Luteal Phase

Apr 26, 2023Jayme Perkins

Hi, Hey, Hello! It's that time of the month again, isn't it? Yes, we're talking about the lovely luteal phase of our menstrual cycle. For those of you who don't know, the luteal phase is the time between ovulation and your period. And boy, oh boy, can it be a real pain in the uterus.

But fear not, my fellow moon'struators! With a few simple tips, we can make the luteal phase a little less miserable and a lot more manageable. So, grab a heating pad, maybe a nice warm drink, and let's dive in.

  1. Get Moving

We know, we know, the last thing you want to do is move your body when it feels like your uterus is trying to murder you. But trust me, a little bit of movement can go a long way in easing those cramps and boosting your mood.

Go for a walk, do some gentle yoga, or even just stretch it out on your living room floor. Whatever gets you up and moving will help get your blood flowing and release those feel-good endorphins. Remember this NOT the time to hit it hard at the gym. Think less... Less HITT, Less intensity. Less all around.

  1. Fuel Your Body

During the luteal phase, our bodies are working extra hard to prepare for potential pregnancy. And that means we need to fuel ourselves with nutritious foods to support those efforts.

Load up on leafy greens, lean proteins, and healthy fats to give your body the nutrients it needs. And don't forget to indulge in a little comfort food too.

  1. Stay Hydrated

Drinking enough water is always important, but it's especially crucial during the luteal phase. Not only will staying hydrated help ease bloating and cramps, but it can also help alleviate headaches and fatigue.

If you're not a big fan of plain water, try infusing it with some fruit or herbs for a little extra flavor. And if you're really struggling to stay hydrated, treat yourself to some sparkling water or herbal tea.

  1. Rest Up

Your body is working hard during the luteal phase, and that means you need to give it a little extra TLC in the form of rest and relaxation.

Take naps if you need to, binge-watch your favorite show, or just curl up with a good book. Whatever helps you unwind and destress will help your body function at its best.

Remember, it's super easy to look at periods like a major pain, but they're also a powerful reminder of the amazing things our bodies can do. So, go ahead, look yourself in the damn mirror and give yourself a pep talk.

  1. "I am strong, capable, and deserving of success."

  2. "I am proud of myself for all that I have achieved, and I know I can accomplish even more."

  3. "My body is powerful and capable of amazing things."

  4. "I am confident in my abilities and trust myself to make the right decisions."

  5. "I refuse to let anyone diminish my worth or undermine my accomplishments."

  6. "I am in control of my life and my choices, and I will not let anyone else dictate my path."

  7. "I am worthy of love, respect, and admiration, and I will not settle for anything less."

You are a strong, amazing person, and your moon cycle is just one part of your journey. Use this time to remind yourself of your strength and worth, and go out into the world with confidence and determination.

So, there you have it - a few simple tips to help you survive the luteal phase

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