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Menopocalypse: How I Learned to Thrive During Menopause and How You Can Too

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Menopause and peri-menopause are no laughing matter―but that doesn’t stop Amanda Thebe from approaching them with a sense of humor. In this hilarious and personal account, the fitness trainer shares how she lost weight, dealt with her depression, improved her sleep, and overhauled her diet to survive―and thrive―during menopause. Now, you can, too!

Includes a Bonus Training Guide with Strength Workouts for Women Over 40.

At a time when menopause has become an urgent, necessary topic of public discussion, with the likes of Michelle Obama revealing their struggles for the first time on the internet, personal trainer Amanda Thebe shares the roadmap she uses to thrive during perimenopause and menopause in Menopocalypse. 

With funny, bold, and big-hearted writing that will be familiar to readers of Glennon Doyle, Amanda Thebe shares her menopause journey and what she learned along the way. Readers will come away from the book with: 

  • A better understanding of your own hormones and how they factor in menopause and your overall health;
  • Confidence to speak your truth about your menopause symptoms to your doctor, other health professionals, your family, and friends;
  • Advice for achieving optimal health during perimenopause and menopause by changing your diet, fitness routine, and more lifestyle factors.

Amanda Thebe was working as a personal trainer and fitness coach when, at age 43, she began to experience debilitating exhaustion, dizziness, and depression. At the time, Thebe didn’t know it was all related to her hormones. The busy mother of two, who was used to climbing mountains and traveling the world, only knew she struggled to get out of bed.

After several failed doctor’s appointments, Thebe saw her gynaecologist, who finally named the source of her struggles: perimenopause, the period of 5-10 years before menopause, when a woman’s fluctuating estrogen levels put her at risk of depression, anxiety, headaches, and more ailments related to female hormone health.

Empowered by information, Thebe began her journey back to her former self, overhauling her approach to diet and exercise. In Menopocalypse, she explains how to deal with migraines, hot flashes, weight gain, exhaustion, poor sleep, vaginal dryness, and mood swings—offering tips that have worked for her and others. 

She shares information about hormone therapy. She even shares her own strength-training routine, complete with a suggested workout schedule, easy-to-follow instructions, and pictures of herself doing the exercises, so you can feel empowered, fit, and ready to tackle the day.

Menopause isn’t fun, sexy, or cool, and a woman might spend one-third of her life in it—but that doesn’t mean women should suffer in silence without support. Let the outspoken and honest Amanda Thebe be your guide to surviving—and thriving—during menopocalypse.

From the Publisher

Up-Down Plank:



1. Start in a straight-arm plank position, your hands positioned underneath your shoulders, with hands and feet actively pushing into the ground.

2. Lower your right elbow to the mat and then your left, coming into a forearm plank. Take this moment to recheck your form.

3. Put your right hand on the mat and straighten your right elbow. Do the same on the left to return to a full plank.

4. Don’t rock! Keep your hips facing toward the floor; you are actively trying to resist any rotation of the body.

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