Thanks to Vega, I had a successful start to my season at the first 2 World Cups in Suomu, Finland. Finland was a challenge for nutrition, with little to no source of natural greens or wholesome fibers on the daily menu. It is a good thing that I packed an ample amount of Vega products, because I had to supplement or replace every meal with Vega. I laugh when I think about my pre-competition dinner: a hot dog and Vega. It is amazing to think that a hot dog was my best choice from their menu.… Continue
Added by Kristi Richards on December 30, 2009 at 11:58am —
Didn't go as well as I'd hoped, but I should be happy for small successes I suppose. I'm trying a combination of the Thrive Diet, Vega shakes and the Wild Rose Cleanse. I was doing fine until I went out shopping (browsing really), and realised I'd forgotten to bring any food with me. I was surrounded by contraband, and unfortunately the Subway veggie sandwich on flatbread jumped into my hands before I could radio for help. I suppose it's not that bad, but the flatbread has flour that I'm trying… Continue
Added by Lemon_Yellow on December 29, 2009 at 6:30pm —
As Miss Calgary creeps upon me I will be blogging more about my intense training for January and meal/nutrition plans!
Coming into the competition I am always reflecting on what Miss Calgary means to myself and as well to others.
As I hope to be crowned, I believe Miss Calgary should be a woman who is 100% comfortable in her own skin. She is a individual that has the natural ability to communicate to others and to make an impact through her position, through charity events… Continue
Added by Kelsey Chisholm on December 28, 2009 at 4:12pm —
I have never been, and probably never will be, an athlete. When I was 3, my grandmother bought me a piano and told me I was going to be a piano teacher when I grew up. Turns out, although misguided, she wasn't completely wrong. I had some natural musical talent which allowed me to play and sing pretty well. Unfortunately, it meant I was enrolled in piano lessons and not soccer. When I was 7, I tried ballet. I adored my classes because dance combined moving with music, but I was completely… Continue
Added by Lemon_Yellow on December 26, 2009 at 7:00pm —
I'm so sick and tired of eating food that comes out of a box, can or plastic wrapping. There are some foods that I feel down right addicted to, and I know that it's possible. (Plain ripple potato chips...one particular brand, nothing else will do). It used to be, even 50 years ago, that milk (ick) came to your door in a glass bottle with the cream still on top. People shopped at markets, bought non-irradiated, non-GMO vegetables, cooked from scratch and canned their own produce. "Fresh" garlic… Continue
Added by Lemon_Yellow on December 23, 2009 at 11:39pm —
I quit my job and went back to school full time in September. I love the program, and I'm doing well...but the 2hr-each way commute everyday is draining me. My diet sucks. I'm relying on my parents to feed my kids most of the time. I'm at school from 5:45 am until 6:15 pm everyday, add the kids few extra-curricular activities and my 3-4 hrs of homework & reading every night. I don't usually hit my pillow until after 1am. I have straight A+s to show for it this semester...but 10-lbs of fat… Continue
Added by Lemon_Yellow on December 22, 2009 at 5:56pm —
In the early months of 2009 I noticed that my weight had climbed to an all time high of 220 pounds and it was hardly all muscle mass. I looked in the mirror and refuse to believe it was all down hill from here... In 2005 I began to use Vega as a daily supplement however I dropped off from using it because of all the gas I was experienced in the first 3 months. I did not know better at the time to use it as only part of my smoothie.
At some point between April and May 2009 I… Continue
Added by John Stewart on December 20, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Over the next few day every trainer, gym, magazine and TV advertisement will give you their tips on how to beat "Holiday" weight gain. Some tips will be very useful and some… Continue
Added by Nathane L. Jackson on December 17, 2009 at 8:12am —
Hello Vega world!
FYI, i have a blog of my own that i update frequently, the latest entry is focusing on vegan news items i've been saving up to post, other cycling stories, and a bunch of links to Victoria-area cyclists who have blogs.
Normally my blog entries focus on my training, on the bike (including power/wattage details), and climbing at the gym (i climb as cross-training through the winter...last spring i was working on 11a climbs, i've been back for 5 sessions in… Continue
Added by Dave Shishkoff on December 16, 2009 at 11:20am —
One day while volleying a volleyball over my head, my Dad said to me “Play, play, play, that’s all you do!” We both laughed and I thought to myself “Yeah, all I do is play...and that’s awesome!”
As life unfolded I found myself writing my PhD, managing my own business as a performance consultant, juggling finances etc. I noticed that a shift had occurred where I didn’t feel like I was playing as much and life had become a little less fun. In this shift I paused and thought about what… Continue
Added by John Coleman on December 16, 2009 at 8:58am —
I live for good cookies so I had to find a way to make really smart, tasty, balanced cookies I could eat and share with glee. These make great gifts- if you can bear to part with them; you can make them large or small, too- and they can take a lot of substitutions. Enjoy.
Preheat oven to 350.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In large bowl mix:
1 1/2 cups organic applesauce
mixed with 1 tsp baking powder
- let it… Continue
Added by Stephanie Belding on December 15, 2009 at 7:20pm —
It's that time of year, when we trek high and wide, cross country and continent to reunite with family and friends and celebrate the season. I have discovered that because I fly across the country to visit my family, I have to plan for the unexpected. Like 3 day weather delays. Or lost luggage that visits everyone else but me. So, for the 10 hour travel days I make sure I pack Vega bars, a glass jar with 2 scoops of Berry Vega that just needs water, an empty stainless steel water bottle and… Continue
Added by Stephanie Belding on December 15, 2009 at 7:04pm —
SUCCESS IS NEVER FINAL and FAILURE IS NEVER FATAL, IT IS COURAGE THAT COUNTS
Preparing for a fitness or bodybuilding competition is never easy, especially when you are doing it alone and your friends and family don't understand what it takes to step on stage. Competitions involve so much more than just a work ethic in the gym and the ability to stick with your nutrition plans. Don't get me wrong, training and eating is hard enough to… Continue
Added by Nathane L. Jackson on December 14, 2009 at 11:12am —
Give yourself the gift of yoga. Start your day with this 10 minute yoga sequence and enjoy the benefits all day!
1. Breath of fire
Sit with a straight spine. Breathing though your nose exhale as you pull the navel in and relax your stomach muscles on the inhale. Pump you stomach in and out with your breath. Continue for about a minute. Breath of fire isn't recommended if you are pregnant or menstruating.
Detoxifies and energizes.
2. Neck… Continue
Added by Tania Frechette on December 14, 2009 at 12:00am —
I am interested in natural resource research for Heart Surgery
patients. I have read about the benefits of Probiotic Supplements
, fruit juices, and herbal teas. However, I have not seen a complete program that is designed for heart patients.
Do any of you guys have… Continue
Added by Cindy Fallsen on December 10, 2009 at 2:13pm —
As a Oriental medicine practitioner, I look at food a little differently than the average person. Everything is medicinal! What works for one person, might not be best for another. Read more on superfoods at these two links.
Added by lisa reichert on December 10, 2009 at 10:20am —
I know that when it came time to seek out some solid vegan running shoes i was a bit perplexed where to turn. I had heard new balance was animal-free but wanted a few more options. While at the store a worker introduced me to Brooks shoes. I tried them on and they felt wonderful. Super light, but tons of support. I meticulously searched the shoes for material listing and eventually we consulted their sales book that indicated ALL synthetic materials! Hooray! (I guess their… Continue
Added by Ryan Lindsay on December 8, 2009 at 10:15pm —
After every long run I feel some sort of pain in my left knee and even hamstring. The pain has been plaguing my long distance runs for months. What I failed to realize (until yesterday after a self-diagnosis), was that I've fallen victim to Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS.)
I've been ignoring the knee and hamstring pain for a long time now because only yesterday was I forced to stop running during my--or, what was supposed to be my 2.5 hr run. The run started out great just like every… Continue
Added by Ted Carr on December 7, 2009 at 3:00pm —
I was planning on making energy bars but these happened instead:
1 cup ground hazelnuts
1 1/2 cup soaked dates and figs
2 Tablespoons each Hemp powder, Maca, and Cacao
Cinnamon and Cayenne to your taste (1-2 tsp each)
Food process the dates and figs, add a little water if needed. Combine the powders, nuts and pureed dried fruit. Form into balls and coat with organic unsweetened shredded… Continue
Added by lisa reichert on December 7, 2009 at 12:32pm —
This recipe is high in iron and fiber. Perfect healthy treat for the holidays.
Adapted from www.marketorganic.ca
3/4 cup pitted dates
1/4 cup pecans
1/4 cup rolled oats, not instant
1/4 cup cocoa or Carob powder
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until thoroughly combined. The mixture should look like a lumpy paste. Roll paste into walnut-sized balls. Store in baggies in… Continue
Added by Tania Frechette on December 6, 2009 at 12:27pm —