My Personal Pledge to you…
“Are you feeling frustrated by your changing health in your menopause transition, even though you are exercising and eating well? Are you not sleeping or having lots of hot flushes or do you have sore joints and muscles and just feel kind of weary and exhausted all the time?
Most women joining me on the MyMT programmes are just like I was – spending huge amounts of money on various supplements, hormone creams, weight loss diets, Dr’s visits, blood tests, Personal Trainers, health specialists and whatever else we can think of to try to solve our symptoms in menopause. All because the symptoms as we transition through this life stage are ruining how we are feeling and coping with day-to-day life. We just keep trying to grab what solutions we can. Some work, some don’t. I don’t know about you, but I was driven to despair. Lack of sleep, endless hot flushes, increased anxiety, sore joints and muscles, mood swings and for me, unstoppable belly fat, not only left me feeling exhausted, but also worried about my future health. It wasn’t looking good for the years I wanted to enjoy ahead of me.
One day, after purchasing yet another supplement from a young sales-woman, who had no idea what I was going through, and knowing that my blood pressure and cholesterol was climbing despite being on HRT, I knew I had to use my physiology and healthy ageing knowledge that I had gained doing my doctoral studies and use this and my experience, not only as a former nurse, but also as a leading exercise specialist in New Zealand, to figure out how to turn around my symptoms and my health during this stage of life. I didn’t want 6-pack abs that the gyms were offering. Nor did I want a dietary approach that was restrictive and not evidenced. I wanted, [and needed], a health transformation – and I knew, that in order to do this, I had to follow the women’s healthy ageing research. So I turned my back on sports and exercise approaches and difficult diets such as Paleo and Keto, that haven’t been researched for our health in menopause. I didn’t have time to spend hours at the gym and high intensity activity was leaving me feeling exhausted and sore.
I wanted a transformation that left me feeling healthy, energetic, vibrant and well … ageless. I also wanted to sleep all night. For without sleep, we don’t function. And with all I still have to do in my life, I needed to function well. That meant no more foggy brain, no more sore joints, no more crazy mood-swings and no more weight gain. In fact, I needed to lose at least 15kg of fat that menopause had dumped on my body.
“All I wanted was a Menopause Transformation and nobody had the integrated solution for sleep, nutrition, health and exercise – so I designed it for all of us.”
[Wendy Sweet, PhD/ Women’s Healthy Ageing Researcher/ Member: Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine].