Making It Count!

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Challenge, Exercise, Healthy Living, Inspiration, Life Coaching, Positive Thinking, Spirituality

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Ouchy!! I just finished my 10 weeks of T25 Focus and started the 30 Day Shred. Wow, it is a challenge!

In light of this challenge, yesterday I shared a picture from a friend of mine, (check her out on Healthy Life in Balance on Facebook), and boy did I get a response! Thank you by the way, to all you Lovelies for your support, you know who you are.
Anyway, the reason I posted that picture is quite simple, I love to exercise! I do so, for many different reason; to feel better, sleep better, keep my hormonal system in check, stay fit and simply be a happier person.

There is really no way around it, if you want to live a great life, a life by your own terms, then health is a must! As we age, many things change (thank you Life for that!). It is true that the metabolism slows, and the body does age. HOWEVER, it is a choice to stay fit. It takes a balanced lifestyle to pull it off though.
We are talking about the food you eat, the work you do, the mindset you choose, the people you surround yourself with and of course, the everyday decisions you take.

It is a proven fact that exercising daily has a positive impact on your entire body, mind and Spirit. Not to mention, it keeps you looking great! Being fit is like everything else, it takes effort and determination, but I promise you, the results will by far surpass all your efforts as you age! So get out there, and move your body!

If you need encouragement, or help to set up some goals, then please send me a note. It will be my pleasure to help you reach your goals. I believe in YOU, because I am just like you, one day at a time, one step at a time!

Make it count!

Much love & appreciation,

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Wednesday’s Thank You / Merci!

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Healthy Living, Inspiration, Life Coaching, Positive Thinking, Spirituality

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On our great quest to a happy life, we may sometimes forget to enjoy the journey, to live full-out the little moments, to cherish what we already have that is perfect in our lives.

My Mom always told me happiness is like a bunch of grapes. Alone, it is only one little thing, but when you add it all up, you have one big happy life.

This morning as I drove into town, I felt my heart fill with joy and gratitude while listening to my son sing his heart out with the radio tunes. How lucky I was to be part of this small moment in time that meant so much to me!

What small moment are you grateful for?

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Dans notre grande poursuite d’une vie heureuse, nous oublions parfois de profiter du voyage, de vivre pleinement les petits moments et de chérier ce qui est déjà parfait.

Ma mère m’a toujours dit que le bonheur est comme une grappe de raisins. Seul, ce n’est qu’une petite choses, mais lorsqu’on en ressemble plusieurs, cela crée une vie pleine et heureuse!

Ce matin, en venant en ville, mon cœur c’est rempli de joie et de reconnaissance en écoutant mon fils chanter à pleine voix avec les chansons de la radio. Comme j’étais chanceuse d’être témoin de ce petit moment dans le temps qui m’était si précieux.

Pour quel moment êtes-vous reconnaissant?

With love / Avec amour,

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My Raw Birthday / My Fête Crue

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Healthy Living, Inspiration, Raw, Recipes

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This year I celebrated my 46 birthday and my 3rd year into this new and wonderful life of mine. What a great few days it was. I spent it doing what I love and with the people that matter the most! I am not sure if it is the 40’s or the past few years that have lead me to this wonderful time in my life. All I know is that I am more confident in myself and what is important in my life than I have ever been. I have a great career, home, family and friends. I get to spend just about as much time as I like with my son and I am healthy. Don’t think that there is nothing left for me to accomplish. Just like everyone else, each day holds it’s own challenges and there are numerous goals I have yet to conquer. For example, I am still busy attracting that wonderful partner that I will be able to share on all levels with.

All in all, I am happy and satisfied with my daily decisions, and when I am not, I allow myself to feel those negative emotions, and then I do my best to take better decisions. One decision that I am proud of is what I chose to make for my birthday. Here is a glimpse of my Raw Chocolate-Goji-Strawberry cake. Way to yummm not to share!

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Cette année j’ai célébré mes 46 ans et ma 3e année dans cette nouvelle et merveilleuse vie qui est la mienne. Ce fut quelques magnifiques journées! J’ai passé du temps à faire ce que j’aime, avec des gens que j’apprécie énormément! Je ne sais pas si c’est la quarantaine ou les dernières années qui m’ont amenées vers ce temps parfait de ma vie. Tout ce que je sais est que je suis plus confiante et certaine de ce que je veux dans ma vie. J’ai une magnifique carrière, maison, famille et amis. Je passe autant de temps que je désire avec mon fils (ou presque) et je suis en santé. Ne pensez surtout pas qu’il ne me reste rien à accomplir. Comme tout le monde, chaque journée comporte ses propres défis et il me reste encore beaucoup de buts à accomplir. Par exemple, je suis encore à perfectionner, .

Dans l’ensemble, je suis heureuse et satisfaite de mes décisions quotidiennes et lorsque je ne le suis pas, je me permets de ressentir ces émotions négatives et je fais de mon mieux pour prendre de meilleures décisions. Une dont je suis très fière est ce que j’ai choisi de me faire comme gâteau de fête. Voici un petit aperçu de mon gâteau Chocolat-Goji-Fraises Cru. Trop bon pour partager!!

Wednesday’s Thank You! / Merci!

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Inspiration, Positive Thinking, Spirituality

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April is such an important month for me. Not only is the time of year when my mom comes back from her 6 month trip to warmer parts, it is also my son’s birthday. It was a very special moment for me and I feel so blessed to have him in my life! I give thanks every day that he is a healthy and a vibrant young man. My heart is filled with gratitude while I witness his gentle and kind spirit.
I know that happiness comes in what we share, and the love that we feel!

Le mois d’avril est un mois si important pour moi. Non seulement que je retrouve ma mère après 6 mois passé dans un coin du monde beaucoup plus chaud qu’ici, mais c’est aussi l’anniversaire de mon garçon. Sa naissance à été un moment privilégié et je continue de me sentir bénie de l’avoir dans ma vie! Je remercie le Ciel tous les jours pour sa santé et son enthousiasme pour la vie. Lorsque je suis témoin de sa douceur et gentillesse, mon coeur se rempli de reconnaissance.
Je sais que la joie se retrouve dans les moments que nous partageons et l’amour que nous ressentons!


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