In 2008 at 40 years old, I graduated after studying for my degree and went on to qualify as a Solicitor. I was so proud of everything I had achieved and should have been proud to show off my (below) graduation photo. But I wasn't.
That day was not the first time I had looked at a photo and been disappointed. Since I was a teenager, I'd diet, lose weight, put it all back on plus a bit more and then do it all over again. It was a miserable cycle. Then, in 2015 I quit dieting, started running and not only lost over 5 stone but have maintained a good weight for me ever since. No more diets, no more searching for perfection and no more waiting to be a size 8. I had finally not only cracked the weight loss and fitness code but learnt that a healthy mind and body is far more important in menopause than size or weight.
Wanting to help others achieve similar life changing results, I qualified as a weight loss hypnotherapist, an England Athletics Leader in Running Fitness and set up not only my own practice but an award winning Run Club initially aimed at non-runners.
As menopause hit, a few pounds crept back on and so I spent a year studying and qualifying in nutrition and gaining a Royal Society of Public Health Award in Understanding Health Improvement to understand why this was happening. My research led me to develop Menovibrant where I now teach women about what happens to their bodies in menopause and how the right nutrition, exercise and mindset can help us feel healthier, fitter, confident and more vibrant.
I love the results from my Menovibrant ladies who are seeing amazing results which go far beyond simple weight loss. I am loving life in my menopause and with my support, you can too!