Friday, March 8, 2024

Women's Day 2024- Embracing Body Positivity during Pre-menopause

Story time:

Six months ago, in September 2023, my stomach looked like this. One of my self-challenges was my weight, which even got worse when my premenopausal stage set in. Although this wasn't my highest body weight, it was a challenge for me this time. I felt grumpy, tired and anxious even in the morning after waking up. But it's never too late to try and change things for the better in terms of my body.

As of March 2024, this is how my body and tummy look, (side by side comparison). 

How did I do it?
By reducing my food intake- following a diet low in calories and incorporating workout exercises for 30 to 45 minutes, 4-5 times a week. Following dance and exercise videos on YouTube and TikTok, sometimes just by walking in place or kembot-kembot (shaking hips). 🙂
Btw, I can now do jumping jacks again! 😃

Doing all these in my own pace, in my own time.
To all the women in the world, Happy Women's Day!


  1. You are doing awesome and look great! I am working on my weight as well.

  2. When I turned 50, my muscle tone needed help. I now lift weights and it has helped.

  3. Reducing food intake was the key for me! You're doing gret on your transformation!! I'll be sure to keep up!

  4. You are doing GREAT! I have been watching your journey and you have encouraged me to start back doing my yoga and stretching. I have also reduced my intake and watching what I eat.

  5. Embracing body positivity during pre-menopause is crucial for mental well-being. It can help individuals navigate physical changes with self-compassion and acceptance so I think it's fantastic that you are encouraging others to promote this as well!

  6. You are doing great keep up the good work.

  7. Love all the steps you've taken to meet your goals. As a 55 year old woman, I know I need to make adjustments as I age!

  8. Elizabeth | Tired Mom SupermomApril 15, 2024 at 11:46 AM

    Your journey is truly inspiring! It's amazing to see how dedication to health and fitness, combined with simple yet effective strategies like reducing calorie intake and incorporating regular workouts, can yield such transformative results. Your story is a reminder that it's never too late to prioritize self-care and make positive changes for a happier, healthier you.

  9. You have done an amazing job. I need to work out more myself. But I struggle with working due to my feet hurting constantly. I’m trying to get help but it’s taking some time. In the meantime, I’m looking for another job too.