Just another regular day at the office! Today’s Halloween festivities at the Sequel head office
sparked a fair bit of competition and impressive amounts of creativity.
The anchor men discovered that eating lunch with a mustache is messy business.
The recent baby boom in the marketing department hit an all-time… Continue
Added by Vega Kelly on October 30, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Enjoy the weekend ahead and read some of our favorite natural health, fitness and veg headlines from this week:
• Ireland Says Not in this Country: Bans Genetically Modified Crops
• Food… Continue
Added by Vega Kelly on October 30, 2009 at 10:28am —
I love October. As the month comes to a close, I'm finally finding the structure and balance in my workout and diet that colder temps bring.
I'm doing the lululemon and CorePower yoga challenge, taking fun classes at H.E.R.O. Fitness and trying new studios all around town. Needless to say, I'm a very active person and I need a lot of energy to keep going. Most people are surprised to find out I don't eat meat or drink caffeine, but to me it just makes sense. See I'm a really active… Continue
Added by Maya Henderson on October 28, 2009 at 10:42am —
On his 40th birthday, Rich Roll
made a decision to change his health – a decision that would change this average guy into “ultra guy.” Now 43, Rich will compete in November in his second Ultraman, a 3-day ultra-endurance event consisting of a 10 km swim, a 276 km bike ride and a 84 km double-marathon run, all on a 100% plant-based diet.…
Added by Vega Kelly on October 28, 2009 at 9:00am —
Over the course of a year, swimming has become my favourite part of triathlons. On race day, the swim is always action packed! When the gun goes off, all hell breaks loose and the adrenaline seems to carry me through the entire swim...it's as if I'm with a bunch of people all trying to swim away from a predator.
When I train for the swim, I tend to go into a trance-like state as I focus on gliding through the water as gracefully as I possibly can. It may just be the yerba mate tea… Continue
Added by Ted Carr on October 27, 2009 at 4:11pm —
|Endurance and physical strength are undeniably connected in the performance equation. Top marathoners know and embrace the idea that increased strength improves endurance—but you don’t have to be a high-level endurance athlete to apply new strength-training concepts to help you reach your own running goals.
The learning curve for endurance athletes and strength training has been long and steep. A few… Continue
Added by Brendan Brazier on October 26, 2009 at 1:03pm —
I recently returned from the Women's PanAm Boxing Championships held in Guayaquil, Ecuador in early October.
Kelly thought a blog post would be a great idea so I thought I would write about nutrition tips during competitions - especially those on a different continent - because being unprepared can be very costly (I speak from experience here :) )
I realize that some of this info is a no-brainer for seasoned competitors but I thought would post some important… Continue
Added by Jacqueline Park on October 26, 2009 at 12:07pm —
So, it seems that a lot of people have different strategies for post workout nutrition. In my opinion, after a really intense day of weights or hard cardio, getting some easily digestible calories in me right away (shake) followed by a meal is key.
So, what I typically do, is take in 80 grams of simple sugars right away. This is usually waxy maize or glycocarb. About half hour later (when I've showered and gone home). I'll make a vega smoothie (either smoothie infusion, or the whole… Continue
Added by Sam Cornell on October 26, 2009 at 8:37am —
Wow...Am I ever tired !! But I totally had to tell you all the excellent success of this weekends Calgary Woman's Show!
It ran yesterday (10-6) and today (11-5:30). It was my third time working for Sequel/Vega since I started as I love the product so much besides being a ambassador I wanted to spread the word even more!
The three of us ladies did not even have a break through out the eight hour days as we were just that consistently busy at the booth!! We had all VEGA product,Mums… Continue
Added by Kelsey Chisholm on October 25, 2009 at 9:57pm —
I need information on competing. Using the Vegan diet. Every trainer I've had insists on me eating meat. Has anyone competed and gained muscle. Please let me know. Thank you, Kim
Added by Kim Henderson on October 25, 2009 at 4:20pm —
Yesterday I went for an hour and 45min run/walk (I took ten 30 second walking breaks and two 30 second pee breaks) and when I was finished, I walked for about 5 minutes as a cool down and stretched for a couple minutes before I got home and ate several handfuls of raw baby spinach(reduces inflammation) and pitted dates(provides instant carbs[energy.]) Before I finished swallowing my first handful of spinach though, my knees began to hurt. I know I'm only 19 and my knees shouldn't hurt after a… Continue
Added by Ted Carr on October 24, 2009 at 3:36pm —
Home again from Sydney, Australia - and finally getting my internal clock back on Pacific daylight saving time. After the 18 hour switch from down under, the coming one-hour shift back to Standard will be barely noticeable!
It was a great 10 days in Sydney (plus the total of 24 hours travel at both ends - not so great). I am only somewhat disappointed to report that I did not achieve one of my goals, which was to break the women's 70-year-old plus (W70+) world record in the 400… Continue
Added by Diane Palmason on October 22, 2009 at 11:30am —
ALERT! Freezing weather will hinder outside running. Wear two pairs of socks, three tops and a wind breaker! Oh, and remember to wear your underwear under those fleece pants!
My first time outside, I must say, took my breathe away after arriving at the Prince George Airport. It was cold in Park City, but not bone-chilling! I used to love weather like this... I'm afraid I turned a bit soft. Time to HTFU!
But I have to say, over the last two weeks I've gone from freezing… Continue
Added by Angela Naeth on October 22, 2009 at 4:55am —
Vanilla Chai Pumpkin Bars
1 1/2 c pumpkin seeds
2c pumpkin or butternut squash, cut into small pieces
1/2c sunflower seeds
1c dried apricots, quartered
4 scoops vanilla chai Vega whole foods optimizer
First, grind pumpkin seeds in food processor to fine pieces. Remove and place in a large mixing bowl.
Second, chop squash/pumpkin in food processor in to fine pieces. (If you would rather, cook the pumpkin… Continue
Added by Sarah Hauch on October 21, 2009 at 10:31am —
After reading an article about a world class triathlete who consumed A LOT of green tea every day, I started do the same. And it's a good thing I did! I began reading about the benefits of green tea and about the different grades of tea and what they all had to offer. Upon visiting the library I took out a book called, "Green Tea." The book is a plethora of information and has convinced me that green tea is not just a natural source of caffeine and antioxidants , it's a medicine. According to… Continue
Added by Ted Carr on October 20, 2009 at 2:00pm —
When I first found out I was pregnant, I was deep into my club soccer season here in Montreal, and busy with National Team duty. We had recently traveled to Italy for a training camp, and shortly thereafter, finished second in a tournament in Cyprus. All in all, it was a busy start to the year--and now I had to factor in the demands of a pregnancy.
I was more than ready to face the challenge, although that involved a first order of business: Tell no one. (My husband knew, of course,… Continue
Added by Amy Walsh on October 20, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Birds of a feather… Alana, a vegetarian from the age of five, finds her home on Sequel’s operations team. Alana is the gal in charge of making sure your favorite Vega goodies are in-stock.
What drew you to working at Sequel Naturals?
I was drawn to working for a company that believes in what I do: a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle.
How long have you worked at Sequel?
I’m a newbie; this is my second… Continue
Added by Vega Kelly on October 20, 2009 at 11:02am —
A few years ago I spent some time working as a barista for Starbucks. This is a company that devotes a lot of time and energy to the development of its people. I remember once going to an internal career fair hosted by the company. Everyone was incredibly enthusiastic, drinking coffee (of course), chatting and laughing. There were people walking around handing out Sharpies on lanyards printed with the phrase “Love what you do.” Our managers didn’t want us to just do our jobs, they wanted us to… Continue
Added by Tara Hawkin on October 20, 2009 at 10:26am —
Well I'm new to the VEGA community. I signed up for the thrive challenge in hopes of learning more about solid nutrition for endurance activities. I ran the Edmonton Intact 21.1km Half Marathon in August in a time of 2:19. This was after completing a 10 mile leg in the K100 in a time of 2:00. This weekend I completed the 10 mile Fall Classic here in e-Town in a time of 1:44. Things are looking up and now I'm looking forward to a solid offseason of shedding some pounds and building my overall… Continue
Added by Mark Ryan on October 19, 2009 at 6:57pm —
I just made it through my first turkey holiday without eating the turkey. I wish I could say that it's out in the farmyard enjoying a longer life but sadly it still wound up on the dinner platter and was wolfed down by a crew of meat eaters that didn't give it a second thought. Probably didn't even taste it going down. Normally I would have made a bread and sausage stuffing to go along with the dinner but this time I got out my mom's recipe for a delicious bread dressing. Rather than cooking it… Continue
Added by Rae Seay on October 16, 2009 at 2:12pm —