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I Am Officially A Certified Health Coach!

Friday, September 06, 2013

I took my final test on Monday and passed with 100%! I am officially a Certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I was planning on going to school to be a Massage Therapist but last night I came across a link someone from my IIN class shared for a college that has a degree program to become a Natropathic health care provider and this is VERY interesting to me. I'm going to be exploring this option to see what it offers. Wish me luck!

My knee is doing well (see my last blog) but my hip has been getting steadily worse since then. It's to the point where I have had to stop working out completely and can barely walk around doing my regular daily activities. It's SO frustrating! I had a Hip Arthrogram and MRI on Tuesday and got the results yesterday. It only showed arthritis inflammation. I explained how it's come on so suddenly and my symptoms and he examined it and suggested a Marcaine injection (long acting Novacaine), physical therapy and a different anti-inflammatory medication so we'll see what happens.

I was worried he would tell me I couldn't do the MS Challenge Walk but he gave me his permission to "try" the walk. I am hopeful! I had my first therapy appointment yesterday after the doctor and it went well. I like my therapist and she listened to me and actually felt the two spots that are tender and agreed that it seems partially muscular too. I hope this all works! She used ultrasound on the hip flexor and it helped. Now I'm still resting, watching and waiting for it to get better.

Hope everyone is doing well!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FEELINGFITERIN 11/28/2013 11:23PM

    Hi! I would love to hear more about your experience with health coaching. I'm a nurse with a BSN, so I am trying to find out if I need additional certifications, or if I can just use my nursing license. Would love to hear about your experiences. Congrats!

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BRTRAINS 11/5/2013 5:44PM

    Congrats! I was wondering how expensive the Certification is? I am presently a Certified Nutrition Coach through Venice Nutrition. I had a location for 6 months but didn't get enough clients. I am 55 years old and HATE my present job and want to pursue being a Nutrition/ Health Coach . Good luck emoticon

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AHLERJC 10/29/2013 12:30PM

  I'm finishing at IIN! I was googling "how to choose a company name" and your forum came up in the results! Synchronicity! What did you end up choosing as your business name? i'm stuck! our last exam is in 2 weeks :)

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WORKNPROGRESS49 9/13/2013 2:50PM

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I hope the hip heals quickly. Lots of stretching may help?

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LILYPAD12311 9/9/2013 4:42AM

    congrat!!! So proud of you

Hope your hip feels better emoticon

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SONGWRITER8 9/8/2013 7:27AM

    Congrats ! Hope your hip feels better soon.

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REBECCATKD 9/7/2013 8:33AM

    Congrats!!! Look at all the amazing paths your life is taking!

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SUNSHINE20113 9/7/2013 3:35AM

    Congratulations!!! I'm glad the hip hasn't stopped all your exercise and hope the medication works.

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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 9/6/2013 8:29PM

    emoticon Sorry to hear that your hip is giving you trouble. Hoping that all you are doing for it works well for you.

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BEBOP4ME 9/6/2013 7:09PM

    Congrats! Hope the injection helps!

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GETSTRONGRRR 9/6/2013 6:18PM

    Congrats on the certification! You worked long & hard for it!

Best of luck with the hip....honor the pain...if it gets worse, go back to the doc!

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KELLIEBEAN 9/6/2013 6:10PM


I'm sorry about the hip. I hope that heals quickly.

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