I wanted to do TMI Tuesday but I missed my chance yesterday. I was out
dying jogging/walking two miles after work then watching Reaper on Netflix recovering while eating dinner. This is going to be something I do from time to time to get perspective from the ladies about feminine related issues. They aren’t all TMI, per se, but I many of the ones I’ve thought of so far could be considered TMI, and the name TMI Tuesday just sounds cool. So, without further ado…
One of the things I’ve always had trouble with was working out when Aunt Flo is in town. What’s cool to do and what’s not a good idea? A few weeks ago, when I wanted to kick start my now defunct 30 day challenge (I’ll get to that later), I was looking up information on what I could do with Aunt Flo in tow. What I found was contradiction and confusion.
I’d heard you should NOT do any inversions, not even downward facing dog, so most yoga routines were out. The thing is, yogis and health professionals were divided on whether or not this was truly a no go area. Some advised against twists. Some advised standing poses only. No one agreed.
Looking into other forms of exercise, many had similar problems. The only ones who seemed to be in agreement and gave their activity the green light was…running/jogging/walking.
The thing is, I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want to do on my period is feel sweaty and icky. My body is a furnace during that time of the month (it’s a wonder I don’t burn calories just by breathing during this time). I wonder if the use of pads versus tampons makes a difference. I know next to nothing about menstruation work out etiquette.
So ladies, do you change your workout routine during your visit from Aunt Flo? Do you stop working out altogether? What has worked for you when it comes to staying fit during your time of the month? I’m all ears.