How I went from being a mum to two young children and feeling exhausted, stressed and worn-out all the time to prioritising my health and rediscovering myself again.
Two years ago, when my youngest daughter was about 5 months old, my health suddenly plummeted. The combination of months of sleep deprivation, the chaos of having two very young children (my older daughter was just 3 at the time) and my internal drive to start working again after two weeks after having my second baby by c-section, all took its toll on my health. There is only so long that you can keep going for like this and, as a result, I developed psoriasis, an autoimmune skin condition.
I felt completely worn-out.
As a Nutritional Therapist and it being my job to help others to support their health, I felt ashamed that my own health was in such a mess. But I just kept going, seemingly with little choice as I had two young children to look after and a business to run. I felt at my lowest as my health got worse. If I tried to do anything for myself, I just felt guilty and selfish and spent a lot of those first few years with young children feeling overwhelmed. My expectations of myself were unrealistically high and often felt overwhelmed that everything had to be perfect.
After my second daughter was born, I felt low in energy, anxious and stressed a lot of the time. I struggled to lose the weight from my second pregnancy and I had horrendous brain fog. I was burning the candle at both ends, felt overworked and my energy was constantly depleted. I didn’t realise it at the time, but having two children within three years, especially as an older mum, had left me with post-natal depletion and my body was just worn out.
Developing psoriasis was the turning point for me.
I decided that I didn’t want to be on long-term medication, and I wanted to do something about my health, which meant that I had to prioritise myself. That didn’t mean saying that my needs were more important than my children’s, it just meant that my health mattered as well.
I knew that I needed to prioritise my health, not only for me but also for my family. Ultimately, me being in poor health was serving no one. So, I started work with a Nutritional Therapist who helped me look at my health objectively, and I rediscovered for myself the importance of investing in my health and gave myself permission to look after myself.
Armed with all my own nutrition knowledge and now a focused plan, I started to make small changes to how I prioritised my health. Within a few months, I started to feel better and within 6 months my skin had calmed down and my psoriasis had cleared. But more than that, I felt happier, more relaxed and essentially felt more like myself again. This helped me to feel like a more present, happy and less shouty mum again.
My experience of my health plummeting was such a pivotal moment for me, that I decided to move the focus of my work to supporting other mums who were struggling with their health at this very demanding time of their lives. I see so many of the mums around me also feeling worn-out, exhausted and desperately wanting to feel better and more like themselves again but having no idea where to start.
If this is you, it doesn’t have to be like this. There is another way and I’d love to show you how.
I now specialise in women’s health and have a passion for helping worn-out mums to prioritise their health, reclaim their energy and find themselves again.
So, if you want a helping hand to guide you work out what the next steps on how to restore your health and vitality again, why not let me show you the way through my 10-week busy Mum’s programme?
I will support you in:
- • Working out exactly what you want for your health, lifestyle and what will make you happy
- • Knowing exactly which foods and lifestyle choices are going to support you to feel more energetic, less foggy and help you lose those pesky pounds from your last pregnancy
- • Uncovering any potential health issues that might be getting in the way of you living a happier, more fulfilling and healthier life
- • Working on your mindset so that you feel empowered and positive about your health and lifestyle
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