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Day 5: 7 Day Workout Challenge

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


Day 5: Make It Happen!

Whoever told you creating your dream life was going to be easy was wrong. It takes more than a positive mindset to make it happen, it takes ACTION. If you want something to manifest itself in your life, create it in your mind first, then GO OUT and make it happen. Ask everyone that has succeeded.
BE the change you want too see on your life!

Day 3: 7 Day Workout Challenge

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

image Day 3, you are doing it! I am so proud of you and right there along with you. If you are just joining us now, WELCOME to the first day of your new life! Everything is but a decision away. The toughest thing is not the doing or even the following through, it is deciding. Once you have taken the decision, really committed to it, the rest is just a question of manifestation… Meditate, visualize, affirm and DECIDE! Once you decide, anything but the manifestation of your goal is not an option. You will make it happen, if you have truly taken AND committed to your decision.

7 Day Work Out Challenge

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Exercise, Healthy Living


I have had so many people come into the clinic saying they want to work out, get fit, lose weight and create a better life for themselves, but everything seems to get in the way.
So this week is YOUR week! We start now!!!

No more excuses, no more waiting, we are doing this! I am asking you to commit to 1 week. That’s it!!!
We have to start somewhere and we are starting with one week. I know…there’s work, the kids, etc., etc., but I will be there with you, getting it done. I will be getting up at 5:30 in the morning to get my meditation, prayers and workout in. You can do it too!!!

Join me! Let this be the start to a NEW YOU, one week at a time, one workout at a time.

This week we are doing stretches, toning and cardio. If you have 40 minutes, that’s perfect. If you only have 20, we will go with that.

Here is the plan:
Work out first, cardio second and stretches last. If you are only doing the workout, you need to hit it FAST & STRONG! No breaks!!

You will do these in repetition, as quickly as possible and for a total of 20 minutes.

3 military press with or without weight

2 squats, legs shoulder width apart

1 knee or full push-up


That is one full sequence. Do this correctly and as quickly as possible. Time yourself and see how many repetitions you can get in during the 20 minutes.

Once your time is done, you can take a few minutes to stretch or continue with your cardio. You can walk, run, do stairs, elliptic machine, bike, etc. Anything that will raise your heart rate. Keep it up for 20 minutes and then finish off with your stretches.

REMEMBER: Do not over do it and listen to your body. Don’t stop, just slow down if it gets to be a bit too much. Drink plenty of water and eat healthy after your workout. Let me know how you do or if you have any question.

Looking forward to sweating it up with you ❤️

March 2014 Natural Healing Journal

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Cleansing, Health Journal, Health News, Healthy Living, Promotions

Can you feel it? The days are longer, the sun is warmer; it can only mean one thing, spring!!! Most people when they think of spring, think of gardening (which is actually awesome, but more on that another time), putting the boots and winter cloths away, going biking, etc. Personally, when it starts to warm up, I think of cleansing and making sure I am in shape. What do you think? Are you up for the challenge? How about joining me in a cleanse and getting a workout diet on the way?


The Cleanse: There are a few different types of cleanses. One consists of juicing with fresh fruit and vegetables. The other is the complete cessation of food and only sustaining a certain amount of calories with a special lemonade. This is called fasting, it is absolutely wonderful for the body, spirit and mind AND also needs to be done with the supervision of a health professional. Either way, these are great ideas to take on during spring. It is when your body and cleansing organs are most receptive. If you are considering a fast, make sure you have someone that can support you and guide you through the entire process. I would be happy to serve you either in person at the clinic or via the web with Skype or Face Time. Please follow the LINK for more details. Personally, I will be fasting.


The Exercise-Diet: Everyone knows the benefits of exercising, and most people have similar reasons for doing it. Some of us do it to maintain health, others to get healthy, and others do it for other related health reasons such as maintaining a healthy weight size. All of these reasons are great and we all need goals to help motivate us. We also know how busy life can be and getting out and being active is not always as simple as it should be. Here are a few of my suggestions: 

1- Don’t under estimate the benefits of a walk (cardio). You can actually burn up to 240 calories per hour by taking a simple pleasure walk. If you wish to increase the calories burnt, simply pick up your pace, add on some extra weight or do a few running sprints during your walk. You will be amazed at what doing this a few times a week can create for you.

2- Learn some yoga. There are many types of yoga out there and you will surely find one that suits your needs and personality. Some can be very soothing and relaxing while others are very demanding and will build your strength. Not only is yoga wonderful for the body but it also calms the mind. It’s like getting a two-for-one. Personally, I love yoga for muscle toning, core stability improvement, strength building and stress reduction. Hatha yoga can burn up to 175 calories per hour, Ashtanga yoga, 300 calories per hour, Vinyasa yoga, 445 calories per hour and Bikram or hot yoga can burn up to 630 calories per hour. I highly recommend this for all the benefits that it brings.

When talking about getting in shape, we often talk about calories. So what are calories exactly? Calories are a way to measure energy just like a pound is a way to measure your weight. The amount of energy you burn in doing an activity is measured by the calories burn rate. How do you burn calories? To burn calories you need to be moving. The more you move and are active, the harder the activity, the greater the calories burnt. Generally, to maintain your weight, the amount of calories you take in should equal p.m. not you burn. If you wish to take off some weight to reach your health goal, you need to burn more calories actually take in. This is why it is important to combine a healthy diet, a balanced lifestyle and some kind of vigorous activity to get in shape and stay healthy.

3- The benefits of weight training. This is another great exercise to tone and strengthen muscles and get fit. Surprisingly enough, you can burn between 400 and 500 calories by weightlifting if you do a vigorous training with little rest tween each set.

Whatever form of exercise you undertake, it is important to choose something that you enjoy. If you take pleasure in doing the exercise, you increase your chances of sticking to the program and reaching your house/weight goals.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: This month, it is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I encourage you to come in and take advantage of NO TAXES on Health Assessments, Life Coaching sessions and all Health Services.

We are on the way with our Meditation & Wellness Classes. We would love to have you join us for one or as many classes as you wish. Classes are held Wednesday evenings from 7:15 PM to 8:15 PM. Please follow the LINK for extra information. You can also call or email to register for a class or set up an appointment; 514-893-1920 or

With love & light,  Isabelle xoxo

Balance is Key to Health & Healing

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

For your Mind/Body/Spirit to be healthy, there needs to be a balance in all you do, think and eat. Choose positivity, real whole foods, stillness for your mind and movement for your body. This is YOUR life!

Pour que votre Tête/Corps/Esprit soient en santé, il doit y avoir un équilibre dans tout ce que vous faites, pensez et mangez. Choisissez la positivité, des produits alimentaires entiers et sains, le calme pour votre esprit et le mouvement pour votre corps. Ceci est VOTRE vie!



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