What Works?

Reflecting on the exercise side of wellness, it’s important to look back to see what actually worked… I’ve played soccer for many years and while it was definitely a workout, it was more of a social thing. My wife and I would play then go out with our friends for a bite and a brew at…

Journey to Wellness

The journey to wellness is full of pot holes, potato chips and mind-numbing reality TV… I recently turned fifty and with that came an uncontrollable urge to look after myself – eat better, exercise my body and mind. Being reasonably active with spinning, soccer and cycling as part of my regular routine, I’m left with eating…

Chunky Juice

I was wandering through the beverage section of a boutique style sandwich shop recently, trying to decide what to drink while my strawberry spinach salad was being made. I’m not a soda drinker so I skipped that cooler. I wanted a bottle of water but all they had were these miniature bottles that were cute, but quite…

It’s in you to give…

That’s the slogan used by the Canadian Blood Services. I was at one of their locations this past weekend to bleed a little for the cause. Makes you feel good to help and I get to have a laugh with the nurses who have gotten to know me over the years. I’ve donated around fifty-five times….

Toilets and Food

The two don’t mix and never should… There are many things you can do while sitting on a toilet. Read a book, the newspaper, check all your social media feeds, some people even talk on their phones and there are some bodily function too. Eating is definitely not one of the things that should be…

First Ride of 2015

Finally managed to get my bike out of storage. Tires needed a bit of air, washed and filled my new water bottle, inserted my iPhone into it’s waterproof case and mounted it. Finally, this part is new, attached my GoPro to record this historic ride. My Gary Fisher Marlin is about ten years old, but I…

Sleepless Nights

Another sleepless night, laying awake staring at the ceiling, the clock, my iPhone, iPad or just about anything else in that hotel room. Desperately trying to sleep but failing miserably… Got up at one point and walked around a bit, hoping to tire myself out… didn’t work. A little later on, got up to read…

The Knee Brace

Its been two and a half weeks since I injured my left knee. Time to go back to the gym… I think. I borrowed a knee brace from my in-laws just to be on the safe side but forgot to bring it with me. I wasn’t comfortable going to the gym without it. Decided to…

Spinach

Looking around for something to write about when I spotted my son’s girlfriend, so I asked her. The first thing out of her mouth was spinach, literally. And I had my topic… She was eating a very large spinach salad while I was enjoying a large, Grandma’s Style, butter tart. A reward for eating healthy all…

Weight for It

I’ve worked so hard to get this weight off only to put a ton on again, very disheartening and I know why… Travelling, on business, you tend to eat poorly. Actually, you tend to eat very well and that’s the problem. When travelling I’ll have oatmeal and coffee for breakfast, some kind of large sandwich…