Monday, July 1, 2013

Trucking Along

Despite my exercising for a full week, I am still fat:-)


No but really, I haven't lost a pound.  However, it appears that I have stabilized, which is great.

Today marks week two of my Turbo Fire experience.  I actually have to do my workout tonight, so we'll see how that pans out.

I am not doing so well with the eating part.  I ate well, until the weekend and then I went buck wild.  I overdosed on Chinese food, Mexican food and margaritas. Oh My! 

Normally a week of work with no results would discourage me, but I'm not so worried.  I actually like Turbo Fire.

Pro: Awesome, energetic music.  The instructor is motivating, without getting on my nerves.  (That could change as the program progresses.)

Con: She doesn't do the best job explaining the choreography.  I need her to break it down on the left and the right.  She only explains the moves for the right side.  I know that's all most people need, but I'm not most people.   When she switches to the left side, I'm lost. It's pretty hilarious.

The last exercise I did focused on the stomach and yoga.  All it did was reveal how much core strength I've lost.  It's embarrassing.

I go out of town soon and I plan to take the Turbo Fire DVDs with me.  The real test will be to see if I actually use them. LOL!

As for infertility, I have a sense of peace.  I still get a little sad, but it's not too bad.  The only big decision I made was to no longer be friends with the couple that I spoke about here.  It's not so much that they are know-it-alls, but that they just don't get it.  When I told them my IVF didn't work, they asked if I talked about it to a couple that they'd just introduced to us.  That couple had two successful IVFs and are at the end of a natural pregnancy now.  I wanted to smack my former friends.  That couple's diagnosis is not mine and I don't know them. I was there to have fun, not talk about my tragedy. 

Whatever! It was just awful.  This isn't the first time I've had a situation like this with that couple.  They think they know everything about all subjects and can pass judgement because they watch documentaries.  This is just the first time it affected me personally.  My mom always says when someone shows you who they are, believe them.  Well, I didn't take that advice and I got burned so I'm moving on.


  1. So glad you have a sense of peace, that is awesome!

  2. Way to go for sticking with it! I'm out of town myself now and brought them with me too, but I have to admit sleeping in and having a few beers at night is making me much less motivated. :) Let's keep each other honest! Go do that workout! You know as well as I do you won't see results after a week, so keep at it. I bet your cardio is improving already.

    1. Aramis, I thought my cardio was improving until I pressed play on that 45 fire DVD. OMG! I was mumbling curse words like you wouldn't believe and forget about executing the steps. I was moving, but I'm not sure in which direction:-)

  3. I just came across your blog and love your sense of humor! I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one whose RE visits make them pack on the pounds (I swear the air in the waiting room has extra calories in it!!).

    I did Turbo Jam years ago (same workout lady) and am the LEAST coordinated person in the world. Seriously. I was on a cruise and tried to learn Michael Jackson's Thriller video dance... I couldn't even get the first 4 moves down! I needed a lot of practice, so I just repeated one workout video and hit the rewind button until I got the moves down. Plus side--longer workout and more calories burned. Down side--longer workout :)

    I'm sorry to hear about your unsupportive, and seemingly clueless, friends. Of the two friends I trusted to talk to about my issues, I quickly learned that one of them just wanted to be Mrs. Positive and it got really annoying, really fast. She is a great friend, but when each doctor visit includes news that you were hoping never to hear, positivity is not what you want to hear.

    I'm glad to hear that you took your mom's advice--that takes an amazingly strong person!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by. Yes, infertility treatments gave me lots of pounds, but I'm trying to get rid of them. Since you are a Chalean fan, I will promptly head to your blog:-)