Entries by Tracey Woiwod

Slow Down your Eating

In one of our nutrition talks during our most recent challenge we discussed mindful eating practices. One of the primary strategies of mindful eating was to SLOW down your eating. Learning to eat more slowly is one of the simplest yet most powerful things you can do to improve your overall health. We are such […]

Should I Be Taking Creatine?

You’ve probably heard of creatine at some point. It is probably the most consumed supplement for gym-goers behind protein powder. It is inexpensive, readily available and widely researched. With no documented harmful side effects, it is often taken worry-free. Creatine is a naturally occurring substance. It is even being produced by your body in small […]

Don’t Put Up With Pain

Hey Gang:  Maybe you are like me and purchased a picture that wasn’t exactly what you wanted but hung it up on the wall because there was nothing better at the time. You thought about replacing it now and then but after a while you just didn’t see it any more. Something was amiss when […]

Breaking the Sugar Cycle

Last week I revealed an ugly truth about sugar, encouraging you to take the One Day Sugar Challenge in order to find out how much sugar you might be consuming. Unfortunately for us, sugar is an addictive substance causing “happy chemicals” to be released in the brain when we eat it. Processed food companies are […]

Why is it SO hard to lose weight?

Anyone with a weight loss goal, who is working hard on establishing healthy habits, and trying to decrease the frequency of making unhealthy choices knows that losing weight takes time!  Progress is rarely a straight line and a successful weight loss journey is going to require a long term approach to dial things in. This […]

CFLT Now Offering Physiotherapy with Alex Derksen!

Hi Lifetree Fam! I wanted to take the time to introduce myself and let you know about some exciting news in the works!  Introduction My name is Alex Derksen, you may know me already through my wonderful fiancée– Coach Rachael. I’m also a Physiotherapist at The Athlete Centre, a Strength & Performance Coach, founder of […]

Why Going Over a Speed Bump Isn’t a Big Deal

When Caileigh and I were in Brazil this year, we rented a Jeep and drove out to the coast to hang out on the beach for a while. Driving in Brazil is much different than it is in Canada; turn signals are used sparingly, motorcyclists and mopeds drive between cars at full speed and there […]

Does Weightlifting hurt your joints if your over 50?

I started CrossFit 8 years ago and my primary concern was the health of my knees. In 2012 I was diagnosed with osteo-arthritus and had a MCL tear. My orthopedic surgeon told me that I would likely need a knee replacement by the time I was 55 if I did not make some changes. I […]

The One Day Sugar Challenge

This week for our Summer Shape Up 28 Day Nutrition Challenge we have been focusing on sugar and sweets. Anybody else out there have a sweet tooth? It can be shocking to learn how many foods we consume are laden with sugar, even the so called healthy alternatives out there.  So here is the deal, […]

Boredom and Stress Eating

Have you ever gotten home from a long day at work and found yourself finishing up a whole bag of chips or sleeve of cookies? Or maybe after a long day with the kids you finally have some time to sit down and relax with a show on Netflix and automatically turn into a bottomless […]