Who doesn’t want to burn fat? If you want a fat burner at the end of a workout do a metabolic finisher. It is an intense exercise or series of exercises performed at the end of the workout. Its purpose is to accelerate fat loss, increase your work capacity and enhance your conditioning. It is high intensity & short duration.
It is NOT recommended to do these daily. Start with once a week and then build up to twice a week.
BUT… if you are overly stressed, lack energy or motivation, ‘finishers’ won’t help you, they likely will make your condition worse! In these circumstances, finishers are not sustainable.
What most people need is a metabolic starter, not a finisher. If you are looking to boost your metabolism through exercise, think long term. It’s not one workout, nor is it only a few weeks of working out but rather Every Day. It’s got to be sustainable, things you can do every day for the rest of your life!
Incorporate daily movement and intentional exercise that is sustainable, challenging and fun. It should be something that is simple and gives you energy rather than draining you. Here are examples of simple ways to create a metabolic starter in your daily routine.
Incorporate daily walks outside for at least 20 minutes.
Have a daily morning recharge or restart, which is a joint mobility sequence.
Have at least 2 super simple exercise routines that you can do regularly.
Example 1: Pushups, Pullovers & Squats.
Example 2: Presses, Rows & Deadlifts.
Example 3: Carries and Crawls.
These exercise sessions should be anywhere between 10 to 30 minutes.
If you have no idea about exercise, what to do and how to do it, hire a coach to guide you!
Practice makes Permanent. Move more to feel better.
For more info or if you have questions, feel free to email me.
September of 1989 and we were camping in Okanagan Falls. Now there was only the two of us, we didn’t take the tent trailer we just had our van and a dining tent. We did really relaxed camping, no bells and whistles, just a Coleman stove and a cooler and best of all, no phone.
Things had been very stressful for several months. Dave was probably going to lose his job, due to his firm merging with another. My job had become increasingly stressful and coping with the uncertainty of Dave’s job had us both on edge.
The four girls were adults and basically independent so we were trying to decide on a new future for ourselves. At forty five, Dave was unsure if he would get another good job and we were both worried about what our future would bring.
During our years of camping holidays we had talked of owning a campground, we spent hours discussing how we would change various things about the campgrounds we visited. Our favourite camping spot was in Sooke, on Vancouver Island, we loved the casual setting and realized that with the dozen or so mobile homes located on the site, the campground brought in a year round income. We fell in love with the idea of this life. However, the idea of giving up his steady paycheque was very hard for Dave and this had been the cause of much indecision and stress.
So, here we were on the beach in OK Falls and we realized the constant stream of RV’s that we could see coming down the hill all needed to find somewhere to camp. Maybe the South Okanagan could be our future if we could find the right property for the right price. We wanted to be near, but not in Penticton so, with this in mind we visited a realtor in Penticton and asked him to investigate the possibility of us finding something we could afford.
Over the winter he sent us various listings, some we had no interest in but several seemed possible. The one property that really caught our eye was the Bel Air Cedar motel. It was just a small, old motel with three cottages and 3 and a half acres of orchard. The idea of the cottages gave the possibility of Dave’s dad moving with us and also there would be a private home for our youngest daughter, who wanted to come along. The cherry orchard seemed like a perfect place for us to open a campground and design it just the way we wanted it.
We listed our home in February and soon got a sale, we then had to find temporary housing until we found our new home in the Okanagan. We rented a two bedroom apartment, and downsized our belongings as we knew we were probably heading for a smaller home when we bought our campground. The furniture and most of our excess belongings were snapped up by the four girls who were either just starting life on their own or had only been out in the world for a few years.
In April 1990 we came for a week’s visit to see what was available. We viewed several places but the instant we stepped out of the car at the Bel Air, we felt at home. The motel was old but clean but the potential of the orchard to be turned into an RV park was obvious. Cherry trees were decked out in spring glory but we tried to resist the allure of the setting and look at the actual piece of property. The three cottages were old but solid, there was a good sized pool and some outbuildings that could be made into washrooms and laundry facilities for future campers. This was it, this was our new home, lots of hard work ahead of us but we were ready to take on the challenge. The property was already zoned for camping but had only been used for tenting, not much in the way of facilities but lots of ways we could make this place our own.
Our offer was accepted and we went home to prepare for the move. In six weeks we would be back and ready to start the next phase of our life. The stress was replaced by the excitement of the opportunity and we drove home with new hope for our future.
By ROY WOOD
Editorial staff at the Osoyoos Times is getting a bit thinner with the departure of editor Keith Lacey for an on-line publication in Penticton.
Operations manager Ronda Jahn confirmed Friday that Lacey’s last day will be next Wednesday.
Reporter and digital editor Richard McGuire will move to the editor’s chair. Vanessa Broadbent will continue to split her time as a reporter between the Times and the Oliver Chronicle. Lionel Doherty will stay on as editor of the Chronicle.
Both publications are owned by Aberdeen Publishing with Robert W. Doull of Penticton listed as president.
Lacey said in an interview Friday that he will become the editor of Penticton Now, an on-line only publication. It will start up once Lacey completes three weeks of training at the mother publication, Kelowna Now.
He joined the Times in 2011 after 27 years in weekly newspapers in Ontario and Alberta. He has lived in Penticton for the past five years.
Meanwhile, Jahn confirmed that both the Times and the Chronicle will drop their weekly four-page TV listings section as a cost-saving measure beginning in March. “I’m not sure how many people actually use them,” she said.
In another strategic move, the Chronicle will begin free distribution with the first edition in March. Subscribers will continue to pay for home delivery, but newsstand copies will be free. The Times will continue to charge $1.25.
The Town of Oliver recently selected Tamela Edwards from a group wishing to sit on the Board of the Oliver Parks and Recreation Society.
Tamela is a former Trustee of School District #53 and sat on the OPRS board in that capacity for several years.
The appointment will be confirmed at an RDOS meeting next Thursday March 1st.
Last year’s high water in the river impacted the western shoreline as the river flow proceeded towards McAlpine Bridge and the channel to the south.
Work, apprently began on Monday, with the primary focus on the shoreline near the church. Many loads of rip-rap placed adjacent to the river to shore up the western side.
With a build up of gravel in the river the flood plain appears to be rising and some flooding in ALR land nearby is expected during the freshet.
Divers off the coast of Japan discovered a circular structure sculpted in the seafloor sand. According to D. Catchpoole’s article in Creation magazine, Vol. 40, p.21, this was made up of “multiple ridges symmetrically radiating out from a small patterned circle in the centre”. It was like an underwater crop circle we’ve heard about before. Whodunnit?? More than ten years after this discovery in 1995, they found the culprit. It was a 5 inch pufferfish. For just over a week the male pufferfish would build this geometric marvel to attract a mate to its nest. The radially aligned peaks and valleys of the outer wall funneled fine sand into the center, just right for the female to place her eggs.
No accident. The ability to do this was built in to the DNA of the male by design. It is just one of the many, many marvels in creation.
To say this is the spot means that the indicated place is the location of something. Could be something past, as in this is the spot where the old school was located. Could be future as in where the new outhouse is to be placed. It could also point to a discoloration or something of interest, something not the same as the rest. In my mind a spot is round. What is the shape that you see a spot?
The spot can be the place in a play where something in particular happens. The spot in this case is about placement in time. It could include placement in location too. When I spot someone it may be that I am standing close for safety while you climb a rickety ladder. It may also be that I give you $20 to carry you through something with the idea you will pay me back. Spot on is like a bulls eye, direct hit
I might spot someone in a crowd, meaning I see them. A spotlight is meant to highlight something, like a static display or an act on a stage. The spotlight brings attention to what it shines upon. Train spotting is a game of recording the engine number on trains and keeping a record of when which train was seen and where. My shirt sometimes become spotted with tomatoe stains when I eat spaghetti
Run Spot run, is a line from a first level reading book, where Spot is a dog. A hot spot can be one active with radiation, or a great place to go for drinks and dancing with friends. A hot spot is a popular place. My parking spot is a designated place out in the lot for me to park my vehicle. Spotting is to be dripping to show discoloration on something. If I hang clothes outside to dry, a few raindrops can cause spotting
SPOT is a satellite service for locating people who have wandered off a safe path. I sometimes see spots, like bubbles floating in front of my eyes. Does that ever happen for you? It is usually when I am not completely awake yet and a few blinks clears them away. To put me on the spot is to ask me a hard or maybe embarrassing, question at a time when it is very hard to ignore you. I try not to do that to people
Pipeline politics have been in the news a lot over the past couple of weeks, as British Columbia and Alberta square off over Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion project. Both provincial governments are doing exactly what they promised to do when elected, so their positions are not surprising.
But where is the federal government in this debate? Jim Carr, the Minister of Natural Resources, keeps reciting the mantra that the Liberal government has okayed the pipeline and it will be built. The trouble is, with the economic, environmental and social morass that is pipeline politics in Canada, it is not clear at all what the outcome will be. As Chantal Hebert stated in a recent column, the Prime Minister is a referee without a whistle in this game.
I think there is a way forward from this stalemate, but it will be a long game. I don’t think Alberta’s boycott of BC wines will convince the BC government to back down, and it’s obvious that the BC government’s promises of more studies will not mollify pipeline proponents in Alberta. We need a new process that will rebuild the confidence of Canadians in our environmental regulatory systems.
The federal Liberal government claims that their policies have restored confidence in energy regulation in Canada. The fact is, Canadians have less faith in the process that they did under the Harper government. A recent poll by Nanos Research showed that only 2 percent of Canadians fully trusted the system. Fortunately, the same poll suggested a way forward—Canadians felt that giving local communities and First Nations more say would help build that trust
To fix this, we need to have a civil and respectful conversation about energy politics. There are good models to turn to. The Alberta Energy Regulator, which makes decisions around pipelines, oil sands and other projects within that province, now has representation from environmental and First Nations groups on its board. That change angered industry representatives who were used to being the only voice on that body, but it has served to give all Albertans more comfort that a full range of issues were being heard before decisions were made.
The Great Bear Rainforest is another good example of a process that saw sworn enemies see each other as reasonable people, and moving from that basis to a respectful dialogue and a broad agreement on resource exploitation and conservation.
The federal government recently tabled Bill C-69, which will change the landscape of environmental assessment in Canada, significantly alter the role of the National Energy Board and bring back some of the powers of the Navigable Waters Protection act lost under the previous Conservative government.
Some of these are very welcome changes, but unfortunately, they won’t apply to the Trans Mountain pipeline. It is unfortunate that the Trans Mountain project was not assessed using these new processes as the Liberals had promised—perhaps we would have a more collaborative and less polarized situation instead of the escalating threats we see on both sides.
I’ve recently talked at length with both Alberta and BC politicians about this situation, as well as representatives from the wine industry. I know that behind the scenes there are other government departments having frank discussions. That is a good sign.
This will be a slow process. There is no easy way out. But it’s a path we much search out if we are to put these conflicts behind us. In the meantime, I’m hoping that cooler heads will prevail, and the local wine industry is not held hostage for too long with no obvious endgame in sight.
The OIB had total revenues of $11.7 million with $7.2 million from its own revenue not government transfer. Couple that with the population it stand very tall.
3 First Nations (Indian Bands) in the Okanagan generated nearly as much income on their own last year as they received in government transfers, a study has found.
Penticton Indian Band, the Vernon-based Okanagan Indian Band + Osoyoos Indian Band reported own-source revenue of $19.8 million in the last fiscal year.
That compares to the $23 million the three bands received through transfers from Ottawa.
“These three bands are doing well in generating their own income compared to other First Nations,” states Tom Flanagan, a University of Calgary professor and senior fellow of the Fraser Institute.
Flanagan looked at revenue reported to Ottawa by 516 First Nations across Canada.
Own-source revenue typically comes from activities such as development of land for both residential and commercial purposes, resort and hospitality ventures and industrial parks.
Some bands derive income from natural resource operations, such as forestry, oil and natural gas, and fisheries.
The 1,069 member Penticton Indian band reported the highest income, $17.6 million.
The Okanagan Indian Band, with 2,010 members, had revenues of $13.4 million.
The 541-member Osoyoos Indian Band had total revenues of $11.7 million.
“The Osoyoos band is sort of legendary for its entrepreneurialism,” Flanagan said, referring to band ventures such as a winery, golf course, high-end resort, and industrial businesses. It also profits from having a provincial jail on its lands.
Of all First Nations in B.C., Squamish generates the most own-source revenue, at $61 million, compared to $17 million in government grants.
“First Nations across Canada have found multiple paths to financial success,” Flanagan says. “When Indigenous communities are successful economically, their members can prosper and see their living standards improve.”
Source: Fraser Institute, files from Black Press Digital, photos ODN
By ROY WOOD
A plan given a tentative go-ahead by Osoyoos council Thursday, will see a new sewage lift station at the corner of 89th Street and Kingfisher Drive.
The building will house an upgraded pump complex that moves screened sewage up to the treatment ponds adjacent to the Osoyoos Golf Club. The pump station to be replaced sits in Jack Shaw Gardens near the spray park.
True Consulting engineer Steve Underwood described the proposed project to Osoyoos council during a special capital budget meeting Thursday.
In order to make room for the building adjacent to Legion Beach, the intersection of 89th and Kindfisher will have to be moved slightly to the north.
Councillor Mike Campol told the meeting, “I’m having nightmares about residents pushback.”
Mayor Sue McKortoff added, “That’s a huge change to that area.”
Underwood assured council that the rollout of the project includes a community consultation process, which would likely take place this summer
He said that because of the potential impact on residents along 89th Street, plans call for a low-profile building, which will be designed to be visually appealing. He said that True has already done considerable working ensuring that sightlines toward the lake will not be significantly affected.
Underwood said the tentative schedule calls for developing detailed plans over the spring, resident consultation in the summer and the realignment of Kingfisher in the fall.
The new lift station will see an increased pumping capacity as well as a switch to a process that will see solids screened out of the raw sewage and just liquid pumped up the hill. The solids are to be collected at the site and removed about once a week by truck.
The system is designed to minimize any odour problems, he said.
Women of Oliver for Women (WOW) is looking for woman who is going to school to better her family’s circumstances.
This is a $1000 education award.
Please go to wowoliver.org to fill out application.
Greyhound made official on Wednesday that the company is dropping its bus routes through many rural communities across the Okanagan, after receiving approval from the province’s Passenger Transportation Board (PTB)
The extent of the cuts also includes all routes through Northern B.C., on Vancouver Island and various other main routes across the province.
Greyhound will be changing its route from Osoyoos to Vancouver to go through Kelowna instead of the Similkameen — eliminating service in Keremeos, Hedley, Princeton, Eastgate and Manning Park. ( No mention of Oliver – shown at right)
Further north in the region, Greyhound is also doing away with its route from Kelowna to Kamloops, which eliminates stops in Oyama, Falkland, Westwold and Monte Lake.
The cuts will come into effect on May 31.
The company applied to the PTB for the route changes last summer saying the affected routes have had a 51 per cent drop in ridership since 2010.
Budget 2018 carves a new path to shared prosperity for everyone in the province with a made-in-B.C. child-care plan, a comprehensive housing plan and record levels of capital investment in every corner of the province according to Finance Minister Carole James.
Over three years, an investment of more than $1 billion will set the province on the path to a universal child-care plan that will make child care affordable for parents and caregivers, create more than 22,000 child-care spaces throughout the province and ensure those spaces meet rigorous quality and safety standards.
Budget 2018 also lays out a comprehensive housing plan that introduces new taxation measures to tackle foreign and domestic speculation, to close loopholes and crack down on tax fraud, and to stabilize housing prices. It invests more than $1.6 billion over three years to build and maintain affordable rental housing, help finance student housing, increase rental assistance for low-income seniors and working families, and provide supportive housing for at-risk British Columbians.
“Budget 2018 balances the needs and priorities of British Columbians with the fiscal prudence that marks B.C. as an economic leader in Canada,” said James. “Our province needs bold action, and Budget 2018 delivers by investing in choices that make life more affordable, improving the services we all count on, and supporting a strong, sustainable economy for all British Columbians.”
* Introducing a new affordable child-care benefit that will reduce child-care costs by up to $1,250 per month for every child and support 86,000 B.C. families per year by 2020-21.
* Providing up to $350 per month directly to licenced child-care providers to reduce fees for an estimated 50,000 families per year by 2020-21.
* Curbing speculation in B.C.’s housing market and helping to build 114,000 affordable rental, non-profit, co-op and owner-purchase housing units through partnerships.
* Eliminating Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums by Jan. 1, 2020, saving individuals up to $900 a year, and families up to $1,800 a year.
* Making ferries more affordable by freezing fares on all major BC Ferries routes, reducing fares on non-major routes and fully restoring the Monday to Thursday seniors passenger fare discount.
* Improving B.C.’s Fair PharmaCare program to eliminate deductibles for families with annual net incomes below $30,000, starting Jan. 1, 2019. Approximately 240,000 families will receive expanded coverage.
* Reinstating free bus passes with the flexibility to support other transportation needs will help over 100,000 people receiving disability assistance to better connect them with their communities and the services they rely on.
* Significant investments in health care, with funding of $548 million over three years to improve care for seniors and $150 million to help connect those who do not have a family doctor with team-based primary care.
* Hiring more teachers, bringing the total to over 3,700 new hires around the province to support students and meet the need for qualified teachers in B.C.
* Making a historic investment of $50 million this fiscal year to support the revitalization and preservation of Indigenous languages in B.C.
* Dedicating $18 million to services that provide outreach and counselling support for women and children affected by violence.
* Improving access to justice through increased funding for legal aid, family law services, and the hiring of more sheriffs and court staff to help reduce court delays.
* Supporting communities hit the hardest by the 2017 wildfire season and investing in wildfire preparedness to protect people, communities and wildlife.
* Increasing funding for B.C.’s agrifood sector to support enhanced Buy BC, Grow BC and Feed BC initiatives to drive consumer demand and get B.C.’s goods to overseas markets.
* Confirming the removal of fees for Adult Basic Education and English Language Learning to give people opportunities to grow and succeed.
* Partnering with industry, the federal government and First Nations communities to support Indigenous skills training programs with $30 million over three years.
* Increasing grants administered through the BC Arts Council and Creative BC, which support B.C.’s vibrant communities and creative economy.
* Expanding B.C.’s tuition waiver program and increasing financial support for former youth in care while they attend post-secondary school or training programs.
* A speculation tax, and increases in the foreign buyers’ tax, to address housing affordability in B.C. by reducing foreign demand, and curbing speculation in the residential property market.
* An employer health tax to allow for the full elimination of MSP premiums.
“For too long, British Columbians have not been able to get the services that they need or afford to live in the communities in which they work or grew up in,” James said. “We are taking bold action to change that with Budget 2018 – a budget that works for everyone in B.C.”