World Water Week — Wednesday’s Wake-Up

World Water Week — Wednesday’s Wake-Up

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Did you know that in 1993, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22 as the World Day for Water? I didn’t. I just found out from Dr. Phil that March 21st to 27th, 2010 is World Water Week and the funny thing is, I was already going to write …

Add a Home Gym to your Home Spa

Add a Home Gym to your Home Spa

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner The Olympics are here! The Olympics are here! Yesterday, while I was in the midst of running on the treadmill (24 minutes non-stop — a new record for me), I was chatting with my personal trainer and she was telling me her plans for re-decorating her studio. I was surprised …

Eat Salmon to Sleep Better

Eat Salmon to Sleep Better

Dear Olympic Athletes: If you’re angling to win a medal in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games — which are starting with or without snow in Vancouver/Whistler British Columbia in just 10 short days (gasp) — listen up for some homespun advice: Eat salmon the night before your competition to get a better night’s sleep. The …

Happy New Rear!

Happy New Rear!

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner It’s already day four of the new year — how are your new year’s resolutions coming along? In 2009, I managed to reach some substantial personal fitness goals and I would like to share what I’ve learned so far in case getting in shape is one of your new year’s …

Olympics Day 1 and Homespunspa Was There!

Olympics Day 1 and Homespunspa Was There!

by Maria Koropecky, citizen journalist The Olympic torch blew through my town today. I found out by fluke that the Olympic Torch Relay for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games was actually coming through my little town of Saanichton, BC. And on Day 1 of all days. I had no idea when I was blogging about …

5K all the way!

5K all the way!

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner On Sunday, October 4th, 2009, I reached a new milestone in my life. I participated in the CIBC Run for the Cure for breast cancer with huge trepidation and managed to run the whole 5-kilometre course non-stop. It was quite an accomplishment for me and I’m so glad I did …

Quinoa … Keen Whaaaat?

Quinoa … Keen Whaaaat?

For the last couple of years I have been on a mission to lose weight and get fit. In April of 2007, I hit my all time high in weight and did not want to see the next higher number. You can guess what the magic number was. I’ll never say.  I have been going …