Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Trapeze-ing while IVF-ing
Lately I've started a good routine of exercising. I walk the pooch every day for at least an hour and then I either do pilates, yoga or bums, tums & thighs for another hour. I'm not a fitness freak by no means and don't run unless I'm being chased but it makes my body feel good and greatly relaxes my anxious mind. I also feel like I want to be in good shape once we join the circus.
When we went in for our consult with the RE she told me to stay fit and live a "normal" life until I start the meds. Once I start taking them though she said to not exercise excessively and no drinki da vino. OK, no wine is fine, but what's excessive exercise? Will I be able to walk the Dogster? How will I be able to control my weight? I eat well and healthy now but I'm not loosing any weight in spite of my 2 hour daily exercise... So do I eat less? And what about during pregnancy, is it safe to exercise? I'd rather be safe than sorry even if it means packing on a few pounds but it would be nice to stay at a healthy weight... I've asked Dr. Google but it seems the jury is out on this one. If anyone reading this have any advise I'd be most grateful :-)