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The Pulse podcast

CCB Health & Fitness
 

Re: Update

Markus ThaDon2014
 

Good morning. Sorry for the delay on responding to the email just been doing a lot of thinking.
My workouts usually consists of a warm-up on the elliptical followed by the universal weights upper body mostly with two or three sets of leg press I might cool down is on the treadmill or the bike.
Are usually well I always go to the YMCA of Chatham and I have made a great connection with the training staff plus the staff in general at the local why you’re in Chatham.

Markus McCracken

Co Coordinator
CCB~Chatham ~Kent

makaveli2014@...
519 784 3416

On Mar 6, 2018, at 6:17 AM, Gaston Bedard <gasbedard@...> wrote:


Good morning Markus.

Yes, it is good to stick with it.
I am working out at the gym almost everyday, pumping weights, running on the treadmill, spinning my spin bikes, doing regular situps.
I am lucky that my local fitness gym is only 2 blocks away from my place.
I can get there, easily with my long cane, all year around, even in snowstorms.

Can you describe your fitness routine?
Is your gym nearby, easy to walk to?
Do you know the gym owner well?

Gaston


-----Original Message-----
From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of Markus ThaDon2014
Sent: February-19-18 11:18 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] Update

Hi all. This may be the wrong area to post but I’m going to is there any suggestions that you may have I need to get myself back into the gym but I know I also need to start out slow and work my way back to where I was before the holiday season any suggestions?

Markus McCracken

Co Coordinator
CCB~Chatham ~Kent

makaveli2014@...
519 784 3416

On Feb 19, 2018, at 7:08 PM, Albert Ruel <albert.gtt@...> wrote:

Thanks Ryan. Brenda and I will log in at the end of the month then.

-----Original Message-----
From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2018 2:27 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] Update

Yes not a problem, there really is no “sign up”...more just participation by submitting your distances.

You can submit distances thus far, then again at the end of the month if you like?

That would be awesome!!!!
On Feb 19, 2018, at 5:08 PM, Albert Ruel <albert.gtt@...> wrote:

Hey Ryan, I didn't sign up for the cross country challenge, and we've
walked a few times this month. Can we send in our distances?

-----Original Message-----
From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
[mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io]
On Behalf Of CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2018 1:47 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: [ccbhealthandfitness] Update

HEY everyone, just a quick update on how things are progressing with
our Cross Country Challenge.

With just about 2 weeks to go, we are at around 3600km and just 2900 to go!!


Make sure you submit your weekly (or monthly at the end of the month
if you
choose) totals to me.

Walking kilometres or if you just keep track of total minutes
exercised I will convert them into distance for you.

We are getting close!!

Lots of new interesting podcasts being put up so take a listen!!!


Cheers,
Ryan Van Praet. (R.Kin)
Program Manager















Monday Motivation is up on YouTube!

CCB Health & Fitness
 

Good Monday morning everyone!
Got thinking about our video content and realized there are a lot of non-facebook users out there. I don’t want you to miss any content we have, so from now on, I’ll do a MUCH better job at submitting the videos to Youtube.

So, today’s Monday motivation...essentially me checking in.. is up and ready to view!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZXLc7FD_3w


RYAN VAN PRAET (R.KIN.)
CCB Health & Fitness Program Manager
226-627-2179
CCB.healthandfitness@...
_____
“CCB Health & Fitness” on Facebook and Youtube
“The Canadian Council of the Blind” on your Podcast search

March 21, 2018, what’s up Wednesday!

CCB Health & Fitness
 

https://youtu.be/-hjGzrvIxz4


RYAN VAN PRAET (R.KIN.)
CCB Health & Fitness Program Manager
226-627-2179
CCB.healthandfitness@...
_____
“CCB Health & Fitness” on Facebook and Youtube
“The Canadian Council of the Blind” on your Podcast search

Virtual Run Spring 2018 is LIVE!

CCB Health & Fitness
 

Good morning all!
Our success in last years first Virtual 5k was a great reason to do it again!!!

Registration is LIVE for the 2018 Spring edition of the Virtual 5k!

Friday June 1st
Wherever you want (treadmill, track, trail, etc)
With your peers (friends, family, local run group, etc)

$30 (get a cool TRUCKER TRUCKER hat and help support Health & Fitness across the country for those who are blind)
WIN ….or at least get the chance to win a pretty awesome prize that will boost your fitness (details soon)

Click the “Register Now” on our Blog page
Fill out the data
Pay with credit card
Click “share my address with CCB” so we can send you your hat!!!!
Deadline to ensure a hat is Sunday May 6th.

Click hrre:

If you have any questions, let me know!
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
226-627-2179


to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List




sign up today!!

CCB Health & Fitness
 

https://youtu.be/oOtzosloJ2U


check out our latest Youtube video..  

RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
226-627-2179


to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List




peer-cast topics

CCB Health & Fitness
 

Good monday morning all!
AS you are probably aware, I will be starting up a new show on the CCB podcast channel.  In addition to the already “popular” Health & Fitness podcast, discussing everything related to health, fitness, sports… I will be kicking off the “PeerCast” very soon!

Living a healthy lifestyle often involves more things then just getting sweaty and in an attempt at CCB to provide the best resources for those living with vision loss, we want to create a podcast show sharing peer support subjects.

We all face various challenges, frustrations, barriers and often brainstorming on how to solve them is the key.

So, send me topics or questions you think would be great for our new show!  The format will be interview or discussion style, so not just me rambling on!

We will be light on the problem and heavy on the solution…so send us some topics so we can hit the nail on the head in what is affecting our peers the most!!

Have an awesome Monday!
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
226-627-2179


to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List




Apr 11/18 update, get involved many ways!

CCB Health & Fitness
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNtxEKe8zOg


RYAN VAN PRAET (R.KIN.)
CCB Health & Fitness Program Manager
226-627-2179
CCB.healthandfitness@...
_____
“CCB Health & Fitness” on Facebook and Youtube
“The Canadian Council of the Blind” on your Podcast search

Showing our Support for Humboldt

CCB Health & Fitness
 

Good morning everyone, we here at the CCB Health & Fitness program are showing our support today by wearing our jersey’s..

Show your support!!

Also, our latest podcast is up..make sure to check that one out!!
RYAN VAN PRAET (R.KIN.)
CCB Health & Fitness Program Manager
226-627-2179
_____
“CCB Health & Fitness” on Facebook and Youtube
“The Canadian Council of the Blind” on your Podcast search

Take a walk...it may surprise you!

CCB Health & Fitness
 

Good Sunday evening everyone!!
I hope the weather is nice wherever you are...unless you are in Ontario...it’s horrible!!!

I thought it was supposed to be spring? Oh well..

If you are like me, feeling the blues the last week or so, just wanting the warmer weather to arrive, then here is a little video reminder of how a simple walk can do wonders. Making a cameo is Oak!!!


It’s been pretty quiet from the group lately, please keep me posted if you have any questions or any topics you want me to cover. Either in a video or a podcast or simply in an email written form!!

I’d love to hear from you guys on how you are finding the video content and if you wish we were doing/covering different things.

Also as a bit of research, I’d love to hear what fitness facilities YOU have in your area and if you have ever been?

Have a great night and enjoy the little video!!

https://youtu.be/FMQpXainOJY


RYAN VAN PRAET (R.KIN.)
CCB Health & Fitness Program Manager
226-627-2179
CCB.healthandfitness@...
_____
“CCB Health & Fitness” on Facebook and Youtube
“The Canadian Council of the Blind” on your Podcast search

Re: Take a walk...it may surprise you!

Karine L.
 

Hi Ryan and the list,

Quebec is also covered in ice and all kind of yuk today.

I had to go to the clinic because I hurt my back and this wasn’t a funny expedition. All that to wait all day for anti inflamation pills and being told to alternate cold and warm on my back.

I was happily taking part of a squatting challenge with the eyesfreefitness list and having quite some fun, but now that I can barely move, I suppose it’s over for the moment..

I’ve signed in to the ASAMM which is Montreal’s sport association for the blind. I was planning to follow the aqua-spin class (which I attended twice and really enjoyed) and the aqua-gym (on Mondays, I’m skipping this evening obviously).

They also have a dragon boat team I was interested to try (recalling my big crazy goal of 2018) and a rabasca team for the summer where my boyfriend will accompany me.

I don’t know if rabasca is the same in English. It’s a rowing boat where you are 10 rowers at the same time. This should be a lot of fun.

The doctor at the clinic told me to do some streches and warm up exercises for my back, I was wondering what good exercises I could do. He told me to place my hands on my hips and make circle with my upper body clockwise and conter clockwise and I was wondering if child pose for example may help or some other movements.

As for the question you asked (sorry for the novel, hihi!), I don’t have much experience in fitness centers. There’s a new one that opened right in the same building as my office, I’ve tried it and didn’t have a good experience.

It’s a very small place with only a few machines. On one side of the gym, there was 2 thread mils, 1 bike, two elliptic, one ski machine and one rower. I don’t know what was on the other side of the gym in the musculation side, they never showed me.

At first, there was a yoga class that I really enjoyed but he swiched the time and it was during the day so I couldn’t attend anymore. Then the chief trainer was very insistant that I went for the spinning class and I hate spinning if it’s not in a pool.

They were working with the Mind body website and app to schedule appointment and training and this wasn’t accessible. I had many other small disagreements so I resigned my membership.

I can’t even say they were acting as they were because of my blindness, it’s more that they wanted me to adapt to them (go at the hours they decided and push me into classes I wasn’t interested in while ignoring my clearly spoken interests for others). Adding to that the fact that when I asked for their mini trainings and wanted to book a time, the guy was telling me he was taking notes and the next things I knew was that he was changing the time we had set or not even taking notes and calling me after to say I should book a mini-training with him.

Anyway, this is the larger picture of my experience.

I know there’s many other centers around here but travelwise, this is not always very convenient.

Ok, I’ve written long enough,

Have a nice chilly evening (I’m having a cup of tea while writing),

Karine

Envoyé de mon iPad

Le 15 avr. 2018 à 19:43, CCB Health & Fitness <ccb.healthandfitness@...> a écrit :

Good Sunday evening everyone!!
I hope the weather is nice wherever you are...unless you are in Ontario...it’s horrible!!!

I thought it was supposed to be spring? Oh well..

If you are like me, feeling the blues the last week or so, just wanting the warmer weather to arrive, then here is a little video reminder of how a simple walk can do wonders. Making a cameo is Oak!!!


It’s been pretty quiet from the group lately, please keep me posted if you have any questions or any topics you want me to cover. Either in a video or a podcast or simply in an email written form!!

I’d love to hear from you guys on how you are finding the video content and if you wish we were doing/covering different things.

Also as a bit of research, I’d love to hear what fitness facilities YOU have in your area and if you have ever been?

Have a great night and enjoy the little video!!

https://youtu.be/FMQpXainOJY


RYAN VAN PRAET (R.KIN.)
CCB Health & Fitness Program Manager
226-627-2179
CCB.healthandfitness@...
_____
“CCB Health & Fitness” on Facebook and Youtube
“The Canadian Council of the Blind” on your Podcast search

Re: Take a walk...it may surprise you!

CCB Health & Fitness
 

Marine

 Awesome email, I love it :-) I will read it a second time tomorrow and give you a good reply, but just wanted to touch base tonight to say thank you and certainly will do our best to help you out :-) maybe you could answer to my questions for me, where in your back is there pain and in the gym what goals would you be looking to do, building strength, building endurance, anything specific? 


On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 6:34 PM Karine L. <anitablakerpg@...> wrote:
Hi Ryan and the list,

Quebec is also covered in ice and all kind of yuk today.

I had to go to the clinic because I hurt my back and this wasn’t a funny expedition. All that to wait all day for anti inflamation pills and being told to alternate cold and warm on my back.

I was happily taking part of a squatting challenge with the eyesfreefitness list and having quite some fun, but now that I can barely move, I suppose it’s over for the moment..

I’ve signed in to the ASAMM which is Montreal’s sport association for the blind. I was planning to follow the aqua-spin class (which I attended twice and really enjoyed) and the aqua-gym (on Mondays, I’m skipping this evening obviously).

They also have a dragon boat team I was interested to try (recalling my big crazy goal of 2018) and a rabasca team for the summer where my boyfriend will  accompany me.

I don’t know if rabasca is the same in English. It’s a rowing boat where you are 10 rowers at the same time. This should be a lot of fun.

The doctor at the clinic told me to do some streches and warm up exercises for my back, I was wondering what good exercises I could do. He told me to place my hands on my hips and make circle with my upper body clockwise and conter clockwise and I was wondering if child pose for example may help or some other movements.

As for the question you asked (sorry for the novel, hihi!), I don’t have much experience in fitness centers. There’s a new one that opened right in the same building as my office, I’ve tried it and didn’t have a good experience.

It’s a very small place with only a few machines. On one side of the gym, there was 2 thread mils, 1 bike, two elliptic, one ski machine and one rower. I don’t know what was on the other side of the gym in the musculation side, they never showed me.

At first, there was a yoga class that I really enjoyed but he swiched the time and it was during the day so I couldn’t attend anymore. Then the chief trainer was very insistant that I went for the spinning class and I hate spinning if it’s not in a pool.

They were working with the Mind body website and app to schedule appointment and training and this wasn’t accessible. I had many other small disagreements so I resigned my membership.

I can’t even say they were acting as they were because of my blindness, it’s more that they wanted me to adapt to them (go at the hours they decided and push me into classes I wasn’t interested in while ignoring my clearly spoken interests for others). Adding to that the fact that when I asked for their mini trainings and wanted to book a time, the guy was telling me he was taking notes and the next things I knew was that he was changing the time we had set or not even taking notes and calling me after to say I should book a mini-training with him.

Anyway, this is the larger picture of my experience.

I know there’s many other centers around here but travelwise, this is not always very convenient.

Ok, I’ve written long enough,

Have a nice chilly evening (I’m having a cup of tea while writing),

Karine

Envoyé de mon iPad

> Le 15 avr. 2018 à 19:43, CCB Health & Fitness <ccb.healthandfitness@...> a écrit :
>
> Good Sunday evening everyone!!
> I hope the weather is nice wherever you are...unless you are in Ontario...it’s horrible!!!
>
> I thought it was supposed to be spring?  Oh well..
>
> If you are like me, feeling the blues the last week or so, just wanting the warmer weather to arrive, then here is a little video reminder of how a simple walk can do wonders.  Making a cameo is Oak!!!
>
>
> It’s been pretty quiet from the group lately, please keep me posted if you have any questions or any topics you want me to cover.  Either in a video or a podcast or simply in an email written form!!
>
> I’d love to hear from you guys on how you are finding the video content and if you wish we were doing/covering different things.
>
> Also as a bit of research, I’d love to hear what fitness facilities YOU have in your area and if you have ever been?
>
> Have a great night and enjoy the little video!!
>
> https://youtu.be/FMQpXainOJY
>
>
> RYAN VAN PRAET (R.KIN.)
> CCB Health & Fitness Program Manager
> 226-627-2179
> CCB.healthandfitness@...
> _____
> “CCB Health & Fitness” on Facebook and Youtube
> “The Canadian Council of the Blind” on your Podcast search
>
>



Re: Take a walk...it may surprise you!

Karine L.
 

It’s my lower lumber vertebra airea. I can bend forward if I keep my back very straight but not enough to squat and put my shoes. I can’t twist my torso, lift mildly heavy things and bend from side to side like for side stretches.


On Apr 16, 2018, at 8:12 PM, CCB Health & Fitness <ccb.healthandfitness@...> wrote:

Marine

 Awesome email, I love it :-) I will read it a second time tomorrow and give you a good reply, but just wanted to touch base tonight to say thank you and certainly will do our best to help you out :-) maybe you could answer to my questions for me, where in your back is there pain and in the gym what goals would you be looking to do, building strength, building endurance, anything specific? 

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 6:34 PM Karine L. <anitablakerpg@...> wrote:
Hi Ryan and the list,

Quebec is also covered in ice and all kind of yuk today.

I had to go to the clinic because I hurt my back and this wasn’t a funny expedition. All that to wait all day for anti inflamation pills and being told to alternate cold and warm on my back.

I was happily taking part of a squatting challenge with the eyesfreefitness list and having quite some fun, but now that I can barely move, I suppose it’s over for the moment..

I’ve signed in to the ASAMM which is Montreal’s sport association for the blind. I was planning to follow the aqua-spin class (which I attended twice and really enjoyed) and the aqua-gym (on Mondays, I’m skipping this evening obviously).

They also have a dragon boat team I was interested to try (recalling my big crazy goal of 2018) and a rabasca team for the summer where my boyfriend will  accompany me.

I don’t know if rabasca is the same in English. It’s a rowing boat where you are 10 rowers at the same time. This should be a lot of fun.

The doctor at the clinic told me to do some streches and warm up exercises for my back, I was wondering what good exercises I could do. He told me to place my hands on my hips and make circle with my upper body clockwise and conter clockwise and I was wondering if child pose for example may help or some other movements.

As for the question you asked (sorry for the novel, hihi!), I don’t have much experience in fitness centers. There’s a new one that opened right in the same building as my office, I’ve tried it and didn’t have a good experience.

It’s a very small place with only a few machines. On one side of the gym, there was 2 thread mils, 1 bike, two elliptic, one ski machine and one rower. I don’t know what was on the other side of the gym in the musculation side, they never showed me.

At first, there was a yoga class that I really enjoyed but he swiched the time and it was during the day so I couldn’t attend anymore. Then the chief trainer was very insistant that I went for the spinning class and I hate spinning if it’s not in a pool.

They were working with the Mind body website and app to schedule appointment and training and this wasn’t accessible. I had many other small disagreements so I resigned my membership.

I can’t even say they were acting as they were because of my blindness, it’s more that they wanted me to adapt to them (go at the hours they decided and push me into classes I wasn’t interested in while ignoring my clearly spoken interests for others). Adding to that the fact that when I asked for their mini trainings and wanted to book a time, the guy was telling me he was taking notes and the next things I knew was that he was changing the time we had set or not even taking notes and calling me after to say I should book a mini-training with him.

Anyway, this is the larger picture of my experience.

I know there’s many other centers around here but travelwise, this is not always very convenient.

Ok, I’ve written long enough,

Have a nice chilly evening (I’m having a cup of tea while writing),

Karine

Envoyé de mon iPad

> Le 15 avr. 2018 à 19:43, CCB Health & Fitness <ccb.healthandfitness@...> a écrit :
>
> Good Sunday evening everyone!!
> I hope the weather is nice wherever you are...unless you are in Ontario...it’s horrible!!!
>
> I thought it was supposed to be spring?  Oh well..
>
> If you are like me, feeling the blues the last week or so, just wanting the warmer weather to arrive, then here is a little video reminder of how a simple walk can do wonders.  Making a cameo is Oak!!!
>
>
> It’s been pretty quiet from the group lately, please keep me posted if you have any questions or any topics you want me to cover.  Either in a video or a podcast or simply in an email written form!!
>
> I’d love to hear from you guys on how you are finding the video content and if you wish we were doing/covering different things.
>
> Also as a bit of research, I’d love to hear what fitness facilities YOU have in your area and if you have ever been?
>
> Have a great night and enjoy the little video!!
>
> https://youtu.be/FMQpXainOJY
>
>
> RYAN VAN PRAET (R.KIN.)
> CCB Health & Fitness Program Manager
> 226-627-2179
> CCB.healthandfitness@...
> _____
> “CCB Health & Fitness” on Facebook and Youtube
> “The Canadian Council of the Blind” on your Podcast search
>
>



Re: Take a walk...it may surprise you!

CCB Health & Fitness
 

Good morning Karine,

I’m replying to this email for the entire group as you have some pretty great points in your email.  If you want to chat about your individual situation privately, we can certainly do that.

However, I think the info yo are sharing is great!!
Some thoughts:

First off, the experience you had at the fitness center, as you mentioned most likely wasn’t due to your blindness, rather the culture of fitness facilities.    Most of them are highly sales driven and the almighty dollar drives their “professional advice” far too often.  I think it is very telling, when you mentioned they kept trying to push you in a class you did not want to do.  Often times staff are driven by quotas and they lose the ability to actually do what is best for the client.   It is certainly sad and frustrating however not every place is like that.  I think sometimes the “big name” facilities are driven by money but if you go to smaller startups, they are more customer focused.  They want to please you, they want you to succeed, as t hen you will tell your friends.

In terms of your gym at your building.  I guess a few questions would be a) what are your main fitness goals?  B)what is your comfort level in that facility (do you know where all the machines are and feel comfortable using them yourself?). If not, then this is something to examine.

Vertically having your own fitness facility in your building can be very advantageous, as you can often “personalize” it more to be accessible.   Things like putting stickers, dots, physical markers on things.   If you do that, you can talk to building manager and perhaps put up a flyer on the door saying something like “Please do not remove stickers from machines, these are used to aid a person with vision loss, to access the equipment safely. Thank YOu”.  

You may still get occasional situations where people still remove the tape/stickers but as people get to truly understand why they are there, then you should be good.  Not that it is your main goal, but being a person with vision loss, seen to be working out in your buildings gym, can be empowering for others to get motivated to get active and you may even end up with workout “buddies”.

I think you have tons of awesome options (yoga, aqua spin, dragon boating) to keep you active and I think taking advantage of them all will give you a great diversity in your exercise routine.

As for your lower back.  If it is inflamed, and you are sore doing pretty much everything, you should certainly rest it and let the inflammation go down.  The “hands on your hips” technique your doctor showed you is a good method for warming up..doing that gently before exercise can certainly help.   I’m not sure how you hurt your ack but making sure we use good form in all our activities is key.  Sometimes is “just happens” even if we warm up and do the right techique, our body can rebel :)

I like that you are proactive and you are getting out there and trying new things and doing what YOU want to do.  
That is a HUGE point to make in terms of physical activity for those with vision loss....you need to do what YOU want, not what others think you should do, or what they think is safe or right for you.   Keeping motivated and active comes from participating in activities you love...so keep it up!


I think that touches on some. Of the questions you had...let me know if there are more.
Oh- what other exercises for your back?  Well, I think knowing how you hurt it is important, if you have had a history of back trouble, also letting it calm down a bit.   Then we can address it a bit better:)


Have an awesome day!!!  

RYAN VAN PRAET (R.KIN.)
CCB Health & Fitness Program Manager
226-627-2179
_____
“CCB Health & Fitness” on Facebook and Youtube
“The Canadian Council of the Blind” on your Podcast search

On Apr 16, 2018, at 8:33 PM, Karine L. <anitablakerpg@...> wrote:

It’s my lower lumber vertebra airea. I can bend forward if I keep my back very straight but not enough to squat and put my shoes. I can’t twist my torso, lift mildly heavy things and bend from side to side like for side stretches.


On Apr 16, 2018, at 8:12 PM, CCB Health & Fitness <ccb.healthandfitness@...> wrote:

Marine

 Awesome email, I love it :-) I will read it a second time tomorrow and give you a good reply, but just wanted to touch base tonight to say thank you and certainly will do our best to help you out :-) maybe you could answer to my questions for me, where in your back is there pain and in the gym what goals would you be looking to do, building strength, building endurance, anything specific? 

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 6:34 PM Karine L. <anitablakerpg@...> wrote:
Hi Ryan and the list,

Quebec is also covered in ice and all kind of yuk today.

I had to go to the clinic because I hurt my back and this wasn’t a funny expedition. All that to wait all day for anti inflamation pills and being told to alternate cold and warm on my back.

I was happily taking part of a squatting challenge with the eyesfreefitness list and having quite some fun, but now that I can barely move, I suppose it’s over for the moment..

I’ve signed in to the ASAMM which is Montreal’s sport association for the blind. I was planning to follow the aqua-spin class (which I attended twice and really enjoyed) and the aqua-gym (on Mondays, I’m skipping this evening obviously).

They also have a dragon boat team I was interested to try (recalling my big crazy goal of 2018) and a rabasca team for the summer where my boyfriend will  accompany me.

I don’t know if rabasca is the same in English. It’s a rowing boat where you are 10 rowers at the same time. This should be a lot of fun.

The doctor at the clinic told me to do some streches and warm up exercises for my back, I was wondering what good exercises I could do. He told me to place my hands on my hips and make circle with my upper body clockwise and conter clockwise and I was wondering if child pose for example may help or some other movements.

As for the question you asked (sorry for the novel, hihi!), I don’t have much experience in fitness centers. There’s a new one that opened right in the same building as my office, I’ve tried it and didn’t have a good experience.

It’s a very small place with only a few machines. On one side of the gym, there was 2 thread mils, 1 bike, two elliptic, one ski machine and one rower. I don’t know what was on the other side of the gym in the musculation side, they never showed me.

At first, there was a yoga class that I really enjoyed but he swiched the time and it was during the day so I couldn’t attend anymore. Then the chief trainer was very insistant that I went for the spinning class and I hate spinning if it’s not in a pool.

They were working with the Mind body website and app to schedule appointment and training and this wasn’t accessible. I had many other small disagreements so I resigned my membership.

I can’t even say they were acting as they were because of my blindness, it’s more that they wanted me to adapt to them (go at the hours they decided and push me into classes I wasn’t interested in while ignoring my clearly spoken interests for others). Adding to that the fact that when I asked for their mini trainings and wanted to book a time, the guy was telling me he was taking notes and the next things I knew was that he was changing the time we had set or not even taking notes and calling me after to say I should book a mini-training with him.

Anyway, this is the larger picture of my experience.

I know there’s many other centers around here but travelwise, this is not always very convenient.

Ok, I’ve written long enough,

Have a nice chilly evening (I’m having a cup of tea while writing),

Karine

Envoyé de mon iPad

> Le 15 avr. 2018 à 19:43, CCB Health & Fitness <ccb.healthandfitness@...> a écrit :
>
> Good Sunday evening everyone!!
> I hope the weather is nice wherever you are...unless you are in Ontario...it’s horrible!!!
>
> I thought it was supposed to be spring?  Oh well..
>
> If you are like me, feeling the blues the last week or so, just wanting the warmer weather to arrive, then here is a little video reminder of how a simple walk can do wonders.  Making a cameo is Oak!!!
>
>
> It’s been pretty quiet from the group lately, please keep me posted if you have any questions or any topics you want me to cover.  Either in a video or a podcast or simply in an email written form!!
>
> I’d love to hear from you guys on how you are finding the video content and if you wish we were doing/covering different things.
>
> Also as a bit of research, I’d love to hear what fitness facilities YOU have in your area and if you have ever been?
>
> Have a great night and enjoy the little video!!
>
> https://youtu.be/FMQpXainOJY
>
>
> RYAN VAN PRAET (R.KIN.)
> CCB Health & Fitness Program Manager
> 226-627-2179
> CCB.healthandfitness@...
> _____
> “CCB Health & Fitness” on Facebook and Youtube
> “The Canadian Council of the Blind” on your Podcast search
>
>



Re: Take a walk...it may surprise you!

Brian Bibeault <bibeault@...>
 

Hi Ryan,
Take a walk is more run an obstical course around here, hopefully it will clear up this weekend with double digit temperature.
I was keeping up with my exercise routine before xmas and eventually got back to it after the holidays with one change, I switch the push ups to lifting weights since the push ups where giving me lower back pain. I have had problems with my lower back as far back as I can remember, the lower disk on my spine are worn out from my younger days running trucks into the oil sands.
I have been taking a break from my exercises for the last couple of weeks, started with a cold then turned into an pneumonia, took the last antibiotic yesterday but still get short of breath very easily.

Short of it is I am SICK OF WINTER,, started the first week of November with lots of ice and it is the third week of April. Last year at this time I was outside with shorts and T shirt not a snowsuit.
I have been listening to the podcasts, a couple behind at the moment but have not checked out you tube.
Enough ranting from me, and keep up the good work.

Brian B.
North Bay
Ps: did I mentioned that I was sick of winter, grin.

-----Original Message-----
From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: April 15, 2018 7:43 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: [ccbhealthandfitness] Take a walk...it may surprise you!

Good Sunday evening everyone!!
I hope the weather is nice wherever you are...unless you are in Ontario...it’s horrible!!!

I thought it was supposed to be spring? Oh well..

If you are like me, feeling the blues the last week or so, just wanting the warmer weather to arrive, then here is a little video reminder of how a simple walk can do wonders. Making a cameo is Oak!!!


It’s been pretty quiet from the group lately, please keep me posted if you have any questions or any topics you want me to cover. Either in a video or a podcast or simply in an email written form!!

I’d love to hear from you guys on how you are finding the video content and if you wish we were doing/covering different things.

Also as a bit of research, I’d love to hear what fitness facilities YOU have in your area and if you have ever been?

Have a great night and enjoy the little video!!

https://youtu.be/FMQpXainOJY


RYAN VAN PRAET (R.KIN.)
CCB Health & Fitness Program Manager
226-627-2179
CCB.healthandfitness@...
_____
“CCB Health & Fitness” on Facebook and Youtube
“The Canadian Council of the Blind” on your Podcast search

Re: Take a walk...it may surprise you!

CCB Health & Fitness
 

Brian, thanks for the feedback!!! If you have any topics you want to be discussed on the podcast, let me know! Always open for suggestions.

Oh my god YES!! I am done with winter! Normally I’m pretty patient and figure it will come in due time, but this year it is never ending.... I snowed down here in Southwestern Ontario this morning....just YUK!

Everyone is feeling the blues but soon enough the weather will turn better, by this weekend i think actually.

Ya it is a tricky balance dealing with a back that has taken a lot of jarring over the years. You want to keep up with exercise as much as is tolerable as that will keep your core strong and help support the back....but you can’t push through the pain either. Certainly a balancing act.

Feel better soon, hang in there and the sun will be out soon...i hope!!!!!!

RYAN VAN PRAET (R.KIN.)
CCB Health & Fitness Program Manager
226-627-2179
CCB.healthandfitness@...
_____
“CCB Health & Fitness” on Facebook and Youtube
“The Canadian Council of the Blind” on your Podcast search

On Apr 17, 2018, at 9:31 AM, Brian Bibeault <bibeault@...> wrote:

Hi Ryan,
Take a walk is more run an obstical course around here, hopefully it will clear up this weekend with double digit temperature.
I was keeping up with my exercise routine before xmas and eventually got back to it after the holidays with one change, I switch the push ups to lifting weights since the push ups where giving me lower back pain. I have had problems with my lower back as far back as I can remember, the lower disk on my spine are worn out from my younger days running trucks into the oil sands.
I have been taking a break from my exercises for the last couple of weeks, started with a cold then turned into an pneumonia, took the last antibiotic yesterday but still get short of breath very easily.

Short of it is I am SICK OF WINTER,, started the first week of November with lots of ice and it is the third week of April. Last year at this time I was outside with shorts and T shirt not a snowsuit.
I have been listening to the podcasts, a couple behind at the moment but have not checked out you tube.
Enough ranting from me, and keep up the good work.

Brian B.
North Bay
Ps: did I mentioned that I was sick of winter, grin.


-----Original Message-----
From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: April 15, 2018 7:43 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: [ccbhealthandfitness] Take a walk...it may surprise you!

Good Sunday evening everyone!!
I hope the weather is nice wherever you are...unless you are in Ontario...it’s horrible!!!

I thought it was supposed to be spring? Oh well..

If you are like me, feeling the blues the last week or so, just wanting the warmer weather to arrive, then here is a little video reminder of how a simple walk can do wonders. Making a cameo is Oak!!!


It’s been pretty quiet from the group lately, please keep me posted if you have any questions or any topics you want me to cover. Either in a video or a podcast or simply in an email written form!!

I’d love to hear from you guys on how you are finding the video content and if you wish we were doing/covering different things.

Also as a bit of research, I’d love to hear what fitness facilities YOU have in your area and if you have ever been?

Have a great night and enjoy the little video!!

https://youtu.be/FMQpXainOJY


RYAN VAN PRAET (R.KIN.)
CCB Health & Fitness Program Manager
226-627-2179
CCB.healthandfitness@...
_____
“CCB Health & Fitness” on Facebook and Youtube
“The Canadian Council of the Blind” on your Podcast search




Re: Take a walk...it may surprise you!

Markus ThaDon2014
 

Afternoon.

with my days right now i'm having one heck of a time trying to get my self motivated to get back into the gym, and on top of that i'm having one heck of a time  trying to kick a nasty habit of smoking.

anyone have any tips? anything wouold help.




Markus McCracken
Chatham Kent Lion's Member.
CCB-Chatham Kent Member
You can Find us on Facebook

Email
makaveli2014@...






From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io <ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io> on behalf of CCB Health & Fitness <ccb.healthandfitness@...>
Sent: April 17, 2018 9:38 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] Take a walk...it may surprise you!
 
Brian, thanks for the feedback!!!  If you have any topics you want to be discussed on the podcast, let me know!  Always open for suggestions.

Oh my god YES!! I am done with winter!  Normally I’m pretty patient and figure it will come in due time, but this year it is never ending....    I snowed down here in Southwestern Ontario this morning....just YUK!

Everyone is feeling the blues but soon enough the weather will turn better, by this weekend i think actually.

Ya it is a tricky balance dealing with a back that has taken a lot of jarring over the years.  You want to keep up with exercise as much as is tolerable as that will keep your core strong and help support the back....but you can’t push through the pain either.  Certainly a balancing act.

Feel better soon, hang in there and the sun will be out soon...i hope!!!!!!

RYAN VAN PRAET (R.KIN.)
CCB Health & Fitness Program Manager
226-627-2179
CCB.healthandfitness@...
_____
“CCB Health & Fitness” on Facebook and Youtube
“The Canadian Council of the Blind” on your Podcast search

> On Apr 17, 2018, at 9:31 AM, Brian Bibeault <bibeault@...> wrote:
>
> Hi Ryan,
> Take a walk is more run an obstical course around here, hopefully it will clear up this weekend with double digit temperature.
> I was keeping up with my exercise routine before xmas and eventually got back to it after the holidays with one change, I switch the push ups to lifting weights since the push ups where giving me lower back pain. I have had problems with my lower back as far back as I can remember, the lower disk on my spine are worn out from my younger days running trucks into the oil sands.
> I have been taking a break from my exercises for the last couple of weeks, started with a cold then turned into an pneumonia, took the last antibiotic yesterday but still get short of breath very easily.
>
> Short of it is I am SICK OF WINTER,, started the first week of November with lots of ice and it is the third week of April. Last year at this time I was outside with shorts and T shirt not a snowsuit.
> I have been listening to the podcasts, a couple behind at the moment but have not checked out you tube.
> Enough ranting from me, and keep up the good work.
>
> Brian B.
> North Bay
> Ps: did I mentioned that I was sick of winter, grin.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of CCB Health & Fitness
> Sent: April 15, 2018 7:43 PM
> To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
> Subject: [ccbhealthandfitness] Take a walk...it may surprise you!
>
> Good Sunday evening everyone!!
> I hope the weather is nice wherever you are...unless you are in Ontario...it’s horrible!!!
>
> I thought it was supposed to be spring?  Oh well..
>
> If you are like me, feeling the blues the last week or so, just wanting the warmer weather to arrive, then here is a little video reminder of how a simple walk can do wonders.  Making a cameo is Oak!!!
>
>
> It’s been pretty quiet from the group lately, please keep me posted if you have any questions or any topics you want me to cover.  Either in a video or a podcast or simply in an email written form!!
>
> I’d love to hear from you guys on how you are finding the video content and if you wish we were doing/covering different things.
>
> Also as a bit of research, I’d love to hear what fitness facilities YOU have in your area and if you have ever been?
>
> Have a great night and enjoy the little video!!
>
> https://youtu.be/FMQpXainOJY
>
>
> RYAN VAN PRAET (R.KIN.)
> CCB Health & Fitness Program Manager
> 226-627-2179
> CCB.healthandfitness@...
> _____
> “CCB Health & Fitness” on Facebook and Youtube
> “The Canadian Council of the Blind” on your Podcast search
>
>
>
>
>



Re: Take a walk...it may surprise you!

Brian Bibeault <bibeault@...>
 

Hi markus,

As far as smoking, I have tryed several things to no avail. What I am doing now that worked for my mother when she was alive and is a long process.

Last June I was a pack a day smoker and somedays a little more, so at the first of every month I keep track of my daily intake and reduce the amount by one cigarette a day, not really noticeable but over the last ten months I have gone from a pack a day down to half a pack a day and really not noticing any gravings, so by this time next year I hope to be smoke free.

Long processbut it seems to be working for me.

 

Brian B.

North Bay

 

 

From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of Markus ThaDon2014
Sent: April 17, 2018 12:25 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] Take a walk...it may surprise you!

 

Afternoon.

with my days right now i'm having one heck of a time trying to get my self motivated to get back into the gym, and on top of that i'm having one heck of a time  trying to kick a nasty habit of smoking.

anyone have any tips? anything wouold help.

 

 

 

Markus McCracken

Chatham Kent Lion's Member.

CCB-Chatham Kent Member

You can Find us on Facebook

 

Email

makaveli2014@...

 

 

 

 


From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io <ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io> on behalf of CCB Health & Fitness <ccb.healthandfitness@...>
Sent: April 17, 2018 9:38 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] Take a walk...it may surprise you!

 

Brian, thanks for the feedback!!!  If you have any topics you want to be discussed on the podcast, let me know!  Always open for suggestions.

Oh my god YES!! I am done with winter!  Normally I’m pretty patient and figure it will come in due time, but this year it is never ending....    I snowed down here in Southwestern Ontario this morning....just YUK!

Everyone is feeling the blues but soon enough the weather will turn better, by this weekend i think actually.

Ya it is a tricky balance dealing with a back that has taken a lot of jarring over the years.  You want to keep up with exercise as much as is tolerable as that will keep your core strong and help support the back....but you can’t push through the pain either.  Certainly a balancing act.

Feel better soon, hang in there and the sun will be out soon...i hope!!!!!!

RYAN VAN PRAET (R.KIN.)
CCB Health & Fitness Program Manager
226-627-2179
CCB.healthandfitness@...
_____
“CCB Health & Fitness” on Facebook and Youtube
“The Canadian Council of the Blind” on your Podcast search

> On Apr 17, 2018, at 9:31 AM, Brian Bibeault <bibeault@...> wrote:
>
> Hi Ryan,
> Take a walk is more run an obstical course around here, hopefully it will clear up this weekend with double digit temperature.
> I was keeping up with my exercise routine before xmas and eventually got back to it after the holidays with one change, I switch the push ups to lifting weights since the push ups where giving me lower back pain. I have had problems with my lower back as far back as I can remember, the lower disk on my spine are worn out from my younger days running trucks into the oil sands.
> I have been taking a break from my exercises for the last couple of weeks, started with a cold then turned into an pneumonia, took the last antibiotic yesterday but still get short of breath very easily.
>
> Short of it is I am SICK OF WINTER,, started the first week of November with lots of ice and it is the third week of April. Last year at this time I was outside with shorts and T shirt not a snowsuit.
> I have been listening to the podcasts, a couple behind at the moment but have not checked out you tube.
> Enough ranting from me, and keep up the good work.
>
> Brian B.
> North Bay
> Ps: did I mentioned that I was sick of winter, grin.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of CCB Health & Fitness
> Sent: April 15, 2018 7:43 PM
> To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
> Subject: [ccbhealthandfitness] Take a walk...it may surprise you!
>
> Good Sunday evening everyone!!
> I hope the weather is nice wherever you are...unless you are in Ontario...it’s horrible!!!
>
> I thought it was supposed to be spring?  Oh well..
>
> If you are like me, feeling the blues the last week or so, just wanting the warmer weather to arrive, then here is a little video reminder of how a simple walk can do wonders.  Making a cameo is Oak!!!
>
>
> It’s been pretty quiet from the group lately, please keep me posted if you have any questions or any topics you want me to cover.  Either in a video or a podcast or simply in an email written form!!
>
> I’d love to hear from you guys on how you are finding the video content and if you wish we were doing/covering different things.
>
> Also as a bit of research, I’d love to hear what fitness facilities YOU have in your area and if you have ever been?
>
> Have a great night and enjoy the little video!!
>
> https://youtu.be/FMQpXainOJY
>
>
> RYAN VAN PRAET (R.KIN.)
> CCB Health & Fitness Program Manager
> 226-627-2179
> CCB.healthandfitness@...
> _____
> “CCB Health & Fitness” on Facebook and Youtube
> “The Canadian Council of the Blind” on your Podcast search
>
>
>
>
>


Re: Take a walk...it may surprise you!

Markus ThaDon2014
 

Thanks Brian B

LION 
MARKUS McCRACKEN

On Apr 17, 2018, at 1:32 PM, Brian Bibeault <bibeault@...> wrote:

Hi markus,

As far as smoking, I have tryed several things to no avail. What I am doing now that worked for my mother when she was alive and is a long process.

Last June I was a pack a day smoker and somedays a little more, so at the first of every month I keep track of my daily intake and reduce the amount by one cigarette a day, not really noticeable but over the last ten months I have gone from a pack a day down to half a pack a day and really not noticing any gravings, so by this time next year I hope to be smoke free.

Long processbut it seems to be working for me.

 

Brian B.

North Bay

 

 

From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of Markus ThaDon2014
Sent: April 17, 2018 12:25 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] Take a walk...it may surprise you!

 

Afternoon.

with my days right now i'm having one heck of a time trying to get my self motivated to get back into the gym, and on top of that i'm having one heck of a time  trying to kick a nasty habit of smoking.

anyone have any tips? anything wouold help.

 

 

 

Markus McCracken

Chatham Kent Lion's Member.

CCB-Chatham Kent Member

You can Find us on Facebook

 

Email

 

 

 

 


From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io <ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io> on behalf of CCB Health & Fitness <ccb.healthandfitness@...>
Sent: April 17, 2018 9:38 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] Take a walk...it may surprise you!

 

Brian, thanks for the feedback!!!  If you have any topics you want to be discussed on the podcast, let me know!  Always open for suggestions.

Oh my god YES!! I am done with winter!  Normally I’m pretty patient and figure it will come in due time, but this year it is never ending....    I snowed down here in Southwestern Ontario this morning....just YUK!

Everyone is feeling the blues but soon enough the weather will turn better, by this weekend i think actually.

Ya it is a tricky balance dealing with a back that has taken a lot of jarring over the years.  You want to keep up with exercise as much as is tolerable as that will keep your core strong and help support the back....but you can’t push through the pain either.  Certainly a balancing act.

Feel better soon, hang in there and the sun will be out soon...i hope!!!!!!

RYAN VAN PRAET (R.KIN.)
CCB Health & Fitness Program Manager
226-627-2179
CCB.healthandfitness@...
_____
“CCB Health & Fitness” on Facebook and Youtube
“The Canadian Council of the Blind” on your Podcast search

> On Apr 17, 2018, at 9:31 AM, Brian Bibeault <bibeault@...> wrote:
>
> Hi Ryan,
> Take a walk is more run an obstical course around here, hopefully it will clear up this weekend with double digit temperature.
> I was keeping up with my exercise routine before xmas and eventually got back to it after the holidays with one change, I switch the push ups to lifting weights since the push ups where giving me lower back pain. I have had problems with my lower back as far back as I can remember, the lower disk on my spine are worn out from my younger days running trucks into the oil sands.
> I have been taking a break from my exercises for the last couple of weeks, started with a cold then turned into an pneumonia, took the last antibiotic yesterday but still get short of breath very easily.
>
> Short of it is I am SICK OF WINTER,, started the first week of November with lots of ice and it is the third week of April. Last year at this time I was outside with shorts and T shirt not a snowsuit.
> I have been listening to the podcasts, a couple behind at the moment but have not checked out you tube.
> Enough ranting from me, and keep up the good work.
>
> Brian B.
> North Bay
> Ps: did I mentioned that I was sick of winter, grin.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of CCB Health & Fitness
> Sent: April 15, 2018 7:43 PM
> To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
> Subject: [ccbhealthandfitness] Take a walk...it may surprise you!
>
> Good Sunday evening everyone!!
> I hope the weather is nice wherever you are...unless you are in Ontario...it’s horrible!!!
>
> I thought it was supposed to be spring?  Oh well..
>
> If you are like me, feeling the blues the last week or so, just wanting the warmer weather to arrive, then here is a little video reminder of how a simple walk can do wonders.  Making a cameo is Oak!!!
>
>
> It’s been pretty quiet from the group lately, please keep me posted if you have any questions or any topics you want me to cover.  Either in a video or a podcast or simply in an email written form!!
>
> I’d love to hear from you guys on how you are finding the video content and if you wish we were doing/covering different things.
>
> Also as a bit of research, I’d love to hear what fitness facilities YOU have in your area and if you have ever been?
>
> Have a great night and enjoy the little video!!
>
> https://youtu.be/FMQpXainOJY
>
>
> RYAN VAN PRAET (R.KIN.)
> CCB Health & Fitness Program Manager
> 226-627-2179
> CCB.healthandfitness@...
> _____
> “CCB Health & Fitness” on Facebook and Youtube
> “The Canadian Council of the Blind” on your Podcast search
>
>
>
>
>


Re: Take a walk...it may surprise you!

Albert Ruel
 

Brian and Markus, I finally quit smoking for good on June 26, 1999 after having quit for 5 years in my twenties and 3 years in my thirties.  When I did it for the last time I was 43 and tired of quitting.  This time I vowed to never put myself through that again by finally understanding that I don’t have to worry about how many cigarettes I used to smoke, I only had to stay focused on not accepting the first one at each craving.  I came to that realization when it became clear to me that each time I started up again I did so by allowing one cigarette into my mouth, which was followed by two or three days of going nuts and sneaking cigarettes from others.  One cigarette is my ticket to Hell, and I’m not in the market any longer. 

 

The visual I used on that final day was that of my father who was then 85 and 20 years cigarette free, and one of my brothers who was 49 and hacking his face off all day long due to cigarettes.  The Doctors told him at age 35 that he’d not see 55 if he didn’t clean up his act, and didn’t he fool them?  He died of lung cancer at 61, and my father made it to his 96th birthday. 

 

The day I decided to quit I had stopped at the top of a flight of stairs to catch my breath, and the days leading up to that one saw me hacking far more then was comfortable for me.  So, I stood there and brought those two people into focus and asked myself which one I intended to follow, and what kind of life was I wanting for myself going forward.  The answer couldn’t have been more clear; I wanted a good life filled with pease, ease and palm trees, not the life my brother had selected for himself.  I changed my mind about that damned habit that day, and the world changed for me and my family. 

 

How to quit?  In my twenties I quit smoking and drinking cold turkey because it seemed like these two things were negatively impacting my decreasing vision, and that didn’t seem to be so hard to do back then.  In my thirties I used a Smoke Enders course funded by my employer because the turkey had flown the koop, and finally in my forties I used just the first half of a 6-week course of a drug called Zyban.  I think I was good and ready by then and didn’t find it too difficult to get it done. 

 

It’s my belief that we first have to be solidly decided to do something positive for ourselves, then grab any crutch you need in order to achieve the final goal.  Nothing will work if your resolve is weak, and anything will allow you to succeed if your resolve is real and determined. 

 

Good luck to you all, and know that a far better life awaits you on the other side.  Yours is to decide but one thing, on the other side of what? 

 

Thx, Albert

From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of Markus ThaDon2014
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 9:25 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] Take a walk...it may surprise you!

 

Afternoon.

with my days right now i'm having one heck of a time trying to get my self motivated to get back into the gym, and on top of that i'm having one heck of a time  trying to kick a nasty habit of smoking.

anyone have any tips? anything wouold help.

 

 

 

Markus McCracken

Chatham Kent Lion's Member.

CCB-Chatham Kent Member

You can Find us on Facebook

 

Email

 

 

 

 


From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io <ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io> on behalf of CCB Health & Fitness <ccb.healthandfitness@...>
Sent: April 17, 2018 9:38 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] Take a walk...it may surprise you!

 

Brian, thanks for the feedback!!!  If you have any topics you want to be discussed on the podcast, let me know!  Always open for suggestions.

Oh my god YES!! I am done with winter!  Normally I’m pretty patient and figure it will come in due time, but this year it is never ending....    I snowed down here in Southwestern Ontario this morning....just YUK!

Everyone is feeling the blues but soon enough the weather will turn better, by this weekend i think actually.

Ya it is a tricky balance dealing with a back that has taken a lot of jarring over the years.  You want to keep up with exercise as much as is tolerable as that will keep your core strong and help support the back....but you can’t push through the pain either.  Certainly a balancing act.

Feel better soon, hang in there and the sun will be out soon...i hope!!!!!!

RYAN VAN PRAET (R.KIN.)
CCB Health & Fitness Program Manager
226-627-2179
CCB.healthandfitness@...
_____
“CCB Health & Fitness” on Facebook and Youtube
“The Canadian Council of the Blind” on your Podcast search

> On Apr 17, 2018, at 9:31 AM, Brian Bibeault <bibeault@...> wrote:
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> Hi Ryan,
> Take a walk is more run an obstical course around here, hopefully it will clear up this weekend with double digit temperature.
> I was keeping up with my exercise routine before xmas and eventually got back to it after the holidays with one change, I switch the push ups to lifting weights since the push ups where giving me lower back pain. I have had problems with my lower back as far back as I can remember, the lower disk on my spine are worn out from my younger days running trucks into the oil sands.
> I have been taking a break from my exercises for the last couple of weeks, started with a cold then turned into an pneumonia, took the last antibiotic yesterday but still get short of breath very easily.
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> Short of it is I am SICK OF WINTER,, started the first week of November with lots of ice and it is the third week of April. Last year at this time I was outside with shorts and T shirt not a snowsuit.
> I have been listening to the podcasts, a couple behind at the moment but have not checked out you tube.
> Enough ranting from me, and keep up the good work.
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> Brian B.
> North Bay
> Ps: did I mentioned that I was sick of winter, grin.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of CCB Health & Fitness
> Sent: April 15, 2018 7:43 PM
> To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
> Subject: [ccbhealthandfitness] Take a walk...it may surprise you!
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> Good Sunday evening everyone!!
> I hope the weather is nice wherever you are...unless you are in Ontario...it’s horrible!!!
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> I thought it was supposed to be spring?  Oh well..
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> If you are like me, feeling the blues the last week or so, just wanting the warmer weather to arrive, then here is a little video reminder of how a simple walk can do wonders.  Making a cameo is Oak!!!
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> It’s been pretty quiet from the group lately, please keep me posted if you have any questions or any topics you want me to cover.  Either in a video or a podcast or simply in an email written form!!
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> I’d love to hear from you guys on how you are finding the video content and if you wish we were doing/covering different things.
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> Also as a bit of research, I’d love to hear what fitness facilities YOU have in your area and if you have ever been?
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> Have a great night and enjoy the little video!!
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> https://youtu.be/FMQpXainOJY
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> RYAN VAN PRAET (R.KIN.)
> CCB Health & Fitness Program Manager
> 226-627-2179
> CCB.healthandfitness@...
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