Well, I guess you could say, "I'm back". Although technically I haven't gone anywhere, I just took some time out from by businesses and focused on my family and our health for a while. It's been a couple of crazy years, for obvious reasons (like a pandemic), which at first caused me a lot of concern and anxiety. As I worked through the rollercoaster of emotions that were coming my way I managed to grow as a person and reevaluate my health/my lifestyle and began to understand what my true core values are. You could say I have gained a "new perspective".
Throughout the last two years my hormones have also been on a rollercoaster. The cortisol hormone (released during stress - flight or fight hormone) was hanging around a lot more than I would have liked. The excess cortisol was throwing all my other hormones out, leading me to weight gain and total loss of self confidence. I'm a health coach, yet I had gained weight and wasn't sure what was going on with my body, it truly sucked. I was still eating healthily, I was active, I just found that my clothes didn't fit like they use to and something wasn't quite right with my hormones. The continued frustration with the situation lead me to explore the hormones in our body and how they have a major impact on how we feel and how we store or loose weight.
Taking time out to do some research and a bit of experimentation on myself, has given me confidence to get back in control of my mind and body. I have spoken to so many other women who have felt the same way as I have over the past two years. And whether it's pressure from things we can't control or just the changes that happen in our body as we move into our forties and beyond (without our approval), I really feel that I am now in a place where I can help other women out and educate them on how to deal with peri-menopause, hormone craziness and general wellbeing.
Guess what? I'm still on the journey myself. I have some weight that I want to lose and nights where I don't sleep that well (especially when it's a full moon), there are some days when I want to cry for no apparent reason but now I understand why this is happening, what I've done that has made they hormones go a tad crazy and what I can now do to balance myself.
Over the coming weeks I am going to be working with a friend who really wants to get her life back, she wants to take charge of the hormones in her life, she's told me that she's ready to be a big girl and be responsible for her actions. We're a team doing this together. I'm going to record the steps that we take and the challenges we face along the way. I hope to share this with you in hope that it might inspire you, or give you some strength. We might even share some before and after shots. So stay tuned, I promise I won't be away for as long this time.