Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Giving Up Working Out?

Tomorrow is my first scan since I started Lupron injections.  I guess it's to make a plan for stims to start on Saturday.  Wow.  This is getting real.  The one thing that has kept me sane so far is working out an unreasonable amount.  I've seriously become some kind of gym person.

When I went to my first fertility consult, a few doctors ago, two years ago, they said I needed to lose 40 lbs to do IVF, or more accurately that I needed a "normal" BMI to do IVF.  I was just a boring, sedentary fattie, but I knew something had to change or I wouldn't get my baby.  Even then I knew over a year of IUIs would fail, I guess.  Since then, I've been working out five times a week and lost almost all that weight.  I'm still a touch over "normal" but the new doctor didn't seem to care at all.  I don't look overweight anymore and I'm definitely more fit than a lot of "normal" people.

Since we actually started IVF, I doubled my exercise to boot camp in the morning for an hour plus zumba/yoga/pilates in the evening.  It was the only way I could think of to deal with the stress since I can't drink.  Boo.  It's also the only way I can think of to prepare to carry these twins to make myself as fit as I can in this moment.

I know that once stims start exercise is dangerous, and I can't do it.  Ugh.  I need to ask the doctor I guess.  Cold turkey for 2WW and then the first couple weeks?  That's a long time...


  1. I love your positive attitude. Go twins, go!

    I'm also looking to you for inspiration on losing the 25 pounds my doctor told me to lose. Ugh

  2. Like Jessica I also love your pma! Come on, twinnies!!
    Wow, scan tomorrow! Fingers crossed everything goes to plan!
    The problem with exercising while stimming is that you can divert blood which should be going to the ovaries to do the important task of growing follies. That said, I did some exercise during stimming - a not-too strenuous video workout, and lots of walking. Otherwise if you are used to exercising, not being able to could be really tough. I also think, once you're feeling back to yourself in the 2ww, reasonable exercise is fine. I felt so good once I was back to walking on about day 3 or 4.

    1. I'm terrified of torsion. Even the word is slimy. Torsion...