REAL TALK. Feeling like a BOSS this week because my period is gone. 👏While this post is mostly going to be for da girls, Fellas: Reading this also may help you understand a little bit better why the excessive complaining and body shaming us women go through for about 5-10 days every month or even show your girl this next time she feels this way. People may think it's taboo to talk about but honestly it's just apart of our lives so might as well try to accept it and understand it.
I literally feel uncomfortable 85% of the time when I have my period and it literally lasts for 7-10 days every month. 😒YAY! lol Bloating, cramping, paranoid I'm gaining weight, loosing muscle, holding water- you name it, I probably feel it at some point. Did you know that your body can fluctuate up to nearly 10 lbs during this time due to mainly water retention in the tissues. I myself have literally gone up 6 lbs in 1 day(I normally don't weigh myself but find it interesting sometimes) because sure enough by the end of it I am back to normal.
Basically I try to just remind myself that my body is cray this week, and not try to compare any progress during that week and basically tell my brain to be out of commission until next week when it comes to my body image. Sometimes it's really hard though and it just kinda messes with you. So this is your friendly reminder that majority of us females deal with this. I just keep on my grind, and stay on track with my diet. Also, side note- gas-x works wonders for my bloating. Sorry, but not sorry- it's true.🤷🏻♀️
So to my girls- your beautiful always, you did not gain 5 lbs in a matter of 12 hours, it's your hormones and your body will go back to normal soon enough! 💕 #thistooshallpass