Saturday, August 14, 2010

Time For You - Week 1

My good bloggy friend Jia at Color Me UnTypical (and her friend The Girly Tomboy) have started a brand new weekly blog-hop called 'Time For You'.  The idea of this blog-hop is to take a little bit of time out and post about the steps you are taking to get healthy and better yourself!

This week, I want to tell you what I want to do to better myself while we are taking time off from trying for a baby.  If you did not see the post, we had been trying for a baby for 9 months after having a miscarriage in November of last year.  We decided this month that I should go back on the pill, so that we can have a PROPER, real break from it all until further notice!  The disappointment and worry month after month was not doing me any good and since starting the pill again, I have felt a load has been lifted!

While we are not trying here are some of the things I want to do before we start trying again.  I will update on my progress on these goals each week!

GOAL 1: Get into a good habit of taking vitamins and folic acid.  I was taking a mum-to-be vitamin until very recently.  I figured that after the miscarriage as we were trying again from then, I should just keep taking it.  After the months passed, I got less enthusiastic about taking them everyday, and plain just forgot!

GOAL 2: Lose a little bit of weight.  I don't mean loads... just enough to feel happy and slim again.  I lost some weight back in April, but have since put it all back on!

GOAL 3: Cut down on Coke!  This one will be hard.  I remember giving up before and I did so well... but then I crumbled.... Oh lovely Coke.  There is half of a 2 litre bottle left in the fridge and then I aim to cut down.

GOAL 4: Take part in more activity.  I go to Aqua-aerobics most Monday mornings and really enjoy it... I plan to start pilates this Tuesday and I am trying to find a yoga class.  I enquired at the gym beside my house and found their prices incredibly reasonable so I think I may even be brave enough to join.  The membership includes all classes and 5 personal trainer sessions!

I'm gonna leave it there!  I don't want to give myself too many goals to start with!  Hope you join in this great blog hop also :)


  1. Good for you. I miscarried twice, once before our first and the second coming in between our first and second. Taking the pressure off yourself and focusing on a healthy you is one of the best things you can be doing right now!

    I just lost 60 pounds in the past year and feel like I have given myself and my family many more years of me ;-)

    Good luck on the Coke weening.

  2. I think it's great you're trying to take the pressure off for awhile :)

    The gym sounds awesome! and I am also a closet Coke addict. I just have to make sure we never have any in the house!!

  3. I have seen several friends go through the stress of trying to get pregnant, and I think taking breaks is a good idea. I'm glad you're taking time to take care of you, and joining us! :)

  4. I need to get back in the habit of taking folic acid too. I am not trying but it's good to be ready.