Why I Embraced Sweaty Weightrooms and Urge You to Follow Suit

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Shortly after I turned 40, I noticed some unwelcome changes: my first grey eyebrow hair, the need to increase font size, and frequent back issues from lifting my toddlers, to name a few. The news that I am not immune to aging hit me like a ton of bricks.

In the two years since this milestone, I’ve been steadily re-shaping my priorities through the lens of mortality, and figuring out how to honour them. I’m embracing and prioritizing personal relationships now more than ever. I’m taking my career in a new direction, following my passion for helping people make smarter, healthier nutrition and fitness choices (https://fueledbyscience.com). Last but not least, I’m re-evaluating my health priorities.

It’s this last piece of the journey that I want to share. I hope to encourage others, especially other women who are in or approaching mid-life, to follow suit.

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