w00t I am super stoked on my new PR!
My goal for Feb. was to run 5km in 20minutes. Today I set out to run 3km in 12min but halfway through the 3rd lap I told myself to just go all the way! I took vega sport before hand and I really think it had something to do with my increased level of determination and stamina...
During the run I "invented" a new technique that I believe will help other runners achieve their goals as well! What you do is: set out to run a certain distance… Continue
Added by Ted Carr on January 31, 2010 at 9:52pm —
I didn't know what my new year's resolution was going to be when 2010 actually arrived. I'm training for a marathon so an improvement of my time would be awesome. I would also like to get to studying and take my GRE's. But now that I've had a month of introspection and a birthday that just passed by yesterday I think I know what I really want to have in my life for the 2010 year.
I graduated college almost a year ago. My car was recently totalled by a drunk driver (don't worry I… Continue
Added by Lindsay on January 29, 2010 at 9:09am —
I will be bringing down my cortisol levels,reducing my adrenal fatigue,neutralizing my alkalinity.I am already into 29 days of successfull - fitness,eliminated alcohol ,and the honey do list .Impoving my diet is still the tough one.I will be tackling the dinner change more gradually than everythig else for it is the hardest to change since I am the only one with such a health focuss in the house. The rest of the day I have a handle on. What I will do is make myself a complex salad to eat first… Continue
Added by JASON SHAW on January 29, 2010 at 5:53am —
After my little article on the dangers of table salt, I have had quite a few people question the integrity of my statement that the added iodine in salt could be adversely affecting our health. I know it seems crazy, right? The reason the companies have added iodine to our salts was to save us from thyroid issues and those unsightly goiters but the truth is hypothyroidism is even more common now than it ever was. Well, that doesn’t make too much sense. We have the added iodine in our diets… Continue
Added by Kate Pallardy on January 25, 2010 at 2:06pm —
Table Salt is poison. I know it sounds extreme and you probably don’t even want to read the rest of this because well, let’s be honest, salt makes food yummy. Don’t worry…I’m a victim too! Yes, our bodies need salt. We cannot function without it but the fact is our body only needs about 500-1000 mg of salt and this is easily obtained through fresh fruits and vegetables. Trust me, it is severely difficult to become sodium deficient. Actually, it is almost entirely unheard of in normal everyday… Continue
Added by Kate Pallardy on January 23, 2010 at 8:28pm —
I have done much reading on this subject. And, of course, like any theory you MUST try it out on yourself. I work with Dr. Lemon (a brilliant sports nutritionist) at Western and it seems that the body is well equiped to handle carbs, protein, and fat and that the body knows which enzymes to activate to break down specific foods.
Me personally, I have found that combining carbs, proteins, and fats at every meal. It gives me the most energy and this energy is sustained throughout the… Continue
Added by Sarah Hauch on January 22, 2010 at 11:23am —
Hey Vega Community! My name is Kate and I’m the newest member of the Vega marketing team. I’m very happy to be a part of this fabulous company, and excited to share with everyone all of the great things happening at Vega!
Everyone knows that Vega
is proud of being an environmentally sustainable company that supports and encourages a plant-based whole foods diet as well as provides premium natural health solutions with… Continue
Added by VegaKate on January 20, 2010 at 9:46am —
I finally have some exciting triathlon news to share. I am one of the newest members of TeamTBB for 2010! For those not familiar with the team, TeamTBB is unquestionably one of the strongest tri teams in the world. I believe most everyone is familiar with Chrissie Wellington; her career skyrocketed after working with Brett Sutton and of course, there are countless others including Olympians and Ironman champions that have trickled through the hands of coach Sutton. I also love the fact we not… Continue
Added by Kate Pallardy on January 18, 2010 at 9:02am —
I was considering posting this anyway, but the Thrive Challenge has motivated me to really sit down and do it. I have a variety of goals for this year, but the primary focus I have needs to be my physical health.
Last year I decided to try and learn to run. I was doing well over all with the exception of some minor breathing difficulty I was beginning to overcome when severe pain hit my lower back and hip on the left side. Due to a muscle imbalance my pelvic bone and sacrum are… Continue
Added by Dora on January 17, 2010 at 9:00am —
So for this internship, I am required to read several books. The first is
KODO: Ancient Ways, Lessons in the Spiritual Life of the Warrior/Martial Artist, by Reverend Kensho Furuya. He is (was?) Resident Chief Instructor of the Aikido Centre of LA, and the LA Sword and Swordsmanship Society Kenshinkai. It is a compilation of a column he wrote about martial arts training over several years.
I highly recommend it for anyone involved in mental-physical training. While of… Continue
Added by Frances Worster on January 17, 2010 at 2:13am —
On Thursday, our Butoh teacher and Zen Zen Zo's co-artistic director Lynne Bradley shared a peice of wisdom from her teacher and Zen Zen Zo's "spiritual advisor" Zen Master KwanShi (Lawrence). When she was experiencing the heart-wrenching loss of a grandparent, he talked to her about feeling whatever emotions that come up completely, honestly, consciously, and fully, but not giving in to the "story": "I feel (sad/angry/grief/etc) because...". Instead, he advises people to be with their emotions… Continue
Added by Frances Worster on January 15, 2010 at 4:48am —
I share my goal for 2010 and it is one that so many people have. I aim for improved health and fitness with controlled weight loss. I am 5'3" and I feel healthiest at a weight around 115 to 120 and I struggle to maintain this weight more now than ever before. I plan to overcome my obstacles with continued use of the nutrition principles from THRIVE aided by Vega shakes and energy bars and consistent challenging exercises of interval cardio training five days a week with added proper strength… Continue
Added by Beth Campano on January 12, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Become healthier by cooking more. Become more involved in my community by volunteering.
Added by Paradise on January 12, 2010 at 9:55am —
I have big goals for 2010 but I realize how important it is to have many little steps in order to keep the momentum going as I complete them.
One step that I have been able to keep up for the last week and a half that I am very proud of is eating a good breakfast every day. Too often in the past I have not been hungry in the morning so I just head to work. Waiting until lunch to eat I always knew that I need to eat breakfast to get my metabolism started, thankfully this has changed… Continue
Added by Tom Scholfield on January 12, 2010 at 5:18am —
I've struggled with weight and disordered eating my whole life. Although I've never been more than a few pounds overweight, I've never been satisfied with my weight. As I approached menopause, it only became harder to maintain a lean, healthy weight, even though I exercised for 1-2 hours per day and watched everything I ate. I've always felt that a vegetarian diet was the best for me, and 2 years ago I gave up gluten, in an attempt to deal with inflamation in my neck that triggered from a… Continue
Added by Kathy Manizza on January 12, 2010 at 4:06am —
This week, the workshop is focussing on refining our Viewpoints practice, and on teaching us Butoh. Butoh is an avante-garde dance-form that originated in post-holocaust Japan, as a reaction to Japan's defeat, and ravaging by the bombings, drawing on Noh theatre and earlier forms of Japanese dance and theatre.
More on the history here:
Butoh performers are… Continue
Added by Frances Worster on January 12, 2010 at 3:14am —
All my life ive loved playing sports,everyone of them that ive played ive been great at soccer,baseball,basketball,football.Over the years ive drifted away from playing team sports to action sports and ive been interested in skateboarding,bmx and motocross.At age 14 I was a pretty good bmx rider I was doing 360's and tailwhips as my biggest tricks but I never felt like it was what I wanted to do with my life it was just fun with my friends then I started riding my friends dirt bike I got pretty… Continue
Added by Andy McPeck on January 11, 2010 at 7:56pm —
My main goal for 2010 is to finish the Burning River 100
. I had to drop at mile 80 last year due to an injury I suffered at an earlier race. With intense physical therapy and rehab I thought that I was good, but I wasn't able to continue. The good news is that I now know how to cure plantar faciatis and achilles bursitis/tendonitis. The cure is to run for 80 miles and/or until the pain is so excruciating you begin to hallucianate. After I… Continue
Added by Brandon Huff on January 11, 2010 at 1:59pm —
Everyone has an inner warrior. It’s the part of us that gives us courage, strength, stamina and vitality. This energy resides in our third chakra, at the navel. This centre is sometimes called the solar plexus because it is governed by the fire element. This fire represents transformation and releases its engery for vitality and inspiration. It is this fire that gives our inner warrior the strength and will to:
• stand up for what we believe
• persevere in the face… Continue
Added by Tania Frechette on January 11, 2010 at 11:09am —
I spent the two months prior to the new year becoming familiar with many of the foods Thrive suggests, and easing into the recipes, as well as out of habits I've had my entire life. So far I have found it very manageable and I have started the new year on a full plant-based diet. I am a personal trainer and keep very fit, so I am very interested/excited to see what effects this all has on my body/performance. If Thrive can acheive the deliverance of energy and nutrition it… Continue
Added by Bobby on January 11, 2010 at 9:40am —