Do you have irregular periods? Advice on tracking …
Firstly, see it you can identify the cause. It is possibly Hormone Imbalance which could be caused by a medical issue like PCOS, Thyroid or Pre/Menopause for example. Medication can help you to regulate.
There could however be a much more obvious reason, lack of sleep and stress can too cause Hormone Imbalance.
I have low-thyroid and have had some of my reproductive system removed due to pre cancerous cells and an ectopic pregnancy which has resulted in hormone imbalance and irregular periods.
Personally I have chosen to come off of any hormone producing contraceptive, with my body being irregular already I don’t want to confuse it further.
How do I monitor my periods?
The easiest way for me to track my periods is the thing we forget to do the most - listening to my body. You’re probably very familiar with PMS symptoms:
I feel bloated
Can train as well/as hard
Feeling down/mood swings
Don’t fight against it, you won’t win 😂 up your calories a bit, have a bit of chocolate #dontbeadick & reduce your exercise frequency or weight … focus on achieving a PB another day
Listening & understanding your body will help you to prevent self sabotage #beingadick