So, today, I need to touch upon a topic that could be quite sensitive, or maybe too out there. It isn’t a topic that is talked about by people openly. As you may already know, I am a woman. A female. Which means, I get affected by hormonal cycles. Sometimes I get affected more, sometimes less. But I physically as well and mentally feel a difference.
I had read a while back about adjusting your workout routine depending on your menstruation cycle. I didn’t take much notice of it back then but now I am getting older, I want my workouts to be more effective and less likely to result in injury.
My body does feel different depending on where I am in the cycle, and I don’t feel like a heavy workout some days.
Today was a day like that, and I believe this will continue on for a little while. Which brings me to a dilemma…“what do I do about my workout plan for the 30 day challenge?”
I can’t just stop for a week and start again… or could I?
Anyway, I couldn’t make up my mind so I did progress to day 19, but I took it easy and didn’t push myself. Sigh. The joy of being a woman.
17 minutes on exercise bike
85 x sit ups
120 x crunches
70 x leg raises
75 s plank
38 x push ups
75 x dips
40 x jab-cross (each side)
140 x squats
I think I might be resting from workouts for at least a day or two for now. Seems I do believe in modifying the workout schedule according to your hormones and right now I feel a little unsure about pushing my muscles.