It’s been a while, I haven’t posted, I have struggled in silence, battling my inner thoughts and wondering HOW ON EARTH DO I POST? So I thought I’d start by reintroducing myself…. My name is Kirsty, I run this space here at Gutsy Mums. I was born and raised in England and came from a…Details
To say that becoming healthy is “easy” is…..well, a big fat lie really. Like anything that reaps massive rewards it takes sacrifices, discipline and learning to be wiser with your choices and decisions. Think of getting fit…….is it easy? Heck no, it requires hard slog and dedication. Eating the right way is no different but once you know some “tricks of the trade” you can definitely make it easier for yourself and soon it will be so ingrained as part of your ‘new’ lifestyle that you won’t even realize that it was hard.Details
I went into motherhood like everyone else full of expectancy and anticipation that this new bundle of joy would bring so much light into our world and literally turn it upside down and inside out AND, I felt so ready for that! My waters broke at 8:00pm at exactly 40 weeks to the day. We…Details
I’d never thought to consider before that my belief system had become a potent source of internal stress for me. Let me share an example of this…….since 2012 (when my daughter was 18 months old) we’d been trying for another baby. We were told in 2013 we were pretty much “infertile” and had little chance of…Details
In all the years I’ve been health coaching, I’ve been encouraging women that in order to heal they must first tune back into their intuition and take responsibility for themselves by trusting their bodies again. Never has this message been more relevant to me than right now, at 22 weeks pregnant. Never have I been…Details
Ok, so I realise I’m making myself completely vulnerable by posting up my personal birth plan! I also realise that a lot of people reading it will think I’m a complete Nazi that needs a mental health assessment and you know what…..I’m willing to take the risk of posting this up because my hope is…Details
When my husband and I met over 10 years ago we were on par with our ideas on lifestyle and habits. At the time we both enjoyed a drink or few and were certainly not mindful of what we were putting into our mouths. We were quite happy to indulge and fill our tummies with any junk food we could get our hands on. An ideal date night was sitting out on the veranda chatting till the early hours of the morning overdosing on caffeine, chocolate and flavoured chips.
I was 10kgs heavier when we met. I thought I was health conscious but if I’m honest I was a little naive back then and didn’t really understand what being healthy entailed.Details
Many people don’t know that for years, mostly when I was struggling with ill health back in 2012, I suffered with anxiety/panic attacks. They would come on suddenly and keep me debilitated on the bathroom floor as I waited for them to pass and tried to calm myself down through deliberate breathing. Anxiety is a…Details
So this week was a challenging one. Our little family got very sick. Come Monday Michael came home from work complaining about aches and pains in his body. This is nothing unusual as he rides his mountain bike a lot and quite often has muscle aches if he hasn’t stretched properly after each ride. By late Monday evening, I knew something wasn’t quite right as he was laid up on the sofa with no appetite and abnormally inactive and quiet. He went to bed early and I was left thinking maybe he’d overdone it at the weekend riding and too many late nights.
There’s nothing worse than holding onto intense guilt which eats away at your emotions and creates stress in the body. For me, being a new mumma in 2010 seemed to highlight these emotions in so many different ways. I felt guilty when my daughter didn’t get “enough” sleep. I felt guilty when I gave her…Details
MTHFR…..a new word in my vocabulary as of this week! If you watched my live video this morning I told you that after 6 years of fertility issues, multiple miscarriages and various health problems, my blood tests showed a gene mutation. And of course, being the research nerd that I am, I instantly jumped on…Details
I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve literally fallen into a heap on my journey to wellness and finding my true health. I don’t think I’ve ever been in such mental mess as I have over the last few years. One day feeling great and proud of myself for my food choices and…Details