When Training Goes Wrong

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Luckily, I am not referring to cardiovascular or strength training here, but cat trick training! lol.

So we taught Sketchie how to sit, and he mastered the ‘shake a paw’ in under a week. Now, we are trying to teach him how to ‘shake the other paw’…and well, let’s just say it isn’t going as smoothly…

Isn’t that the saddest thing you’ve ever seen? LOL!!!! :D Oh he is amusing.

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I had a fun trip at Sporting Life today! I exchanged my Polar F7f Heart Rate Monitor for the Polar RS200! It is sweeeeeet. :D It comes with a foot pod that you attach to your shoe and it logs distance and speed. I am hyperventalating I am so excited to try this bad boy out tomorrow!

This one is double in price, so I decided this will be my Christmas gift to myself this year. :)

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The downside? A huge manual to read! This one is not as easy as the F7f!

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The 'Foot Pod' that clips onto your sneaker!

 I also got these socks that are 100% guaranteed blister-free! I sure hope so!

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Why do I have a feeling I am going to be getting my money back? Ah well, its worth a shot!

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Foods That Fight Cancer

One of my favourite books of all-time is ‘Foods That Fight Cancer’ by Richard Beliveau!

I have this book in my Amazon Shop page here!

Did you know that 1/3 of all cancers are related to diet?

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In his book, Beliveau talks about the 13 power foods that have been shown scientifically to fight abnormal cell growth. Canadian Living provides a great summary on the foods here:

Cruciferous vegetables (brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale) should be lightly cooked and thoroughly chewed when eaten in order to fully benefit from their anti-cancer potential. Chewing releases the active molecules.
Garlic. Freshly crushed is by far the best source of anti-cancer compounds and should be preferred over supplements.

Soy. The key to benefiting from the anti-cancer effects of soy lies in consuming about 50 grams per day of the whole food, such as raw (edamame) or dry roasted soybeans. Supplements containing isoflavones are not an acceptable alternative to the whole food and should be avoided.

Curcumin & turmeric. Colon cancer appears to be one of the cancers on which curcumin may have the greatest positive impact. The daily addition of a teaspoon of turmeric to soups, salad dressings, or pasta dishes is a simple way of providing curcumin intake sufficient to prevent the development of cancer.

Green tea contains large amounts of catechins, compounds that boast many anti-cancer properties. To maximize the preventative effects afforded by tea, select Japanese green teas, allow for an eight-to-10-minute brewing period and always drink freshly brewed tea, avoiding Thermoses.

Cranberries. Eating cranberries should be preferred over drinking cranberry juice.

Omega-3. The best way to increase omega-3 levels in diet is to eat fatty fish (wild salmon, sardines, and mackerel) once or twice a week or add one tablespoon of freshly milled flaxseeds to your breakfast cereal.

Tomato sauce. Eating two tomato sauce-based meals per week may lower your risk of developing prostate cancer by up to 25 per cent. The tomatoes must be cooked as they have a gazillion times more lycopene than uncooked tomatoes.

Citrus fruits are essential foods in cancer prevention: for their capacity to act directly on cancerous cells as well as their potential for enhancing the anti-cancer effects of other phytochemical compounds present in diet.

Red wine. The resveratrol present in red wine possesses powerful anti-cancer activity, which may be responsible for the beneficial effects of wine on the prevention of certain cancers. Grape juice and cranberry juice contain resveratrol but at levels 10 times less than red wine.

Dark chocolate. The daily consumption of 40 grams of dark chocolate (chocolate containing 70 per cent cocoa mass) may have definite health benefits and should replace or reduce that of sugar- and fat-filled candies with no phytochemical content.

Ginger. Many herbs and spices used as seasonings, in particular ginger, contain large quantities of molecules that act as anti-inflammatory compounds, which also reduce the risks of developing certain chronic diseases.

Olive oil. Instead of replacing butter with margarine, use olive oil as much as possible as a source of dietary fat; you will benefit from its healthful lipids knowing that it also possesses anti-cancer properties of its own.

Do you incorporate many of these foods in your diet?

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Money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed. Health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied.

~Charles Caleb Colton

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1 VeggieGirl November 22, 2008

Sketchie gets cuter and cuter all the time!! :-D

I eat:

– cruciferous vegetables

– garlic

– cranberries

– omega-3’s

– tomato sauce

– citrus fruits

– ginger

– olive oil

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2 caitlin November 22, 2008

i definitely eat for health! and little sketchie is so cute. and so is your hubs!

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3 Maggie November 22, 2008

I eat almost all of them – I don’t drink, so no red wine though ;)

Love dark chocolate. I like the 99% bars. They’re ridiculously dark. I think you have to work your way up though – maybe working through the 80%’s first.

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4 sharon November 22, 2008

Awwwww! Sketchie is not only cute, he is also one smart cat!

That looks like quite an awesome HRM you got! I’m jealous. I know what you mean about reading those long, boring manuals- ARRRGGGHHHH!

I am a firm believer in eating for my health. If there are foods out there that can help fight off cancer and other diseases, I make sure to eat them as often as possible!

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5 Leah November 23, 2008

I incorporate most of those foods in my diet daily. I would say everything except for ginger (really should try to cook with this more), and broccoli – which I can’t eat because it upsets my stomach- i’ve tried many times.

I put flax on EVERYTHING. Even into my baking of banana bread or apple crumble.

I take omega 3s daily and eat dark chocolate daily (yum!). I always cook with olive oil and love me some red wine! hehe.

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6 ttfn300 November 23, 2008

hehe, poor sketchie. looks like he’s a lefty! all those foods are yummy :)

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7 Tracy November 23, 2008

HOW COOL about the polar rs200. Why did you decide on that rather than the garmin? I’m thinking of getting a heart rate monitor that also measures distance. do you recommend this one? do you mind saying how much it was? is it the “polar rs200sd speed and distance”? how is heart rate measured? i love your blog and your kewl pictures!

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