Are you still doing what you did in your 20s and 30s?
So your 40s come and it can seem that your fitness and wellness goals hit a brick wall.
Hormones, aches and pains, and the stubborn muffin top that just won’t go away.
If you’re still using the same methods you used in your 20s or 30s without results, it’s time for a change!
I get it. I was there too. Trying one strict diet after another -and failing every time-. I kept trying harsher and longer workouts, which left my metabolism and my energy in shreds.
I felt stuck and frustrated.
It wasn’t until I started to workout and eat in a different way, that I began to master my metabolism and lower my cortisol levels.
This led to more energy and vitality.
I started to enjoy working out for the first time. I lost fat, gained muscle and started feeling confident and at ease in my body again.
Our body changes so much in your 40s and most of us keep trying to workout and eat in a way that no longer serves us.
And maybe now that you’re 40 your goals have changed too.
You want to feel lean, toned, tight and strong; but you also want to have wiggle room to enjoy life and not feel like a slave to your fitness plan or diet.
So here’s the thing..
Exercising more and eating less just won’t cut it when you’re over 40.
What’s more: all that cardio and your no carb diet will actually work against you. It will burn you out and damage your metabolism.
To successfully reach your ideal weight and feel strong and energised you need to find a system that is SUSTAINABLE in the LONG TERM and that doesn’t involve quick fixes.
And if you’re wondering how to achieve that, here are my top 3 tips to start your journey:
#1 Find cardio that’s enjoyable and doesn’t drain you, and add some weights.
Women over 40 have naturally higher levels of cortisol (yep, the stress hormone). So extenuating cardio workouts will actually work against your metabolism by raising cortisol levels even more.
Fun and enjoyable cardio workouts -like DANCE cardio-, are the best because when you dance, your brain produces feel good and relaxing chemicals that lower your cortisol levels.
I also highly recommend adding weight training to your routine. This will help you build muscle which will activate your metabolism, strengthen your bones and balance your hormones.
#2 Learn to listen to your body’s hunger cues and what feels good
So much of the time we are eating based on externally imposed cues, portions and rules of what we should eat and when, that we lose the ability to tune into our body’s real hunger cues and forget to check in with ourselves to see what feels good and what doesn’t.
Learning to listen to your body will allow you to make the choices that serve you best, and that will make your diet sustainable.
#3 Prioritize hormone health.
Paying attention to your hormones and learning how to eat and exercise to optimise your health will be key in feeling your best. Changes in estrogen and progesterone begin in your 40s, but also things like adrenal fatigue or an underactive thyroid might be holding you back from feeling energised. It’s important to know the symptoms and how to support your health in the best way.
So if you’ve been feeling stuck and frustrated..
And if you’ve been thinking “this is the year I want to FINALLY ditch the diet, feel energised and find a sustainable fitness and wellness routine”...
I am taking new clients for my 1:1 coaching program.
So if you're interested in learning more, drop me a line and let’s start a conversation.
Having someone to coach you can really be the game changer that takes you to the next level.
Because after 40, it’s not just about being thin, but also about being strong, energised, healthy, and loving the skin you’re in.