“Ambition and a desire to succeed shouldn’t be the enemy, but as high-performing women we often encounter barriers to our performance”Dr Kellie Rose
As athletes, we continuously seek the balance between sport and career, health and optimal performance, relationships and personal endeavours, without succumbing to stress-related burnout or loss of menstrual function (or both).
As professional women, we’re constantly fighting to remain at the forefront of our field and succeed in the long game, without sacrificing our health or hampering our career progression, whilst navigating the menopausal fluctuations and phases of life.
As mums (or lifestyle performers), the unrealistic expectations to do-it-all-and-then-some creates pressure to manage children, households, husbands, pets, and contribute economically, often leading down the path of exhaustion and poor health, right at the time when our bodies are transitioning through hormonal changes and stages.
This tug-of-war generally results in a breakdown of health in some form – either stress or hormone-related or both, and we’re sidelined from it ALL. It’s a mismatch to the “life’s a breeze” expectation, and suddenly we’re barely able to function through the fog of fatigue and crushing overwhelm.
You know what I’m talking about…
It’s the brain fog so bad you can barely think straight, let alone string a sentence together.
It’s the 3pm slump and sugar grab.
It’s the caffeine addiction to perk you up and keep functioning.
It’s the wine wind down at the end of the day to take the edge off the stress and overwhelm.
It’s the constant cravings and hangriness.
It’s the terrible sleep and insomnia despite your eyeballs hanging out of your head.
It’s the weight yo-yo-ing and stubborn belly roll despite all the diet restrictions.
It’s the rubbish exercise training and performance plateaus.
It’s the irrational angry outbursts and emotional floods of tears with everyone and everything.
It’s the recurring illnesses and holiday breakdowns.
It’s the loss of your regular period, which truthfully, feels like a blessed relief under the circumstances.
It’s eventually finding yourself plastered on the bathroom floor one day, unable to get up one last time…
I know, because I’ve been there. And it sucks.
I know what it feels like to have to rebuild yourself from the ground up after suffering from adrenal fatigue, burnout or amenorrhea (or all 3). It’s not fun, it’s certainly not pretty, and it takes some tough love and a large dose of reality to change course and find a new way of being that supports you and your goals. But the fantastic thing is, you don’t have to wait till you hit rock bottom to make a change!
It’s time to take back control over your health and your life. I want to help you make informed choices over your health and wellbeing now using the latest research in female physiology, menstrual health, hormone function, and performance, in order to achieve your dreams whilst avoiding negative health-related consequences.
Are you ready for transformation?