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A kindness that almost didn't happen. (AKA the hot dog story)

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The other night after a long day at work and the library my son and I decided to grab a Harveys burger. Cause afterall,  Harvey's does indeed make a hamburger a beautiful thing.

As we stood waiting to place our order an older gentleman shambled in.  He was disheveled, unkempt beard and hair, mismatched clothes and yet when he lifted his head his eyes sparkled.  

I knew right away that I wanted to pay for his meal. 

As we waited in line for our burgers the old man made his way to the cashier and in a quiet voice asked for the cheapest thing they had, "how much for a hot dog?" In his hand he clutched what might have been all he had, a crumpled up twenty and a fiver. As I watched he peeled the five dollar bill away from the twenty leaving me wondering how I was going to pay for his hot dog. I had missed my chance.

With that my thinking changed.  Maybe he wouldn't appreciate it. Maybe he would think I was offerring chairty. What right did I have to pay for his meal? What would people around me think? I don't have any spare money. My thoughts went on and on. 

Then something that could not have happened 2 years ago, did. Instead of "thinking" myself away from my initial inspiration my thoughts returned to the simple original thought "pay for this mans meal." I turned and with a simple question "will this help?" handed him some cash. 

As his confusion turned to understanding he looked up at me, eyes shining, and whispered God bless you. As we left my eyes welled up and I was overcome by a very nice feeling. 

This nice feeling came not from the action, or reward, ego or compasion but simply from the connection to what inspired my original thought to buy this man a hot dog. Call that god, mind, truth whatever you want but next time you want to buy somebody a hot dog, just fu^%ing do it. 



 

 

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Stress and Anxiety? %$#@ that %$#^

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Would you feel better if you were less stressed and anxious?

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Stress and Anxiety $@#& that!

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Would you be happier if you were less stressed out and less anxious? 

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A day in the life at Fit Kids Summer Camp

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Are you ready for the summer, are you ready for some fun?

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Let's get our Kids moving.

Let's get our Kids moving.

Get them moving, keep them moving.

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The importance of sleep for kids.

The importance of sleep for kids.

Sleep matters for everyone, especially kids.

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Kids and Sugar

Kids and Sugar

Getting kids to eat right.

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Meditation and mindfullness for kids

Meditation and mindfullness for kids

Can kids practice meditation and mindfullness?

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Kids and Stress.

Kids and Stress.

Kids and Stress and the benefit of exercise.

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Kids and Injuries

Kids and Injuries

Kids and Injuries

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Introduction to Kids fitness and Nutrition

Introduction to Kids fitness and Nutrition

Kids and Nutrition

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Kids and Strength

Kids and Strength

Kids and Strength.

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Intention. What is it and why is it important?

Intention. What is it and why is it important?

So the New Year is here and the goal setting and promises to oneself are in full swing. The question is does any of that matter without Intention. Thanks to Sue for your inspiration. It is not a polished piece but it is.

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Spring into CrossFit Bootcamp.

Spring into CrossFit Bootcamp.

Spring is here and summer is around the corner! It’s time to shake off the winter blues and get off that couch.

 Join CrossFit Guelph for our first annual Spring Into CrossFit Bootcamp starting April, 5th for 10 great sessions across five weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 - 8:30 pm.

 In just five weeks we promise to teach you great technique and form, track your progress and help you gain the confidence required to transform and achieve your fitness goals.

 Regardless of fitness level or knowledge, CrossFit Guelph has you covered with one of our many highly qualified coaches in a positive team atmosphere.

 We promise that you will walk away from each class smiling as we take you through a variety of workouts designed to challenge and help you discover new strengths

Sign up today to receive 10 sessions over 5 weeks for just $149.99, that’s only $15/session!

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Nutrition Seminar.

Nutrition Seminar.

Please join us at CFG for a FREE nutrition seminar with Megan Racey. PHD candidate and fellow CrossFitter. We will be examining pre and post fuelling for health and performance.

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Food addictions

Food addictions

Check this out, great read.

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So you want to lose weight?

So you want to lose weight?

Impatience may be the number one killer of efforts to lose weight.

 

Anyone who is overweight wants to be in shape yesterday. They’ve got a high school reunion coming up. Beach season is here. They’re taking a cruise to Topless Model Island…

If you’re overweight, you didn’t get that way in just a few weeks, and you won’t undo it quickly. Yes, this is another one of my spirit-crushing articles about what it really takes to get in shape, lose fat, and keep it off.

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Get your sleep

Get your sleep

We've all faced the dilemma at some point: Should I keep studying (or working) and delay bedtime, or log out and hit the hay?

In college, I regularly stayed up until midnight or 1 a.m. studying and writing lab reports, even though my alarm went off at 5 a.m. each morning for rowing practice. It was just so tempting to stay up late when there was so much work to be done—so much work, all the time.

But while running on four or five hours of sleep in college let me finish a lot of work, I was sleepy. I nodded off during class, ate more food to keep myself awake, and became more susceptible to catching colds. I found it harder to study because I hadn’t paid attention in class. I even found myself sometimes being short-tempered toward my friends.

 

Sound familiar?

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MSM Supplements and arthritis.

MSM Supplements and arthritis.
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What if I told you there was a so-called “miracle supplement” that could lower inflammation, fight the effects of stress and pain, raise immunity, and increase energy levels? Would you be interested? Then you need to know about the MSM supplement.

MSM is used to help treat literally dozens of illnesses, painful symptoms and diseases — and, yes, it’s been called a “miracle supplement” for all it does. (1, 2) So what is an MSM supplement exactly, and do you need to take one? Let’s find out.

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Low Carbs?

Low Carbs?

What you do now affects your body down the road.
If you cram yourself full of carbohydrates on a daily basis, regardless of type of carb (even low GI carbs), your body must process these carbs and your insulin sensitivity will be decreased.

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