Know YOUR Numbers
This girl can
This time last year I was “faithing it” till I made it. Teaching group exercise but fearful of actually exercising myself because I literally only had enough energy to make it through the day, and show up as best I could.
I was okay with this as I was trusting myself to get to the other side of my menopause transition and let everything calm down.
Then came lockdown and life stopped being so busy and I started walking every day and found complete joy in this emersion in nature, a slower pace and the stillness in my life, but still I didn’t feel able to do anything more than walk or cycle for fear of breaking.
At the end of last year I decided it was time to hang up my plimsolls snd was able to let go of feeling fraudulent as despite teaching the benefits of exercise I personally couldn’t exercise in the way I used to love.
Then I got smart and thanks to networking I met Jolanta A Addicott The Holistic Pharmacist and decided I needed to know my numbers snd check that what I thought was going on was actually what was happening. So I had my DUTCH test and there it was in black in white – my cortisol was tanked, I was completely flatlined, no get up and go what so ever. Now I had answers and also Jolanta was able to prescribe me a few tweaks to my diet and supplement regime – within days I was feeling more me and now 5 months later I’m feeling more me than I have done for years.
This week was a big week in the journey back home to me – not only did I have my 2nd PT session this week BUT I also cycled there! MILESTONE DAY!
Now don’t worry all you Menopause Rockstars I’m not about to jump back into crazy amounts of exercise – I’m making friends with me again and learning to trust my body and mind and it’s feeling good!