Well this morning I woke up suffering from The World's Worst Cramps™. I know that sounds like a cop out but I'm talking pain so bad that at the beginning of my workout, I thought I was going to pass out from it.
I usually spend my crampy time of the month in a Mersyndol-induced haze. I take one at a time during the day at work (unless it's so bad I have to take two and just deal with being drowsy) and then two at a time once I'm home. By the time I woke up this morning, last night's Mersyndol had worn off and I was cursing myself for not taking some before I went to bed.
I considered skipping my workout but I didn't want to start bad habits and I figured a bad workout was better than no workout! So I got up, took a Mersyndol and prayed it would kick in quickly.
Like I said, at the beginning of the Exhilarate workout I tried keeping up as I normally would and was nearly sobbing from the pain and seriously concerned that I'd pass out so I modified majorly. I literally walked my way through it! It wasn't until Swing (about 40 minutes in) that I could even marginally bounce, let alone jump. To put it in perspective, I burned 400 calories when normally I'd burn 600 calories if not more doing Exhilarate. That being said, if I'd stayed in bed for another hour, I only would've burnt 75 calories so I'm way ahead!
All in all, as crap as it was, I'm glad I did it and I didn't push myself, heck I didn't even really work up much of a sweat! Oh well, I'll go hard on Rush this evening. I think that's partially why I'm upset with myself, I could've done Rush this morning and gone hard on Exhilarate tonight but I am really liking doing the long workout in the morning when it's not as hot and it gives me more time to do other stuff in the evening. Silly Siân. Oh well, what's done is done.