I am so out of shape. I can't believe how long I had to work out to get in shape and then how quickly I have fallen out of shape. I didn't work out throughout my last IVF cycle. My nurse advised against aerobic activity and suggested that I do some walking instead. That didn't quite work out for me. The only walking I do is outdoors and with my dogs, since the weather was not cooperating I didn't walk a whole lot. In addition, walking didn't help me relieve stress and no Endorphins either.
This time I told Dr. A that the inactivity really bothered me and I couldn't deal with on the job stress (and IVF stress) without it. So he gave me the go ahead to do as I please, within limits. With my new found freedom, I took a kickboxing class at the local gym last evening. Oh, am I hurting today! But it's good pain, you know, the kind that reminds you, you've done something good for your body. Here's hoping I can keep up my exercise routine and manage my sanity, workload and IF treatments all at the same time!