Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormone-cast: Another month down and five months into 2010—can you believe it? If you’re like the typical Week 1 gal, the beginning of a new month and realization that we’re fast approaching the half-way mark for 2010 may spur you to mentally go over your to-do list for the year to see how much, if anything, you’ve checked off yet. And, if you’re way behind, rising estrogen and testosterone will likely give you the motivation to re-focus and get crackin’ before you have to start adding these tasks to 2011’s to-do list.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormone-cast: Whether you realize it or not, you’re going to be more flirtatious today. That’s because when estrogen reaches the heights it does this week, it makes you use more of a sing-songy voice, gets you to smile wider so you show more teeth, gives your face a bit of a glow, makes your facial features become a tad more symmetrical and pumps up your body’s output of come-hither pheremones—all proven ways to attract all hotties within a five-mile radius.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormone-cast: You may feel a bit more sentimental today as rising progesterone gives your hearstrings an emotional tug. As a result, you may get the urge to book a vacation to a spot you enjoyed visiting with loved ones, call an old classmate out of the blue to say hi or look up old pals on Facebook to see what they’ve been up to all these years.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormone-cast: Eat your veggies, do moderate exercise and sip white tea. All are proven ways help support your immune system, which takes a hit this week as estrogen descends, making you more vulnerable to any colds, flu and viruses going around.