How to Move Forward in Life - Ivana Chapman

How to Move Forward in Life

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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 spending it unnecessarily.

You know the pain of booking a holiday and then finding out that the price has dropped¬†shortly afterwards? Or buying a dress only to have it go on sale the next day? That’s what I’m talking about.

Your Lifestyle

So how exactly does this same attitude effect your lifestyle (ie. your workouts and nutrition)?

Have you ever eaten way too much and felt so bad afterwards that you continued medicating yourself with food later in the day?

Did you beat yourself up about not having a great workout and it discouraged you from going to the gym the next day?

Have you ever eaten something that you felt bad about and used it as an excuse to binge on bad food all day?

Stop it!

It’s not worth it. Don’t waste your time and energy worrying about what you might have done or what you could have done. You’re filling your head with unnecessary worry. Worry only makes life difficult. And life is difficult enough.

Can You Do Anything About it?

Let’s say you’ve made a blunder. Can you fix it? Let’s assume that in most cases you can’t. What’s the point in beating yourself up over it? You need to treat yourself with respect and allow yourself to make mistakes occasionally. The more you focus on your mistakes, the less energy you’ll have to devote to improving yourself in the future.

The Past is Past

Don’t worry about anything that you can’t change. Once the issue has past there’s no point in dwelling.

Free yourself…and move on.

You’ll be glad you did. And so will everyone else around you.

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 6-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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