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Anyone exercise? I had a hardcore regime going for a long time, but was afraid that if I got my BFP I'd have to stop, because it was high impact and then my system would be shocked from the lack of exercise. So I switched to fast walking. I still get a great workout and man are my legs sore!
I also do ALOT of shoveling and raking, planting and digging around the house with the animals and the gardens so my back and abs get a good workout pretty often.
Did I switch at the wrong time? Should I have changed my routine before TTC? Everything seemed to have changed the MINUTE we started trying. My cycle shortened and my menses went from 5 to 2 days, No CM anymore - ever, My temps are all over the place, I'm not even sure I ovulated this cycle - I've had two spikes and two dips and I'm only on CD 13. What the heck?
I know that when you are analyzing every little twinge and symptom, you can get a little nuts. What really made me mad was the shortened cycle and menses. I just want a reason for the change and why now? Could it be the change in exercise?
Last edited by lelila; April 26th, 2012 at 09:01 AM.
Reason: more appropriate title
I don't think scaling back your exercise would cause wonky cycles. If anything, hardcore exercising has more of an affect on your period being unpredictable, delayed, or missing altogether. Mild to moderate exercise shouldn't cause your cycles to change drastically from everything I've read.
Stress can mess with your cycles, though. In a big way. Maybe that's causing some of the irregularities? TTC IS super stressful, as we all know.
Thanks Brittney - the voice of reason! Has stress ever stopped ovulation? Just wondering. I'll take stress ANYTIME over what is around the corner for me. The change comes early in the women in my family. I'm PRAYING I don't follow in their footsteps.
Please Ladies... brew up a new dust potion that stops the BIG M and throw it my way!
Changes to your exercise regime can definitely affect your cycles. (Because it affects your hormones.) It's up to you whether or not you keep your routine the same, but it should even itself out eventually. (Even flip-flopping back and forth between exercising alot and not as much can affect them)
I do alot of exercise as well, and my RE said to just keep doing what I've been doing and only change it up once I get my BFP. I guess my advice would be to just pick what it is you want and stick to it so that your body doesn't get too confused!
It'll mess ya up. Problem is, TTC is stressful. I've seen alot of women in their first cycle of TTC end up with a really wonky cycle after years of being normal (even without birth control prior) because all of a sudden they're stressing out about their cycles. Kind of a catch-22, eh?
Stress is definitely a factor. I try to build my calendar up with activities to try and take my mind off TTC, especially the ttw. I shouldn't really be on this board right now as it is not helping!!!!!