Monday, March 8, 2010

How your body influences your emotions

Wise words from Kimberly--

There is an undeniable link between feeling healthy and feeling happy. When was the last time you had the flu, a migraine, or heartburn and felt joyful at the same time? While many of us would agree that there is a relationship between our internal workings and our feelings of happiness, many of us don't take active steps toward living a healthy, positive life. How can we meet our goals when our body isn't feeling up to par? Tiredness, aches and pains, and feeling under the weather can all be big hindrances to our goals. It is very important that we nourish our bodies with adequate amounts of the right foods, condition ourselves to maintain and build strong bones and muscles, rest properly at night, and generally adhere to a healthy regimen if we expect to feel positive emotions.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Did you bring your deoderant to the gym today...

KALE CHIPS: like real chips- only healthy and not.


1 bunch of kale
1Tb olive oil
1 tsp salt (and pepper or whatever spices you like)


Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a non insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper.
With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt.
Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, and the middle is BRIGHT green 10 to 15 minutes.

Canadian Heros- click the quote

Jon Montgomery- one of the greatest Canadians in the games was quoted saying:

“I had said at the beginning of the race that if I was in that position and I did get gold coming from behind that I was going to remain stoic and respectful because you never want to cheer when somebody else loses. But I have to apologize to Martins. That didn’t happen. I lost my mind when I saw the .07 come up. It was like I had stuck my finger in a light socket.”

Granola- Done Right.


3C Rolled Oats (not instant
3/4C Fancy Coconut
1/2C slivered almonds
1/2C pecans
1/4C millet
3T Chia Seeds
1/4 C maple syrup
2 T vegetable oil
2T Vanilla
2T cinnamon


Mix up all the above- and bake it at 375 for 20minutes until golden brown- make sure to stir it every 5-10minutes.

If it's a little pale- just bake it a little longer- careful not to burn it- I made that mistake the first round- oops!

Remember Us?

Well we remember you- you might be surprised by that as we've bit a bit MIA on our little blog.

So what's new you ask (kindly I'm sure)?

We've got lot's happening first things first though- Vis is off the market- we will no longer be taking applications for dates- you will have to try the Lululemon girls next door- perhaps they are looking..

Big shout out to all the 10lb Challenge Finishers- don't know if everyone's heard, but we're trying to get Victoria to lose 10,000lbs in 2010. Canadian Olympians own the Podium, people at BDHQ own the scale. What can we say? We're that good.

Head here to fill out your registration and help us make this happen- not only for us- but for you too!

Hope everyone has been good- and the Olympic hangover hasn't hit you too bad. I know it's a little depressing having to get off the couch to get a workout in- now that the Olympics are over they are no longer a valid excuse.

Speaking of excuses- check the web site for our Spring sale- things are looking good-