This blog post is meant for a special group of women, it may not be for you or maybe you are a man reading this. Please do read to the end because you probably know someone who belongs to this group and you can give her a wonderful gift by sharing this with her.
As women and even more so as mums, we constantly do our absolute best to keep all of “life’s” balls in the air and we easily forget to look after ourselves. And if we drop a ball, because it was either keeping another one in the air and dropping this one or the other way around, we feel guilty, like we are bad mums, or we feel depressed because of the never ending responsibilities.
While all of this is going on, we are not surprised that it’s had to drop the baby weight even though the kids have long outgrown baby age and that we are incredibly tired all day long. In fact we’ve gotten so good at the juggling game that we can do it while we are half asleep. If only we could freeze time once in a while, be sure that the balls stay safely in the air, so we can take a break and get a well-deserved rest.
Over the past week, I’ve spoken with a number of mums who are so tired that sometime they wonder how they keep functioning. They get out of bed because it’s a necessity they cannot change, not because they are charged with energy, ready to take on the day ahead. They feel sluggish all day and avoid looking in the mirror because they are unhappy with their physical appearance. Once in a while they find the energy to do something about their weight but there is little or no success and they end up blaming themselves.
I’m here to tell you: it doesn’t have to be that way! Don’t accept the tiredness as a consequence of life or the extra kilos as a marker of how many children you’ve had. I believe our bodies are made to thrive and that if we can find the true reasons behind stubborn weight and lack of energy, we can turn things around.
Other symptoms that affected women may experience, besides struggling with weight issues and fatigue, are often not connected while they can be important indicators for hormonal imbalances:
* absent mindedness or memory issues
* difficulties to tolerate cold
* hair loss, dry skin and brittle nails
* bloating and constipation
* loss of outer eyebrow hair
In the conversations I had, I found that women don’t know where to turn for help and even those who’ve seen their doctor or a nutritionist are still confused about what they need to do to break out of this cycle. This is why I have decided to organise and experience exchange on weight loss struggle and fatigue for women who would like share about their situation, the things they’ve tried, their challenges, their successes as well as their questions and concerns. Mark your calendar for Thursday, 8 September from 19:30 to 21:00. The event will take place in Brussels. Please register via the form below and I’ll keep you posted on the exact location.
What do I have to do with all of this? I will be there to listen closely, because I care. I have been there myself. Together we can find out what exactly you need to start juggling the balls with one hand and with ease so that you have the other hand to look after yourself. Maybe we find out that it’s about exchanging a few balls or putting a few of them down for a while. Let’s get together, be open minded, non-judgmental and curious.
Please do share this with your networks and encourage your friends to also share it. The experience exchange can be the start to a wonderful shift in many women’s lives. Just imagine what life would be like with more energy, being able to get up in the morning feeling ready to take on the day, clear mental focus, increased metabolism and weight loss without struggle.
I’m looking forward to meeting you,