A heart that whispers
I am ready to love
A body yearning
but ready to touch
Her breath entwined
Thoughts that magic sprinkle
A mysterious mind
A beauty alluring
Photo by Sue Vincent
Menopause is normal. The symptoms of menopause do not have to be a part of your life.
Attempting to capture light hearted take on Menopause
Please excuse me
I need to fan myself
I feel so goddam hot
But where is my fan, I need it now
it seems where i put it, I FORGOT
Oh dear, I think my pants have shrunk in the wash
my goodness they feel so tight
a salad a day is all i eat
I am still so bloated despite
My stress in high
my libido is low
my belly and chin hairs
continue to grow and grow
i look in the mirror
Just as I feared
I resemble my 80 year old mother
I now own 3 chin hairs, it’s my very own a beard
I no longer ovulate
My eggs have up and flown
My periods are heavy
I have low progesterone
My estrogen is low
My lady bits are dry
Having sex is painful
I try to not to cry
i get so weepy
I’m always sleepy
my family say I’m bitchy
My skin is itchy
Who are these kids
Ive forgotten their names
oops I mean oh its James
Why is this happening
what is the cause
My doctor says you are normal Dear
it is “ONLY” menopause
YES it is normal. It is the natural advancement in a woman’s life.
Do you have to experience and live with the symptoms of menopause
From her tippy toes to the top of her head
Flushing her cheeks
To a glorious rosy red
Giddiness, joy, elation
Her head did spin
Was it the champagne
Or daily life intoxication
A beautiful memory
A face looking at her
oh dear how young we were
Her life of spectacular moments
Tells story upon her beautiful face
Softness, fine lines
Charming, full of grace
Youth lays behind
Only in time
Keep dreaming of that life
Passion keeps you in prime
A turning point
A time of transition
A time in life
A new definition
From light to dark
She will shine inside
It’s grey, Imperfect
Move effortlessly through to the other side
Wisdom and experience
As she enters a new phase
Elegance, truth and love
She will continue to navigate life’s maze
Welcome to middle age a time of transition. It doesn’t have to be a time of darkness. Stay in the light 💋💋💋
A box of what?
OK I’m officially laughing. Not a box of anything. Have I introduced myself?
I already have told you I am a mother of 2 boys and 2 female dogs. I write, poetry, short stories, children’s books and blogs. I’m am an animal lover, BUT I am also a Pilates instructor.
That’s my real job. How I earn my bread and butter, it pays my bills.
I can already hear some of you saying a what?
So What Is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength. This helps to improve general fitness and overall well-being.
Similar to Yoga, Pilates concentrates on posture, balance and flexibility. In Pilates the chance of injury is much lower than with other more strenuous forms of exercise.
Pilates also focuses on the mind-body connection.
While doing the various exercises your mind needs to be constantly aware of your breathing and the way your body moves.
I run a studio in my home town, on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, AUSTRALIA.
Please do visit, first class free is on me.
We run a varied disciplines to keep your body and mind healthy as we age. This exercise is ideal for everyone but I am emphasizing the importance to continue exercising as we age. My target audience today is over 40, over 50 and beyond. Apart from my awesome pilates sessions, we also run yoga, functional training, teacher training, personal training in our amazing little boutique studio.
We run group classes, small group specialized sessions, personal or one on one training.
The reason I had suggested my target audience today is Over 40 is because I have branched out into a new area, menopause coaching. I will be running programs to help women over 40 with their hormone health and fitness.
I have created my own brand of pilates, designing my own unique classes.
Pilates / Yoga Fusion
HIIT Pilates (high intensity pilates)
Circuit Pilates – This consists of approximately 14 to 18 stations, working upper body, lower body, the core and two or three cardio stations. We move from one station to another for a period of 45 seconds to one minute on each station. A great fat burning workout and suitable for all levels of fitness and injuries
Box -a – lates a combination of boxing circuits with pilates circuits. ( see pics of the fun my students had today)
This one is worth giving a go.
Exercise or physical activity can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing diseases like diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. It can have immediate and long-term health benefits more importantly it can improve your quality of life. 30 minutes a day can allow you to enjoy all of these benefits.
Some of the benefits of regular physical activity may be:
Reduce your risk of heart attack or disease
Manage your weight. Look better, feel better, more confidence
Lower your blood cholesterol levels
Lower your risk of diabetes
Can lower your blood pressure
Can help increase the strength of your bones muscles and joints therefore lowering the risk of osteoporosis
Lower your risk of falls
You recover better from injury or illness
You feel better, you have more energy, you are in a better mood, you are more relaxed and you sleep better.
Exercise can help with depression
It provides increased social contact if in a club or a group setting steps. Don’t be put off by feeling compelled to have to complete 10,000 steps or do 30 minutes of exercise. Start with 1000 steps start with five minutes of exercise. Build up. Little steps. This is the reason I’ve chose to specialize in women’s fitness over 40. You can get stronger, you can feel invigorated, you can be totally awesome. Let’s not grow old let’s be awesome.
Everyone in these photos are 50 and above With the exception of one 23-year-old and one 48 year-old. I had strict instructions to not put her in that 50 and I have a category. Your wish is my command. My crew are awesome.