Hasta Luego Spain. Hello London.


Before you go on, click on this link and have it ready to read when you're done here. And while you're at it, why not like the Inspired Bodies Facebook page so you can follow along with me on Project 4-Oh. Our trip has been better than I … [Read more...]

Derek’s World


N.B. If  you are Derek's friend on Facebook, then ignore the cross posting. Derek's Top Three Quotes from our Time in Costa Rica 1. ‘Dad, I think there’s a scorpion on the floor, but it’s OK, I think it’s just a dead scorpion’ - my … [Read more...]

The Last Vacation from a Vacation: Arenal Volcano


The boys like to call our little adventures within Costa Rica "a vacation from a vacation". Though they go to school everyday and Derek and I work, it still seems to them like we are on vacation. It could be the setting, or maybe the amount of … [Read more...]

Manuel Antonio: Si Como No

Lil C descends to the pool

A vacation from a vacation, that's what we had these last three days. There's a lot to tell, so I'm going to keep it point form. Destination: Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica Transportation: We hired a van to drive us. A five hour … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday: More Excuses & Kids on the Run

First soccer game; first goal; first high 5 from Coach

Unfortunately, life is not leaving much time for blog writing, and thus this is my ONLY post this week. I hope you are all able to stick with me while I get into my new busier routine. The family business is growing and thus my work responsibilities … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday: It’s That Time of Year Again

Beach picnic

Time for outdoor sports (soccer and t-ball begin this week), sweaty, tired, happy children, and increased appetites being satiated with picnics at the beach. Running Rundown Everything is posted in km. For those of you who only do miles, 1 … [Read more...]

Nutrition Tidbits: Coffee is Good for You (and Me) and More

A couple of interesting facts I gleaned from my weekend and early Monday morning reading. I'll save the best for first: 1) A Swedish study associates coffee drinking with a decreased risk of stroke in women. Oh yeah! I don't usually like to take one … [Read more...]

Lil C Is on a Diet Starting Tomorrow

This is what he would think of my plan

I'm putting Lil C on a diet. No, he's not overweight or overfat or obese. He is simply fueled by sugar and fat. The child rarely eats anything that is not sweet. I thought of it as one of his quirks. This weekend I noticed that he was barely eating … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday: Request for Input on Exercise-Induced Asthma in Kids and Treadmill Running

I've got a couple of questions today and I'd love for you to share your experiences. Exercise-Induced Asthma in Kids: In early January, I noticed that every time Lil D would start running (which is often) he would start coughing. Depending on his … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday: Small Ball

Lil D participates in a basketball program through our local community centre.  It's the only basketball program in this end of the city that caters to children as young as five years old. Derek loves basketball.  He plays four times a week in … [Read more...]