A Quick Message About The Holiday Season

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Hopefully you’re enjoying a bit of rest in the next week or so.

While many of us are still working (sometimes with the added constraint of having our kids around!), with any luck you’re having a bit of down time too.

I’m reducing my gym workouts a bit to spend time with my family.

We’re keeping active though.

We went rock climbing with friends last Sunday and we’ve been doing some ice skating as well.

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In fact, that’s what we did after our big turkey lunch on Christmas Day.

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Skating with my husband, son, mom, sister and niece on Christmas Day

It’s nice to do something a little different.

Especially since there was plenty of time spent sitting around eating (a perfectly good activity too!).

The holidays are a great time to hit pause and recognize where you’re at.

I’m taking a bit of time to reflect on things and make some plans for 2019.

When it comes to all the extra treats I’m having right now (cookies, chocolate, stuffing), I’m trying to be reasonable and combine them with lean protein and plenty of veggies.

I’m enjoying whatever food I want, but I’m not forcing myself to stuff everything in like it’s going out of style.

The main thing is, I’m not letting myself feel any GUILT.

And I don’t want you to either!

Enjoy what you want in reasonable quantities and try to keep your nutrition plan generally in balance.

The last thing you want to do is fall for The New Year’s Fallacy and think everything will becoming easier next week (Read this BLOG POST for a full explanation).

Remember that what you do for a few days (or even two weeks) doesn’t matter as much as what you do for the rest of the year.

It isn’t the holidays that make or break your weight loss.

It’s all those days in between that really make the difference.

So be mindful of what you’re doing most of the time.

Don’t panic about what you do for a few days in a row.

Once you have a good system in place for eating, you’ll be able to manage your nutrition all year round without any issue.

I can even help you with that through my Online Coaching program.

Just get in touch and I’ll show you how I can guide you through it.Anyway, I don’t want to keep you from your celebrations.

I just want to wish you a very happy holiday season from my family to yours.

We’ll chat again in 2019.

Ivana Chapman

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Ivana Chapman

Ivana Chapman

Ivana Chapman BSc BA CSCS is a Canadian fitness and nutrition coach, happy wife, and mom to an energetic 5-year-old boy. She is a writer, published fitness model, speaker, 3rd Dan black belt in Shotokan Karate, former World Cup Karate Champion, one-time marathoner, and CBBF National level Natural Bikini competitor. She loves weight training and chocolate, not always in that order of preference.
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