Keeping Together When You Feel Out Of Control

Though I don’t necessarily target a specific clientele, it happens that it has worked out that a large percentage of my clientele are women between the age of 40 and 60 years old. The Browning Method is designed to change your body shape and most women carry their weight in the stomach, thighs and buttocks. Because the Browning Method is successful at targeting these areas I have always attracted women in their late 30s and mid 40’s, the majority of who are the Wall Street variety. These women work all the time and are very focused on success and career and often don’t have the time to create a relationship or family. They figure they will become successful and then in their 40’s be able to enjoy their success and at that time settle down and focus on things other than career.

Unfortunately as it happened the market crashed and a lot of women woke up and realized suddenly they’re 40, and what a surprise, men who are also in their 40’s are looking for women in their 20’s. Suddenly finding a husband is not as easy as these women once thought it would be.

Often when women come to terms with these realizations they begin for the first time in their lives to feel out of control and resort to self medicating to regain the feeling. Whether it’s taking prescription medication, drinking or attempting to throw themselves back into work as a distraction. I have seen it in myself. Recently divorced, I am at a point in my life that I am realizing that there are certain things that I have to give up and things I need to start doing to take care of myself. I often have a hard time sleeping and don’t want to rely on sleeping pills, but recently certain events have shown me that a drink or a glass of wine works for me, and as long as I can keep it in control, it’s ok.

This past week I have been dealing with some significant changes in my life and I had a busy day at work and I came home and I just really wanted to go to sleep. So instead of turning to prescription medication I went and made myself a nice hot bath and I made myself a Brownings Lean and the tequila had an effect and I got to get some sleep. At 5am I woke up feeling great and proceeded to have a great day.

Of course having a glass of wine or one drink is not the best way for everyone, but I have learned for myself what works. For me it has never been looking to alcohol to make myself feel better when I’m down, my addiction is exercise. Control over my body is control over my life.

What I would like to say to all the women out there is that you can learn to pull yourself up, and you must, otherwise you will stay down and depressed. I know it’s hard sometimes and it’s scary to face reality but letting yourself fall will only lead to worst case scenarios. As hard as it is sometimes, you have to look at the positives you have.

In the long run, going home every night and drinking or taking those pills is not going to help. They will stop working and then things will get worse. I ask for you to try and trust me and believe that each day will get better if you can get up the morning, exercise and face the world.