After all my crazy travel plans this summer, I decided to get out of the big city and spend the weekend at Momma B’s. Ol’ Bally the Dog loves my mom, and follows her around the house and her garden wherever she goes.
It’s quite cute to watch the two of them.
It was also a bit of a sad trip home, as it was the first time I’d been there since workers knocked down and buried my dad’s silo (if you don’t know, I grew up on a farm and my passed away 2 years ago, and my mom decided his rickety old barn and silo should get knocked down).
I’m going to post some pictures on my blog and Facebook page later this week…I have a few shots of the 80 foot silo tumbling down. More to come… ===>
And now there’s nothing left but a hill of dirt where his silo and barn once stood. Seems so strange. You’ll see when I add those photos on Friday.
But back to my mom…
…she’s made a huge improvement in her health and fitness in the last decade. She retired in 2004 and since then has become much more active, exercising almost every day.
She now has two rooms in the big old house where I group dedicated to her workout area, with a treadmill, yoga mat, stability ball, and dumbbells.
Yep, she’s 68 and using Turbulence Training. Pretty cool. So if she can do it, so can you!
And more importantly, she’s made some dramatic improvements to her diet. She eats even more fruits and vegetables now, snacks on raw nuts, and uses Prograde Protein in her smoothies.
Plus, she uses the ONE supplement that almost everyone should use.
Because these contain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
I just read a review study from the September 2010 issue of “The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry” where researchers from the University of California concluded that the omega-3 fatty acids help your heart because:
– They are anti-inflammatory (protecting your heart)
– They help you reduce triglycerides (a bad fat in your blood)
– They are anti-thrombotic (which means omega-3s fight blood clots)
These are just a few of the methods by which omega-3 fatty acids protect your heart.
And so on one hand, it was good to see that my mom had a bottle of fish oil in her fridge this weekend…
…But on the other hand, taking a spoonful of what I call “fish juice” is pretty gross. Especially if it dribbles down your chin. Double gross.
The capsules I use are from a company that I’ve partnered with called Prograde, and their omega-3 fatty acid brand is called “EFA Icon”. I get mine here and you can too:
Have a great week (with some free stuff coming tomorrow),
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training