My focus on fitness has gone well. I'm getting to the gym at least 4-6 hours a week. I successfully did Week 5 last week and I did a round of Week 6 with little issue today. Of course, this was done on a treadmill, so it was easier to keep a steady pace, and the small bit of forward propulsion that happens.
I've eaten well under my calorie maximums and added lots of good vegetables. My fiber intake has been awesome, and my digestive system has thanked me.
What I didn't expect is pain to slow my roll. I didn't injure myself, but the pain I'm feeling in my abdomen gets so bad, I want to curl in a ball..
By the time this pain is over though, maybe I will have lost some water weight... Maybe.
From this point, this may be TMI for many people. I'm blogging about my menstral activities because it's a major thing on my brain. The squeamish or the people who just don't want to read about it -Don't.
Friday, my period start with a bang. This is, in all honesty, the heaviest, most painful period I have had in, at the very least, many years. Normally for me, I have no cramps, and my flow is so light that all I need is a panty liner. And I only had that for a few days every 3-4 months. It's been that way for the past 4 years. Prior to that I was on the pill, so my body was regulated for me.
Over the past few months, my cycle has been getting more regular. While I'm excited that my body is acting more in the realm of norm, I did not sign up for all THIS. I'm taking ibuprofen to dull the pain, and leaking through regular absorbency tampons in just a couple of hours - something that used to take me most the day.
I have found that exercise helps with the pain and pressure when I've reached my limit on ibuprofen. I did 42 minutes on the treadmill - 2.7 miles, followed by Body Combat. I was going to do Body Pump as well today, but I sprung a leak and had to get home as I didn't bring a replacement. As my body cooled down, the endorphins did as well, and I was hunched over by the time I got home.