Luteal Phase: A Day of FLO Living

I’ve been carefully adjusting my lifestyle over the past few weeks to be in line with the FLO Living Protocol.  If you missed my A Healthy Lifestyle: Is It Worth It? post, then check it out and that will bring you up to speed.  The book WomanCode by Alisa Vitti outlines different food, exercise, and lifestyle choices we can make to support each phase of our cycle.  The luteal phase is the third of four phases in a woman’s monthly cycle: follicular, ovulatory, luteal, and menstrual.  I’m going to share what the beginning of my cycle-syncing journey looks like, starting with luteal phase.  I just dove into syncing with luteal rather than waiting for the first phase to start again.  No better time like the present, after all! Read more

What Happens When You Stop Exercising (Intensely)

the day I participated in my first ever race

I have been a longtime member of the Tone it Up fitness community.  The Tone it Up girls, Karena and Katrina, put together workouts, a weekly schedule, and structure it to help women achieve fit and strong, bikini-ready bodies.  I actually found their workouts during their 2015 Bikini Series.  I really enjoy them but a persistent health concern required me to take a step back.  So, I had been following their daily workouts for a while but, in January 2017, I decided to take a break from exercise altogether.

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