Tonight I will take my last evil birth control pill. Y’all, I have never been so excited about a period. NEVER. On Monday, Jan. 30, I go in for my suppression check. If any of you have some extra vibes/prayers to spare, I could really use them on the 30th. I’m always such a cysty mess. It will be an act of God if I go in and I’m cyst-free and my estrogen is where it is supposed to be! I think I will celebrate the end of birth control by baking brownies tonight… nom nom nom, brownie. 🙂
This is my 100th post! I don’t know why this excites me so much, but it does 🙂 During a time in my life when I feel I have accomplished very little, knowing I posted 100 times about random life happenings/infertility/the state of my vagina/etc. makes me feel really good. Go Blog, Go!
This morning I started a new 30:20:10 circuit routine at the gym. I’m hoping this is something I can maintain during stims and into a pregnancy to stay strong and active (minus the crunches during stims/pregnancy, maybe plus another plank or two). It is a lot less intense than my previous weight routine, but surprisingly challenging. It took me about 45 minutes to complete and goes like so:
30 bicep curls with 10 lb weights
30 tricep kick-backs with 10 lb weights
30 bench presses with 10 lb weights
30 shoulder presses with 5 lb weights
30 bench crunches
30 leg lifts or other lower ab isolation exercise
30 oblique exercises with 10 lb weights
30 squats with two 10 lb weights
30 calf raises (no weight)
60 second plank
Repeat everything with only 20 reps and 5 lb weights for everything + a 45 second plank
Repeat everything with only 10 reps and 5 lb weights for everything + a 30 second plank
I’m missing something to work my back muscles. Any of you gym-goers have a favorite back move you would recommend? Must be something I can do without bouncing the ovaries around!
It felt really good to do something different at the gym. I have been doing the same weight routine for two years now and it has gotten BORING! I managed to walk to the gym before work, do the routine, shower, walk back home to grab the car and drive into work by 8:15 a.m. Not bad I’d say!
How do you stay fit during IVF?