About Me, Exercise, Self Care

fitbit blaze

I bought a fitbit blaze in purple. So far I am enjoying it and it is providing me with alot of motivation!

The fitbit blaze has the appearance of a watch. It automatically tracks my exercise, steps, heart rate, floors climbed, calories burned and more.

One downfall I have found and I am not sure if this because I am in Canada but the food input barcode scanner doesn’t recognize quite a few foods. I think I will need to sync with My fitness pal as its food database is much more extensive.

I also wish it was smaller. If fitbit sold a skinnier version, I would much prefer that.

The fitbit app is great it gives me all my fitness information directly on my phone. It syncs easily and I haven’t had any connectivity issues.

I haven’t delved into the fitbit community much but do have some friends whom also have fitbits and enjoy being able to see what they are doing and participate in challenges with them.

I am also using my fitbit blaze in conjuction with the aria scale. The scale measures weight and bodyfat.

So I case you were wondering, I am keeping it!

Once I have worn it for awhile longer I’ll provide another update regarding any pros or cons I’ve found that are not mentioned above.

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About Me, Allergies/Intolerance, Exercise, Health, Natural Products, Nightshade Free, Summer

June 25th …… A Saturday

Today I woke up late. Showered, dressed and ate breakfast.

Then we ventured downtown.  We decided to walk we stopped and dropped our books off at the library and then we were off to the farmers market!!!  I love the famers’ market and there was a wedding party getting there pictures done.  We stopped in the shop called Carbon – Environmental Boutique which is on the same street as the market.  I am pretty sure K and myself fell instantly in love!!  This store has everything I have ever wanted….okay maybe that goes a bit too far but it really does have good quality eco friendly products….which I love!

We stopped for lunch and I have a green onion cake and K had a pretzel and lemonade!  We stopped in at the library again (as we hadn’t wanted to carry books around all afternoon) and then we made our way home in the rain but it was nice and refreshing!!!

Later in the evening I ventured out to see the movie Bad Teacher with a friend.  I decided to take the bus as my feet were tired of walking and I didn’t want to get caught in the rain and have to sit through a movie while soaked.  I found the movie to be funny and enjoyed the awesome company I had at the theatre.

Hope you all enjoyed reading about my Saturday!

About Me, Exercise, Hair Care, Health, Natural Products

Hair Product Review Alert

Okay so I haven’t actually used the product yet, but I bought it and it’s in my home.  So I sit here admiring the package, but alas I washed my hair this morning. So I will have to wait.  The product is abba – pure performance hair care. I bought the Pure Curl Shampoo.  It has lemongrass and orange peel oil in it and it smells nice like lemongrass.

Anyways my family is gone for the evening – well J for the weekend and so I am alone.  Also my car is broken again so I have no car this weekend.  Well, I have a car but it is standard shift so I can attempt to teach myself to drive…….which I will probably attempt tomorrow and Sunday, but for the most part I shall walk and bike every where (mainly because I am scared of hills and how do I get out of my neighbourhood in the rivervalley without going up hills 😦 ).

Tomorrow I plan to go the library (walk) and the movies (walk).  I’m going to see Bad Teacher, I’ll let you know how it is.  Maybe I’ll go to work out (ride J’s bike).  Wow I would be in such good shape if I didn’t have a car.  But for tonight I plan to veg-out and do nothing because of the dark clouds, the rain approaching and the fact that I am tired.

P.S. my herb garden is doing great!!!

About Me, Exercise, Summer

WOW…It’s been a while.

I haven’t posted in forever and so much has happened, for one thing I am a year older!

I’ve been quite sick lately, it’s like an onslaught of sick.  I am hoping to be feeling better in the next couple of days (fingers crossed) as I am soooo tired of being sick.  This time has given me the chance to catch up on all my shows and now I am going bit stir crazy. It also sucks because the weather is so nice out now!

We booked our tickets to Curacao, we leave July 23!!!!  That’s 42 days away not that anyone is counting.

K’s gr.6 graduation is this week (although school doesn’t end till later in June) and so we will be on a mission to find a dress!  K also leaves for summer camp at ACCA youth camp July 2nd, something she is quite excited about as she had a blast last year!

I joined a soccer team and am loving it.  Why I ever stopped playing soccer is beyond me and my current goal is to play throughout the year, both indoor and outdoor!

June seems to be flying by……Summer is always too short.

About Me, Exercise, Health, Reading, Tea, Vegetarian Food

May 7, 2011

On Thursday, I played soccer for the first time in 12 years.  It was a blast!  I had a ton of fun even if we did lose 5-4.  I went all out and knew at the game I had done some damage to my muscles but didn’t care because of all the fun!!  I even went and worked out late Friday night, thinking I should let this slow me down.  Fast forward to Saturday, wake up in the morning with limited mobility in my legs.  Fast Forward to completing 17kms of a highway clean-up and my legs no longer know what mobility is.

My daughter who recently joined TREX an extra ops group with Girl Guides, had a highway clean up project this weekend.  We cleaned and cleaned and cleaned, all 17kms, with approx. 16 ppl.  The girls had alot of fun but were very tired by the end of it.

So as a treat after all our hard work, we went out for dinner with the family as we were all to beat to even think about cooking dinner.  We went to a new restaurant that we had never been to before called Mini Mango.  The food was to die for and they had hands down the best spring rolls I have ever had in my entire life and I have had ALOT of spring rolls.  I had the Pho Chay (Vietnamese vegetarian noodle soup), J had Tom Kha See Fuut (Thai coconut seafood soup) and K had the 5 meat (chicken, beef, pork, shrimp and spring rolls) combo bowl w/ coconut rice.  Then we all shared that most heavenly dessert – deep fried banana spring rolls in coconut sauce.

All in all it was a wonderful day and tonight we will all get some greatly deserved rest.  My rest will consist of a cup of tea and the continued reading of Nomad by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

About Me, Allergies/Intolerance, Exercise, Hair Care, Health, Nightshade Free, Vegetarian Food

Fried Rice.

Tonight I made fried rice for dinner. I added carrots, corn, green beans, purple cabbage, shallots and peas.  Seasoned w/ braggs, ginger, black pepper and garlic.  I tastes amazing and has No Nightshades 🙂

I have been feeling kinda down because of my wrist.  I can’t work out.  I definitely need to do more running/walking in the neighbourhood.  So I keep my activity levels up.

I found two amazing websites in the last two days.

One for curly hair http://www.naturallycurly.com/ , Naturally Curly has great tips and tricks on how to keep your curly hair looking it’s best.  There are also forums where you can talk to other curlies and trade curl secrets!

And the other for people with food allergies http://www.cookingallergyfree.com/, it is filled with great recipes and what makes it so great is you put in your food allergies at the beginning and it only shows you recipes that do not have your allergies.  This site has a wealth of information and has helped me to realise no nightshades is not so bad once you get used to cooking with all the other wonderful foods available to you.

On another note I have given up on Live Clean’s Purple Jewel Conditioner.  It just doesn’t do the trick.  It is a horrible detangler.  When I use it clumps of my hair come out from the tangles, so it is not detangling.  So for me, Purple Jewel Conditioner is a no go.  The shampoo is okay though but definitely not may favorite.  I had hopes for this product but am afraid it just doesn’t cut it for curly hair.  Also everyone with straight hair out there don’t let this discourage you from trying some of the other products in their line.  I personally like their Exotic Nectar – Argan Oil and Shine Cream.

About Me, Exercise, Health, Health Food, Naturopathy

The last month!

I bought a fish, his name is Sashimi he sits on my desk at work 🙂

I finished a 30 day challenge at Curves!  I worked out 3 times a week for 30 days!

I’m slowing winding up all my volunteer activities!  May is my last month to get all my volunteer work in check!  I will not volunteer a million hours after this.  I am taking the summer off and going to try something new in September.  I am going to volunteer w/ Girl Guides. K is a girl guide and she is moving to pathfinders next year and has just joined an awesome group called TREX.  The adventure-based program includes camping, canoeing and hiking.  K has the opportunity to go to Utah next spring break with her group!

Elimination diet is on day 18!  I’m doing it!  Hopefully by the end of this we will get to the bottom of my digestive issues.

I’ve started using Live Clean purple jewel.  I’ll let everyone know how it works out!

I participated in Earth Hour and did my part to make the world a better place!  Remember Earth Hour can be fun.  Ever tried scrabble by candle light or a game with the kids in the dark or go for an evening walk!

I signed up for boot camp and started today.  I am dead tired but feel good and will not be able to make it up the stairs tomorrow at work but I’m on my way to a fitter, healthier ME!  I’m excited for April and everything it will bring!