Fitness and Perserverance

I just ran across this story about Alison McWeeny and I thought I'd share it.  Alison was a track athlete and an avid power-lifter; she had an unfortunate boating accident in 2009 that led to the amputation of her left leg.  Instead of giving up, Alison decided to still pursue her passion and continue power-lifting, competing and also to finish her degree in Physical Education.  Her perseverance and willpower led to her being able to compete again and perform a one legged deadlift with … [Read more...]

3 Keys To Getting Back In The Gym

1. Go to the gym on Mondays Starting your week on the right foot makes it so much easier to stick to your plan! 2. Never skip the gym two days in a row It is so easy to fall out of a routine if it is not done every other day. 3. You have time! Even if it's only a 30 minute workout that's 30 minutes more then you would have done. If you only have time for a short workout plan to do big full body movements. You will hit all your big muscle groups and burn more calories. … [Read more...]

Should I workout today or not?

  I have a confession to make... I don't always want to workout. It's true. Some days I wake up at 6am (I workout in the mornings at Blitz Conditioning) and I would so much rather hit the snooze button and get that extra hour of sleep. Don't you? Well, for the past 2 weeks I've done just that. The last time I worked out was December 23, 2011. That means I haven't lifted a weight, done an ab crunch, a workout circuit or listend to Chris tell me to do 20 more seconds of the newest … [Read more...]

How do you approach your personal success?

  Success is in hindsight.  We can never say that we have succeeded unless we've journeyed through a daily grind, sometimes fighting against all odds to achieve a goal.  At Blitz, we make effort the driver to the vehicle that is our passion. What's your goal this year? Post it below and let me know how I can help make it happen for you. … [Read more...]

New Years Resolution: Seek Fulfilment.

I hope your holiday season was restful and filled with great memories! It's that time of year again: Resolutions. Whether it's heading back to the gym, learning a new hobby, reconnecting with friends and family or everything in between, it's this time of year that forces us to focus on goals for the next 12 months. About half of us are destined to make some sort of resolution or goal but lets be frank; only approximately half of the resolutions will make it past the six month period. Shocked? … [Read more...]

Edmonton Nutrition Experts – Revive Wellness

As many of you know, a few weeks ago we announced a new affiliation with Edmonton's most active and knowledgable group of dietitian's at Revive Wellness. Revive is the leader in up-to-date, evidence-based nutrition and wellness coaching. Through this coaching, they empower Canadians to live with energy, vitality and health. With over 50 years of combined experience, the team provides nutrition counselling to individuals, corporations, sports teams, restaurants and more. Revive’s corporate … [Read more...]

Acupuncture for Pregnancy Part One: Conception and Fertility

A great many people like to think of this stage as the “fun” part of trying for a baby! However, for a lot of soon-to-be parents, this phase can be the most challenging and frustrating part of the baby-making cycle. There are, of course, various reasons as to why oftentimes couples find themselves feeling stressed and overwhelmed while trying to conceive.  It could be that they simply have not fallen pregnant as quickly as they would have imagined, and become nervous as they start to wonder … [Read more...]

Curried Lentil, Wild Rice and Orzo Salad

Here's our healthy meal for the month of November. Try it out and let us know what you think in the comments below. Ingredients 1/2 cup (125 mL) wild rice 2/3 cup (150 mL) green lentils or brown lentils 1/2 cup (125 mL) orzo pasta 1/2 cup (125 mL) currants 1/4 cup (50 mL) finely chopped red onion 1/3 cup (75 mL) slivered almonds, toasted Dressing 1/4 cup (50 mL) white wine vinegar 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin 1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard 1/2 tsp (2 mL) granulated sugar 1/2 tsp (2 mL) … [Read more...]