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Baby Steps: Back on track

Christine pulls herself out of a workout rut for the sake of making babies.

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Christine Bowley
Christine Bowley

I hit the treadmill this week for the first time in MONTHS! Before we got married last June I was all over that thing. But, of late, I’ve found it hard to muster the motivation.

Since we got the news about our test results earlier this year I’ve been working out my brain more than my body. I read books, blogs, articles and any number of websites with any insight about fertility. Through it all, I had a hard time just pulling myself off my rear end. The more I festered in inactivity, the more it became a self-fulfilling prophecy. I was in a workout rut.

Meanwhile, my husband was doing a fantastic job getting back into shape! He’s a natural born athlete anyway but he put on a few pounds when he quit smoking a few years back. All it took was the guys at work getting on a ‘lunch diet’ together and he’s down 20 lbs. and building a deck/patio in our backyard. I certainly cannot complain!

So now it’s my turn to get back on track. That means 6 a.m. wake up calls, sweaty sports bras and socks dominating the laundry and some sore muscles (at least for a little while). While none of this excites me terribly, the idea of keeping my husband interested during the cold winter months ahead, just might…

Christine is an associate producer at WRAL-TV, which includes research for 5 On Your Side and producing the 10 p.m. weekend newscasts on Fox50. She lives with her husband and three dogs. Christine is chronicling her experience as she and her husband struggle with infertility.


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