Last night when I was wide awake between the hours of 3:30am and 5am I composed an entire post in my head on how young children and infertility are the reason for sexless marriages as opposed to marriage itself. Poor marriage gets a bad rap when it is really the adorable little offspring (or lack thereof!) that is ruining it all. You see, at some point I loved sex and I’m not really sure where that person has gone now.
Anyway as fascinating as that post is it is still in my head. Instead we are going to talk about my challenge for the next 30 days as who doesn’t love a challenge.
I was initially going to do 90 days but I don’t know, I struggle to stick to things when the end seems so far away. So I figure I will do 30 days and then I can do it again for another 30 days and again for another 30 days…and you get the picture.
Here’s my challenge, my pledge:
For the next 30 days (starting tomorrow 23 February, ending 24 March) I will
1. Be physical – this just means do some sort of activity for a minimum of 30 minutes every day. This can be gym, yoga, pilates,running, jumping on the trampoline with my main man, walking, WHATEVER. Just something physical, min 30 mins.
2. Do something for my mind – this is essentially meditation but it doesn’t have to be the sit down and OM kind. If I do yoga then this counts for mind AND body (nice incentive there). It also counts if I go to acupuncture or have a massage provided I am doing the right things in my head when I’m lying there.
3. Get some sun on my ovaries – Sun has more healing properties than we really understand and one thing I was doing regularly when I conceived the first time was having 40 mins per day in the sun. Eric calls it sun time and is mad about it. Bonus is I can double up on the meditation. Or I can listen to a nice audio book. Or do my hypnosis. Whatever.
4. Eat healthily – No sugar. No more than 1 coffee per day. Predominately alkalising diet (alcohol, dairy and gluten are not alkalising). It is lots of fresh fruit and veg, herbs, spices and chicken.
So that’s the plan stan. To create a happy healthier me who perhaps is able to stay awake for sex? Honestly while we are TTC I doubt sex is going to be that appealing. Damn I just want to have sex without thinking about conceiving. The conception goal is a freaking killjoy.
We are not going to cycle again next month. We were and we weren’t and we were and we weren’t. In the end I decided I wasn’t healthy enough and decided to wait. It blows as it means we will collect in April and then won’t be able to transfer in May as we are in Canada for a wedding…so it means a June transfer but whatever. I don’t see a point in rushing in this month if I’m not healthy enough and I really just feel I am not. I have not been prepping. I kind of fell off the wagon a bit.
I have ditched acupuncture at the moment. It is not a permanent decision but I just had to have some time where I didn’t have appointments interfering with my life and ability to do some work and focus on things for me. I have also dialed back a bit on work in an effort to be less stressed about needing to do things.
So that’s the update from this end. Congrats everyone on your BFPs this month. I am declaring it Fertile February!
Anyway, this all starts tomorrow so today I am going to eat KFC for lunch. Bite me.