(Closed) Exercising While PMSing

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
Hostess
11279 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I tend to go through it, but I think I’ve found that if I exercise the days leading up to it the pain isn’t then as bad during my period.

Post # 4
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546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010
Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I try and fight through it, but man, it’s really hard at times! I am so fatigued during PMS. However, I think consistent exercising made this round not so bad.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I never have any real PMS symptoms, I don’t start to feel crappy until I actually start…so I have no problem exercising the days leading up to it.  However, I almost never do on my first day.  My flow is always the heaviest then and it’s the last thing I want to do.  I have went for a jog when I have cramps though, and they have went away while exercising.  Usually, by day 2 I can suck it up and at least climb on an elliptical though!

Post # 8
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1555 posts
Bumble bee

I should have gone with Boyfriend or Best Friend this weekend, but I felt like crap, so I took the time off. But other times I have gone through with it. So it really depends. More often than not, I sit my butt on the couch and watch reruns of TV shows. 😀

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ha!  I am reading this in my pajamas on the couch- I totally skipped out on the gym tonight and wrote it off on PMS!  Plus, I am so cranky and Mondays at the gym are always PACKED, so I think I will cry if I don’t find a parking spot/can’t get on the machine I want.  Oh, and How I met your mother is on 🙂

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

It’s not even close to PMS time for me, yet I’m sitting on the couch trying to come up with “valid” excuses for not going to the gym.  I’m not sure wanting a glass of wine right now counts.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Amani- Omg!  A glass of wine sounds amazing!  Good call!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would love to sit here and say that I fight the feeling and work out anyways, but I honestly give myself time off. LOL

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@littlecat: Giving in to the power of syrah. 🙂

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t get bad PMS, but I do think that if you’re really not feeling well, it’s not a bad idea to give your body a rest.  It sounds like you work out pretty much every day, and fully resting then pushing yourself to a new goal would probably be better than slogging through.

That said, I have a semi-physical addiction to the exercise endorphins and start to fade if I don’t make it to the gym by my usual time, so I usually do slog through… hit the elliptical (harder to fall off than the treadmill or stepmill!) and zone out.  But if you’re a regular exerciser and really hurting (for whatever reason… sickness, PMS, cramps, injury), rest is generally a good idea.

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