Monthly Archives: May 2013

Three Things Thursday!

Happy Thursday!

Hope your week is going well, mine has been crazy busy! Here’s what’s up:

1. I’m running again! Each month I give my classes a fitness related challenge and this months challenge is RUN STREAK – run everyday in May. The timing of this challenge is perfect, its gotten me out and running everyday and I’m loving it! Most days I’m not running very far – averaging about 4k a day, but at least I’m out there!

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2. It’s that time of year again! I’m back at Brock University for 3 days helping run the OFSAA Coaching Symposium Conference. It’s a bi-annual conference for high school teacher coaches offering a variety of workshops and active sessions focusing on the technical side of coaching and providing sport-specific skills, drills and strategies.

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If you’re a high school Health and Physical Education teacher and looking for some great coaching tips in a variety of sports and activities, check out the link and consider coming to our 2015 conference!

3. As I mentioned before, I was at a subject specific (Health and Physical Education) PD workshop on Monday and it was fantastic! I though I’d share with you one if the CrossFit workouts we did in one of the sessions.

Don’t Drop It!

Objective – in partners/teams- complete the following WOD with fastest time, however reps can only be accumulated while one person is holding a 65/85lb bar overhead, arms and ears in same plane.

50 double unders
30 laps of med ball carries (30 lb med ball)
50 burpee plate jumps
10 Handstands – hold for 10 seconds
30 single unders – 2 people in rope

Teams must complete all reps of one movement before moving on to the next. Any team member can rep out a movement and teammates can change up whenever they want. However, only one person can be working at a time. Reps don’t count when arms are no longer in same plane as ears. Officials must communicate well with each other to make this work – make sure someone LOUD is judging the bar!

Penalties – 5 sec
– dropping/picking up ball before feet get on plate during runs
– every other infraction – NO REP!!

Well, that’s it for today! I’m off to the conference dinner and social! Have a great night!

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We Were Made to be Awesome!

So yesterday was our annual Health and Physical Education Professional Activity Day and I am happy to say I loved it! Conferences and workshops always get me so pumped up! I love leaning new things that I can take back to my classes to make working out and living a healthier lifestyle fun and exciting! Getting (and keeping) teens interested in health and fitness is not always an easy task!

I really enjoyed the keynote address – which, sadly, is not always the case. It totally got me motivated and thinking about how I can help our teens (and everyone else) live healthier lifestyles, and the active sessions throughout the day had me working up a sweat!

Over the next few days I will be sharing with you bits and pieces of my day.

Today I wanted to share this little video. I loved it!

I hope it’s the pep talk you need to be awesome!

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Motivational Monday – Desire to Change!

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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The sun is shining, the Corona is cold and a Mexican fiesta is planned for dinner!

How are you celebrating?

Three Things Thursday!

One more day until the weekend!!!

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Do you have my big plans for the weekend? Here’s what I’m up to:

1. The Big Brother Canada finale is tonight and I’m super excited! First of all I love Big Brother, and can’t wait to find out who wins, but I’m even more excited because it means my hubby will be home again! He has been working on the show pretty much six days a week since February and unfortunately for us, the big shoot days are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, which means he hasn’t been around much on the weekends. I’m definitely looking forward to some family time! The weather is suppose to be fantastic so I’m sure we will be heading to the park, playing chalk, hanging out on the back deck and having an awesome time!

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2. The Leafs are in the playoffs! Unfortunately they lost Game 1, but I’m beLEAFing they will take the Bruins in 6! We will be having a little family time in front of the TV Saturday night as we cheer on the Leafs!

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3. Im also going to be spending some quality to with my sister Cathy on Saturday! We’re going scrapbooking for the day and I’m super excited! I haven’t done any scrapbooking at all since our weekend away at Selwyn and I am so behind it’s not even funny! Lets hope the creative juices are flowing and I get a lot done!

What are you up to this weekend?

Isagenix – My 30 Day Cleanse Update

Last week I finished my 30 Day Isagenix Cleanse, but was so ridiculously busy, I didn’t get a chance to share my final results and overall feelings about the system.

So, let’s look back at the reasons why I chose to do this cleanse and whether or not my needs were met. I was hoping to…

improve my energy level
o This is a definite! I have more energy from the moment I wake up till the moment I go to bed. And not only that, my energy is much more consistent. I have energy all day long, and even throughout my workouts. It’s awesome!

improve my sleep quality
o I am sleeping amazingly! I fall asleep quickly and stay asleep all night. Even on the rare occasion when I was up with one of the kids in the night, I had no problems falling right back to sleep – which is a huge improvement – I use to have so much trouble falling back to sleep and would often by up reading for hours.

decrease my stress level
o Things were super busy for me during the 30 days I did the cleanse, and I actually had a few HUGE family things come up, but I can honestly say I didn’t stress over things. On one particular occasion, I started to feel some anxiety building, but a downed a shot of Ionix Supreme and within about a half hour, it was gone. Man I love that stuff!

kick my sugar addiction
o This is the main reason why I did the cleanse, and I am so happy to have actually kicked my sugar addiction. I have on occasion had a few pieces of candy, but for me to actually walk away from the candy after only a couple of pieces is ah-mazing! The odd time that I did feel like having something sweet, I grabbed an Isadelight and was totally satisfied. Unfortunately I only found out last week that it’s best to take a small bite of the Isadelight and let it melt on your tongue. Let me just say, it is even more satisfying that way! Who would have thought that that little chocolate could actually last 20 minutes!!

improve my digestion
o Without going into too much detail here, I am happy to say I am much more regular and feeling lighter!

build and tone my muscles
o This was another one of the main reasons I chose to do the cleanse. I wanted to get leaner and improve my strength. I am happy to say that not only did I lose 5 pounds and just over 8 inches, but my percent body fat dropped 3.5 %! WooHoo!

• And, on top of all of that…

o I have pretty much been headache free for the last 37 days. I actually had 2 over the month, one of which came on rather quickly after eating a handful of juju’s, and the other im pretty sure was due to going too long without a snack/meal. I am so glad that my body no needs the sugar and the fact that eating it triggered a headache for me, makes me not want to eat it even more!

So, that’s pretty much it! I’m lighter, leaner and cleaner after doing this 30 Day Cleanse. I totally love Isagenix and completely recommend it to anyone who is looking to improve their health!

Ate you interested in taking the next step towards better health and wellness? If so, click here, to browse the products, or if you have questions, send me an email and I will get back to you.

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