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Day 9

Posted Jan 28 2010 9:41am
Daily Stats
Pounds down: -8 lbs.
Pounds to go: +22 lbs.

Daily Supplements
One A Day Women's Active Mind & Body Multivitamin
1000 mg Omega-3 Fish Oil
Digestive Enzymes (w/every meal)

I just got back from the gym and am feeling great! I wasn't feeling this way intially, though. I ALMOST felt like skipping out on my workout this morning. Why? you ask. Because I have PMS. (Yes, I know there are a few men out there reading this -- Sorry, boys!)

A lot of women who I know skip out on their workouts during their periods because they don't feel good. Trust me, I know it's uncomfortable, painful, and just yucky. But, believe it or not, working out is a great way to mitigate the symptoms of PMS: headache, cramps, bloating, etc.

Moderate exercise is great for overall fitness and helps reduce stress. Exercise
• Raises HDL (''good cholesterol'')
• Reduces triglycerides (fats) in the blood
• Builds strong bones
• Increases heart and lung capacity
• Causes the release of endorphins, nature's mood elevators
• Increases oxygen and blood flow to muscles, reducing tension
• Reduces fluid retention and bloating

My point...Working out today was great! My PMS symptoms weren't as bad throughout the rest of the day. Plus, I did see the "Guy With One Leg" at the gym today, and again, he was very motivating to watch.
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