I feel like its been aaaaages since I wrote anything and I always start to wonder if people are OK when they don’t write for aaaaages. So here I am, letting you know I’m alive.
Things are actually going really well here. We have bought a house (well, almost! Finance approval still not in yet but fingers crossed this week. We have exchanged contracts though so it is almost ours) and I am getting on top of my workload, slowly but surely.
I am also getting back into exercise and healthy eating. I’m tracking my calorie intake on My Fitness Pal and yesterday was my first day back at the gym. I LOVED it! Man, I love vigorous exercise and there is something about an aerobics class that really floats my boat. I am back there again this afternoon and also Friday afternoon, all things going well. Aside from that I will also try to get a good run in on the weekend. I’m keen to get that happening in my schedule again.
If all goes to plan I will run 2-3 times a week and gym it 3-4 times a week. The goal is to have one rest day out of the 7. Let’s see how it goes.
I’m looking to shift all the weight I’ve put on (4kg) since I stopped running and started IVF PLUS an extra 3kg to get me down to my goal weight. So far I’ve managed to shift 1.5kg and I’m only 3 days in so I must have been carrying a good deal of water.
I pretty much follow the Michelle Bridges plan when I’m serious. That is exercise 6dpw and a 1200 calorie per day diet. I’m pretty small as it is so 1200 calories isn’t difficult for me. I’ve been going along quite comfortably with that. This program also allows a cheat meal / day each week which I love so I’m going to do that too. Initially it will be one cheat thing on that day but as I see some results I generally let it become a full cheat day and as long as I’m still exercising regularly this seems to work.
So that’s it from me. We are happy. I’m feeling calm and like I’m getting on top of things. I’ve canned acupuncture for the month although I’m still taking all my supplements, as I just couldn’t face a million appointments right now. I think this has really helped me feel more orgnaised this week. I’m not constantly rushing off somewhere. I have time to sit and get things done. It’s bliss.
We will try for a baby naturally this month and next – you never know your luck in the big city – and I will be going for an update appointment with the Dr in the next week or so. Right now I expect IVF #2 to start in Jan. This would suit me best as we are moving house right before Christmas and then taking off to see my family for a few days. January is about the only time I have clear and free to focus on it so that suits me. I am working hard to streamline my workload by then so I can feel a little less pressure while going through the process.
That’s it from me.
Hope you are all well in blog land. Keep on keeping on. You can do it!