Like SEAFLOAT said, everyone's different but hopefully some of this will help. These are some of the things I do that help when it's here.
A couple days prior to the arrival of "the most wonderful time of the month," I make sure to eat a lot more fruits and veggies (Vitamin C helps tremendously!) and drink more water than I normally do (because your body will be losing iron). Of course, go easy on caffeine and steer clear of foods that are sugary or salty - while they may taste good in the moment, when the first day arrives no one's happy. I personally am bedridden for the first two, sometimes three days, of my "monthly burden" because I'm in so much pain and often incredibly nauseous. Once the pain and nausea subside, I'll try to get outside and walk. I won't go too far, usually just up the street and back or around my yard when I let my dogs out because I'll still be feeling kinda crappy.
What also helps, for me at least, is hula hooping. I have a pretty open space in my living room so I'll hula hoop while I watch TV or movies rather than lay down. Sometimes it just feels really good to get in a little bit of light cardio like hooping or walking.
Hope this helps!
"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn't nice, I don’t know what is.’” - Kurt Vonnegut
| Pounds lost: 31.0