By: Kim Holmes, Personal Trainer and founder of My Fit Coach I recently did a talk at a local business about the benefits of exercise. I looked around the room of mainly women and saw their eyes glaze over as I talked about cardiovascular health, metabolism and increased energy. I had lost them… crickets…. I … Continue reading Getting Rid Of Your Exercise Guilt (Guest Post)
Hormones - we love them, we hate them. They can give us the happiest of days or the saddest days. They really can rule our life and are responsible for so much of how we function physically and mentally on a day to day basis. Hormones, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, are: “a natural substance … Continue reading Hormones – Wrecking Havoc On Your Fertility?
Welcome to Part 2 of How to Afford Your Fertility Treatments! If you missed Part 1, be sure to go back and read that. Part 1 gave you the "what." Today we're getting into the "how." If you want things to be different, it's time to make a change Look back at your target savings … Continue reading How To Afford Your Fertility Treatments – Part 2 (Guest Post)
We all know about the "obvious" considerations when you begin fertility treatments, like doctors and tests, and the time involved in each. Then we might think about the next level of nutrition, sleep, and stress maintenance. But so often we forget about the literal monetary cost involved - this is some expensive stuff! And we … Continue reading How To Afford Your Fertility Treatments – Part 1 (Guest Post)
For some, you look forward to heading out and celebrating Mother's Day with your own mother. For others, you want to lock yourself in your room for the week to avoid all of the tv and radio ad’s, flowers, pictures, and events happening around you celebrating something you only dream of. This day can act as … Continue reading Managing The Big Day
Like many little girls, babies are something I’ve dreamed of since I was a kid. My first job was at our local library where I would borrow books on baby names when I was bored and read about all the different meanings and origins. (This was fun until the librarian quietly took me aside to … Continue reading My Fertility Journey
I have this discussion with people all the time. We often get caught up in the day to day life that we forget to take a step back and remind ourselves that we can’t pour from an empty cup. Self care is an essential part of every person’s life and one that is often pushed aside. … Continue reading What Are You Doing For YOU?
Did you know that there is a huge variation in quality when it comes to different brands of prenatal vitamins? That’s right, not all prenatal vitamins are created equally! Everyday in my Naturopathic clinic, I educate mommas-to-be about the importance of choosing a prenatal vitamin that is right for them. Here are some guidelines: Choose … Continue reading Prenatal Vitamins – What You Need To Know (Guest Post)
In our struggles to conceive we did just about everything, talked to many doctors, healthcare workers, ran every test imaginable, etc Appointment after appointment, exhausting our options (and ourselves) with the end goal of a healthy pregnancy and our own tiny baby. Although it’s hard to believe some days, many people do succeed in getting … Continue reading 4 Things I Wish I Did Before Pregnancy
Taking preventative measures and knowing the importance of fuelling your body BEFORE baby is conceived can not be overstated. “But if the baby isn’t even created yet what does the health of my body have anything to do with it?” It’s important to remember that that little human is created through an egg from you … Continue reading The Biggest Form Of Preventative Health