“Stress has always been my biggest challenge” mentioned Tina. “My heart races and when I have so much going on in my life, there is an inability to access deep calm at times. But your amazing programme has helped me understand what is really going on as my hormones change during menopause.
For me the first lesson on sleep was the most changing. I began to understand how much my lifestyle impacts on my sleep quality as well as being in menopause. Your ability to link these two concepts has enabled me to get back in control of my sleep.
As someone who has been active all my life and love my exercise, I realised that I wasn’t eating the right foods for all the activity I was doing. I had become very confused. For example, I liked finding out the thermogenic effect of foods, especially protein and I now understand why I was having so many hot flushes and feeling hot all the time. I know the impact of too much protein that is promoted in the fitness industry but doesn’t suit our body as we lose muscle. It all makes so much sense.
Knowing the influence of declining estrogen on cortisol levels was the key I needed. Now I understand what is going on and can simply kick into relaxation techniques. Ditto for the choice of olive oil over coconut oil in your Food Guide and why – it’s so easy having the facts spelled out and takes away so much of the confusing nutrition messages!
Many heartfelt thanks again on behalf of all women for stepping up to create this. I now understand what is going on in my body and how to turn around my symptoms. Your expertise in getting sleep sorted was the starting point and I now feel so much better. In fact, when I think about your MyMT™ programme now, there’s a song that comes to mind… ‘Break on through to the other side!‘
Now that I’ve completed the symptom-reduction programme, I’m so looking forward to now doing your exercise module, Rebuild My Fitness. I think the whole structure of your online programme was perfect for me, especially as I live in a remote location in New Zealand.
I now better understand that my menopause transition is the finale to a new way of living, and that includes exercise.
Tina Drummond, Gisborne, New Zealand.