Going through what I believe is perimenopause, I consider myself quite lucky. I do experience some difficulty sleeping, However that have always been an issue for me. A good night sleep for me is 7 hrs tops. I don’t think my body needs more rest. And after 4 children and the total lack of sleep each child brings, I guess my body adjusted to less sleep.
Hot flushes nope, I can sometimes feel a bit warm but nothing major. I exercise regularly and during these classes I sweat like crazy, so I am probably removing all lot of excess sweat then. However something has changes, my exercise regime or actually my preference of exercise has changed. I prefer shorter not as intense gym classes. And I have fallen in love with Yoga-flow. That is a bit strange, considering what I thought about Yoga some 7 years ago! I found it to be really boring.
But as I become older, I believe my body wants to slow down. I use to run about 10-15 km 3 times a week before, and now I can’t care less about the long runs. It’s not that I can’t, I just don’t feel for it. It might have to do with the slower cells turnover, my body craves more of a slower pace as well as more of good recovery time. And that is OK, I need to care for me, and listen to what my body wants.
Anyway – my recommendation is to listen to your inner voice. You might have to change your workout routine to match what your soul requires. And that is OK.
But as one of my goals 2020 is to work on my body (and soul) shape it without an exercise routine looking as I am preparing for a marathon.
I will update you.