Choe’s HapKiDo — Workout this Season!

Choe’s HapKiDo —Tis the season for awesome time spent with family and friends! But it also means eating excessively.

Here are 3 ways to control the weight. Do these, and you won’t feel as bad/guilty when the holidays are over. We definitely want enjoy ourselves, but there is a line when it becomes too much.

1) Avoid consuming too much sugar.
Watch out for the packaged and processed foods! Also watch out for desserts. The treat every now and then or a daily chocolate square is fine, but these unfavorable sweets are loaded with more sugar than desired. As a reminder, be sure to check those nutrition facts!

2) Try to limit the alcohol.
The “tricky” bad nutrients hiding in alcohol are the many calories and carbs. Plus with the alcohol, it influences us to snack more. To help control the amount of alcohol consumed, use a smaller glass and aim for once or twice a week. And if at a party, just be careful! Pick one drink, and drink it slowly.

3) Come train at Choe’s HapKiDo!
Through all of the hustle and bustle, skipping our workouts is understandable. But it’s during the holidays when we need to workout the most. Just come to  martial arts and/or kickboxing class a few times a week!

Again, don’t be too hard on yourself for slipping up. Take what you can learn from those days, shake them off, and continue to thrive to the best of your abilities in working on your goals!

For more information on Choe’s HapKiDo, visit here.

HapKiDo Karate – 6 Strategies to Eat Healthy All-Year

Choe’s HapKiDo Karate — For all occasions, there needs to be a healthy plan in place in order to keep the weight off. We’re talking about celebrations, parties, holidays, and even for everyday purposes. So regardless of what’s coming your way, you are still in control.

Here are several tips to help you stay on your healthy game.

1) If at a buffet, as a lot of celebrations and holidays do, select a small plate to fill. A lot of the times, we really just want a taste of every thing. The first two bites are great and just enough for satisfaction.

2) Fill the half of a plate with fruits and veggies. One half of the plate will be filling and healthy, and the other side can be your treats. But at parties and gatherings, you can guarantee most of the veggie trays are left untouched and least crowded around.

3) If concerned about stuffing your face at the party coming up, eat a small, healthy snack or meal before going. Have your meal be high on lean protein to give you great energy. This way, your body isn’t vulnerable to cravings.

4) Eat slow. It’s a known fact that when we eat fast, we don’t register when we’re full and end up overeating.

5) Drink your water. Did you know? Hunger pains and being thirsty share similar symptoms. Except, when we’re feeling a bit peckish, it can actually mean we are thirsty. So, try drinking a glass of water before your meal. This will hit that hungry feeling, and it may prevent you from overeating.

6) Buy healthy foods, so they are the only things you are eating at the house and packing as snacks. It’s easier to consume healthier foods when the pantry and fridge are stocked with them!

Think of these tips more like strategies to keep up your sleeve as secret weapons. We get it! The moment we start a new diet or new attempts to be healthy, challenges start coming our way.

Remember to stay strong. Also keep in mind why you started, and why these goals are important to you. And for those days we mess up, it’s important to forgive ourselves and to take action to do better.

And if all else fails, just come to a martial arts class or a martial arts class, and blow off 700-900 calories in one go! All is forgiven in here! 😀

For more information on Choe’s HapKiDo Karate, visit here.

HapKiDo – Something to Look Forward to

Choe’s HapKiDo teaches us to be thankful that we get to learn a martial arts that’s been passed down from generation to generation. We are thankful to be learning from Grandmaster Choe and the instructors. As we advance from belt to belt, we,  the students, experience an overwhelming flow of gratitude. We see all of our hard work paying off, and it’s because our instructors, families, and friends have shown great support to our Black Belt Journey.  From our experiences, we recommend Choe’s HapKiDo Karate to everyone! A martial arts program like Choe’s HapKiDo can add happiness to any individual’s life because the classes guide all through actions that promote good health:

1) Exercise

2) Meditation

3) Socializing with family and friends

4) Relieving stress

5) Developing self-respect

Having a positive outlet that encourages all of these practices can be the difference between a bad and a good week. They each produce certain levels of happiness, and they definitely help people sleep better at night. And how can anyone argue with that? 😉 As we very much enjoy Choe’s HapKiDo, we encourage you to join us for a class or two! Especially if there is something to always look forward to throughout the week, life suddenly becomes enjoyable!

For more information on Choe’s HapKiDo, visit here.