#6: How to Cycle Sync in the Follicular Phase - Your Inner Waxing Moon

The follicular phase starts the first day after your period ends - the first day you are no longer bleeding.

With a boost in hormones and a fresh outlook, you might find yourself saying 'Yes!' to ALL the things.  

What's up with my hormones now?

Estrogen & testosterone levels begin to increase. Your pituitary gland releases follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) which triggers a follicle in the ovary to mature enough to prepare to release an egg at ovulation. Energy, mood, & libido all rise.

What does that actually look like?

Your estrogen levels rise and boost your brains ability to plan, strategize, & solve problems.
This is when hormonal levels spark creativity and make it a great time to start something new.

What's the best options for movement?

Challenge yourself in this phase or try something new

  • Vinyasa Flow
  • HIIT
  • Cardio/ Dance
  • Long Runs

How does this affect my work flow?

With your hormones heightening your ability to plan, strategize and see the zoomed out picture, this is the optimal time to lean into:

  • Starting new projects
  • Saying "Yes" to the things that light you up
  • Brainstorm with colleagues
  • Plan for the coming weeks
  • Dream big