Benefits of Exercises During that T.O.M.
There’s no denying that working out when you’re cramping, fatigued and generally not feeling like yourself can be challenging. A lot of women chose to ditch their workouts during their cycle, but what’s best? Should you workout during your period? Absolutely!
When you feel like there is a small person stabbing your insides the last thing you probably want to do is get moving. Its so easy to convince yourself to stay in bed with your two besties, Ben & Jerry.
Curling up into a ball with a bowl of double fudge ice cream sounds like a much better fix, but chocolate alone isn’t going to take the pain away. Believe me, I’ve tried.
Yes it’s tough to get motivated at first, but working out during your period is the best thing you can do for your body. It helps get rid of your worst symptoms. Going for a walk, doing the HBSG or even a mellow yoga flow will make a big difference.
I know this sounds crazy, but I am all about outdoor HIIT workouts during my period. Getting outside just helps put me in a better mood and but during your period you actually get WAY more out of your workouts.
During your period there are major hormonal shifts that make it so you actually have more energy (once you get going) and burn more during your workouts. The key is to just get moving!
More than anything you have to listen to your body. Know when you can push it and when you need to rest. And above anything else, make it fun! If you’re cramping and force yourself to do a workout you hate, you’ll end up more miserable then when you started. Find things you actually enjoy and will help distract you from the pain.
I also have tons of tips and tricks I use to help get rid of cramps and debloat when my workouts alone are helping.
Your period shouldn’t be an excuse to lose sight of your goals for an entire week. Consistency is the key to success. That means loving your body enough to take care of it and keep moving, even when you might not totally feel up to it.
We’re halfway through February, wrapping up our 14 Day Lots of Love Challenge and I don’t want it to stop here for you. I’m challenging you girls to #GetInMotion every single day. Over 80% of people have already forgotten their New Year’s Resolutions, but not you babe! There are still 15 days left in February, basically half a cycle, so no matter where you are in yours commit right now to do 1 thing every day through the end of the month that gets you moving!
You want to make sure you have the right protection so you can get your sweat on without worrying about period leaks. I use Tampax Pearl Active because they have MotionFit™ Protection that makes it move with you for up to 100% leak free workouts.
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