“Ambition and a desire to succeed shouldn’t be the enemy, but as high-performing women we often encounter barriers to achieving our goals”

Dr Kellie Rose

As athletes, we continuously seek the balance between sport and career, health and optimal performance, relationships and personal life, without succumbing to recurring illness, injury, or menstrual dysfunction (or all three). 

As professional women, we’re constantly striving to be at our best, do more and achieve more, to remain at the forefront of our field and progress our careers. All without sacrificing our personal life, avoiding stressful burnout, and eventually navigating through the challenges of the menopausal 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 economics – often leading down the path of exhaustion, poor health, and a string of unhealthy coping strategies. 

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 rollercoasters 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 on the 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 menstrual dysfunction (or all 3). It’s not fun, it’s certainly not pretty, and it takes 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 optimise your health and wellbeing now using the latest research in female health, physiology, and performance, to thrive in life. 

It’s time to uplevel you.

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