My name is Lulu West, and I’m a well-being coach for women in their forties and fifties, predominantly working on their vitality.
The reason I’m here today is just to explain to you why I started working in this area of vitality for women.
Since 2003, I’ve seen many ladies, particularly to do with weight loss, healthy eating and food intolerances, and there’s generally been an underlying reason for why it’s quite difficult to sustain your desired shape and size.
This was once myself.
I was once suffering with that problem as well. I was very unhappy. I was at a place of work that didn’t suit me for one reason or another. I couldn’t sleep, and I was putting on weight, and my colon was terribly sore. I realised that it was all down to me. I was stuck in a rut and only I could change it.
So, I did. I made some changes. Changes with my diet and my water, my sleeping patterns, and I began to feel absolutely incredible again and full of vibrancy.
However, I had to have a hysterectomy and started the menopause and hot flushes. Suddenly overnight, I went from a size 12 to a size 14. I don’t if any of you recognise any of this?
I felt dumpy, awkward, I didn’t like to have my photo being taken. I couldn’t sleep, and it wasn’t a very good time for me at all. The harder I tried to sleep, which is what you shouldn’t do, you shouldn’t try to sleep, but anyway, you go to bed, you have hot flushes, you struggle to achieve a good night’s sleep.
Because you’re so tired, you’re craving sugary foods, and you go off in search for them, and there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it when you’re that tired. So consequently, you eat more sugar, you put on more weight, and the sugar also means that you don’t have a very good night’s sleep.
Your hot flushes are even worse, and therefore, this cycle continues. I researched this area for myself and I sought professional help. I retrained, and I retrained in the whole area of vitality, particularly with women and the menopause, healthy eating and sleep.
The good news is that it can happen, you can make changes. If you want it badly enough, you can change.
If you’d like to find out more, if you’d like to apply for a free consultation to have a Yes Vitality coaching session, it’s free, one hour. I’ll be there, you can just have a chat with me.