Menopause and perimenopause are no laughing matter―but that doesn't stop Amanda Thebe from approaching her 50s with a sense of humor. In this hilarious and personal account, the fitness trainer shares how she lost weight, dealt with her depression, improved her sleep, and overhauled her diet to survive―and thrive―during menopause. Now you can, too!
Includes a Bonus Strength Training Guide for Women Over 40
At a time when menopause has become an urgent topic of public discussion, with the likes of Michelle Obama revealing their struggles for the first time, personal trainer Amanda Thebe shares her journey with bold and big-hearted writing that will be familiar to readers of Glennon Doyle. Readers will come away from the book with:
- A better understanding of your own hormones and how they factor in menopause and your overall health;
- Confidence to speak your truth about your menopause symptoms to your doctor, other health professionals, your family, and friends;
- Zero bull-sh*t tips for nutrition, fitness, vagina health, sex, and more.
Amanda Thebe was working as a personal trainer and fitness coach when, at age 43, she started experiencing debilitating exhaustion, dizziness, and depression. The busy mother of two boys was used to traveling the world and climbing mountains. Now, she struggled to climb out of bed.
After several failed doctor’s appointments, Thebe saw her gynaecologist, who finally named the source of her struggles: perimenopause, the period of 5-10 years before menopause, when a woman’s fluctuating estrogen levels put her at risk of depression, anxiety, headaches, and more ailments related to female hormone health.
Empowered by information, Thebe began her journey back to her former self, overhauling her approach to diet, mental health, and exercise. In Menopocalypse, she explains how to deal with migraines, hot flashes, weight gain, exhaustion, poor sleep, vaginal dryness, and mood swings—offering tips that have worked for her and others.
She shares information about hormone therapy. She even shares her own strength-training routine, complete with a suggested workout schedule, easy-to-follow instructions, and pictures of herself doing the exercises, so you can feel empowered, fit, and ready to tackle the day.
Menopause isn’t fun, sexy, or cool, and a woman might spend one-third of her life in it—but that doesn’t mean women should suffer in silence without support. Let the outspoken and honest Amanda Thebe be your guide to surviving—and thriving—during menopocalypse.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: How I Became a Menopause Warrior 1
Part 1 The Reality
1 Defining the Monster 14
2 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of HT (Plus Other Treatment Options) 44
3 When Menopause and Midlife Collide 65
4 Hello, Dry Vagina and Incontinence 80
5 I'm So Bloody Fat! 102
Part 2 The Hacks
6 The Four Hacks of Thriving in Menopause 118
7 How to Eat (Have Your Cake and Eat It!) 133
8 How to Move (The MMR Workouts) 163
9 How to De-stress (Calm the Eff Down!) and Get Some Sleep 229
10 How to Think (Shift Happens) 250
About the Author 295