You know how they say abs are made in the kitchen?
I'm adding to it… RESULTS are made on REST DAYS!!
I know a lot of women LOVE having an EXACT schedule to follow and do NOT like to deviate from it, so if you're new to cycle syncing your workouts it's going to take some mindset shifts because you will have to move the workout schedule around to work WITH your body.
That last week of your cycle (late luteal phase) is when you want to start putting in more rest/recovery days and more workouts that are low/no impact like barre, pilates, walking, yoga etc.
And then on days 1 and 2 of your cycle you want to take FULL REST DAYS from working out and only do super light activity, like walking. Think of it as the sweats & netflix days!
Too often we're told to “just push through it” and “stick to the calendar”, but that calendar isn't made for a woman's unique hormonal cycle.
🤯 Too much intense exercise during your late luteal phase and the first few days of your cycle can actually produce excess cortisol which can lead to excess fat storage!
So here's your permission to pull out your calendar and schedule those lighter intensity days during the 5 days leading up to your period, and then 2 full rest days when your cycle starts!
Navigating perimenopause and unlearning past fads & trends to help you work WITH your body and THRIVE! ✨