This is for all of you ladies out there who are experiencing the peri-menopausal weight gain. Some of you are feeling “off your game” with a poor night’s sleep, being more tired than usual, moody, and somewhat depressed and watching the numbers on the scale slowly creeping upwards.
I fall into this category with I am sure many of you. In general I watch what I eat, exercise regularly with isometric exercise and full range of movement, get in some relaxation, but the numbers are still creeping upward on the scale.
I did have blood work and saliva work done. My numbers are not where they should be so specific vitamins were recommended to hopefully get me back on track. I do try (depending on my schedule) to get in aerobic activity 4-5 times a week for at least 30-60 minutes.(again depending on my schedule) I do perform a multitasking morning routine when I do not have time for my regular workouts ( my book soon to be released) but the weight is still creeping upward.
With that said I also do try to swim every afternoon just to do something extra. I have put on my pedometer again just to make sure that I am getting in my movement every day. I park as far away from the door of where ever I am going and add in those extra steps.
I do practice what I preach and I am going to fight this weight gain tooth and nail. It is now recommended by my doctor that I get off all white foods, alcohol, caffeine, and other varied items. I am hoping that in three months time I will be able to take the weight off and feel more energized. By adding in magnesium (calm) in the evenings before bed I am getting a better night’s sleep. I do recommend that you do seek out an individual that believes in the natural path versus hormones so you can be tested to see where you stand so the proper vitamins can be recommended to you.
I know that any of us can do something for three months. I would like to challenge everyone out there going through this to answer this blog and let’s see how we can help each other out. Sometimes we all need that little extra encouragement so let me hear from you.
Ellen is a certified Fitness Practitioner and Personal Trainer and has been teaching obtainable lifestyle changes for over 20 years. Ellen writes and produces fitness DVD’s of the IsoBreathing program. The DVD’s are now being sold through the IsoBreathing website world wide. She has been awarded Innovator of the Year 2006 by City Business and 2008 Best Of Mandeville in Exercise Programs by USLBA. www.isobreathing.com and she can be reached at Ellen@isobreathing.com
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