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Midlife Mommas: A Girlfriends Approach to Life After Menopause

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Looking for the unfiltered reality of midlife and menopause? Join Cam and Amelia as we uncover the truth about navigating this transformative stage and provide valuable insights to help you overcome common challenges like hot flashes, sleeplessness, brain fog, and that restless feeling. Together, we'll explore a wide range of topics, including relationships, cooking, hormone balance, exercise, and so much more. No stone is left unturned as we delve into every aspect that influences this incredible phase of life. Get ready to embrace midlife with us – the Midlife Mommas!

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In this episode, you'll hear: 1. The Importance of Self-Awareness and Intuition: We delve into the concept of biofeedback and highlight the significance of listening to our bodies during recovery and training. Understanding our own needs and prioritizing health and fitness goals is crucial for holistic wellbeing.2. Embracing Flexibility and Self-Compassion: We talk about the dangers of the "all or nothing" mentality in fitness and the importance of celebrating small wins. Flexibility and self...
What is Self Care? It's not just a buzzword. In today's fast-paced world, where we are constantly bombarded with stimuli, we need a way to center & ground ourselves. We need to protect our energy. How we do this may be slightly different per individual but it's no good to run on empty. The badge of honor of multi-talking is a crock of, well, you know what I'm talking about.In this episode, we unpack self care, which is not manis, pedis, and massages....necessarily. We hope you enjo...
00:00 Ignorant eating habits changed during athletic career.03:41 Former athlete reflects on health challenges.08:16 Shifted from Weight Watchers to triathlon coaching.11:16 Evaluate sleep habits; consider lifestyle changes.13:34 Better mental acuity with grace after sleep.18:36 Hysterectomy led to rethinking health and metabolism.22:33 Healthy food on a budget, inspiring others.24:04 Mother-in-law loves cooking, but not from recipe.28:31 App Think Dirty rates product chemical safety.30:55 Sl...
In this episode, you'll hear: 1. The Impact of Cultural Influences: How generational and cultural influences shape our communication styles and mindset, and how we can break free from limiting beliefs.2. The Power of Doing Your Best: Understanding that everyone's best is relative to their individual personality and motivations, and how to avoid seeking external validation.3. Not Taking Things Personally: The struggle we all face in not internalizing the opinions of others, and the importance ...
00:00 Sugar fueled industrialization, now pervasive in food industry.04:45 Sugar hijacks dopamine, creating pleasure-seeking response.07:16 Struggle with substance abuse leads to shame.11:09 Early Coca Cola marketing and medicinal claims.13:29 High protein bars with sugar alcohols cause issues.19:08 Start small, replace sugar with fruit. Reduce soda.22:19 Be cautious of hidden sugar in "healthy" foods.23:09 Meal prepping saves time, avoids unhealthy eating.28:49 Clients lost due to limited on...
Are you living on auto-pilot?Are you giving away your authority, your autonomy?We've talked for years about the awful - awesome test. This is just one way to tap into your intuition. It's another way of saying, use biofeedback to figure out what works for you...for your health, for your state of mind, for your relationships, for your LIFE.Join 2 girlfriends talking about BIOFEEDBACK. We give you the tools to tap into your own knowing for what is going on in your body and how to assess it. We ...
In this episode, you'll hear: 1. Definition and Statistics of the Sandwich Generation: Listeners will gain an understanding of what the term "sandwich generation" means and the statistics associated with it, such as the number of people involved and the challenges they face.2. Coping Strategies for the Sandwich Generation: The hosts discuss various coping strategies that individuals in the sandwich generation can utilize to manage the challenges they face, including practicing self-care, sett...
What does Progress mean to you?In this episode we look at progress. How is it different in midlife than it was in your 20's and 30's? How do you measure it?Cam and Amelia have some great tips. Things to boost your confidence but also things that make you think. Join us for this informative episode and see notes below for a definite way to makes some progress with your health and fitness goals using Cam's Move the Dial Method. Click here to Join Move the Dial MethodListeners save 50%Move the D...
In this episode, you'll hear: 1. Understanding Estrogen: Discover the different forms of estrogen, E1, E2, and E3, and their significance in the context of menopause, hormone replacement therapy, and overall health. Gain insights into the ways estrogen metabolism can impact the body and how it can be measured and supported.2. Managing Hormone Imbalance: Learn about the experiences of the hosts and their pursuit of hormone balance, including the challenges and benefits of different hormone rep...
Ladies! We talk about sleep a LOT! In fact, we probably mention it during almost every episode. But here's the reader's digest version of tips for good sleep, and it is a pillar of health. Please, please, please listen to this one, especially if you're struggling with belly fat (there IS a connection!). We also talk about adrenal health. As referenced in the episode, here are the symptoms indicating that you're in adrenal trouble:1. 'Wired and Tired' feeling in the evening, or insomnia2. Need...
Mindset is everything, right? But how do we shift our mindset when things taste so good? Wait, what does this even mean?? What if the reason we are struggling with weight has little to do with the conscious decisions we make about food? What if there is a better way?In this episode, you'll learn: 1. The concept of shifting mindset for weight management: Rita Black discusses the importance of shifting one's mindset and vision for weight management, focusing on releasing weight rather than losi...
Y'all, this is one of my most favorite episodes. You HAVE to listen! Lindsay is amazing. She teaches us how to get quiet and really listen to our inner voice, to our soul. We were rapt listening to her. She takes us from the pure innocence of our childhood, through the formation of belief systems to arrive at current state, which may or may not be in our core truth. Lindsay gives people tools to come back to yourself. What is this true self? It's your intuition.In this episode, you'll hear:&n...
It's Springtime!In this episode, you'll hear: 1. Techniques for Allergy Relief: Learn about various methods to combat seasonal allergies, including using a neti pot, changing pillowcases, and rinsing off the body to reduce symptoms.2. Benefits of Seasonal Produce: Discover the advantages of consuming seasonal fruits and vegetables from the farmer's market for improved health and diet diversity.3. Embracing Spring: Explore the hosts' experiences with embracing spring, from enjoying fresh air, ...
We are SO excited to welcome Lindsey Foreman, Family Nurse Practitioner, specializing in Functional Medicine to the podcast today. She is a gut and hormone health enthusiast/expert. Lindsey is a WEALTH of information and she shares a bunch of it today with us.This is the final segment in a 3-part series on belly fat, so we focus on how the gut microbiome affects belly fat and overall health. You may have heard before, that the gut is the center of health and Lindsey helps unpack w...
Belly Fat - Part 2What do hormones have to do with belly fat? As it turns out, a lot!In this episode, you'll hear:1. The impact of stress on belly fat and hormonal changes during midlife, specifically the effects of chronic stress on cortisol and insulin levels.2. Natural methods and tools to lower stress levels, such as adaptogens, herbal teas, and breathing exercises, as well as the importance of controlling insulin and cortisol levels to combat belly fat.3. The significance of body composi...
In this episode you'll hear:1. The impact of hormones and stress on weight gain: The hosts discuss how hormones and stress can contribute to midlife belly fat, emphasizing that weight gain is not solely about calories in and out but also about the body's hormonal and stress responses.2. The importance of calorie intake and metabolism: Cam and Amelia discuss how insufficient calorie intake can affect metabolism, particularly in individuals who have been dieting for a long time. They highlight ...
We all want great health, right? But what strategies do we utilize to get it?We know about exercise, eating healthfully, and taking supplements. But what if there were other things that could help? Well, it turns out that there are other things that can help.In this episode, we talk about 'alternative' therapies, but as you'll learn, these aren't so alternative, and they're certainly not new. Join us as we talk about sauna, red light therapy, and cryotherapy. We let you know what these ...
We all know the feeling....3 o'clock rolls around and we are starving. What should you eat?? The easy answer is a bag of chips or package of cookies from the office vending machine, but what does that do to your blood sugar? Does it provide any nutrients? The short answer is that those types of snacks will satisfy the gnawing in your stomach, but a couple hours later, you're like to crash again. In this episode of the Midlife Mommas Cam and Amelia give you some tips on better ways to snack. Y...
00:00 Navigating changing relationships as children grow up.05:14 People are threatened by what they don't understand.06:41 Understand psychology, know your why, stick to conviction.12:36 Focus on your vision despite distractions.15:10 Importance of discussing choices and being open.18:30 Finding support from like-minded individuals is crucial.23:25 Woman's 2nd marriage struggles due to inactivity.25:24 Becoming a good example for kids' health.27:50 Question traditional beliefs, seek personal...
The 80/20 rule - you've probably heard of it, but how do you apply it? Does it even work?In this episode of the Midlife Mommas Cam and Amelia give you some tactical tips to using the 80/20 rule to maintain focus and avoid burnout.00:00 Focusing on valuable work in business.04:39 Encourage outsourcing home tasks to save time.07:15 Rotate wardrobe, use fitness clothes, avoid habits.10:51 Struggling with health goals due to environment.13:50 Stay on track, learn, reset, choose again.17:07 Gradua...
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