The Luteal Phase is the last phase before your menstrual phase begins. It is often marked by a decline in stamina and energy as your approach your period.
Well, today is cycle day 27 for me, and I’m positively jazzed with energy.
And this somewhat surprises me because I started this phase feeling somewhat lethargic, even lacking motivation at times, which is usually the norm for me.
I have also been in a fantastic mood lately. Not that I always become a bear before my period, but normally I am much more sensitive, irritable and just more emotional in general at this point.
According to Miranda Gray, author of “The Optimized Woman" (who calls this phase the Creative phase):
“…with its drive and energy, we can experience the amazing ability to pull concepts out of the ether, make connections, passionately communicate our beliefs, ideas and designs, and run with an idea so far outside of the box that people can’t keep up."
She also reminds us that while it is so often seen as a negative phase of our cycle it’s actually “a powerful phase for change, growth and healing."
I like what you’re saying Miranda.
Most people think of PMS when they think of this point in the cycle. But I have been experiencing zero PMS this time around.
In fact, I’m very curious if that "lack" is due to my change in diet. Have I rid myself of PMS? Could it really be as simple as fruits, vegetables, beans and nuts? It’s probably too early to tell, but I will be keeping track of this.
If you couldn’t tell already I am very interested in the correlation between nutrition and the menstrual cycle. I think that curiosity comes from believing for so long that the solution to menstrual woes was a packet of little blue pills.
But it’s not, as many of us have found out, or are slowly starting to realize.
The solution to your menstrual issues are out there. They just may not be what you were led to believe. But they could be a quick fix or an ongoing process.
It just takes time, information and dedication to solving what’s troubling you.
Oh, and a little bit of hope. Don’t forget about that.