Are You Telling Yourself The Wrong Story?

By | 2018-11-14T15:00:01+00:00 November 14th, 2018|

I recently joined up for Netflix (late to the party, I know!). One of the TV shows I was curious about was "This Is Us". I had seen some powerful commercials advertising the show and after passing the posters on the Toronto subway for weeks, I couldn't resist anymore. So I binge-watched two seasons of the show in about three [...]

The Mental Shift That Gets You Lean Permanently

By | 2018-11-15T10:54:41+00:00 November 14th, 2017|

If he can change his thoughts, he'll finally be able to stay lean. There was a time when I struggled with my weight. It's not that I was overweight, per se, but I was definitely carrying more fat than was ideal for me, especially as an athlete (I competed in Karate for 14 years). The main [...]

Get Lean By Changing Your Relationship With Food

By | 2018-05-01T22:03:27+00:00 August 29th, 2017|

Don't feel guilty...it's OK to eat treats once in a while. There's a theme that comes up with nearly every client I've ever had over the course of my 17-year fitness coaching career. Many people like exercising, or at least don't mind it, and have developed a fondness for getting stronger with weight training over time. [...]

The Mind Muscle Connection

By | 2018-05-01T22:03:42+00:00 December 29th, 2015|

The Mind Muscle Connection Hi, I'm Ivana Chapman and today I'm going to talk to you about the mind muscle connection. So this is a term that's been around the body building community for quite a long time. It's basically talking about how if you're doing say a bicep curl, a concentration curl, you're really focusing [...]

Are You Being Judged Fairly?

By | 2018-05-01T22:03:44+00:00 October 5th, 2015|

You shouldn't be judged as lazy if you aren't yet successful with your physique goals. I admit it. I can be judgmental. Sometimes when I see someone who's wearing those scary earrings inside the ears (I think the technical term is ear gauging): I say to myself... "What were they thinking?!" Instead of: "Wow, what a [...]

I Wish I Wasn’t a Fitness Freak

By | 2018-05-01T22:03:54+00:00 December 8th, 2014|

  I eat nutritious food, work out regularly, and enjoy the lifestyle that those things include. I'm active and passionate, and yes - I enjoy exercise. Are you a Freak? I've never been crazy about the term "Fitness Freak". Maybe it's because the word "freak" tends to have a negative connotation, but recently I've been giving [...]

How to Move Forward in Life

By | 2018-05-01T22:03:54+00:00 December 1st, 2014|

Keeping moving in the right direction in life. I learned a very unhelpful habit from my mom many years ago and I've been trying to correct it in recent years. She has a habit of thinking about what "could have" been and stressing herself out about it. Most of the time it's related to money and [...]

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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.