Posts by Melanie Durette

Melanie Durette is a fitness and nutrition coach who is passionate about helping women transform their bodies and lives at any age. She is the founder of the website Female Fitness Systems, where she writes about fitness, nutrition and longevity. She trains women all over the world through her thriving online community and programs and she also shares advice and personal experiences, including regular cat cameos, on her YouTube channel.

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How To Make Yourself Stronger When Facing Health Challenges

“The beautiful thing about setbacks is they introduce us to our strengths.” ~Robin S. Sharma

This has been the worst year of my life. Financial stress. Relationship problems. Being separated from my family because of the pandemic. Mentally I’m a mess. I thought I had hit rock bottom. But the worst was yet to come.

I had been ignoring health issues for years and finally dragged myself in for an ultrasound. I already knew I had a fibroid and had booked the ultrasound to check on it. However, as the sonographer explained, I now had innumerable fibroids. They had taken …