as of Tuesday 5/6
One thing we get really good at as infertile’s is waiting. For someone like me with very little patience, this was a very hard lesson, and really it’s a lesson I’m still learning. I’ve always been the type of person to wish my life away waiting on something to come. As much as I believe in not wishing my life away, it’s been a hard practice to stop. July is still pretty far off, there’s no doubting that. So as I was sitting at my desk flipping through my Outlook calendar adding all of my appointments and counting to see what my due date would be I had to tell myself to stop psychotically obsessing, and think of something that I could occupy my time with until July gets a little closer.
So, the decision has been made; exercise, healthier eating, & getting my body ready for all of this is going to be my focus and two months is just what I need to accomplish that. If you read my post from last Friday then you saw that I started at Curves. I finally get to start the SmartCard program now that I’m officially a member. Your card goes into each machine and it records your work out for you & increases your work out each time. When you’re done you can go the computer and see how many calories you burned and what level you worked out at between 1 and 10. It will also show different areas of your body with either a red, yellow, or green dot on them indicating areas that need improvement. I am not doing this to lose weight. At this point in time I weigh 113 pounds; my waist is 26” (or a size 1 or 2 depending). I in no way, need to lose any weight, but I do need to tone & just work out for my general well-being.
As far as food goes, I eat relatively healthy, I try to avoid too much processed foods, but let’s face it, I love a box of Velveeta mac-n-cheese, or a can handful of Pringles every once in a while, but I’m going to try my hardest to avoid as much of that as I can. I’m planning to replace my daily cup of coffee with a smoothie & continuing to limit my soda intake. Right now I only really drink a soda on Saturday’s when I go to lunch; there is just something about a fountain soda. Every day at work I fill a tumbler with water and drink as much as I can. At work I eat Cheerios with 1% milk, or have a couple slices of whole-grain toast for breakfast, I have a wrap with a side of veggies for lunch & I eat fruit all throughout the day. My biggest challenge is eating out. We do too much of it on the weekends.
My smoothie recipe lately has been:
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 large strawberry
1 cup of spinach
1 scoop of vanilla whey protein
1 It Works! Greens in orange flavor (these have 8+ servings of fruits and veggies per packet!)
L&A Cranberry Blueberry Plus (found in the organic section)
Once I start stims I will start drinking SmartWater which is enriched with electrolytes to help prevent OHSS. If I end up with OHSS then we won’t be able to do the embryo transfer and we will have wait another cycle. I refuse to wait any longer so I will do whatever it takes to prevent OHSS which can cause severe dehydration. SmartWater also has a lot of potassium and sodium so it is absorbed by your body faster & helps prevent dehydration better than regular water.
I also plan to try to just enjoy the next two months, summer is coming, my birthday, Joe’s birthday, and lots of other family/friends birthdays are coming in June. Our trip to Myrtle Beach is still in the works I’m hoping to meet Melina @ A Life Without Mofongo who’s only a few short hours from there. Planning my bestie’s baby shower, spending time with baby Jase, and all of my other friends and family who I love are some of my other priorities. But, still, in the back of my mind, I’ll be ready for July!