From day to day we women can take our health and mood for granted. If you are like me you feel fantastic, on top of the world most days. However, Monday was the day from, what’s that saying grandma always said, oh yes “H.E. double toothpicks”. Yes, I woke to feel very out of sorts, not like myself at all. Let me recount HOW I felt … ALL day long and couldn’t find my footing to get out of the funk I found myself in.
Usually, I roll out of bed before the alarm clock rings. It makes me smile to have a simple routine, one that is easy for me to inch my way into the “awake” world (I am NOT a morning person). Letting the dog out, making coffee, drinking a glass of water and then going to the bathroom doesn’t take a lot of thought. Finally, I find myself thinking about what the day will bring.
This particular day though I felt as if I woke in a deep fog my mind and thoughts blinded. Everything I touched, dropped. Everything I tried to prepare to eat, fell to the floor. I watered my plants and the water spilled down the wall onto the floor. Get my drift? See the kind of day that lay ahead of me setting the mood from #$%@!?
After making my morning protein smoothie, eating a handful of cashews to start the digestive process I poured myself a cup of coffee and headed into the office. Mondays are always the most hectic of all work days as our customers’ phone in for status checks and to place orders. This day proved to be no different except in one area…instead of placing orders they were canceling. Instead of requesting status updates they began screaming at me…it literally was the day from … yeah, there.
The long and the short of it was this. I worked all day long to figure out the root cause of my mood on that Monday. Scrolling down my checklist I was able to rule out sleep, as I slept like a baby and always do with my sleep strips; ruled out water, plenty of hydration and magnesium to relax my body, mind, and soul before bed; oh…there it is…I had forgotten to take my customized, evening supplements. Holy smokes Batman!!!! I will never do that again…not even one day of going without. Why? My system is so sensitive to micronutrients that even one day without will throw me back into the pit of hormone imbalance, moodiness, bloating and irritability. You can bet your bottom dollar that the next evening I took those nuggets of pure gold, my evening supplements…and The Fiery Grandma reappeared and the mood of the old grump butt slithered back into the dark depths of you know where thank goodness.
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