'That Time Of The Month' As Told By Fat Amy

'That Time Of The Month' As Told By Fat Amy

"Yeah, no, don't put me down for cardio."

Ding-dong, the witch is... alive and well, actually.

That time of the month already?

The struggle is real, and it certainly isn't pitch perfect. On the bright side, there's a good chance you've synced up with at least one of your girlfriends. Whether you have a cycle buddy or not, we've all been there, so either way you don't have to suffer alone.

Ladies and... well, ladies, I give you: your period, as told by Fat Amy.

1. The initial realization it's that time means you've accepted your fate.

2. Then, the first cramp hits.

And so begins the constant discomfort.

3. Every once in a while, a big one hits.

The next 20 seconds of your life are officially ruined.

4. You've come to terms with the permanent state of bloat.

5. ...and that you're probably not going to lose those 5 pounds.

Maybe next week.

6. Exercise just isn't going to happen.

7. ...especially after you see a bag of chips.

No matter how hard your friends try to keep you in check, they've been there and can't help but let you binge.

8. Then again, forgetting a tampon will get those steps in.

9. The jealously is real when your best friend isn't on hers.

10. ...but your whacked-out emotions have you feeling bad soon after.

They should be prepared for the strange apologies and emotional praise.

11. You're seriously ready for Mother Nature to run her course elsewhere.

Eviction notice has been posted.

12. Don't even get me started on boys.

They just don't get it.

13. While it may be a pain, at least you're driven to be honest.

Aunt Flow may be destroying your front, but she does have your back.

14. "Are you on your period or something?"

Yes, yes I am, but that doesn't mean you get to use it against me.

15. Soon, the violent tendencies fade and you settle for simple promises.

That little voice of reason will tell you it's not worth it; it's the estrogen talking.

16. Actually, he is pretty cute.

17. Who are you kidding, you have needs, too.

18. How is it possible to feel like a bad-ass when you're literally shedding body parts?

Who cares? Embrace it.

19. You survived yet another week of uterine warfare.

20. 'Til next month, Mother Nature.

You should be proud.
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A Letter To My Go-To Aunt

Happiness is having the best aunt in the world.

I know I don't say it enough, so let me start off by saying thank you.

You'll never understand how incredibly blessed I am to have you in my life. You'll also never understand how special you are to me and how much I love you.

I can't thank you enough for countless days and nights at your house venting, and never being too busy when I need you. Thank you for the shopping days and always helping me find the best deals on the cutest clothes. For all the appointments I didn't want to go to by myself. Thank you for making two prom days and a graduation party days I could never forget. Thank you for being overprotective when it comes to the men in my life.

Most importantly, thank you for being my support system throughout the numerous highs and lows my life has brought me. Thank you for being honest even when it isn't what I want to hear. Thank you for always keeping my feet on the ground and keeping me sane when I feel like freaking out. Thank you for always supporting whatever dream I choose to chase that day. Thank you for being a second mom. Thank you for bringing me into your family and treating me like one of your own, for making me feel special because you do not have an obligation to spend time with me.

You've been my hero and role model from the time you came into my life. You don't know how to say no when family comes to you for help. You're understanding, kind, fun, full of life and you have the biggest heart. However, you're honest and strong and sometimes a little intimidating. No matter what will always have a special place in my heart.

There is no possible way to ever thank you for every thing you have done for me and will continue to do for me. Thank you for being you.

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Your Health Journey Is A Marathon, Not A Sprint

Perfection takes time.


When you first start to do something, you have all of the motivation in the world to accomplish that goal set out in front of you, especially when it comes to being healthier. The problem is as you continue through this journey and food and laziness kick in, motivation slips. It's human, and it happens to everyone no matter how physically strong they are.

Trying to be healthier doesn't always mean losing weight. It can be so your knees don't ache as much, so you don't feel as out of breath climbing stairs, or any goal you have set for yourself. Being healthier is personal and different from person to person.

I will be the first to admit that there are plenty of changes I would love to make about myself. From my weight to my body type and many other things about myself inside and out. I am by no means the most confident person about how I look, but I have worked hard for the past year to be an overall healthier person.

Becoming healthier isn't about looking thinner or fitting into a specific size of clothes. It is about taking care of yourself from eating better to working out more. There comes a feeling of confidence in what your body can do if you put a little love in it.

Perfection takes time, and I know firsthand how frustrating trying to be healthier can be.

Pizza tastes so much better than salad. It is so easy to fall into a rhythm of something that seems never to change whether that is your weight or your mile time. Sadly, you can't build a city, or become healthier overnight.

We see people who are thinner, curvier, smarter, faster, and so much more than us. We all waste time comparing ourselves to people around us and on our timelines, but some of our biggest strengths are our individuality and the gift of getting back up after falling down.

All I can say is, please don't give up on your goal of being healthier because this is solely for you. We can have a great support system in the world and have everyone in our corner, but that isn't enough.

You need yourself. You need to know that if you don't entirely put yourself in this journey, then you won't fully succeed. Your commitment to bettering yourself can keep you going even if you want to give up.

Your motivation may not be at its peak level right now, and you may have every cell in your body screaming at you to quit. Don't do it. Prove to yourself that you can keep going no matter what. Not giving up will be worth it. The results and taking the hard way will make you a stronger person inside and out.

You can do this. You can do anything you want to accomplish if you just believe in yourself. You need to understand that becoming healthier takes endurance. There will be periods where you slow down and may not be going at your fastest pace. The difference is that you are not giving up and you are still trying and moving.

Don't treat becoming healthier as a sprint: short term and quick. That mentality will only leave you feeling deflated and defeated. It is a life-long marathon of pacing yourself and pushing yourself further than ever before.

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