… but I like to think it looks something like this:
I had the pleasure of spending the last three days here:
Each day I jumped in the car with a massive one of these on my face every time (even at 6:30am)…
And drove the stretch of the 401 between The ‘Loo and Oakville (a grand total of 6 times), often enjoying these…
Why did I do this?
As you may have read last week, I was attending the Nutrition and Wellness Specialist course, created by Can Fit Pro. The purpose of this is to become a certified Nutrition and Wellness Specialist, which I discussed in this post. The class was run by a Pro Trainer in the region who was unbelievably informative and experienced in the industry. In addition to discussions with her, we also listened to guest speakers – a naturopath, a holistic life coach, an iridologist (I had no idea what this was until she told me what her job involved – I’ll explain more in tomorrow’s post) and a colon hydrotherapist (there’s no pretty way to put this one – essentially this means a poo specialist, and she was awesome!!)
As you probably expected, I ate like a princess.
A few of the bowls I enjoyed…
And just in case that wasn’t quite enough, there were plenty of samples around the store.
The weekend wasn’t just about eating. I learned TONS. Last night I fell into bed completely exhausted, but this was perhaps one of the best, most interesting and relevant courses I’ve ever taken. We talked about milk and eggs for a solid half hour one night, and I was still excited about them after. Food nerd? Yes, that’s me. I was fascinated! I’m literally shaking because I’m so excited to tell you about some of the things I learned. However, unless I meter it out over a few posts you’ll probably go numb in your chair from reading for so long – and that wouldn’t be very Nutrition and Wellness Specialist-esque of me to recommend.
Our time was completely filled with listening to speakers, practicing counseling skills, reading through course material, and group activities. The class was small – just 8 people – so there was plenty of time for questions and discussions about anything and everything. The course covered 3 key areas: physical activity, nutrition, and holistic/spiritual health. The third was one that I began the course not so well-versed in, so a lot of learning went on there.
Amidst the madness, I also managed to squeeze in the compulsory trip to my other favourite happy place:
Much fun was had here! On Sunday afternoon, we were taken on a guided tour through Whole Foods to learn all about the company and what makes it special relative to other grocery chains. If you’re wondering, stay tuned for tomorrow’s post!!
Have a wonderful Monday!