Hey lovelies, honestly when the time of the month comes, I’m at a loss: Do I off myself or kill everyone around me. Okay, a wee bit dramatic (kind of). But we all know how awful and miserable it can be. If you’d like some some tips to help ease cramps and make your week of bloody hell better, check out our last post.
Thankfully my week of bloody hell will be over soon but the other day when I woke up, the pain was ridiculous. I forced myself out of bed, grabbed a glass of water, took some pain meds, did a workout, and ate breakfast. Not even an hour later, my cramps were subsided and wasn’t convinced I was going to headed to my death bed, haha.
So here is what I did with a desk chair, 10 pound kettle bell, a 8 pound dumb bell, and 2 pound each ankle weights:
1oo Jumping Jacks
25 Bent-Over Rows
25(each) Front Lunges
25 (each) Donkey Kicks
25 Bicep Curls
10 (each) Kettle bell Quad Lifts
10 Sumo Squats
5 Chair Dips
100 Jumping Jacks
50 High Knees
25 Russian Twists
25 (each) Heel Touches
25 Chest Press
25 (each) Fire Hydrants
10 Squat Jumps
10 Kettle bell Swings
5 Chair Dips
I didn’t expect to do everything on the list (I made it a few weeks prior, when I had a cold but still needed to sweat and burn some calories). Oh, but I did. And I’m so glad I did.
If you’re looking for something not too quick or too long, here’s a routine to try the next time you’re feeling down in the dumps. Add or cut things out if you like, of course. Just make sure you aren’t overdoing it. You have to listen to your body. If your workout is only causing more, harsher pain then you should quit. You can try again later or try something entirely different–Walking, yoga, etc.
Always pay attention to what your body is telling you. Sometimes to get rid of pain you have to stretch some muscles and break a sweat. And other times you just need to lie in bed and chill out.
Anyway, good luck to you if you’re on your period. Try out my tips from my last post and e-mail or comment us if you’d like to vent–we’re here for you ❤
This is what I ate after: 2 fried eggs with turmeric and black pepper on a piece of toasted Fiber One Whole Wheat bread, with some red grapes. I had some roasted, sea salt chickpeas as well–ate them while my eggs cooked.
It’s a delicious, quick, and healthy meal whether it’s pre- or post-workout. Doesn’t matter. Just get that protein and fiber in regardless. Eat your fruit and veggies too, kiddies 😛