It is a myth that you cannot, or should not exercise when you have your period. It is actually a really good idea for you
to do so, it is safe and beneficial to exercise during your period unless your doctor has advised against it.
“Whose idea was it to go bush walking?” I said as I huffed and puffed my way up a steep incline…. oh yeah, mine!
My fiancee suggested we take a trip to the blue mountains, I said great let’s go walking. I thought I need to exercise and I have my expensive hiking boots that lay idle most of the year in my closet, lets do it!
Two days ago I rolled my ankle (rolled, twisted, sprained, strained, came down wrong, busted, stuffed up etc.) and unfortunately I didn’t do it in private. I was at work demonstrating a combined step up with overhead press, as I came down I tuned to talk to my client and awkwardly planted my foot on its side…silly me that’s not how you’re meant to stand! “oh I so sorry my dear, so sorry” my new client said apologetically in a thick accent ”it’s not your fault i’m a klutz” I replied. and sure enough a few other people around me were looking as if to see what I would do next. What did I do? What any embarrassed person would do, pretended it didn’t happen. I continued to demonstrate lunges (omg big mistake) and all sorts of exercises for her session pretending my foot was fine. Well it wasn’t.
You most certainly can exercise when it’s raining!
It’s so easy to find excuses not to exercise or eat right. Excuses are easy to make but after a while who are you really trying to fool?
I often get asked by clients how do I stay motivated all the time?? The simple answer is , I don’t. I’m only human and I believe humans are allowed to fall off the wagon and get distracted by exciting and pretty things and get lost in the field of dreams…so to speak (although field of dreams was a great movie right??!).