A couple of weeks ago, Jenn at Future Ford’s had a brilliant idea to start a workout challenge. Since I recently made the commitment to successfully complete all 8 weeks of the Insanity Workout program, I was excited to have this challenge as a motivational forum in which I would loose the flab, drop the excess 8 pounds I’ve gained over the last 2 years, and generally kick some fitness ass.
Instead, I’ve gained almost 3 pounds since I’ve started working out. At first I thought it might be a fluke of the scale…until I weighed myself another 27 times over the last few days, and realized that sweating my ass off and doing a workout program 6 days a week that is sadistically difficult has actually caused me to gain weight. WTF?
Has this ever happened to you?
In other news:
Hubs and I got together with two friends of ours over 4th of July who got married a few weeks after we did. I will call them the Most Likely Fertile Couple. You know how there are some couples you just KNOW will have no problem getting pregnant, you’re sort of just waiting for the shoe to drop? That’s them. I’m not sure why I feel they will have no trouble getting pregnant–but I think it has something to do with the fact that she ordered California rolls without sesame seed garnish one time, and is generally high maintenance. I have found that the more I roll my eyes at someone’s high maintenance behavior, the more fertile they are. It’s just the way the universe works. I was relieved to find out at our 4th of July hang out that they weren’t pregnant, simply because we were spending the night at a house far away from home, and there would have been no escape from hearing all about her pregnancy symptoms (MLFC Wife will be a pregnancy symptom complainer, mark my words) At one point over the weekend, MLFC Wife told me in a hushed, excited tone that she went off of BC 4 months ago to “prepare” her body for TTC, and oh my goodness, she hadn’t been off the pill since she was 16, and ooh la la a *real* period without BC is crazy isn’t it??, and dear me, the CRAMPS, aren’t they terrible!!???
I sat there with a painted grin on my face, and then had a “fuck it” moment.
“Actually, MLFC Wife…I haven’t had a real period or ovulated since I went off of BC 10 months ago, and we’re exploring options for fertility meds right now. It sucks, quite frankly. “(swigs back another glass of wine)
She took the news of my infertility surprisingly non-awkwardly for someone who will most likely never have to worry her pretty, consistently menstruating vagina about any of this stuff. I was glad I told her about our struggle: A) because it will hopefully shut her up about pregnancy symptoms around me when she does get pregnant after 2 months of trying. B) I will hopefully not be asked if we are “trying” by her anymore.
What’s white and blue, but never red?
Happy post-4th of July.