It’s been 10 weeks since I tore my ACL/MCL and meniscus and things are feeling decent since my last update. My knee is still sore and still keeps me from sleeping at night but I’ve started to introduce some light leg exercises to try and build back some strength. My legs have slowly started to … More Physique Update #5 – Feeling Lean and Mean
Flashback to 2010 when I snapped my fibula playing hockey and had to get 8 screws and plate to hold everything together. I still have the plate in 5 years later with minimal issue. Part of dealing with Crohn’s is diseased sections of intestine do not fully absorb nutrients like a normal, healthy person. I … More Crohn’s and Calcium Deficiencies
Sorry for not blogging as much as I would like. It’s only the third week of the semester and I’m already swamped. Here’s a quick post to hold you over until next time. This was todays post workout meal, well balanced with protein, carbs and fat. I had over a 12 hour day at school … More BBQ Chicken and Red Potato Wedges
I don’t know anyone who actually likes getting pricked by a needle, but with some chronic diseases it is something you need to get comfortable with fast. I was the kid in elementary school who would almost pass out everytime I got the flu shot. Fast forward to 2009 when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s … More Humira – A Miracle Drug?
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Whether it’s a fitness model, bodybuilder or professional athlete, every one of them has had to count calories at some point in their career. When it comes to nutrition and maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle, counting calories is a great way to find out how the different things you eat can affect your body … More Counting Calories 101
It is currently 5 days after my competition and I’ve been feeling rundown and exhausted. I pushed myself harder than ever before and ran my body right into the ground by overtraining in a large caloric deficit for an extended period of time. I think I’ve come down with the flu the last few days … More Physique Update #7 – Post Contest Diet and What now?
I am obsessed with pancakes, I make them everyday. I’m always trying different recipes and this is one of my absolute favourites. These are super quick and easy to make, gluten free, low carb and high protein pancakes so give them a try. Pumpkin is extremely high in fibre so tread carefully if you have … More Pumpkin Pancakes
Supplements A lot of you have been asking lately about what supplements I take. The first thing I want to set straight is you do not need supplements. If you’re going live a healthy lifestyle some think you need protein shakes, bars, powders and meal replacements. Although I take supplements, I am not the biggest … More Supplements – My Two Cents