I always knew that I wanted to write a book one day. But I didn’t know that I would self publish my very first ebook about the hardest thing I’ve ever dealt with in my personal life and put it all out there for anyone to read. But I have. And part of me is incredibly nervous about the fact that I’ve just written down and published a story that is so very personal, raw and real. Yet, part of me also feels like a weight is completely off of my shoulders for sharing my story, while also spreading awareness about something so important like the relationship between fitness and fertility.
You see, over the past two years, I’ve become healthier than ever before. I’ve learned more about true wellness, balance and overall health than I ever thought possible. And this all happened, because when I originally thought I was ready to get pregnant, I found myself with an exercise-related health condition called “hypothalamic amenorrhea,” which was holding me back from all things fertility.
I wasn’t able to find very many people in the fitness industry willing to talk about this particular issue. And I didn’t talk about it either, keeping my struggles completely to myself and off of my blog.
While I worked to uncover what was going on with my body, I discovered an entirely new balanced and healthy lifestyle that I live today, based largely off of improving my hormones. And did I mention my approach to recovery worked?
This ebook not only shares my entire fertility journey, but it also follows my path through the fitness industry and even gives you insight into every single thing I’ve learned about health and the decisions and lifestyle modifications I’ve made along the way. As a reader of A Lady Goes West, you’ve most definitely seen some changes in me over the past two years, and this story takes you along for the ride.
Fit and Fertile
Ladies and gentlemen, here she is …
What can you expect to learn from this ebook:
- Why you should find balance in your workout routine and decide how much is too much exercise
- Why your hormones are everything and why monitoring your menstrual cycle is absolutely imperative for your overall health
- What is hypothalamic amenorrhea and how you can begin to recover from it
- Techniques for improving and modifying your diet to improve your hormonal balance and fertility
- Tips for how you can improve your chances of getting pregnant while staying fit
- Practices from Eastern Medicine that can assist in hormonal recovery
- Natural ways you can balance your hormones to feel more energy every single day
- Suggestions for the best supplements and products to support your fertility journey
- How you can be proactive about protecting your fertility at any stage of life
- How I overcame an exercise-related health condition while continuing to work in the fitness industry
Who this ebook is for:
Dedication and thanks
As I was writing this book, there were times when I would second guess why I was doing it. I kept it to myself for many months. Oftentimes I would just open up the document and re-read it, reliving every moment of my journey, then closing it out, thinking it would never see the light of day. And then finally, I shared it with my Mom and with Dave. They supported me and even helped proofread my words, which I was so close to. I have to thank both of them for supporting me in this. And I would also like to thank my friend Gina, who gave me some great advice on writing my first ebook, as well as the amazing Katy, who created my landing page and offered guidance, and finally, Christine, who designed the actual ebook.
Help spread the word
During the time that I was working on the book, I told a few people here and there that I was writing about fertility, and I definitely got mixed reviews. But I knew in my heart that fertility touches EVERY single person, whether you are a man or a woman, whether you have kids or not and whether you ever want to have children. So I’m confident that my story and my message will be helpful to somebody out there who needs to know that they are not alone. Because if I could have found something like this in the depths of my struggles, I surely would have been grateful.
There are not a lot of people in the fitness industry talking about the relationship between fitness and fertility, nor hypothalamic amenorrhea, and that’s why I would absolutely love it if you could send this book to someone who you think may need it.
Also, if you are a blogger and are interested in an affiliate relationship to promote “Fit and Fertile,” please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you are subscribed to A Lady Goes West emails, make sure you check your inbox, because I sent you an exclusive promo code for a discount on the book as well.
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