Today, I'm bringing you an interview with Ashley of A Lady Goes West. She's sharing her story and experience with hypothalamic amenorrhea, recovering from it, getting pregnant, and her life postpartum.
I hope you enjoy the interview! To connect with Ashley, and get her ebook Fit and Fertile, check out the details below!
Here's the video!
Here are the timestamps of this video:
00:40 Ashley introduces herself
02:55 The beginning of problems with her menstrual cycle
03:30 How too much exercise started affecting Ashley's health
04:25 Stopping the hormonal birth control pill and what it revealed
05:50 Strong headaches and complete loss of menstrual cycle
08:00 Why Pill periods aren't real periods and why they don't help you to get your cycle back
08:30 How Ashley's acupuncturist helped to figure out what was really going on
12:05 How Ashley started her recovery from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea
12:40 Struggles with lifestyle changes and weight gain, as a fitness personality and group fitness instructor
13:05 Gradually decreasing exercise
15:18 How Ashley changed her eating habits and some of her best tips for healing through food
16:30 Supplements that Ashley found helpful
16:50 Importance of proper sleep
18:13 The length of her recovery
19:15 Fears: Gaining weight and losing fitness
23:50 Getting pregnant after months of trying
27:45 How Ashley works out now, 6 months post partum
31:08 Ashley's diet right now and her take on tracking macros and calories
34:30 What other health improvements Ashley noticed as part of her recovery
39:00 Ashley's advice for those who are on their recovery journey right now
Find out more about Ashley:
Ashley's ebook Fit and Fertile
Thank you Ashley for sharing your experience!!
Do you have hypothalamic amenorrhea? This course will tell you exactly what you need to do, in order to recover from it and take back your health!
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West says
Thank you SO much for featuring me! As you know, this subject is near and dear to my heart, and I’m so happy to be a part of sharing how I recovered, found what worked for me and even started a family — all the while staying fit in a new way! You are the best, Kersten!
Kersten Kimura says
Thank you Ashley! I’m so glad you found the way that worked for you. Your positive and encouraging story will help many women!