is Sequel’s resident “food snob” – her words, not ours! She truly loves to prepare multi-course meals with ingredients freshly selected from the farm market, creating gorgeous dinners that you don’t want to eat because they’re so beautiful but will because they’re always yummy. Oh and if you have a retail store in the mideast, she’s your go-to gal.…
Added by Vega Kelly on September 30, 2009 at 9:30am —
Your body’s ability to recover from the stresses of exercise makes the biggest difference to achieving your fitness goals.
, Brendan explains that two athletes using the same training plan will see very different results if one focuses on improving recovery while the other does not. This is true whether your workout is competitive or recreational and proper nutrition is key… Continue
Added by Vega Kelly on September 29, 2009 at 11:22am —
I love the chocolate blueberry energy bars, there good because I'm a chocolate addict (j/k). I do love them because it's so easy to make. My boyfriend and I recently went on a road trip up the California coast and we packed these for us to snack on. It was such a great idea because we were eating healthy and we love how it taste. We also found that we stayed full longer.
this is how you make it:
1 cup dried dates
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup… Continue
Added by Samantha Olivas on September 28, 2009 at 11:30am —
Well this is my last week in the US. It's been a nice visit but I'm ready to head back to my hometown, Prince George, BC. I'll be training hard (albeit indoors!) and skiing when the snow falls (hopefully not for a long time)! I'm hoping to join or form a fast swim group to get ready for the 2010 season. Any takers? I'll become a swimmer yet. At least that's the plan! With Team TBB's secrets, Chuckie's expertise, and my diligence, I'm hoping to make some solid improvements in this area. They're… Continue
Added by Angela Naeth on September 27, 2009 at 12:21pm —
As the Masters and summer show season finished up at Spruce Meadows two weeks ago I left reflecting and asking myself many questions. I watched the grand prix riders and cheered for Team Canada. It got my adrenaline going and mentally setting goals for myself in training for this to be a future. I was internally driven for this sport. Nothing can compare to the connection of a individual and their horse. Its a movement that flows naturally and so flawlessly, its unexplainable.
Added by Kelsey Chisholm on September 26, 2009 at 12:06am —
While shopping in Edible Island, a Courtenay health food store (purchase - "no-Jet-Lag" - a homeopathic preventive, I hope), I was spotted by Lisa, the Vega rep for Vancouver Island, who gave me my first trial "tub" of the Optimizer more than two years ago now. I liked it right away, started using it, heard about the Ambassador program - and here we are. Lisa introduced me to the new rep for the Island, Koreanne. Too bad I wasn't wearing my Vega jacket!
I forgot to tell them that my… Continue
Added by Diane Palmason on September 25, 2009 at 4:54pm —
Enjoy the weekend ahead and read some of the most interesting articles we found on natural health, fitness and veg headlines this week:
• Eating Green At The White House
– Meatless Monday
• Cowboy Goes Vegan
– Doctor Oz
• Is Your… Continue
Added by Vega Kelly on September 25, 2009 at 9:16am —
Two weeks from today - October 8 in my hometown of Comox - I'll be in Sydney, Australia, where it will already be October 9! I and 355 of my fellow Canadians will be there to compete in the Athletics (Track, Field, Race Walking and Road Running) at the World Masters Games. Athletics has proven to be the most popular sport in these multi-sport event - think Olympics in terms of the number of sports involved. But with a HUGE difference. Instead of just two 1500m races (men and women), for… Continue
Added by Diane Palmason on September 24, 2009 at 10:30am —
If you’ve ever seen Brendan on tour, you’ve likely seen the large Vega bag he carries around with him wherever he goes. Wonder what’s inside the bag? One word: food! With a busy schedule packed with training sessions, media appearances, book signings, and seminars, there is often little time to sit down for a full meal. Brendan’s solution: snack throughout the day to keep energy high.
With this month’s… Continue
Added by Vega Kelly on September 24, 2009 at 9:19am —
First I would like to thank Vega for their sponsorship support as I completed The SmoothToe New England Marathon...One Mile At A Time on August 30th in Boston in 2 hours, 7 minutes, and 9 seconds. Over the two month tour, I traveled 13,000 miles in my car competing in mile races every other day. My body held up incredibly well. During the course of a 2 month event, so many things can happen even when you are in top racing shape - injuries, sickness, or accidents etc. - but I stayed strong.… Continue
Added by David O'Meara on September 23, 2009 at 1:38pm —
It is always such an enjoyable feeling to write up a race report after a good race. I am tickled! and wishing I could tell you that I am prancing around and full of energy but these last few weeks my legs are paying the price and my thumb has been in my mouth as I am curled up on the couch sleeping the day away or simply staring at the ceiling (not that bad but bad enough). Even though it doesn’t feel the best to be beat up, part of me loves… Continue
Added by Kate Pallardy on September 23, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Our amazing ambassadors continue to wow us with their passion, achievement, and dedication. Every month, I share updates from Vega’s impressive ambassador team. Check out the latest news from Vega ambassadors:
Starting with some of the biggest news of the season. Jordan Rapp won Ironman Penticton with a time of…
Added by Vega Kelly on September 23, 2009 at 9:29am —
What an amazing place I live in - Victoria, BC. I moved out here from North Vancouver in January 2008 with the focus being on becoming a professional triathlete. I achieved that this year and raced my first season in '09 in the pro ranks. It has been a great ride so far and and I have learned so much. Nutrition has always been paramount to me and the Vega products are simply invaluable to me.
So as we get our typical lovely weather in September I am enjoying it and starting to ramp… Continue
Added by Adam O'Meara on September 23, 2009 at 7:23am —
If you’ve ever seen an episode of Mantracker
, you know the drill: two people have 36 adrenaline-filled hours to outrun and outwit the Mantracker – a veteran cowboy and expert outdoorsman trained by the RCMP to track and retrieve missing persons in the bush – as they race to the finish line through backcountry terrain.
|Last month, Barb, a 57-year-old…
Added by Vega Kelly on September 21, 2009 at 8:30am —
I really wanted some chocolate this week and this was perfect. Chocolatey yumminess without any bad stuff. I actually made with mostly carob and just a little raw cocoa for the color. The recipe is Rasberry Ganache Fudge Cake from Ani's Raw Food Desserts and it's amazingly easy and pretty quick to make.
I tried weight training this week just to see what it was like (I tend to stick to running, biking and swimming). I took a Body Pump… Continue
Added by Nicole Lund on September 18, 2009 at 8:40am —
Enjoy the weekend ahead and read some of our favorite natural health, fitness and veg headlines from this week:
• How to adapt any recipe
to be vegan and healthy – Examiner.com
• Eat enzyme-rich
for optimal health – G… Continue
Added by Vega Kelly on September 18, 2009 at 7:30am —
This past weekend (September 13th) I raced a half-iron in beautiful Huntsville, ONT. Huntsville lies about 220km North of Toronto in the lake district of Muskoka.
was held out at Deerhurst Golf Resort in perfect racing weather, 20C with light wind.
Racing in just my second 70.3 I was ready to have another crack at this distance and improve upon my debut. The elite men set off at 8am for the 1.9k… Continue
Added by Andrew Russell on September 15, 2009 at 1:39pm —
We are approaching the last quarter of 2009. It's a good opportunity to reflect on the year so far and make any needed changes to make 2009 your best year yet. One of my favorite authors and leadership expert is Robin Sharma. I have complied some of his questions from books and podcast and answer them every season to help me live my best life. Here they are:
"What gets measured gets improved. Awareness precedes choices which precedes results." -… Continue
Added by Tania Frechette on September 15, 2009 at 7:00am —
1 bunch of kale, shredded,
1 shallot, minced
2 tbsp vega antioxidant oil
½ tsp Himalayan salt or celtic sea salt
1 cup diced carrots
1 red pepper, chopped
1 cup chopped broccoli
1 avocado, diced
1 tomato, diced
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
In a small bowl, whisk together shallot, oil, salt, and lemon. Set aside. In a large bowl, add shredded kale. Toss in… Continue
Added by Liz Stein on September 15, 2009 at 5:39am —
1. Cut out (or greatly reduce) all processed sugars. Processed sugars are lurking everywhere, so READ labels.
2. Add in dark leafy greens (kale, bok choy, swiss chard, arugula, spinach,watercress) to all your meals. They are full of vital minerals and nutrients and help detoxify the body.
3. Reduce animal consumption for your health and the environment.
4. Increase antioxidant rich foods. Include an assortment of rainbow colored fruits and vegetables and… Continue
Added by Liz Stein on September 15, 2009 at 4:42am —