So, I need to lose some weight. As in 10-15 pounds, ideally. I want to do it anyway, but I'm also thinking that maybe my extra weight is making TTC more difficult this time around. I KNOW that I am not going to lose this any time soon, and I'm not *really* trying to. I intend on gaining normally during pregnancy, and I DEFINITELY want to get pregnant as soon as possible. But I also haven't worked out since March and I really need to just "get healthy" again by working out regularly again. So I'm going to start that today. I'm just wondering to what extent it's okay to workout and not interfere with TTC. I mean, I know I shouldn't be hanging upside down or doing P90X or anything, but is it ok to do a semi-intense cardio/weight workout, like on a DVD? I worked out at the gym regularly during my first pregnancy, and nearly on the level that I had before I was pregnant (except for spinning and ab workouts), but I can't remember anything that I learned back then about safety. I had a very healthy pregnancy then. Thoughts?
I'm interested in this too. I'm currently at my heaviest weight ever, 30 lbs over what my weight typically is, due to some really difficult family stuff that happened. I started eating like total crap, and stopped going to the gym completely for more than 6 months. I knew I had gained weight, but I'm still kind of shocked at how much. I'm in the largest size clothing I've ever worn, and at that I still feel like a stuffed sausage.
There's a part of me that really wants to lose weight, and a bigger part of me that is afraid if I start actively trying to lose weight, it'll interfere with the TTC process, and I don't want to put that off. I feel so conflicted. On one hand, I know that overall weight loss to a healthy weight will help me to have a healthier pregnancy (and probably an easier time conceiving), I just don't want to put off conceiving any longer... We've already been at it for 5 cycles now, and DS is going to be 6 soon enough.