We take before and after photos of our figure to measure our physical changes...but do we ever compare our emotional, mental or hormonal changes?
I know my #hormone
cycle affects my training BIG TIME 🙌🏻 Whether it's the food we consume, a stressful job, and/or contraceptive we take, our HORMONES are constantly at play.
I'm always digging a little deeper, and forever doing my research on the underlying issues. And by training for the 4 different weeks of my cycle I've learnt ways to make me faster, stronger and injury free 🙏🏻 __
▪️Our female 28 day cycle in nutshell! Day 0-14 Ingest carbs and train at your hardest! 🤸🏽♀️ This phase is identified with a higher than normal tolerance for pain 💪🏼 ____
▪️Day 14-15 Ovulation ✨ Attempt a personal best here, but be aware of injury due to high estrogen levels. A balanced diet of protein, carbs and fats is ideal.
▪️Day 15-28 it's time to de-load and go a little easier on ourselves as the dreaded Water Retention and PMS 😈 can rear its ugly head! At this phase we are fat burning machines, insulin levels are at their lowest! Although were craving carbs, it's best to stick to proteins, fats and veggies in this phase. And stick to low impact exercises where possible 💁🏼
With this in mind I've completely changed my perspective on #training.
My mind is now focused on #strength,
not size. Eating more, #lifting
more, less time in the mirror, and more time of doing what's good for me 😎
#cheesy #selfie #fitness #dork #health #happiness #instafit #instadaily #motivation