Fifteen years ago I was inspired to create a fitness community for expecting and new moms which led to the beautiful birth of Active Moms’ Club in 2008…
…three years before my twin boys were born!
AMC was truly my first baby.
At the time, pre- and postnatal fitness classes were unique and sought-after in Chicago. As a new mom I was at the helm of supporting women through their postpartum journey.
I’m 52 years-young with energetic 7th graders! 😱 #moodswingsarerealinmyhouse
I felt like I was on top of the world when I hit my sixth decade in January 2022. (I even posted about it here.)
- my joints started to ache
- I felt uninspired
- weight slowly crept around my midsection
- I always felt tired 🥱
- simple injuries lingered longer,
- and my ears… ringing non-stop 👂
At the time, it didn’t dawn on me that these symptoms are common when hormone levels begin to decline. (Newsflash— there are no less than THREE dozen symptoms from declining estrogen/progesterone levels)!
I’m gaining a greater understanding of the science behind the changes 🤯 and have uncovered new fitness, nutrition and stress management strategies that are helping me manage my symptoms and feel more like my “normal self”.
In my next blog post I’ll be pulling back the curtain on the signs and the science behind the perimenopause transition (we need more people talking about this!)
Xoxo, Coach C~