I just came back from the gym feeling invigorated and inspired!
Over in the corner on one of my favorite machines, I noticed a woman who looked to be middle age, healthy, lean and had awesome cut arms and shoulders.
I said to myself, “Lisa, get up the courage to go ask her how she does it and if she uses supplements and or hormone replacement.”
So I did! I said, “excuse me, you are in such great shape can I ask if you use hormone replacement or supplements?”
She said, “OH NO!”
She went on to explain how she has worked out for years and her issues have been around food. She explained her life journey has been to learn how to eat what is right for her and not to eat emotionally.
I asked, “how old are you,” 64, she replied.
“WOW, you look amazing.”
Can I ask, “when you moved through menopause (or as I like to call it “a woman’s rite of passage,”) were you put on any hormones?”
“No, I had a few hot flashes but that was it.” She said.
This woman was not just thin, she was lean and cut.. She has a healthy diet, exercises regularly and has a “personal emotional awareness” of who she is and it serves her well.
With all the hoopla these days, centered around “hormone replacement therapy,” I wanted to share her story.
One of my biggest ongoing learning lessons has been to trust my intuition. For those of you who have been around me on a regular basis you know my intuitive emphatic gift. Some have called me “psychic” or have said, “you see dead people,” This is a gift that has served me well when I TRUST and HONOR it!
When it comes to my health, I abandoned what my intuition was telling me and chose to “buy into all the hoopla.”
In fact, I am reading a new book that just came out called, The Secret Female Hormone, How Testosterone Replacement Can Change Your Life. I am about half way through the book and based on what I have read, the authors claim Testosterone is the next CURE ALL for everything that is happening in your life after the age of 40.
What I have learned on my journey is to exercise critical thinking and reading skills. As I am reading this I am highlighting in the book, questions I have, calling BS on some of the claims based on my knowledge, research and experiences with Testosterone.
So if you are a woman or a man over the age of 40 who is looking for the wonder drug to make you feel better. Before you go down that path, get “raw & real” with yourself and ask yourself:
1. How is my diet playing a factor in how I feel?
2. Am I exercising?
3. Am I carrying around emotional baggage that needs to be addressed? If so, what tools and resources do I need to help me?
4. Am I currently under a lot of stress? If so why?
These are just a few questions to ask of course there are more but this can get you started.
For me, it has been two years since I have had any hormone replacement. I am still working through what foods are right for me. What exercise routine is right for me, checking in with myself regarding my own emotional awareness, asking myself ongoing questions, what do I need to learn about myself and so on.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said it the best, “Life is a journey not a destination!”
So if you are over 40, here’s to you and your ongoing life journey in uncovering and discovering what is right for your mind, body and spirit!!!!!
Love & Miracles,