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No More Empty Calorie Lunches

I’ve entered to run the PEI Marathon in October of this year. The training starts now. In my mind, there are a whole bunch of interrelated tasks that are important to successfully complete a marathon and completing the marathon healthy. But, there are two primary tasks that stand out from the rest.

  1. Is the physical and mental training necessary to actually complete the run.
  2. Is ensuring that I am taking care of the nutritional requirements that my body needs.

I am a little heavier than I want to be, so I need to lose some weight while fueling my body with healthy quality foods. One of the easiest ways I know to do that is to pre-make lunches for the week!

We have partnered with Synduit our Virtual Marketing Department to create an email series on meal planning.

Step By Step Meal Prep Ideas

No more excuses! If you think you don’t have the time or money to get healthy, you’re wrong. Eating out day after day is not only costly, but it leads to unhealthy habits as well. If you think healthy food is too expensive, consider how much surgeries or medications will cost in the future.

During my Meal Prep Email Series, I will provide meal prep tips, fun recipes, and valuable health information to share with you. From getting organized to fun and tasty breakfast and lunch meal prep ideas, I’ll cover it all!

The key to eating healthy is preparation and organization.

Additionally, purchasing food in bulk and storing it properly will save you money in the long run. I’ll share standard food storage recommendations and which containers to look for to ensure a successful meal prep experience.

If you’re ready to become a meal prep master, this email series is just what you need! Get meal prep information and techniques delivered directly to your inbox for a fun and unique experience.

Better Health Is Within Your Reach!

According to the United States Department of Agriculture and ChooseMyPlate.gov, people who eat more fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are more likely to have a reduced risk of chronic diseases and certain cancers.

The problem with processed foods is they are usually empty calories. You may have heard this term before, empty calories refers to foods high in calories but low in actual nutrition, such as vitamins, minerals, and fiber. The most common ‘empty calorie’ foods include anything with lots of sugar or fats and oil. For example, soda, candy, and chips – foods often found in vending machines.

Changing your habits isn’t always easy, but when it comes to eating healthier small steps are all it takes! For example, when you start the day off right, better choices are likely to follow. By opting-in to this email series, you will receive healthy meal prep ideas right to your inbox! Eating healthier has never been easier!

Let The Silliness Begin, My Second Marathon!

After a long internal deliberation, I have decided to run another marathon!neil Victoria Marathon Finish  I completed my first one in October 2017.  Silly me has decided, “That wasn’t so bad.  I should do another!”

So I have registered for the Okanagan Marathon, on the Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend (October 7th, 2018)

The fun part is, that my sister Glenda (the real runner in the family) is going to run it with me!  My sister Sherry, may run the 1/2 marathon!

My first marathon I had no goals other than I just wanted to finish, and finish healthy.  I achieved both goals.  This time out I want to beat my previous time of 4:56.

Let The Silliness Begin!

My First. . . Possibly My Last Marathon

On May 21st, 2017 I will be running in my first and quite possibly my last.  I am running in May to test my personal endurance.  To push myself, mentally and physically.  If and only if I enjoy the running the distance of 42.2 km’s may I do another one.  If I don’t enjoy the distance. I am okay with just completing one!

The one I selected to do, when I started researching marathons.  Note to all there was no shortage of running events.  I chose to do a local event and I decided to do one that my running coach Scott McDermott would actually able to attend.  I choose to run in Red Deer, Alberta as Scott’s gym is located in Sylvan Lake.

As with most races and this particular event is no different than the rest.  They require a tremendous amount of volunteers to make the run happen.  So if you would like to watch me run and help out at the same time. Consider signing up as a volunteer. There are a variety of job / tasks that need to be done!  There is probably even one that would suit your interests.