Hello my fellow plant based foodies,
Check out this article I wrote for the WBFF's FIT & FIRM Magazine "Thriving As A Raw Vegan Athlete
." I want to extend a huge "thank you"
to Paul Dillett, Daryl Gazey and the entire WBFF team for allowing me to share my story. A special thanks as well to photographer Chris… Continue
Added by Nathane L. Jackson on February 26, 2010 at 9:28pm —
I manage stress by:
1. getting sunlight (at least 10 minutes per day)
2. exercising (at least 30 minutes every 2 days)
3. getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night
4. not sleeping during the day
5. never eating frozen dinners, fast food, or refined sugary sweets
6. doing what I love, managing my business, www.christalaccents.com
7. playing with my dogs
Added by Jacque Christal on February 23, 2010 at 5:00pm —
My coaching homework is to define my core values. I get excited about these kinds exercises because they are powerful and transformational.
Defining your core values will give you:
- a simpler life
- the ability to make better choices
- the power to live with integrity and purpose
Sounds good? Would NOW be a good time to discover your core values? (the answer is YES)
Make the following…
Added by Tania Frechette on February 21, 2010 at 5:28pm —
I am feeling so great this week I wanted to share my story with all so it may inspire like I have been insipred by so many here at Vega Community. At the risk of sounding a little egocentric here we go:
I did fairly well in school, graduated high school in '89 but was an akward teen; I preffered restoring old cars with my dad than team sports (I wish i had the team sport experience). I loved to work out and after high school I quickly outgrew my home gym so I joined Gold's… Continue
Added by Jay Crawford on February 17, 2010 at 12:16pm —
As part of this magical, amazing training program, I get to attend seminars led my top professionals in various industries that touch on the theatre company's philosophy. The other day, we were visited by Peter Stanton, a top physiotherapist in Australia. I thought I'd pass along my notes.
Conditioning is really important for actors, especially physical theatre ones / dancers. If on tour, actors perform day after day after day. Whereas some sports teams have their games… Continue
Added by Frances Worster on February 17, 2010 at 5:48am —
Funny that my only other post was about running shoes when now I've discovered we are much better without. Everyone, please read Born to Run
by Christopher McDougall. It is an incredible book with mind-blowing discoveries for us athletes to educate ourselves on. I've rarely read something so personally empowering (as a human...what untapped potential we have!) and inspiring. McDougall is a great storyteller and the information he has found will have you… Continue
Added by Ryan Lindsay on February 16, 2010 at 8:53pm —
Added by Malynda Twitchell on February 16, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Yesterday I went ski touring with my partner and two other great friends. As we started our climb up Mount Cathedral near Field British-Columbia I was very aware of the recent days skiing linger in my body as soreness and lethargy. We were traveling up a steep approach in old faceted snow (snow with the consistency of sugar). The faceted snow and the steepness made for challenging travel as with nearly each step we would sink to our thighs and slide slightly… Continue
Added by John Coleman on February 16, 2010 at 10:23am —
Tomorrow starts a new training program for my 2010 motocross racing season.The racing wont start for me till around march or april and im starting a bit late training wise but ive taken some time off to get everything together.Last year was a good year for me I was laid back didnt really race much just rode alot and went cycling alot,but I didnt really put to much pressure on myself.So for this year im getting alot more serious about things I will be training and racing alot,just to get my… Continue
Added by Andy McPeck on February 15, 2010 at 1:01pm —
If you're not a resident of Ontario, you're wondering what family day. Well, its our newest holiday, celebrated in February (despite the fact we don't yet have a long weekend in June!!)...anyways,
I'm ramping up my workouts to get in shape for a fashion show I'm doing pretty soon. I've geared my workouts to be a bit more tailored to fitness/fat burning, rather than hypertrophy. I think long, low intensity cardio is pretty useless for people who are in relatively good shape. So, when… Continue
Added by Sam Cornell on February 15, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Added by Mollie Jones on February 13, 2010 at 8:33am —
Long ago I applied to be a 2010 Olympic Torch bearer in my region. I wasn't chosen, but I attended the Salmon Arm, BC - Olympic Torch Relay celebration and managed to get a picture of me holding the same Olympic Torch used to light our cauldron.
This is a big inspiration for me to keep fit, just as Brendan is. I just bought both the Acai Berry and Lemon Lime flavors of VEGA Sport and will be including these before and during my activities. Here in Salmon Arm, the weather is like spring… Continue
Added by Rob Dubois on February 9, 2010 at 5:28pm —
I'm gearing up for the season mixing what I know works with some
experimentation on a few things that I'm hoping works! I'm intrigued
about a few things Coach
is having me try and banking that they'll further my efforts this season. I'm doing as they say (whoever they
are) and taking some calculated risks.
The rains have…
Added by Angela Naeth on February 5, 2010 at 5:13pm —
This tastes delish and will give you superman powers...The great thing
about this is that it has 3 adaptogenic ingrediants which will help you
out big time in exercise when it comes to increasing distance, weight,
and other stress loads in life!
all powders=1/2 tbls sp.
-reishi mushroom powder
-ashwaganda root powder
-maca root powder
-half scoop vega sport acai flavour
-heeping tblsp of "twister… Continue
Added by Ted Carr on February 5, 2010 at 10:00am —
Stress has likely been the major factor in most of life's discomforts.. I have recently developed Irritable Bowel Syndrome and am leaving for a two month trip to South American, extremely nervous that I will not be able to maintain a pain free and relatively healthy diet, as you know that 'on the road' this is more difficult.
I know that a lot of my stress is dietary (coffee, eating too quickly, and occasional food devoid of nutrition) and although i am… Continue
Added by ishwari on February 4, 2010 at 7:21am —
Yesterday my mind was filled with billions of little thoughts. I was entering into an unfamiliar world filled with people, culture, and new beginnings plus of course, lots of sweat (holy moly…it is hot), burning muscles, and screaming lungs. Not only is Thailand my first time leaving the states but also it is the first time I can ever remember traveling alone. It is a slightly uneasy experience but an experience that will truly help me grow as a person and athlete.
Krabi attracts… Continue
Added by Kate Pallardy on February 3, 2010 at 5:18pm —
Being newly 50 years old, the American Medical Association is giving me a 50th birthday present - a colonoscopy. The "prep" involves cleaning virtually everything out of my intestines. I suspect that this involves all of the flora and fauna which reside there, allowing me to digest my food.
Does anyone have any experience with replenishing the gut after such an event? Please don't say "eat yogurt", as I'm staying away from all dairy.
Thanks for any help!
Added by Bill Nash on February 1, 2010 at 10:50am —