Twitter / SpireFertility: Very touching article by Alex …. Very chuffed by coverage of my article in The Telegraph yesterday, and very touched by messages. The one on my career change attracted lots of public discussion. This one was so much more private – quiet touching messages just for me and the sender to see. Everyone who has longed for a second child knows the pain, has lived with their own shadow. I’m not going to say sorry for painfully wanting more children but I do recognise that it would be a waste to dwell. Yesterday I was reminded
life is for living, not for wishing
And funnily enough, this infertility business has led me to seriously feel alive during manic exercise sessions, heart pumping, sweat dripping – the works. And I am delighted to announce, drum roll please, I’ve dropped a dress size, or even two but that just feels greedy! Can’t believe it. Weight loss is not the objective – fertility is – but I was kinda hoping and – presto, it’s happening. I can’t really see it yet but I can feel the difference. And well, I checked with the GAP sales assistant A LOT of times. “Do you size really big now? Are you sure that’s the American to UK conversion …?”
I know that this is probably not everybody’s idea of family fun – my poor sister had to endure us doing our million laps, runs and circuits every day whilst we stayed with her this summer. BUT – I have found my excitement for exercise and sport again. I was so lucky to have my sister’s sister-in-law with us for a week – an amazing lovely personal trainer. So here we are, she’s to the left, I’m in the centre and the kids are even joining in. A little scary when they jump on your back when you’re doing the plank but I’m sure it’s doing something good for them.
And now back in London I was worried I would lose my momentum but I got an amazing deal – ten yoga lessons for £19! So off I go, run and yoga this Sunday morning, then park (doing a council secret shopper thing – inspect 3 local parks and get £40 of supermarket vouchers!) all topped with a roast chicken at five. Life is good – we would like to share it with another little one but from today, I will give some of your messages a purpose. It’s not all bad is it? Hey, as a tiny terrible trio we don’t even need a car, dishwasher or tumble dryer (even if we could afford them!)