Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A good start to the day

I am always happier when I am well rested. I woke up this morning at 4:45 am. Yep, you read that right. I don’t typically sleep in until 10 am like my previous post. But it wasn’t so bad b/c I actually went to bed at a decent hour. By 5:20 I was at the gym huffing and puffing it on a treadmill. There is something about exercise that is just awesome. I love how I feel when I exercise. And I have the goal of at least getting a small arm muscle (have never had), and I dream of having a six pack someday. I know, it is a pie in the sky idea, but crazier things have happened. Between you and me, I really think I have the start of a small muscle on my arm. Just look really close and then you might see a small bump.

I think I am actually exercising with purpose now because I don’t have any future infertility treatments looming over my head. When you are going through treatments you can’t exercise, and then when you are in between treatments and trying to recover from the latest setback you are thinking, why bother, in a month I won’t be able to exercise again. Or if you do try to get in shape it is so frustrating to have to stop again and lose everything you worked for. I will tell you that I fell in love with Yoga this last year. You hear all sorts of theories as to how to improve your chances of getting pregnant. And they are just theories and good ideas. Sometimes a good idea is only a good as how far you can throw it. Anyhow, I knew yoga would help me at least relax and deal with the stress of it all. So I gave it a shot, and I came to love it. And it’s a really good workout, and I would feel great afterwards. As my husband said, “I was centered” People never believe how great yoga is until they actually do it.

Right around the time I was doing yoga, I found some sock monkey yoga pajamas. I love sock monkeys and I love yoga, and wearing those pjs brought me a little piece of happiness during that time. I think they were made just for me.


  1. Do you take a class or do you have DVD recommendation for a yoga workout? I can't run as much any more, for several reasons, and I keep wanting to add something to my workout repertoire.

  2. I took a class at the gym. i prefer doing it in a class. but i have liked rodney yee's dvd's. you could probably find a bunch at the library. i am a library rat.