Ok… Here’s the situation. Every month Ladies, EVERY SINGLE FREAKING MONTH, it happens. The “situation” happens so regularly we often forget … We like to blame ourselves, blame others, blame the mirror, blame genetics, blame or get annoyed with anyone in sight!!! Women we are just trying to come to grips with WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?! BLLLAAHHHHH….
Every month something happens to us, we can’t avoid it but we can come to terms with it. It’s the PERIOD FACTOR. It’s very powerful and nnneeevvveeeerrrr to be underestimated.
Here’s my story and tell me if you can relate? I am going to tell you what I feel, what’s reality, and what I see happen to a lot of other lovely ladies during the dreaded HUNT for RED October :)
THE CRAZY: I look pretty much exactly the same as I do every other day of the week, however I DO NOT feel the same…. I Lacey Stone feel like a HOUSE, like I’ve gained 20lbs, in no uncertain terms I feel like a fatty. When I look in the mirror I see a distorted picture of myself… I see a giant nasty yucky version of me. It’s not real but it sure seems REAL. During “THAT TIME” the sentence “ I’m FAT as a COW” is something I’d like to work on getting out of my vocabulary. I say it with a smile but I’m not joking… Life is not fun during the reds, nope, not fun at all.
CUCKOO CONTINUED: I lose my sense of reality and I go straight to Freak OUT MODE. I’ve forgotten to rationalize and say “Lacey remember it’s that time of the month again it happens every month… YOU feel like crap, your knees/elbows/lower back kill, you crave red meat, the littlest things annoy you, and you want to eat ice cream/pizza/chocolate, remember?!” Instead I consistently go into CUCKOO mode and I’m like “What’s wrong with me?” Nothing’s wrong L Stone you just have your freaking Period. It’s as simple as that! Talk to me sisters… Do you feel me?? AHHHH!!!!! I just want to scream sometimes…
WHAT I NEED TO REMEMBER AND WHAT I SEE HAPPEN TO CLIENTS
The fact is I do put on about 5-7lbs of water weight every time I get my period. BUT for some weird reason (hormones) I forget almost every month that it has to do with the lady thing. I need to remember to put that crap on the calendar ssooooooo when I start to go into WOE IS ME mode, I look at the calendar and realize ohhhh it’s the period thing again… I’m not off my rocker, SWEET! Yes I put on some poundage but I’m not really a house and once the nasty 3-4 day HELL is over I will be back and better than ever, HOTTNESS
LADIES IN MANIC MODE: When we forget that The Period is a coming… We think it’s our job to blame, or our GF, or BF, or HUSBAND, or Wife, or whatever. It’s like a little mid-life crisis every month, right? It’s nothing more than The FREAKIN Period, sooo Hoolllddd ON! :)
BAD PATTERN: Women think they gain weight during the month when it’s really just the water weight. Sooo instead of dialing it back they go into Screw It Mode and get wasted on the weekend or say The Hell With It and eat all the French Fries. Sadly, post period the water weight leaves but then due to the Screw It Mode some poundage did get packed on. If the nasty pattern continues and you add a pound every month that’s 12lbs per year… And that’s a major mystery solved for a lot of women. Where did this extra 20lbs come from??? It came on very slowly, it snuck up on you every month…. TAKE CONTROL WOMEN! Don’t let the Monthly Madness control your waistline.
MY ADVICE – Sllloowww and steady. Make it through The Period Week with EASE. If you crave red meat – GET IT. If you want a chocolate bar eat it. Don’t over indulge but do indulge yourself with something you enjoy during Hell Week. Find a way to be good to you and your body. YOU are losing some iron so you’re going to be a little weak. Do easier workouts for your body… Swimming, Biking, Elliptical. Get some rest… I know I can feel like a real bitch during The CRAZY sooo before I explode at anything I take a lot of DEEP BREATHS… Strangely it helps. Know your PATTERN so you can be in control of yourself and your actions.
SISTERS, I love you. We all gotta go through this, we’re Tough Cookies – We gotta be. If you have any Monthly Solutions give me a shout out. If you can relate to the Madness let me know, If you have any CRAZY stories about your monthly insanity share away. I know for many of you this is a hidden trauma. I know when I’m feelin The Crazy no one on the outside would ever know other than Jessica. I love how women share this common bound of courage… It ain’t easy ladies.
JUST KNOW… YOU are not crazy, all women go through it, it happens… Here’s my two cents, someone needs to make a women President cause ladies we can handle anything, can I get an AMEN, Hallelujah?!!!