The body will do what the mind tells it. One of my biggest challenges this year was learning to swim in open water for the swim section of my first and second triathlons. Calming my mind and controlling my breathing while my face was submerged and staring down to the dark… Continue Reading Chemong Lake Triathlon 2016
Never to old to try something new! June 2016 I completed my first triathlon. The day was overcast, cold and windy. The water was so choppy that many participants quit before reaching the first buoy. Although I got motion sickness from the waves, I persevered. After a near 20 minutes… Continue Reading My First Triathlon
For the past 4 years I have had the privilege to be the captain for the Durham College Heart and stroke big bike team, the DC RIDERS. On June 22, 2016 we rode again. This year we filled every seat on the bike for 30 and our team was awarded VIP… Continue Reading Heart and Stroke Big Bike – DC RIDERS
A habit is defined as a conscious pattern of behaviour to act in a particular way through frequent repetition. Some habits are so natural to us, we wouldn’t even think to describe them as habit. For instance, putting shoes on before you leave the house – that’s a habit. Turning… Continue Reading Habits of Successful Students: You’ve Got This!
What do you do get when you take a wife, mother of 2 teenagers, full-time employee who is training for a full marathon and triathlon and throw them into a new role at work? Answer: fewer blog posts on social media! That’s right folks, that’s me and I apologize to my… Continue Reading Chill out
I’m sure we’ve all established by now the fact that my heart belongs to food. I’ve always been a fan of cooking, baking and experimenting with different recipes and then when I had to go gluten free that passion really took off. Sometimes though, when I’m making up new recipes,… Continue Reading Dorm Room Approved Recipes: 15 Things You Can Make in a Mug
Now that the winter break has come to an end and we’re all trying to slip back into school mode, I thought it relevant to give some tips on how to get – and stay – motivated after getting out of the school routine for a few weeks. I know… Continue Reading Tips for Staying Motivated
Feeling the winter blahs? Most of us do at some point in our lives. Let’s face it… it’s often dark and dreary outside this time of year. Who wouldn’t feel blah when you leave the house in the dark in the morning and return home in the dark in the… Continue Reading Feeling The Winter Blahs?
“One should not worry about what is consumed between Christmas and New Years: It is what one consumes between New Years and Christmas that matters!” 1. Small changes can have big results A simple dietary change such as not eating after 7 pm or increasing your water intake will be a lot easier to adjust… Continue Reading 5 tips for successful New Year Resolutions