The holidays can be a stressful time for many us. Our “to do list” seems to get even longer with all the shopping, parties and extra time spent with our families. We often feel pressured to fit it all in and have fun while doing it.

It’s time to examine the expectations that we have around the holidays and our families. There is a chance that you could save yourself significant pain by lowering them just a little. Holidays are never going to be perfect. Try focusing on what you already have, not what you think is missing. Start a conversation with friends and family about what they are most grateful for. It’s time to let go of that perfect image and just live in the moment.

Finally don’t forget about self-care. During stressful times it is especially important to make good nights sleep a priority. Your body needs 7-9 hours of sleep to function optimally. Schedule down-time in your day. Carve out time to relax with a good book and a cup of tea. Book a massage or an acupuncture session to really distress. Self-care is not selfish. It not only makes you happier but also helps you attract less drama in your life. Don’t wait until you are overwhelmed and become sick. Make time for yourself today!

I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a relaxing and joy-filled holiday season. Thank you for your support this past year. It’s been amazing and I’m really looking forward to delivering more great content in the New Year. I love feedback and suggestions so please keep it coming! I want to support your healthy journey in any way that I can. 

Happy Holidays!

  

8 Week 2012 Kickstart Programs starts January 9th!

 

Are you ready to have more energy?  Would you like to experience less sugar cravings. Are your skinny jeans a bit too tight? Looking for inspiration to steer YOUR health in the right direction? 

The 2012 KICKSTART PROGRAM includes a nutrition component, a high intensity interval training component and a weekly discussion segment complete with a fun weekly challenge.   

You will learn what foods work for YOU – this is not a one size fits all diet.  The nutrition component is about nourishing your body not depriving it. The exercise portion will be a challenging blend of core stability, strength, cardio, power, agility, balance, speed, and flexibility.    The groups will be small and conducive to sharing and learning – picture your living room without the couches.

The 75 minutes sessions will be on Mondays at 12:00 or Thursdays at 6:15pm. They will be lead by Anastasia Hendryanto, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, certified Personal Trainer and STOTT certified Pilates instructor.

Investment: $299. Includes a copy of “Eat, Move and Be Healthy” by Paul Chek.

Reserve your spot, visit http://www.pilates-north.com/contact-us

Or call 403 283 0944. Limit of 8 participants in each group so register early to avoid disappointment.

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