Wednesday, 07 March 2012
Today I'm feeling lazy, unmotivated, tired, and hungry. I want to eat.
I just wanted to sit on the couch and be fat and lazy and eeeeeeat. Luckily my fiance and I are on this health kick, so there's nothing binge worthy available (unless I wanted to binge on swiss chard...just sayin'). Now after spin class I'm tired, sore, and STILL want to be lazy.
I couldn't figure out why I'm feeling so friggin' sluggish, and then I realized, "Oh crap. My period started today."
Knowing the reason why doesn't make the sluggishness go away, but it does give me more determination to push through it.
If you're like me, that time of month is a week of weakness (hah! A pun!). How do you not give into that desire to be a lazy bum? To be quite honest, some times it's not so bad to use menstruation as an excuse to slow down and become more introverted. Cultures all over the world do this very thing.
No, this doesn't mean it's okay to stuff our faces full of chocolate in the name of expelling cramps. But it does mean it's okay to pamper yourself.
I'm using this week as an excuse to give myself an at home chemical peel. I'm using the Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel from Dr. Dennis Gross Skin Care. It's easy, it's more gentle than what you'd expect, especially given what it does for your skin. I have 10 day pack, which I forgot was lying around, and now I'm going to use it waaaay more often. It's a miracle product.
After the peel, I follow up with a moisturizing mask. The mask I used is being discontinued (it's a small time skin care line that is no longer able to find a supplier), but I recommend finding a mask that is similarly hydrating. The big thing in masks now are ones that come on a sheet and are placed over your face (they have cut outs for eyes, nose, and mouth).
My mask is supposed to be used three times a week for best results, something I've been seriously slacking in, but no longer! This whole week I plan on slathering this honey-oat concoction on my face with pride! Maybe I should refer to that time of the month as "spa week" from now on?
What are your ideas for getting through that time of the month?