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Saturday, September 15, 2018      9 comments

After two relaxing weeks exploring parts of Scotland I am home; dealing with lawn and garden, catching up on sleep and dealing with jet lag but most importantly settling back into a healthier routine. Apart from three days of heavy rain that co... Read more
By Yon Bonnie Banks...
Sunday, August 26, 2018      8 comments

Two more sleeps and I will be winging my way to Scotland, it will be wonderful to give my daughter a squeeze as it has been almost a year since we were last together. Two weeks of exploring, of course eating and drinking ( one doesn't go to Sco... Read more
A Week of Ups and Downs
Saturday, August 18, 2018      12 comments

Life grinds ahead for all of us, periods of "ups" intermingled with the inevitable "downs". As fires continue to burn in the western US, here in Canada the entire province of BC is under an emergency alert. Towns being evacuated, farms destroy... Read more
Tuesday, August 14, 2018      11 comments

The Canadian Press is reporting on an Ipsos survey done in May of this year, contacting 2,003 Canadians aged 18 and over asking about the use of technology in interactions with the health community. The group dubbed the Google Generation, ages ... Read more
Mid August- YEAH!
Sunday, August 12, 2018      9 comments

I look forward to this time of the summer; the return to cooler nights for sleeping, the slow down in growth of plants ( less mowing!), colourful shows of blossoms as plants transition to seed for future propagation, bountiful harvests of local ... Read more
#30- Challenge Done
Thursday, August 09, 2018      9 comments

For anyone not making progress I heartily suggest joining the 30 day Plateau Busting Challenge. I have learned new ideas and reinforced positive actions over this month. Did early grocery shopping today as we have a threat of thunderstorms... Read more
#29- Plan Ahead for Success
Wednesday, August 08, 2018      7 comments

Plateau busted, for me the challenge has been all about gelling good habits that will serve me well in the months and years ahead. Making those habits part of my every day and recognizing either that they need adjusting ( changing up fitness ro... Read more
#28- Push Your Limits
Tuesday, August 07, 2018      5 comments

When it comes to exercise our bodies respond to effort but at some point that response dwindles as our muscles become accustomed to the load they are being asked to carry; time to push our limits! Increase repetitions, increase weight being lif... Read more
"It Ain't Gonna Get Better So Just Do It Already"
Monday, August 06, 2018      7 comments

Earlier I wrote that I was going to hibernate until the cool if the evening...BUT...I realized that this is just day #1 of the heat wave AND the lawn desperately needed's mowed! I was a very wet noodle by the time I finished pl... Read more
#27- Firing up Metabolism
Monday, August 06, 2018      7 comments

Hit a plateau, either weight or fitness related? It may be time to rev up your metabolism either by taking a closer look at what and how much you are actually eating or changing the type, amount and intensity of exercise. Even my usual routine... Read more
#26- Drinking Sneaky Calories
Sunday, August 05, 2018      9 comments

Many people depend upon smoothies for quick meals not realizing how quickly calories can pile up, others consume daily sodas and other sugared drinks. I stay away from these but do admit to enjoying red wine and local hard cider. I have made a... Read more
#25: Sneaking in More Movement
Saturday, August 04, 2018      8 comments

Done! This is a no brainer for me, I crave motion, activity. Core exercises for 45 minutes 3X weekly, balance and stretching exercises at least 20 minutes 4X weekly, 2-3 daily dog walks and daily "me" walks when I push the pace and add in hill... Read more
#24- Recognizing Success
Friday, August 03, 2018      7 comments

Has the plateau busting challenge led to increased success for me? I did not take on the challenge to lose weight but to gel good healthy habits that will maintain my weight and fitness levels. That has been successful, especially the fact tha... Read more
#23- The Skinny on Water
Thursday, August 02, 2018      6 comments

Weight not budging? Maybe due to excess sodium, poor water intake, dehydration after exercise so it is important to monitor one's daily intake. Eight glasses is just a ballpark figure, we are different in our requirements but an easy way to mo... Read more
#22- Treat Yourself
Wednesday, August 01, 2018      6 comments

Three weeks of the plateau busting challenge done and the task today is to consider a non food treat or two as a reward for hard work and success. My treats are 1. Exploring a new walking trail and 2. Purchasing new walking shoes. Morning wal... Read more

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