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MAY – Train Your Brain #5


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MAMA SAID THERE WOULD BE DAYS LIKE THESE! BUT, there doesn’t have to be. Self-Control is a trainable skill and in the last session of Train Your Brain on May 18, the training began. Missed it? Don’t worry. The summary and WebEX recording link are below so you can become savvy with self-control too. As we did in the session, let’s start here with a couple of basic True or False questions from Randy Kulman’s book, Train Your Brain for […]

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APRIL – Train Your Brain #4


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The free monthly Train the Brain sessions continue to unfold with the fourth session having taken place April 20. The focus of the session was the importance of relaxation in order to perform to your fullest potential. Meditation is a tool for consciously moving toward the expression of your highest and best self. It does this by supporting the evolution of the mind from low levels of awareness to higher levels of awareness. These levels of the mind are called […]

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Amazing Alberta Week #6


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Leg #6 – Wetaskiwin to Vegreville March 13 – 17 (LAST WEEK!) Let’s keep this challenge motoring along as we roll on up to Vegreville! Once both team members have completed this week’s Mileage task as well as the Point of Interest task, come to the fitness desk to put your sticker on the tracking board. Your sticker is your ticket to finish the challenge and be entered for draw prizes! The deadline to retrieve your team’s sticker for Week […]

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Amazing Alberta Week #2


Leg #2 – Frank to Vulcan February 13 – 19 It’s time to leave Frank and slide over to our second destination, Vulcan. Once both team members have completed Week #1’s Mileage task as well as the Point of Interest task, come to the fitness desk to put your sticker on the tracking board. Your sticker is your ticket to remain in the challenge! The deadline to retrieve your team’s sticker for Week #1 is Monday, February 13th at 6:00 […]

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JANUARY – Train Your Brain #1


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Another 4 days gone and counting! Last Thursday, we held the first of 12 monthly Train Your Brain sessions in Nexen’s Discovery Theatre (replay link below). I began the conversation wishing everyone a Happy New Year and reminding you that you now had 346 days to make this year count. Today marks 341. Have you used each day to take practical steps toward your goals? Training the mind is like training the body. You need a plan done consistently to drive change. I suggested […]

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Week #7 Turkey to Turkey Challenge 2016


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NOVEMBER 21 – 27 – FINAL WEEK!!! Can you believe it’s already week 7? Congratulations on sticking it out for 6 weeks of improving your overall health and lifestyle habits. One more week introducing a new habit and increasing your exercise level and then just maintenance. Sustain your gains. This is the key. Keep doing what you’ve been doing and watch as you reap more rewards from your long-term commitment. This week pack a homemade lunch. Take time to nurture […]

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Week #5 Turkey to Turkey Challenge 2016


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NOVEMBER 7 – 13 After reducing sitting time last week, you’re probably standing up while reading this email so take a seat. This week is all about slowing down, not all the time, at meal times. Check out the full challenge details below: Week #5 Moderate-vigorous exercise to burn: Single Serving: 1450 cal Goin’ for Seconds: 1950 cal Week #5 Wellness Challenge: Eat Slowly Read the Article (below) Slow down your eating pace and take at least 20 minutes to […]

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Week #4 Turkey to Turkey Challenge 2016


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OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 6 Did you successfully unplug 2 hours before bed each day last week? This week continue to explore new habits that your body and mind will thank you for by reducing your daily sitting time. Check out the full challenge details below: Week #4 Moderate-vigorous exercise to burn: Single Serving: 1300 cal Goin’ for Seconds: 1750 cal Week #4 Wellness Challenge: Reduce Sitting Time Read the Article (below) Use at least one of the anti-sitting strategies […]

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Week #3 Turkey to Turkey Challenge 2016


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OCTOBER 24 – OCTOBER 30 Week #3 has arrived. The first two weeks you worked on some positive eating habits. Now we turn your attention to technology. Here’s your challenge: Week #3 Moderate-vigorous exercise to burn: Single Serving: 1150 cal Goin’ for Seconds : 1550 cal Week #3 Wellness Challenge: No Screen Time 2 Hours Before Bed Read the Article (below) Avoid using electronics with displays 2 hours before bed (i.e. TVs, computers, iPads / tablets, cell phones, e-readers) Record 1 point on your challenge tracking […]

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Week #1 Turkey to Turkey Challenge 2016


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OCTOBER 11 – OCTOBER 16 Gobble! Gobble! It’s Turkey time again. The Turkey to Turkey Challenge is back with a twist. This year, in addition, to completing daily wellness challenges, you will complete physical activity equivalent to burning a Turkey dinner. We have two challenge levels: Single Serving and Goin’ for SecondsNot registered for the challenge? No worries. Request your official tracking sheet and calorie burn chart. Then follow along on the blog. This 7-week fitness and lifestyle challenge will make a difference […]

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