As women age and transition through Menopause, it becomes very challenging to release weight. We slowly become ashamed of our bodies, feeling hopeless and frustrated. At times, we don’t even recognize the stranger in the mirror and may start to avoid social events. Even an unwanted 10 lbs on our tummy will affect how our clothes may fit.
The emotional triggers we experience, become so programmed into our heart and subconscious mind that it takes significant strength and persistence to change our thoughts and actions. Often we 'give up' as our doctor has no answers and states that it's just part of aging. "accept it" is what most women hear.
Our weight and body shape become so connected to our self-worth, however, it's not about “acceptance” it's truly about finding the 'new you' and striving to be the best you can be for yourself. It's not our fault, and no one seems to have the answer we are desperately seeking. Our body chemistry has changed and our solutions need to be tailored to Menopause.
Part of the solution needs to be releasing the “negative” emotions connected to jumping on the scale. Yes the scale keeps us accountable to our goals, but does not tell the whole story. What we need to remember is that our chemistry is different as we age, and we can't judge ourselves by the same standards. On the flip side, it doesn’t mean we have to accept the “new norm”. It's about finding the inner strength to change, to accept that our body is different and recognize that there are answers. It's about finding the "new you", releasing the guilt and shame around the transition to menopause and never accepting it as part of aging. Find the strength to make changes for yourself, be positive and shift your shame to confidence.
Be proud of who you are and diminish the link between self-worth and the scale.
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It's Time to STOP Suffering and Start Feeling Amazing. Menopause can be a scary and confusing time, full of embarrassing, frustrating and exhausting symptoms. But it doesn't have to be that way for you anymore.