Friday, March 25, 2011
I like to consider myself a body-conscious and healthy individual. My breakfast, which I never skip, almost always consists of egg whites, black beans, spinach, mushrooms, onions, topped with salsa and avocado. Or at least for this week it has.
My lunches are a bit less colorful as I tend to "graze" throughout the day snacking on berries and almonds, all types of veggies, and spinach salads topped with baked chicken breast.
As you read this, you're probably asking, "Where are the whole grains and carbs?"
Well you see, this week I have steered clear of all foods that rank high in the glycemic index as I am attempting to crush a fitness plateau which I fear I have encountered.
I attend the gym about four to five times per week, and have for the last year. While I love the way I feel as I leave the doors and drive home in a serotonin bliss, I know my body composition has a little room for improvement.
Thus the slow carb consumption which I have been living by all week.
This is all fine and dandy, until you reach a moment where your will power is challenged and your thought process is vetoed by the saliva which begins to encompass the taste buds on your very tongue.
But it was too good. It's like something came over me. Suddenly the calories, carbs and sugar didn't matter. I was even adding my "healthy" roasted almonds, I recently purchased, to the chocolate syrup and peanut butter mixture for an extra crunch factor. The home of this sinful mixture had now upgraded to a small red plastic cup.
Last night this was chocolate syrup, and peanut butter. With a few almonds for that added crunch factor... ; )
Friday, March 18, 2011
Whether the space be small or spacious, the practice of feng shui can be applied anywhere. Even in a bathroom!
According to one of North America’s premier feng shui consultants, Angi Ma Wong, says its simple and the guidelines are all the same no matter which school of feng shui you choose to practice. Wong says to put the right objects in the right locations in order to achieve harmony with the universe, nature and yourself. She also says that certain areas can be activated to affect the areas of your life that you wish to improve, such as health, career, or love.
Here are a few of Wongs suggestions that she lists in her book, Feng Shui- Do’s and Taboos, that can be applied in your space:
Hang a wind chime that is made of earth material, such as terra cotta or porcelain, or that has five solid clay rods if your bathroom is in the north. This will keep your business and career success from going “down the drain.”
Don’t use lots of yang colors, such as gold or red in a bedroom. These colors stimulate your energy, resulting in poor sleep.
Do keep your bedroom free of clutter and minimize the amount of furniture so that chi, or life energy, can flow easily through the room.
Clean your room on a new moon at the solstices, or when the atmosphere feels heavy.
Do ring a bell in the corners of a room to clear stale or stagnant energy. Use a bell with a pleasant tinkling sound to activate yang energy in your home.
Do use the color orange in south west areas to promote motherhood, romance, love, relationships and marriage.
The ominous outpour of booing filled the MTS Centre as the Moose’s goaltender Eddie Lack let the first goal in with three minutes left in the first period. The shot made by Penguins right-wing Geoff Walker tallied his count to the eighth of this season.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
As you approach the end of
“We have an obligation to the community to remain in active participation, ensuring that people will want to come here,” says Lazer.
As smiling 37-year old food and beverage supervisor Jennifer Botham tops a slice of apple-pie with whipped cream, she says, “People have said this has been one of the busiest winter seasons in a few years.”
The Interlake Tourism Association is linked with www.360winnipeg.ca that features a virtual tour of the Lakeview Resort and Conference Centre. “I think our advertising on 360Winnipeg has attributed to business levels,” says Lazer.
Botham says she loves her job Lakeview Resort, “People are just so relaxed out here, but why wouldn’t we be? Look where we are.”