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Daughter-of-a-Witch

I was inspired to write this blog after reading an article* about a woman choosing to hand out a letter this Halloween to children she feels are overweight. The letter she is handing out is for parents to read concerning the health of their child. In one hand she’ll have this letter to selectively give […]

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DIY Peanut Butter Snack Bars

Since my short visit to Western Canada last month to promote Adams DIY peanut butter snack bars, I’ve been getting many requests for the recipes. The four snack bar recipes can be found at: www.Adamspeanutbutter.ca With Valentine’s day around the corner, these simple recipes are perfect for procrastinators (like me) that are running around last minute […]

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Work-Family Balance with Olympian Jessica Zelinka on whereparentstalk.com

Link to video on whereparentstalk.com

“Hills and core anyone?”

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“Hills and core anyone?”

Thanksgiving Open Invite Workout (London, Ontario Canada) (all photos: Steve Ryall) I’ve been visiting my hometown London Ontario before making the big move to Connecticut. It was the week before Thanksgiving, and I posted on Twitter and Facebook…”who would be up to join me for a workout at the park Thanksgiving Monday? Hills and core?”. The […]

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10 health tips from one of Canada’s fittest women

By James S. Fell,  Chatelaine Magazine – If you’re looking for workout inspiration, look no further than Canadian Olympian Jessica Zelinka. In the last two Olympic Games, Zelinka, who has a chiseled physique that puts many a Greek statue to shame, achieved three top-10 finishes in heptathlon (seven track and field events over two days) and hurdles. […]

Olympic hopeful Jessica Zelinka and Nathaniel Miller bring teamwork to parenting

By ParentsCanada staff on June, 20 2012 – Calgary-based track and field star Jessica Zelinka will be going for gold in London this summer. Nathaniel Miller, a retired water polo champion, will be cheering her on. Yet this competitive pair is in no hurry for their three-year-old daughter, Anika, to grow up. Jessica and Nathaniel […]

“To Pastry or Not to Pastry”: My Gluten-Free Diet Experience

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“To Pastry or Not to Pastry”: My Gluten-Free Diet Experience

I get a lot of people asking me why I’ve chosen to go on a gluten-free (GF) diet despite not suffering from celiac or any other noticeable allergic effects from eating gluten products. So here’s my experience. I’m not a nutritionist or anything; my knowledge is base solely from my own personal experiences. Why No […]

What 2 Olympian Parents feed their Child

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What 2 Olympian Parents feed their Child

Ok, so our two year old daughter eats better than an Olympic athlete. Looking at her diet inspires me to want to eat better – no joke. As a first time mother, I didn’t know what to expect with anything, including with meal times and young ones. I did some research, but not knowing all […]

An Amateur Athlete’s “25 Days of Christmas”

An Amateur Athlete’s “25 Days of Christmas”

Here’s my version of the “25 Days of Christmas” but for the Amateur Athlete. A play on “you know you’re an amateur athlete when…” in the context of the Holidays. I’ll be posting a new one for each day of the month of December. Hope athletes out there can relate, and I invite you to […]

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Some specific exercises during & post-pregnancy

Here are some ideas of what I did during pregnancy: walk 20 minutes to pool, swim laps (switch up different sets/series to keep things exciting- listen to body), walk 20 minutes home walk 20 minutes to gym; stationary bike 5-15 minutes warm-up; combination of different exercises including: step-ups (using stairs), wall lunges with exercise ball, […]

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