Did you know that your menstrual cycle will be impacting the way you exercise and eat? Even the Chelsea Women’s Football Team have clocked on to this fact and they now tailor their training around the players menstrual cycle. This growing awareness of the menstrual cycle makes my heart absolutely fill with joy.
Like most of the country, at the start of lockdown, I was in major binge eating mode – I could polish off a packet of hobnobs in lightening speed. Eventually I realised that enough was enough and so I signed up to Joe Wicks’ 90 Day Plan. I was drawn to it as it was a combined exercise and eating plan and it felt like a great way to bring more structure into my life, when the outside world was in a bit of a crumbling mess.
I belong to the community page for the plan and noticed that many women were struggling to do their exercise in their premenstrual and bleeding phase of their cycle. I felt a strong stirring in my heart to reach out to the community and offer my knowledge on cycle awareness so that they could make their cycle work for them and not against them. I posted in the forum and almost 600 women responded which highlights how much this information is needed.
Last night I had a lot of fun delivering the talk to some wonderful people within the community. I absolutely love witnessing the moment where this framework really opens people, showing them a new healthy and loving way to connect to themselves, their body and their cycle. Here is a flavour of what some people said about the talk:
“I will be kinder to myself from now on….this is a game changer for me”
“I’ve just watched the talk on menstrual cycle awareness and it has blown my mind. I follow the natural family planning method and so I know the science behind menstruation but I’ve never heard it explained in such a positive light before! Kind of explains why I was such a mess last week too. I highly recommend watching it”
“I think we’re so used to being told that PMS is something that’s wrong with us… it was lovely to be told that we’re ALLOWED to feel our emotions. Very enlightening”.
“It was awesome last night, thanks for your time and sharing this wonderful eye opener knowledge”
“I am feeling inspired and motivated to track my cycle. I am super aware of how much it can impact me so great to put more attention into watching patterns”
“I wish I’d known about this years ago”