February 2, 2013 by Darlene McC
Most of the Amazons & clients who were doing 30 days are done. Some of us are taking the weekend off while others have opted to go on for another straight month. All is well and good on Amazon Island and we weren’t expecting to do another W30 update for awhile…
…but wait! There’s more! MUCH more!
You may recall The Real Deal from some of the other W30 posts. She’s an awesomely funky gal, willing to discuss just about anything with a smile and a laugh. Well, this morning we got a bit TMI about the end of January’s 30 and over-shared a little about our lady bits. That’s right, we were talking about menstruation.
Warning. If talking about your monthly bleed makes you uncomfortable you should probably evacuate this website for good. We’re not really the kind of gals that get uppity about that sort of thing and we’ll probably offend you again soon.
Now that we’ve cleared out the Nancies among us.
GUESS WHAT!?! Apparently there are a lot of women who have no PMS or cramping while on Whole30! Isn’t that WONDERFUL!?
On the scale of 1 to sucking I’ve never been all that bad in the cramps department. I’m a 3 or 4 at worst. But I know some gals who are definitely a 6 and practically live on their couch 2 days out of the month. There’s a part of me that wonders why Whole9 (the creators of W30) wouldn’t put this on a billboard. I know so very many ladies who would club a seal to never have cramps again… but they didn’t mention it in the book. So I did some creative googling and found some blog posts where other women found relief:
I’m not sure if women aren’t writing about this more because they’re embarrassed/ashamed/socially conditioned to feel awkward about something 51% of the population experiences/don’t have blogs or because it’s not that common. I have a hard time believing it’s uncommon as every women whose done a Whole30 that I’ve coached has had reduced menstrual symptoms.
The Real Deal & my thoughts: it’s as if instead of kicking the door down and raiding the fridge your red visitor just crept in, noticed you were sleeping, made a little ‘sssh’ noise, and helped themselves to a glass of water in your kitchen.
For serious. Anyone else feeling this?