Archive for November, 2015

Wake Up Call

November 23, 2015

CamelBack_Sherri_ShantinaHave you ever stopped to look closely at a tombstone?  Usually it will list the deceased’s name, perhaps a few words to remember them by and then it will list the date they were born and the date they died, with a dash in between.  This dash – that interval – represents their life. It’s bizarre to think your whole life could be summed up in a dash!

So today’s column includes a 5-part Soul-searching assignment for you to hopefully assure that the dash is the best darn dash you could have ever imagined! Grab a pen and a piece of paper.

Step One:

Write down all the things you’ve ever wanted to do in your life and haven’t done yet.

Step Two:

List all the things/people that mean the most to you. Read more on Wake Up Call…

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Stay Fit During the Cold, Dark & Rainy Season

November 16, 2015

Sherri_Culchuk lakeWho wants to go for a run, bike or hike when it’s cold and rainy outside? With less light, it’s easy to understand why people don’t get as much activity in the winter and tend to hunker down and gain weight. This lack of sunlight often leads to people experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or the Winter Blues. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. Follow these tips to feel great and stay in fabulous shape all winter long:

Gear Up:

If you have the right gear, you can still get outdoors when it’s cold and wet without feeling miserable. Not only will you keep your fitness routine going, but being outdoors even if it’s cloudy and rainy, still exposes you to some levels of daylight, UV Rays and Vitamin D and will help to prevent SAD. So head to REI, Sports Authority, Athlete’s Corner, Fleet Feet or your local sporting retailer to get some warm and waterproof clothing.

Join a Group: 

Running in the rain, cycling when it’s cold or hiking when you’re clouded in at the top is a lot more fun with others and when you’re involved in great conversations or post-workout festivities (coffee, beer, warm soup…) We are fortunate in Vancouver to have many fun running and biking groups and opportunities accessible (and often free or very low charge) Read more on Stay Fit During the Cold, Dark & Rainy Season…

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Fix That Flat and Keep Going!

November 9, 2015

 

Sherri Bike ColumbiaSocial media lit up after Halloween with people confessing to indulging in one too many Halloween mini-chocolates or too many festive cocktails at the SPOOKtacular parties. We all get off track at various times of the year, especially during the holidays when we are celebrating at social get-togethers.The key to long-term success is how quickly we get back on track!

One of the best things we can do after we indulge is immediately workout and sweat out all those toxins!

It will reset your body and your mind and keep you focused on your goals. Many people attempt goals but it seems like the ones who actually achieve them are those that keep going no matter how many times they fail or fall off track.  Perseverance is one of the keys to success at any initiative.

Read more on Fix That Flat and Keep Going!…

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