Thursday, July 28, 2016

Won't You Sit Down and Catch Up With Me?

Why yes, I have been on a mini-vacation... a lovely 4 days on the mainland to attend a wedding and then a few days South of the border to do some shopping in WA.  Let me tell you a bit about it.

The wedding we attended was the most beautiful and intimate I have ever experienced.  It was in a colorful and lush garden at the home of my husband's sister in North Vancouver, on the base of Grouse Mountain. Over the past many years they have landscaped and formed a lovely oasis, complete with mountain stream in the backyard of their home... no wonder their son and his lovely fiance chose this venue for their wedding.  Only 35 guests. Absolutely stunning and yet somehow, simple in its elegance.  And we also attended 2 other small family get-togethers and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

And our trip to the U.S. resulted in some great shopping and tired feet!  I have some favorite little shopping areas and also checked out some new ones.

Vitamin World is one of my favorite places to stock up on essentials and supplements. This time I added some BCAAs to the bag. I have been doing lots of research about adding them to my supplements and chose this brand to try.  So far, so good. The flavor is lovely, that is for sure.

And on the home front...

Sunday morning found me running, very slowly, a loop around our neighborhood. After not running for a couple of weeks, I really struggle.... but it was a lovely morning and good to get out. I really need to be doing this consistently again.

On Monday I started a new workout program called Metabolic Prime... it is another by Jade Teta and his team. It is along the lines of Metabolic Aftershock which concentrates on the larger muscles and bodyweight exercises, but with the option of adding weights or resistance bands to your effort. It is 12 weeks in duration.  Love it so far!

And on Tuesday we were back on the tennis court.  Boy was my form rusty after a couple of weeks off but was great to stretch out the quads and glutes that I worked so hard in the gym on Monday.  I love playing tennis.

I have been trying out some new protein powders from Plant Fusion. So far GREAT. Do stay tuned for a giveaway soon.  More and more often I am selecting plant-based proteins as they do stick to my ribs a lot longer than whey.

And yes, because someone asked... I am still oil pulling EVERY day. It is making my teeth shiny and white and I have noticed less staining.  I made sure to stock up on unrefined virgin coconut oil while South of the border too.

What are you loving lately?  I love catching up on your news, too.


  1. Glad you enjoyed your time in the states! That wedding sounds lovely. One of our neighbors threw a wedding for their son in their yard a couple of weeks ago. Thankfully the weather was perfect. I make BCAA slushies after long, hot runs. They are divine!

  2. I second the plant based proteins. They are my go-to!

  3. That wedding sounds really nice and that new program sounds pretty cool. I love Plant Fusion, so I will definitely keep an eye out for the giveaway!

  4. Years ago I was certified in metabolic effect and taught for a while. Had no idea they were still doing workouts. They were hard!

  5. Metabolic Prime immediately makes me think of Transformers.

  6. The wedding sounds like it was beautiful!! So glad you had a wonderful time with family and friends!! :)

  7. Sounds like a great trip! I am a huge coconut oil fan but I have not tried the oil pulling yet- kind of scared of that one!


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