Menopause and Me…weight gain and how I have dealt with it
I wrote a blog some time ago about "Losing 5kg" and guess what it didn't happen! Why because I didn't realise that my body and mind had been taken over by something I couldn't control....Menopause! When I reached 50 I celebrated and had a huge party. I looked Hot and everyone told me at my party how HOT I was!! They all loved it and I was looking forward to my 50's - a time where I felt empowered and ready to take on the fabulous 50's!
Well what a journey... 4 years later....I have put on 9 kilos - despite exercising 5-6 times a week (3 x 10kms runs, 3 x gym work, 2x balance classes plus the occasional 8km walk). To me this is an active exercise routine and for many years it kept me at a fit healthy 60kgs - with an occasional fluctuation of 1-2kg. So where did this 9kgs come from??? It took 4 years and the journey of discovery about Menopause to finally understand where this 9kg came from. After many failed attempts to lose this 9kg, feelings of confusion, self doubt, low energy and the list goes on I think I might have found an answer get me back to where I want my body to be! So what is the answer? It is the #Ultimate Fat Loss and Body Resculpting Programme by Dr Sherrill Sellman. I have only been on the programme for 9 days and lost 3kg! I feel fantastic and energised and I don't get hungry! The first 5 days were hard...REALLY HARD and YES I had to give up my wine - no alcohol and my daily flat white coffee for 23 days. I believe I can do this and I am going to keep you all updated on how I am going.
If you want to know more about Dr Sherrill Sellmen go to her website #www.whatwomenmustknow.com
The other reason as to why I am committed to doing this is because I paid for it!! I purchased the programme in mid November however it took me until January 20th to COMMIT. I kinda of knew but didn't want to admit that by doing this programme I was going to have to be disciplined to lose weight and I would also have to CHANGE the lifestyle and eating habits that I have followed for over 30 years!!! Now thats the real reason as to why it took me nearly 2 months to commit.
I am slowly (really slowly) learning to live with and accept my Menopause Journey of Change. It is not all doom and gloom...thank god. The journey of change does deliver some fantastic experiences and learnings that can only enhance our lives for the better. Often it is not about reaching your destination but celebrating and enjoying the journey itself! So I am also going to be writing a lot more about ME and Menopause - so many things have happened to me as I undertake this journey. I have suffered because of my limited understanding about Menopause - its impact on me not only physically but also mentally.....watch this space because if my experience can help ONE other FEMALE on the Menopause Journey then I am happy. So much comes from sharing our feelings, experiences and thoughts - we need to do more sharing I reckon.
Catch ya at my next blog update and please share this blog with those who you think it may help.