Today I want to share with you how my client Jacky transformed her life.
When I started working with Jacky she had zero energy, aching and clicking joints and felt absolutely terrible. She hated the weight gain around her middle and was frustrated and exhausted by her lack of night time sleep.
I caught up with Jacky recently and asked her the following questions about her experience working with me. This is her story about her menopause transformation in her own words.
Before we started working together, what had you previously tried?
You name it, pretty much everything!
Stopping alcohol, more exercise, less exercise, speaking to the GP, blood tests, etc. All with little or no improvement.
And what are the results that you have got from the programme?
I now sleep well, or as well as I ever do, 6/7 hours a night. I’ve lost a stone in weight, no afternoon sleeping, and I feel like I have lots of energy again for the first time for ages. I have to say Nikki, I was also very sceptical about supplements. I know I didn’t mention that at the time. However, as you know halfway through, I decided to stop two of the supplements and 5 days later my joints were once again clicking. I’m back to full complement now and no aches and no clicking. So, I’m a complete convert now!
During the programme, what type of things have you been focusing on?
Quite a lot! I did have to change my diet a fair bit and started taking the supplements you recommended. So basically, I am now cutting out all processed sugar, and processed food. I have increased my protein and eat lots of salad, veg and nuts with every meal.
I also now have a personal trainer to make me exercise, which is something I just wouldn’t do without help. I hate exercise classes! But being closely scrutinised means I also stick to my new diet regime as well.
We ran some tests at the start of the programme. How valuable were these for you?
Yes, very valuable. I could immediately see that I had high cholesterol and high sugar peaks at certain times. It meant not only did I need to change my diet and lifestyle for energy levels, it was also a vital health necessity as well.
And how are you feeling now?
I feel great!
How would you describe the support you received?
It really suited me. You gave me the right amount of help and support where and when I needed it, without it being invasive or making me feel overwhelmed. I’d say you have it spot on Nikki. If feels like ages to wait to start but it’s so important to get the tests done first and have clear results, before starting with any changes. I felt a bit frustrated because I wanted to get going a little faster, but it’s so worth waiting and progressing at the right time.
And any lightbulb moments for you during the whole process?
I wouldn’t say that it is any one thing in isolation, but a combination of everything. So I guess a light bulb moment is realising that feeling good takes effort, and as we age it’s something we need to work a little harder to achieve.
Is this menopause transformation programme something which you would recommend?
Yes definitely. The start of the test, followed by a food diary and lots of input from you was a great incentive to continue and make it a total lifestyle change. I wouldn’t have continued without your help.
And anything else which you would like to add ?
As we get older, we forget that we just don’t function in the same way we did in our 20s and 30s. We have to reconsider what we put in to fuel our bodies, and what sort of exercise we need during and after menopause. This alongside a good night-time regime has meant I now live my life again, rather than creaking through each day.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Jacky. She was so committed to getting her health back. And look at her now! Full of energy, a stone lighter and raring to go. I loved her comments about focusing on what is right for your body as you start to get older. She’s absolutely spot on and the more we do now to future proof our health, means that we can get the best out of our midlife years and beyond. Jacky is certainly thriving not just surviving now! And it’s just great to see!
If you feel that now is the right time to get some support, please do get in touch. I would love to help you too!
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