinion on an area they felt they knew a lot about some people would talk over me and drowned me out in order to give me their expert opinion on the topic.  Sometimes they were so busy giving their opinion that they actually failed to correctly identify the topic of my original conversation.  I would be frustrated but also gave their argument greater weight because … Continue reading

Moanday Link Storm Sept. 24, 2012

Today’s Moanday Link Storm is all about Spinning … like indoor on a bike, not out of control or the spinning backfist (It’s an MMA fighting move which I learned about researching this article, so just don’t mess with me!) It’s Fall now which is the absolute best time to ride your bike outside … OOPS!  Inside, outside, upside-down, stationary … we’re talking about pumping your legs hard while sitting on the most uncomfortable seat you are ever likely to find! So take yourself inside during this lovely weather and enjoy a spinning class.  You won’t regret it.  Uhm, I won’t be joining you.  Achilles Tendonitis and well I have a blister and then there are those seats.   I have a pdf file from the North Shore YMCA called Keep It Safe that is a great start to spinning.  It’s well done, not boring at all, not like most articles that are good for you! Here are three articles about Cycling Secrets from SoulCycle.  Honest the article are there just look to the right under the red banner. Here is an amusing article about spinning from Mens Health UK Here is an amusing YouTube videos demonstrating how not to … Continue reading

Genetically Modified Corn

Genetically Modified corn or GM corn or Round Up Ready corn was in the news this week.  A French study using 200 albino Sprague-Dawley rats that ate GM corn was just released which suggested that eating Monsanto’s GM corn causes cancerous tumors. “Six groups – three male and three female – were fed Monsanto GM maize with Roundup weed killer consisting of 11 percent of their diet, 22 percent or 33 percent. Six other groups were given Monsanto GM maize in the same percentage amounts, but had no Roundup sprayed on them. Another six groups were given Roundup weed killer in their water similar to the levels found in U.S. tap water. The remaining two groups acted as control groups and were fed non-genetically modified maize and water without Roundup weed killer.”

This Egg’s Mama was a Drug Addict!

Ok folks it’s time for me to ruin your favourite meal again.  You may remember I brought you Chicken Feces Soup some weeks ago.  I know I am proud that I have made a trip to the grocery store a bit of an ordeal for some.  As long as I am changing lives.  For the better or worse, embrace the change! This time we are going to talk about eggs, but not to worry this one is really not so bad.  Those eggs come right out of a healthy living breathing hen and off to the supermarket.  You can’t really mess that up too bad.  Everybody knows a stressed, unhappy or unhealthy chicken will not lay eggs.  Oh unless she is drugged up on anti-biotics and hormones.

Moanday Link Storm Sept. 17, 2012

Another Moanday and this one is a real moaner. They have been letting people go around work and not the “we can’t afford you any more” kind of lay off. These were the farewell letter to an employee and then their replacement arrives the next day.  To be fair, I don’t really work with these people too much so obviously there was more going on than I knew but it is still unnerving! So today I am going to provide you with fitness web sites that are all about teamwork and helping each other as a community.