26 miles and two pounds down!

26 is the number of miles I've power walked/jogged in the last 16 days. This is definitely my record for most consistent exercising and eating the right way and I am damn proud.

I feel so good! As part of my Monday routine of strength training I weigh myself on my Wii Fit. Today I was two pounds down! That made me feel even better! Yesterday during my four mile power walk I decided to start jogging. I felt so empowered, I was listening to Beyonce felt I could take on the world and I also felt a little like Forrest Gump, I just felt like running!

I've realized that this refocus of being healthy has kept my mind busy and focused on something else rather than dwelling on my emotions of not having a baby. I'm so happy that the one thing that will make me healthier is keeping me sane as well.

Things are suddenly so well it's scary. My work life is great, although mostly a stressful environment I've been handling and feeling so good about it. My home life is just as good. My family continues with their drama but I'm doing a good job of separating their problems from my life and just listening. It's like suddenly the cosmos are aligned :-)

I had an acupuncture session this past Friday and Dr. J was quite pleased with my progress and said I deserved two gold stars! As childish as that is it excites me to know that I deserve two gold stars. My opk test line is getting progressively darker and I think I may ovulate today or tomorrow - right on time.

I have no complaints and nothing but positive vibes to through out there.

Lately I've picked up listening to music a bit more. I used to listen and fall asleep to music as a teenager but as I've gotten older it's appeal has faded. In the recent weeks I've been revisiting my old habits and just listening to music as much as possible. All kinds of music. I find it really relaxing. Something about the beats just sounds wonderful!

My Starbucks addiction remains in control and on Fridays only as planned. I really look forward to Fridays, but lately I really look forward to Mondays too! It's a fresh start to the week with open ended possibilities!

Did our monthly volunteer work on Saturday, Hubby and I were tasked with taking 50 bags of red onions and dividing them into smaller bags with 10 onions each. After four hours I had a workout and stunk like onions, I swear I was going to be dreaming onions! Anyway I met a really nice couple and a 17 year old boy. The couple was so nice to talk to and friendly, a great reminder that there are great people out there. The 17 year old turned out to be a smarty and on his way to his senior year in HS and he knew he either wanted to be an engineer or go premed. What!!! I sure didn't know at that age for sure what I wanted to do with my life. It was nice talking to someone ten years younger then me. They have their whole life ahead of them with so much opportunity (not that I don't but ten years is ten years). I'm sure you all remember being 17. In fact at 17 I remember thinking how great my life was. I was Editor-in-Chief of our yearbook, had been with my now hubby for a year, got my drivers license, got accepted to college and was ready to fly away into my future. God I wanted to grow up so fast.

I wish I could go back and visit myself at 17 and tell myself to slow down and enjoy being 17! I was always thinking about the future. I'm glad it ONLY took ten years to figure out I needed to start living today!
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ADSchill said...

I love how positive and healthy you sound. I wish I could say the same right now, but it's so refreshing to know someone in IF land is making the most of her time.

Thanks for the continued support and keep up that amazing progress!


Stinky said...

Here from ICLW

Funny, I was just thinking today about being 17 and what life was like then

Two gold stars, yay!!

C said...

Ah yes, to go back to 17. Good job on the exercise, weight loss and volunteering. You're such an inspiration.

Visiting from ICLW!

On Standby said...

Way to stay focused and motivated! What a great accomplishment! I've been trying to get back into a workout routine to lose the 10 pounds I've gained through all the fertility-related stress and depression over this past year or so. We are planning for our first IVF cycle in August and I'd really like to shed what I've gained before gaining more from the anticipated injections. Here's to being healthier all around! :)

Cyndi said...

Standby . . . do it! You know you can, we have the power to do anything. I always feel if I can go through something as awful as this I can also recover 10 times stronger!

JProvost said...

I just stumbled upon your blog as I was searching for ANSWERS! I'm 26 and my husband (married 4 years together for 9 years) and I have just started our IF journey. Your story (at 17 I was Ed-in-Chief of my yearbook too!) draws so many similarities to my own. Trying to catch up on your back story - and just wanted to say thank you for writing this! Sometimes I feel alone in my emotions and your blogs have proven that I'm not. I know my control-freak attitude needs to subside in order to have success in this journey. Thank you for being a beacon of hope and an encouragement to anything that is put before me.

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