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PR’s & Periods

(Book Review)

This post is for those of you who love a good leg day (and also have a uterus).

A few years ago I read the book In the Flo by Alisa Vitti and it changed my life. I can’t say it happened overnight, but I have revisited this book at least 10 times in 3 years.

This book explains very simply how the female changes over the course of the menstrual cycle. It goes way beyond PMS and Ovulation by providing the science that drives our emotions, physical abilities, and mental power in each week of the cycle.

While it is becoming more well known, most people still do not really understand the female infradian rhythm.

In fact, my word doc does not even recognize. Hmm….not impressed.

This 4 week rhythm influences the way we, as women, show up in our power throughout the month.

So why is this important for me?

A few reasons (you will have your own if you read the book!)

1. I have often thought that something was wrong with me. This book has taught me otherwise. This, alone, is a mic drop moment.

2. PR’s just aren’t gonna happen in week 4 ya’ll. Nope. Give it up and move on.

If you have ever hit some great numbers in the gym and come in a week later having done EVERYTHING RIGHT and feel like complete dog poo and not come anywhere near your goal….and then thought that you just needed to work harder….READ THIS BOOK.

Sorry for the run on sentence but the thought logic is important. It’s faulty.

You have not gotten weaker, you do not need to add another leg day, you do not need to run another mile.

You need to change your expectations and work appropriately for the hormone profile that your body is dishing up this week. That’s it.

Measure your PR’s in week 2. And not any other week.

And side note, I only weigh myself in week 2. About 3 days after my period ends. That is the only week that I track.

If you want to understand why I’ve personally taken this approach (any why I fill week 2 wall to wall with networking) please read the book.

It has been a game changer for me. Life feels easier. I feel more accomplished and I feel like I’m aligning with my body and the universe.

In Happiness & Health,


PS. I’m a reader…so my client’s don’t have to be. I bring information like this to my coaching sessions. I hold certifications in nutrition and exercise that make life & leadership coaching a holistic experience.

If you are interested in an 8 week 1:1 coaching package, book a consultation today.

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