Who Am I?
In 2012 I thought I was going mad. I really felt like I was losing my mind. I used to be happy, confident, sharp, full of energy and had a clear plan for life.
Suddenly I realised I’d become tired, resentful, mildly depressed – crying five or six times a day was the norm. I couldn’t think straight or concentrate on anything, I’d lost my motivation, and my confidence had walked out the door a long time before.
I covered it well outside of the home; seeing clients, family and friends, acting like the person I thought I should be – happy, fulfilled and energetic.
But inside I felt awful, and the worst part was I worked in women’s health and fitness, everyone expected me to be healthy and fit!
I felt guilty for not being in perfect health, which of course made my situation worse. Was I mad? Or could I be menopausal?
My hormones were at the root of it all
In the end it turned out that I wasn’t menopausal, or even crazy. I was perimenopausal.
My problems with my mental and physical health were being driven by hormonal imbalances. Once I knew my hormones were at the root of it all, I read everything I could about hormonal health. I got educated and qualified.
This knowledge and learning helped me to turn things around pretty quickly; I made changes to how I ate, how I exercised, and most importantly how I lived my life. I felt better within days, and back to normal within weeks.
I was already working in the health industry, but this experience with my own hormones led me to specialise in hormone imbalance in women.
I know so many of you feel the same as I did then; you feel like you’re losing the plot and struggling with life, but actually it could be life that’s making your hormones struggle.
If it feels wrong, it IS wrong!
So I know how it feels when your doctor tells you there is nothing wrong with you, that it’s all in your head.
When people say it’s your age, or a normal part of being a woman. I say HELL NO IT ISN’T! There is nothing normal about feeling bad, crying all day, or forgetting what you were about to say for the fifth time in an hour.
I know that if you feel something is wrong, something is wrong. And I know that there are things you can do, today, that can start to rebalance your hormones and get you feeling fantastic and looking great. Let’s do this!
The official stuff
In case you were wondering or would like to know a little more about what I’ve achieved, I’m fully qualified as a Nutritional Therapist (from the Institute of Optimum Nutrition and the University of Bedfordshire), and I’m a YMCA/Burrell Education qualified Pregnancy and Post Natal Exercise Trainer, and Personal Trainer.
I’m a Burrell Education Certified Pelvic Health Exercise Specialist, and I hold the only Certification in the UK for Nutrition and Exercise for the 3rd Age Woman, again from Burrell Education. That’s for women in perimenopause, menopause and beyond. I live and work in north London, have two young boys, and really enjoy life. I hope I can help you to love life too.
Offering a total approach to health and fitness for women in their thirties and beyond.
Providing education, advice and instruction on nutrition, exercise and lifestyle to help women balance hormones, heal pelvic floor dysfunction, increase fitness burn fat, and feel fantastic.
To deliver exceptional health and fitness services which empower, educate and enable motivated women to feel and look their best.