Eat the Ice Cream

This menopause/midlife thing has been a pivotal point in my life. The milestone of reaching half a century of life, together with the major hormonal shift of menopause, has provided me with the opportunity to take some time to think about what ‘health’ really means for me and how I want to live this nextContinue reading “Eat the Ice Cream”

How simplifying improved my menopause and my life

Peri-menopause, menopause and post menopause are definitely having a moment. This is fabulous because finally, women are retreating from life wondering what on earth is happening to their bodies, minds and selves. Finally, we are being made aware of the many aspects of this major hormonal shift that once no-one ever talked about. After all,Continue reading “How simplifying improved my menopause and my life”

Why walking is my No 1 form of exercise

It’s almost too simple isn’t it. Walking? It’s not sexy or trendy or complicated. And, perhaps that’s why its so effective at contributing to good health. But, is walking alone enough to optimise health? Probably not. It’s ideal to include strength training, multi-directional movements, possibly some jumping movements and more variety. However, walking for me,Continue reading “Why walking is my No 1 form of exercise”

What’s the best type of exercise post menopause?

As a personal trainer, this is one of the most common questions I’m asked. Everyone is fascinated by what exercise will transform them back to either their pre-menopause body or the best ‘shape’ of their life. First things first, a few considerations: So, given all that, what are the ‘best’ options for post menopause exerciseContinue reading “What’s the best type of exercise post menopause?”

Post Menopause – the most amazing light at the end of the tunnel

Menopause, for some of us, can be hard. Really hard. Until more recently, no one ever talked about menopause. The whispers I heard were only ever about things like hot flashes. As I transitioned through menopause and symptom after symptom presented themselves, I quickly realised that this menopause thing was a whole lot more involvedContinue reading Post Menopause – the most amazing light at the end of the tunnel

Re-building my self-esteem post menopause

Menopause changed meIt took a while but ultimately, I think for the better. As I transitioned through menopause into post menopause, I became a different person. Initially, to be honest, I felt like a shell of my former self. I was bewildered about what had happened to me over the several years of the upsContinue reading Re-building my self-esteem post menopause

Queen Menopause by Alison Daddo

For Australian women around my age (almost 54), you may recall seeing Alison (then Brahe) gracing the cover of Dolly and other fashion magazines frequently. If I’m brutally honest, I have to admit that the images of Alison, through our 1980s social media equivalent, looking so slim and perfect probably contributed to the eating disorderContinue reading “Queen Menopause by Alison Daddo”

Celebrating my POST menopausal body

Do you appreciate your body, let alone celebrate it? For most of my life, I definitely didn’t. There were many times over the decades that I was extreme – I have been both very underweight and also overweight heading towards obesity. And, for approximately 20 years, I experienced disordered eating and debilitating body images issuesContinue reading “Celebrating my POST menopausal body”