Property Management Done Right

Just a quick shout out to the best property management in London, Ontario!  Abbey Rentals and Property Management has be an absolute blessing for my wife and I with our investment properties.

My wife and have a few rental properties in London and have had a few different companies manage them for us over the years and have not had a lot of success with them at all.

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We found Abbey Rentals last year and quickly changed to them and we are very glad we did. They are completely professional and extremely well organized when it comes to property management and the upkeep of our rentals.

We have had a bit of turnover with tenants over the years and always had a hard time getting the space filled again with a quality tenant. Well Abbey finds nothing but the best it seems! Our rentals have been filled will excellent people and we couldn’t be happier to have them living in our spaces.

We firmly believe in using a great property management company to ease the burden of managing properties and real estate and keeping those rentals fill with quality people.

Maximize your property rental value with using a proper, professional organizing to run your property management, and don’t hesitate to call Abbey Rentals and Property Management if you need proper care for your real estate in south western Ontario.

It is very important to use a great company to do this for your investments. Here is a video to give the best reasons to use a property manager.

 

Check back for us next update. We promise to start posting more info on this blog

All You Should Know About Fitness and Health

A person can show how they look at life in many ways. It can be the way they speak, or how they live their lives. A very subtle way to understand how people look at their own lives in to see the way they maintain their health and fitness. A person having born with a good health is considered a blessing. It’s important for the person that they maintain their blessed health properly and do not have any improper health conditions. A person’s health is his or her life is crucial to the way they live their lives as well. With the maintenance of a person’s health, it can prove to be vital for their levels of fitness as well

The Importance Of Maintaining Health And Fitness

When a person maintains their health and fitness, they are helping themselves on much higher levels. It is important to maintain one’s health. The importance of maintaining health is simple; staying healthy is important to have a good life.  When a person is unhealthy, they feel a lot of negative impact hampering their lives. These negative impacts take a lot of tolls on the body and their lives. It can be seen that a lot of unhealthy people are often ignored and deemed as lazy people. The importance of fitness and health correspond each other.  A person that maintains their health is also maintaining their fitness level. A proper maintenance of fitness can make a person healthier. Fitness is important for the body to function properly. A body that does not function properly is highly likely to be very weak and become sick more often. Without proper fitness, the body is also like to stop functioning their basic responsibilities. It is found that a body that maintains a proper level of fitness is also highly likely to contain a stronger and better immune system. When a person maintains their health they are at the same time maintaining their level of fitness.

Effects Of Maintaining Health And Fitness

When a person maintains their health and fitness levels, they can see changes instant changes and as well as long term and long lasting changes. There are many benefits to maintaining health and fitness. The most obvious benefit is that the person is able to stay free from diseases and other health related problems more often. A person that maintains their health properly is able to fight off viruses of many diseases as they are more likely to have a better and a stronger immune system. Maintaining a proper fitness level can help the body function better and increase the rate of growth and muscle build. A proper maintenance of health and fitness can also make a person lead a happier life. Everyone who maintains their level of fitness and good health always seems to have a more positive approach towards their activities in their day to day lives.

Best Way to Maintain Health And Fitness

The best way to maintain health and fitness depends on the person. The simplest and easiest ways to maintain the fitness levels and a good health is by daily exercises and monitoring diet and a nice drive in a convertible car with the best automotive interior ever!

Health and fitness is vital to a person’s life. To have a better and a happier approach towards life, health and fitness is a must.

 

Don’t Park in the wrong spot

So i traveled to newport beach today to watch my girlfriend compete in a cross fit competition. Yep watching my girlfriend lift weights. How manly of me. Whatever dude it’s 2018.

Anyway i fought the traffic, brought the kids and we had a good day.. or most of the day.  We got there mid day and man it was busy! Finding a parking spot was tough but we eventually found a spot that you could park for two hours at.  Well one thing led to another, lots of weights got thrown around and, oops my two hours were up!  I thought ahhhh nothing to worry about they won’t tow my truck yet. …

Or will they?

Well after I meandered for a little bit i made my way back to the parking lot and saw a tow truck just pulling in and a parking dude standing by my truck!

Well i don’t think i have ever move that fast before but i beat my ass over to the truck and started my fast talking. The parking guy didn’t seem to care bout my predicament about having 4 kids at the beach and i need my truck to get us home but luckily the tow truck driver understood my pain! He was like ‘ ok man I am not towing you today, we will find the next one’! can you believe that!?

Anyway i did notice who the company was so I am giving a big shout out to Auto-One Services LLC these guys now and if i ever need a tow truck or auto work I am going to be using them for sure!!

 

Thanks Speedy!

 

5 Accessories For A Better Workout

This post is sponsored by F45 White Oaks,  a brand new gym in London, Ontario. Find them here https://f45training.ca/WhiteOaks/

Finding time to work out is hard enough, so it is important that each workout is done as efficiently as possible to achieve maximum results in less time. Here are 5 easy to get accessories that you can use to maximize your next workout.

Wearable Weights

By adding weight and resistance to your body as you exercise, you force yourself to exert more force thus building your strength and endurance. The extra exertion of force in your workout also helps you burn more calories and adds variety to your routine. Ankle weights and wrist weights are the most popular form of wearable weights and are especially good for stationary exercises.

Biometric Clothing

Level up your fitness tracking and be on-trend with wearable tech. Depending on your focus and budget, you can buy shirts, leggings or even sports bras equipped with sensors then measure heart rate, muscle activity, breathing rate and other measures of workout intensity. These measures are likely to be even more accurate than your typical smartwatch, allowing you to get more accurate results and real-time feedback.

Stability / Exercise balls

Posture and core strength are key elements of a fit physique. Exercise balls maximize targeting of your core and can be easily integrated into many exercise routines.

Fingerless Gloves

These are a gym must-have. Frequent weight lifting or use of certain machines can quickly lead to uncomfortable callouses. Using fingerless gloves will protect your hands whilst still ensuring you achieve a good grip.

Pesticides And Chemicals

Coffee is one of the heaviest sprayed crops in the world. This is not to be taken lightly as these harmful chemicals and pesticides have shown over the years to cause serious harm.

Coffee Stimulates Hydrochloric Acid Production

Coffee on an empty stomach first thing in the morning encourages the production of hydrochloric acid. HCI is designed by the body to assist in the breaking down of food but if stimulated without due reason, the body may begin to find it difficult to produce when large meals are consumed. Coffee causes the relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter, causing this small muscle to remain open. Therefore, allowing hydrochloric acid to burn the lining of the stomach.

Over Consumption Can Cause Stress

The abuse of coffee promotes the release a stress hormone by the name of cortisol. This encourages the body to go into “fight or flight” mode.

Headphones & Mobile Wristbands

Music can be a great motivator and help make workouts more enjoyable. A simple pair of adjustable headphones is a great accessory especially for workouts like running, jogging and weightlifting. Use with a mobile wristband to keep your phone, iPod or mp3 player nearby but not in the way. Or better yet, invest in a pair of wireless headphones and a smartwatch or fit band that plays music.

With persons making less money while working longer hours, a usual gym membership has become somewhat of a fairytale as so many of continually tell ourselves it is real but come to find out we can’t afford it or we simply don’t have the time.

Luckily yet again we find that human intervention has always seemingly been at the root of our problems but still within the solution as it seems the kettlebell was created to fit those needs.

 

Trials of Real Estate

A big thank you to the Best Realtor in London!

So thank you very much to our awesome realtor Brian Van Bart at Oliver and Associates In London. Brian helped us find a new location and we are very happy to be moving on up to some fancy digs!

Do you know the real estate industry is booming again right now? There is no better time to buy that new home than now. Sellers want to move to other parts of the state for various reasons, there is increasing value buying in the industry, some of our listings have special financial incentives – the list goes on.

What does this mean for you and your family?
It means now is the time to take action and get the best deals yet. With Brian’s experience as a team combined, he was able to help us buy something we can be proud of, something we can call our own.
Now was the time to make that leap.

And we love it! But we did have tough decisions to make…

So, buy or build? I have been asked this question to death. It comes up every time someone is trying to make a decision especially when money isn’t a problem. If you are cash conscious then, buying is a no brainer.

On the other hand, sometimes, when we are spoiled with choices we often face a dilemma. Do we build or should we buy? There is a solid argument for either of the line of thought. In fact, for every “pros” of either side, there are corresponding “cons”.

Building is expensive BUT it gives you exactly what you WANT. On the other hand, with the right agent and careful planning, BUYING is as much a good decision. You have the entire work cut out, you can just inspect and “know” when you’ve seen the one that fits irrespective of the price.

Building takes time – but, of course if you want to build, you know you have the resources and time to develop the plan and execute it. On that basis, buying makes more sense if time is a factor. The only issue is, it’s one or the other. Do you build when you have time and the resources or do you buy and be done with it? Tough call when you have choices.

Buying with the right team behind you can be a really painless process. Unfortunately, the truth is, buying without a trustworthy agent is a tasking and demoralizing as losing a large chunk of one’s savings. So, why risk such a high level stage in your life to an untested, selfish and unwilling person?

Finally, there is no right or wrong about these options. It’s all entirely based on your preference, resources and plans.

Every worthwhile engagement takes planning. If you plan right, you will reap the reward of your time investment. On the flip side, you can’t take chances.

Anyway we are moving and we couldn’t be more excited. stay tuned for some transition pics and happy health to everyone out there!

Proper Lighting In Your Home

I think I may be getting old.

So i had an eye doctor appointment the other day and man was I surprised at what the ol doctor had to say to me.  My eye is degenerating at a faster than normal pace for a guy my age.

Wait. What?

My age? Why I outta….

After getting over the initial insult from this obviously insane so called ‘doctor’ I really started to think about it and of course she was right. My eye sight was really getting bad, and I had been putting off this checkup for a long, long time.  I don’t know why really, likely because I knew what I was going to hear. My 20-20 was no longer even close to that and man I hate getting old.

So What’s My First Step.

Well first of all I need classes. I figured it would come to this as my parents and siblings all have glasses and have had them for years. I was a little apprehensive at first about getting glasses but after looking at all the styles and picking out a few I actually like the way the look! Now all i have to do is make sure that I wear them ALL the time when doing anything strenuous — which is all day every day ya know. Really. Not kidding.

But that’s only half the battle apparently – according to Mrs. Doctor Know it all…..

I am learning that lighting in my home is a huge deal. I live in a bit of an older home and there is not a lot of ‘overhead’ lighting in my home. So I set out to discover the best type of lighting to use and the benefits of certain types of technology and bulbs out there.

Wow are there options!

Since I am super cheap I was trying to stay away from the compact fluorescent light bulb, sometimes abbreviated as CFL, just on price alone. But I am learning that they save a lot of money over their life span so I went with them.

Next is to make sure i have task lighting where i need it.  My living room, where I spend a lot of time has no overhead lighting at all. So I made the call to PDR Electrical Contractors and they did an amazing job installing some new pot lights for me, complete with long lasting CFL bulbs. Not only is the lighting much better now but they look awesome!

I have added lamps around my house where I need them and yes I am wearing my glasses (most of the time) so I am hoping at my next appointment the doctor will give me a passing grade. If not, she is absolutely nuts. No doubt in my mind!

 

Till next time.

Blind Sam

 

 

 

 

 

Neglect!

Today I want to talk about a dirty word…Neglect. Specifically I want to talk about neglect and the affects on the human pschy.

Neglect comes in some many different forms in my point of view.  You can neglect your front yard, letting that grass grow until it is 2 feet high or growing that awesome field of dandy lions that now one but the bees like. You can neglect to do your homework. You can neglect to wash yourself and have all your co-workers neglecting you because of it… You can neglect your health care blog and not post anything in like a month…. ah hem…I am talking to you Sam…oh right, that’s me. Stop talking to me …Me.

Back on track here…Neglect is generally never a positive thing, actually I can’t think of one certain time when the accurate use of the word neglect has any truly positive meaning. Neglect is almost always used in the same vernacular as abuse. “He abused his body”…. or She abused her child…. could easily have used neglected in those statements.  Anyway neglecting something almost always has a negative impact on your mind, your attitude or your way of life.  Think about it.  Coming home to a neglected yard full of weeds has to have an impact on your mood or your self worth. I know it stresses me out to no end to see a disaster of a front yard (i pretend not to see my back yard for it is way worse ALL the time). Hell when I look at my neighbors disastrous attempt to ‘pretty’ up her yard it drives me nuts, I mean pinwheels? Really? It looks like a gingerbread house scene…seriously!

Anyway i haven’t even touched on neglect when it comes in direct human to human form. Child neglect. Spouse Neglect. Family Neglect.  I don’t have the energy today to go into how damaging that is to the human spirit. What i do want to touch on though is how to avoid that neglect.

Get your sh*t together!

The best thing i have ever done was to get my stuff together. I listened to stories of people that are successful and that make millions and they all say you have to get your shit together and organized yourself. Create goals. Write things down on paper and hold yourself accountable to them. Stop the neglect

So that’t what i have done and i can’t tell you how awesome it feels to at least feel organized and have a list of accomplishments by days end. I strongly suggest everyone out there do this and start to kick some but yourself.  Make a list. take a class. learn to paint take a karate lesson and stop the neglect of yourself and your happiness.

Til next time

 

Just Sam

 

 

The Gym and my health

The hell with the gym!   

How many times have you said that? “I just don’t like it anymore’. ….. or “I am bored of the same old thing”

I used to say this. like once a month or so with my old gyms. I would go, usually by myself and do a ‘workout’. You know the kind, the kind where you pick up a few weights do a bit of work then walk around and check out what everyone else is doing. You may go back and do another set but you don’t push yourself.  Or may be you feel like ‘i will just do a little cardio today’ and you jump up on the treadmill and run at about two while watching Oprah make another billion dollars on TV.

I had had enough.  I wasn’t going to keep giving some big corporation my 40$ a month anymore for something i just wasn’t doing anyway.  So then I went home and got fat. Brilliant. But i still wasn’t going to give them my money. Personal training? 100 for a few sessions to have some muscle head stand over top of me, then go sit and play on his iPhone? I don’t think so.

Revelation

So I realized that i obviously needed some exercise but also needed some motivation while i was there. So i joined this gym that is called combine. It combines (brilliant i know!) Cross-fit and Fit into your workouts. All classes are instructor lead so the motivation and no fucking around is there. I know a lot of people shit on Cross-fit but i don’t, and even if you do this place is different. They tell you to pick a weight you are comfortable with, instead of the absolute heaviest you can lift. Anyway the transformation has been awesome lost 30 pounds, made lots of friends and still love it after three years. Never bored.

 

check out today’s workout…

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.give it a try!

Tired Sam

So SO tired today.

My son is sick and that means I am exhausted .  Not much of a post happening here.

But why is he sick? Germs i guess. He is a tough little guy but germs get us all down from time to time. But this is a health blog you say! tell me how to be healthy! Exercise and healthy food. shocking I know! get out and get at it honey bunch.

But I hate Exercise

we all hate exercise that is exercise.  The trick is to find something that will burn up some calories that you don’t hate, maybe even that you love. Jogging. Cross fit. baseball. lawn bowling. Ok lawn bowling may not be the best form of exercise but Betty the lawn bowler may send you home with an awesome home made pie if you play your cards right. That Betty, she is a real peach :)

Anyway I know this was not profound and not long but you know what? It’s my blog and i am tired and cranky (obviously) not even Betty’s pie is cheering me up.

 

till next time.

 

As always send me your feedback 

Just Sam

Almost Summer Time and That Means Camping at My House!

SUMMER IS HERE!!!!!

I am a summer guy. Love it. Loved winter when i was a kid also but now I am all about the warms rays. I just love how it brings people out of their homes and into the neighbourhood, ,or the park or the campground.

My kids will finally go outside again. I mean they will play in the snow form time to time but it never lasts to long because it’s too dam cold. And who can blame them for wanting to come back inside? I can’t! May be to much of me has been handed over to them, but as a kid i was always outside living it up – no matter the weather. Anyway enough of this old man talk, what i really wanted to talk about is my new travel trailer from Huron RV ….oh did i mention i like camping??

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