Week 51 Frumpy to Fabulous-PMS Week Can Be Your Fat Loss Week

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In the week before your menstrual cycle you retain 5 pounds of water, feel tired, feel fat and you just want to sweat pants or something stretchy and give into your cravings.

Your body releases it’s own fat burner hormone during this week so it is an optimal time to exercise.

You need to be more focused and push through your workouts during this week. If you workout hard during this week you will notice a difference after your cycle is over.

On an average 28 day cycle

Day 1-12: aim for speedier cardio. fast and intense workouts

Day 13-15: your estrogen levels plummet and your muscles get less oxygen

Day 16-28: long steady cardio, estrogen begins to creep up but progesterone triggers the body to store fat. Go longer and at a steady pace

So basically really focus and make sure you get your workouts in even if the last thing you want to do is exercise.

I hope you are enjoying the Frumpy to Fabulous series. If you have missed any previous weeks you can see them all on the Frumpy to Fabulous Pinterest Board.

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  • This is an interesting post. PMS is not a topic I like, though, because my can be the absolute worse. I have heard exercising makes the pain easier though.

  • You are so true. I’m usually bloated and don’t want to do anything. I sometime don’t want to even get out of bed. I’m going to try and see if that would really work for me. I don’t work out as hard at the gym and tend to just barely get by. Will put in a bit more work the next time. 🙂

  • jennifer zuna

    this is great advice thanks!

  • Shauna Lynn

    Wow! I’ll have to remember this after my shot wears off. I’m not looking forward to it, but for now I think I need to focus on weightloss and the shot can keep pounds on so we’ll see.

  • Shanna Shoffner

    Thanks for the tips. I always end up gaining during that time of the month, but I’m going to try this.

  • Susan VanHoose

    Wow! I didn’t know this

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