Just turned 49 yrs old. All my life has been sports! Martial Arts at a young age and got older to cross train as a boxer in 1993. That is when we women first got our professional boxing license in Los Angeles,Calif. At the age of 33 yrs old or so,I had an hysterectomy and I never knew what that meant,all I knew was to fight,to beat up people in the ring.After my surgery,I went right back out there from my healing to box. Retired from boxing in 2008 due to age and brain injury "Dementia Pugilistica" in other words "punch drunk."Still in great shape,a strong athletic woman until one day " severe depression" had hit me. My body started changing,no energy,and yet I always smiled,because that is my personality.I am just now learning about my body as a woman.So,this is a new chapter to me.If anyone that is or was a female professional athlete;how are you coping with change now? Am I really going through menopause or what have you?Everyday I am writing in a journal on how my body is changing with age as an athelete and how hard to get back out there to exercise,to move my body as I see fit.Gaining weight is making me angry at myself right now.What is this that I have missed for so long and why did it hit me so fast all of a sudden feeling like a lazy bumtress.