Hot Flashes - Night Sweats - and "I'm Losing My Mind" Time
And then my body went ape-sh*t crazy! Weight gain, night sweats, hot flashes, foggy brain, unbelievable fatigue, mood swings. The combination was wicked and turned me into a stressed, exhausted, weight gain machine. Once again, it was back to the drawing board. I had figured things out before, and I knew I could do it again. I found a great book "Women, Weight and Hormones" by Elizabeth Vliet, MD. It helped me understand what was happening in my body and gave me clues about how to begin tweaking my nutrition to combat the hormonal changes.
The tweaks I began to make in my nutrition helped, as did herbal supplementation. Eventually, I sought out Dr. Vliet and consulted with her about bio-identical hormone replacement therapy when I continued having hot flashes and night sweats that just wouldn't go away. The therapy, combined with the nutritional and exercise changes I implemented, began to work. The pounds started coming off, my head cleared, the flashes and night sweats went away and my strength and energy slowly returned which allowed me to get back to regular exercise. I'm not happy that I had that experience, but I am grateful that I was able to learn from it.
I knew I had a mission to share my knowledge. After being the executive director of a non-profit wellness center for a year, I decided the time had come to become an independent coach. I became a certified professional fitness trainer in 1999 and opened my studio in November of 2007. I love working with my staff to teach them what I've learned so that we can reach more people. They are some of the best in the business and we are committed to help you set and reach ambitious goals. We'll support you and teach you, but you have to bring the commitment. You must be very clear on why you want to embark on a journey to better health. Just wanting to lose weight is not enough. Just wanting to look good for a specific event is not enough. Those can be short term goals that get you moving in the right direction. But, I challenge you to think bigger. You need a burning desire to improve your health and your life long term to succeed long term.
If you've been a yo-yo dieter and led a sedentary life, your journey will be slower. The body is a miraculous machine, but can only take so much abuse. But -- it can heal and begin to respond again.
If you think change is impossible, we can show you that is it possible. It won't always be easy -- I'm not going to lie to you. But if you understand that success doesn't come overnight and you are willing to take a hard, honest look at your circumstances and start to make small shifts, then you will see change happen.
When you're ready we're here. We look forward to meeting you.