Jessica Zelinka

My #1 priority this season is my health and well-being, and @omegawave was excited to support this goal by providing me with one of their devices! Got this baby in time for my 10 day training camp; it provided useful feedback on how I was responding/recovering to the training sessions and to the load overtime. Omegawave records data regarding the Cardiac, Central Nervous, and Energy Supply systems. It's easy to use, similar to a heart rate monitor strap, and I use it prior to my training sessions. #health #wellbeing #holistic #training #quality #feedback #mindfulness #rio2016

Behind the scenes...two therapist, Leah and Wilbour, who have volunteered their time/services at our past 2 training camps. I couldn't ask for any better support than what I receive from those that still choose to stand by my side; those that have been with me on this journey because they know there's more value in the pursuit than in just trying to "Own the Podium". #ownthepodium #teamcanada #rio2016 #journey #gratitude #support

Can't say it's been easy on the family, supporting this Olympic journey. It was harder than I thought talking to my daughter on Skype on Mother's Day; wishing we could have been together on this day to celebrate our mother-daughter bond xx


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A wonderful Mother's Day gift before I leave for a training camp this week. Thank you @lowensskincare and @somacalgary for treating me and my daughter Anika to a spa session :) We met up with Lindsay, Chad and their daughter Lowen, the owners of the family-run skincare company (named after their daughter Lowen). Lowen's Natural Skincare products are hypoallergenic. Made in Calgary, utilizing locally sourced, certified organic, non-genetically engineered and fair trade ingredients. #skincare #organic #fairtrade #local #hypoallergenic #yyc #calgary #familyowned #madeincanada #mothersday

Body composition test taken every month or so at the Calgary Sport Institute. They have data from my tests going back as far as 2002! May not be the most accurate method nowadays, but it's consistent and we use the info to monitor for any red flags. The skin folds are taken twice, and even a third time if required. @winsportcanada #rio2016

Attempting to watch my profanity since becoming a mom πŸ™Œ

Breathe, meditate, be still... just me and my Muse. Sometimes it can be challenging to give ourselves permission to be still. Today I planned a hike for my active recovery day, but I experienced a sense of relief after the rain clouds came rolling in. Perhaps a gentle reminder to bring awareness to the subtle differences between my outward expectations and my inward intentions? The Muse @choosemuse is a brain sensing headband that provides real-time feedback during meditation sessions. #breathe #meditation #bestill #wellness

Chocolate heaven for breakfast, snack, dessert, or all three! These no-bake Chocolate Gelatin Squares actually did the trick to satisfy my chocolate cravings. Made with high quality ingredients that will nourish your soul. Recipe found at: I made some slight adjustments, but basic ingredients include: high quality beef Gelatin, cocoa powder (I added Maca root powder), coconut oil, honey, vanilla. #chocolateaddict #maca #eatclean #healthychoices #lifeisgood

Did you know: the City of Calgary has an annual grass mowing budget of $7,000,000 to mow unused areas (ie: grass along roads/ medians, etc.)? #Mow2Grow is progressive movement that supports urban farming initiatives while helping vulnerable Calgarians gain access to nourishing fresh food. Win-win proposal: reallocate 1% of annual mowing budget ($72,000) and 1% of mowed land inventory (70 acres) towards supporting @growcalgary in their efforts to provide a sustainable Compassionate Food System that grows fresh food for @calgaryfoodbank Let's be the change, sign petition at: #yyc #urbanfarming #growfoodnotlawns #compassion #healthyfoodforall #bethechange @nenshi

In Phoenix for a training camp and was woken up early this morning for a surprise blood test by Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports. Making sure the athletes representing Canada this summer are clean! Wish I could say the same for all the other countries πŸ™Š #cleansport

On International Women's Day, I recognize the 3 amazing female role models I have always looked up to: my mom and my two older sisters, Andrea and Deanna (pic: craft time growing up in the Zelinka household)!

No-rice nori rolls, my new favourite snack! Made with sunflower seed pΓ’tΓ© instead of rice (for extra sustenance πŸ€—)! Recipe: Gingery Sunflower Seed Pate (Raw, vegan, gluten free) 1 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, soaked for at least 1 hr Juice of 1 lemon 2 tbsp tahini 1 1/2 tbsp Bragg’s liquid aminos 1 tiny garlic clove, minced (optional) 1/4 tsp powdered ginger (more if you like the taste) Black pepper to taste Water Handful chopped scallions (optional) #sushi #snacks #glutenfree #raw #vegan #healthychoices #nutrition #fuelyourbody