Exercise Plan

Fitbit Ultra what i think

As many of you know I a technology geek and that means if I can use some fun gadgets to get things done then I want them.

So I like to walk and I like to know how much I did and till now I used and app called “Kinetic Lite” on my iPhone and this app sends this data of my walks to a site called Dailymile. And that is great fun (for a geek like me) because now I can see how much I walk certain days and how fast and how much a week, month and year(s).

All in all a great way to track your activities but not good enough for me πŸ™‚

I walk a lot for work, sometimes I walk the Calgary airport like 3 times to get my work done or I walk through another store for 5 hours and these distances I can’t track.

And I would like to do at least 10 steps a day but with no way of tracking it get frustrating. OK I could buy a cheap step counter at the dollarstore and start and yes this kinda works. But not really for me.

First of all those things are not precise enough for me and secondly how does my data end up on the computer so that it gets tracked.

So a while back (maybe a year or more) I heard about a device called fitbit this is a fancy step counter that tracks you steps and stores it online so that you can track your exercise.

And now they have a fitbit ultra that even tracks things like incline and stair and intensity. And you can even track you sleep.

So I thought about it and thought about it and finally I decide to buy one.

The fitbit is small like the size of a bluetooth headset and you carry it on you pants or different place on your body all day long and then it tracks your steps and distance and even makes a little flower grow to show that you are making the miles.

I am really excited about it and can’t wait for the mailman to deliver it but they say it can take up to 4 weeks to get here……….

So I have to wait which is hard for me but then when it gets here I will be ready to hit the pavement and keep you all posted about my exercises.

And in the mean time if you want to know more about the fitbit and maybe be my online exercise buddy then check out fitbit.com.

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Time goes fast

I don’t know what happened with the time but it seems like a long time since i wrote anything here.

I have bin extremely busy with my website. Christmas time is a busy time for my sites and after that it just didn’t die down like it did in previous years. Of course this is a great thing but it also means that there is less time for other things.

But i promise i will write more here again. (yes i know i said that before)…….

 

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Halloween 2011

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Are you ready for Halloween?

These fellows seem to be all ready to scare you when you walk by in the dark.

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Mobile post

Hello this is a post I made on my iPhone

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I will try to make more post like his front new iPhone 4s with pictures I see and think are nice for on here.

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First Stampede Breakfast of 2011

First Stampede Breakfast of 2011 the food

After way to long again a post and I will try to post more often πŸ™‚

Even though Stampede in Calgary this year starts on July 8th 2011, yesterday was the day that I got my first Stampede Breakfast of 2011.

As you may not know but Calgary has one big party for like a 10 days every year. This year Stampede starts at July 8th with the parade (even Prins William and his new wife will be here) and then the on the Stampede grounds all kind of things for instance animal action like rodeo, food, concerts, rides and much much more. Β It is HUGE and people for all over the world will be having loads of fun.

And besides all the activities at the Stampede grounds there are lots of things happening in town to.

Free pancake breakfast is one of those things. And yesterday I went to my first one.

This one was held by Amaranth Whole Foods Market and that meant gluten free pancakes, organic juice and turkey sausage.

The buckwheat pancakes ware great. Different then the usual kind of pancakes but very good.

Let me give your the Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of buckwheat flour (they used light buckwheat flour)
  • 1/2 cup all purpose gluten free flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups rice milk (they used Natura)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil

Directions:

  • Mix dry ingredients together
  • Mix wet ingredients together
  • Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture and blend well however leave some clumps (this ensures a fluffier pancake)

This recipe make 20 pancakes using approx. 1/4 cup of batter per pancake

So now you can go try to make those great pancakes.

As you can see on my picture the food looked great and tasted great to, I almost took a picture of the empty plate but didn’t think there was much interest in that.

Besides the long line for the food there was music and tickets that would give you a changes to win prices.

All in all a fun time on a dry Saturday morning.

If or are in Calgary always keep you eyes open for a Stampede breakfast because it’s fun and mostly free food.

And of course don’t forget to dress up like a real cowboy!

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Easter And Then

Happy Easter

Happy Easter all of you.

Today is one of those days that have a double feeling for me. OK I didn’t tell you that besides running all kinds of blogs and websites I also work for a greeting card company (who doesn’t allow me to write witch one).

As you can imagine tomorrow is the day that all the seasonal cards are gone change. Easter cards come down and Mothers day and Graduation go up. Nothing wrong with that you think. But for me this is the worst part of my job. Why you wonder?

Let me tell you what happens to the old cards. They end up in the GARBAGE! in the most positive way they will be send to a recycling centre on the other side of the country. But in a lot of stores I need to dispose of them myself and I am NOT allowed to put them in the paper recycling. They need to be thrown out in real dirty garbage (preferably wet) so that nobody could steal them.

I would because of this ask anybody who reads this to just stop buying greeting cards.
Just send ecards or make something yourself. Just think that for every 5 cards you buy 1 ends up in the trash (and yours end up there to eventually).

Photo credit: Simon Howden / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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Earth Day 2011 (Earth Day Everyday)

Bee Green Travel Mug

Today is Earth Day and that means that we all should at least try to take care of our planet for 1 day. But of course it should not stop with just the one day. Taking care of our environment is something that doesn’t have to be hard and is easy to do everyday.

Let me first talk about somethings I do / did that help our planet everyday.

  • Turn off the light when you are not in the room
  • Use energy saving light bulbs (LED is best right now)
  • Unplug unused power eating devices like charges without something connected to it.
  • Recycle
  • Stop unwanted mail like flyers and catalogs
  • use reusable bottles instead of plastic bottles (also better for your health)
  • use reusable shopping bags
  • walk more instead of using your car.

I guess you get the picture. You know what is a great advantage of saving our planet with those kind of things as I just described? It saves you money. Driving less means less fuel and wear of the car. Turning off the lights means less electricity used so a lower bill. And you can go on like that.

There are loads of obvious things that you should think off and will save your wallet and the earth. Let me list some.

  • Don’t run an half empty dish washer
  • fill your laundry machine instead of half empty
  • Walking save you on exercises classes and car use

Then there are things not so obvious that save our Earth and your health.

Did you know that our tab water is most times cleaner then bottled water? So by using a reusable bottle your save your health and you have less waste. And if you don’t use a plastic bottle that will also keep a lot of bad toxins out off your body.

One that the ladies will not believe now πŸ™‚ Stop using shampoo. Are you aware of how much chemicals you put on your head every time you wash your hair? And not only are you slowly poisoning yourself you also wash it down the drain and eventually making those chemicals ending up in our water witch then needs more cleaning (more chemicals) to be able to be used by us.

I think you get my message and maybe a simple thing we should all do if we didn’t do yet. Star using a reusable coffee mug. Here in Canada most coffee places give you a discount if you use a reusable cup and you get that everyday. And today Starbucks in Canada gives you free coffee or tea if you use a reusable mug. (if you like the on in the picture above just click on it and get one)

And if you really want to know what else you can do check out Themesswemade.com where i wrote 100 tips to help our planet and much more.

Enjoy Earth Day,

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Let It Snow

I like snow any day any time

I like snow and that means even now in April.

Summers are fun and all but heath is a much bigger burden then snow. Snow is fun, you can play in it (yes even at my age) you can clean it (free workout). And you have to admit that driving or walking through a snowy landscape is the best there is.

Complaining about the weather is no use because we can’t change it any ways so you might just as well enjoy it. I really hope that our Calgary winter is not over yet but I guess that I will have accept the fact that snow will get less and less.

And I have to say spring is loads of fun to when all those fresh leaves and flowers start to pop up. But on that note I didn’t see to much happening yet so that could mean that I will have more snow coming.

The only downside of the weather right now is that I want to get back to running after more then a year of not running (leg problems) but I want to start with less risk of hurting myself. And yes I know I could run in the snow and ice and normally no problem but starting I would prefer to do on a clean surface.

What are your thoughts about snow this time of year?


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New Coupons

Free coupons you get in the stores

I like deals and for me it is a hobby just to go shopping for great deals.

That means that you need to keep up on your coupons. And people always ask me where do you find those coupons.

And besides websites, inserts, coupon books there are loads of coupons to be found in stores.

On the picture you see the coupons I picked up today by just keeping my eyes open while shopping.

And I take almost any coupon because you never know when a product you normally would no buy goes on sale and you get it for free or almost free πŸ™‚

When I see coupons for products I do use then I try to take a lot more of them and of course leaving some for others.

How do you get your coupons?

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New Header

The first home made header

Like the new top picture?

I didn’t want to keep using other peoples stuff so the default header picture needed to go ASAP.

But then the problem comes…… what am I gone put there.

So I found some random stuff on my desk (yes it is a mess) and took a picture.

I will try to get more header pictures and keep changing them.

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