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  • Nordic Walking Vs Trekking Poles

    5/30/2015 1:03:30 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This morning I am watching youtube videos to see if there is anything special I need to know about using the 2 poles I got a few years ago. I have learned a lot already- I have trekking poles but I will use them for Nordic walking - which is like crossing country skiing without the skis on. No... Read more

  • How Pleasurable is Your New Habit?

    5/30/2015 1:40:39 AM, by KALISWALKER

    I am ever aspiring to be the better me. I have some perfectionist tendencies and seem to lack patience. Today I read in a blog how long it takes to form a new habit. Huffington - On average, it takes more than two months before a new behavior becomes automatic -- 66 days to be exact. And how l... Read more

  • Friday - Get Out the Walking/Trekking Poles

    5/29/2015 3:01:13 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Goal - walk 5K with walking poles, through the park - down the hill and up again. Burn 20% More Calories with This Walking Technique 5K = 10,000 steps I will walk 5K daily. but will ease in the poles. Week 1: Pole Walking - Getting Started Time: Start with a daily 15 minut... Read more

  • Had to Take Time to Reflect (and prepare the lemons)

    5/28/2015 12:44:01 AM, by SASSISPRING

    Ever have one of those days? I had one of those weeks. I went out for union training last week and flew down to New Westminster. New West is the city where I was born and is known for it's steep hills that go down to the river. I stayed down in a fancy dancy hotel, overlooking the river a... Read more

  • Spring Cleaning in Progress

    5/26/2015 12:03:13 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I see being a minimalist as streamlining my life. I unpacked the last of my china (packed 4 years ago before we put the house up for sale). Hmm... DH just asked if I unpacked the martini glasses - nope. I guess another box is lurking in the games room. Spring cleaning - dining room done, and c... Read more

  • Visualize Success!

    5/24/2015 5:04:06 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Last night I watched a bit of a show, Forensic Files. A man was bludgeoned on the back of his head. He collapsed on his bed, and came to in the morning, put on a sweater and went downstairs and took out breakfast cereal then collapsed and bled to death. When he came to why did he not phone for an am... Read more

  • Minimalist At Heart

    5/23/2015 6:14:52 PM, by KALISWALKER

    When I came home I didn't step back into a routine. This year I have been away from home enough I have to build some new daily habits/routines. The new routines have to include some household tasks, exercise and interesting healthy menus. My goal - plan and lead my life, not sink into relaxati... Read more

  • Camino de Santiago & the Dietitian & Competing Priorities

    5/20/2015 10:03:42 PM, by KALISWALKER

    My friend Helen is doing the 800 km Santiago de Santiago, (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) for the second time in 2 years. I feel I missed an opportunity not going with her last a year when she asked me. I knew if she ever did it again I wanted to do it too. Since I talked with her yesterday I h... Read more

  • I'm Back From Cruising!

    5/18/2015 6:00:09 PM, by KALISWALKER

    We had a great time away from home 21 days. While on the cruise I walked the stairs and NEVER took the elevator. I did well for 2 weeks and even tracked my daily calorie, the last week I was more self indulgent. ... Read more

  • Getting there

    5/18/2015 1:28:49 PM, by METCHOSINITE

    I think I am almost at the breaking point. I have at least 60 pounds to lose. My joints ache and hurt and I know if I lose the weight they wont hurt as much. I know if I lose the weight I will be able to be more active. If I lose the weight I will be able to put my socks on and tie my shoes without ... Read more

  • Back at it after a long time!

    5/16/2015 9:28:42 PM, by LOVEWY

    So here I am at it again. Haven't done any kind of working out since before I had my third baby. Starting off with Chalean extreme, Piyo and T25 (Woah, feeling the couple years off now) Only been a week, some times I feel discouraged before I even start. I just need to positive self talk ... Read more

  • Welcome Spring - floods, fires, sunshine, oh my!

    5/13/2015 11:50:31 PM, by SASSISPRING
    rapidly-8000-hectares/ Here is a link to a good map of the area I'm talking about.
    hako.html This past weekend a fire broke out in the bush between Pri... Read more

  • Back from the Dr's and its good news!

    5/8/2015 4:10:44 PM, by WOOLYUKE

    My blood pressure has gone from 160/90 to 140/80! All of my other tests came back negative too which is awesome. Can't wait to see if I can really get off the diabetes drugs - i hate taking stuff . So happy about this. A great reward for my hard work with diet and exercise... Read more

  • Celebrating my success!

    5/8/2015 12:45:05 AM, by PRIMEOFMYLIFE

    Losing 20 lbs is a reason to celebrate, but not with food, although I did just finish a tasty bowl of blueberries. Yum! Progress was up and down, but everyday was a new opportunity to start again, and apparently that still worked. The graph shows I likely won't meet my target date, but that'... Read more

  • more about changes

    5/7/2015 12:20:44 AM, by WOOLYUKE

    It's kinda weird when you go from being inactive to active. I sleep much better. I feel disoriented sometimes because my life is different.I have a better attitude towards myself, being less apt to 'yell' at myself . Today I did almost 25 minutes of dance workouts. LAUGHING OUT LOUD! who'da th... Read more