Hi, I am 36 (nearly 37) and just getting started to think about ttc for first time. I am overweight and want to do something now to get healthy before ttc. My husband and I both gained about 20-30 lbs over the last 6-12 months since the wedding and I would like to drop the weight, get more active and motivated, and get healthly as a lifestyle change but am really struggling with the motivation part.
I work from home and have had a couple of minor health issues (multiple oral surgeries to fix a dentist's negligence, stomach flu, dislocated tendon in foot) which have seriously contributed to my drop in energy, not eating healthy, and gaining weight. My husband has had similar issues which has caused us also to become less intimate. We are still in love and committed to this, but the modivation and finding enough time in the day has been our struggle. We are both just too tired, dont feel well, and are becoming lazy.
I want to find something low impact we can do together to get off the couch and get us back on track but I am also trying to make sure it isnt some crash diet that wont sustain us. I read all kinds of articles about which are good and bad foods to focus on when ttc, but I need structure. any suggestions for a diet plan?
Now that I am feeling better I would like to get back to my yoga practice and maybe add biking, swimming, or walking but I just need the motivation and more importantly ideas to motivate him. I think if I could see quick results with a small change I could really motivate myself, but I also dont want to do a crash diet. Also, I really would like to find a way to motivate my husband to be more initimate without being a nag. A few years ago I lost over 40 lb all on my own so I know I can do it, but it is really hard trying to motivate both of us and doing it without him doesnt work either cause I lose my motivation watching him. anyone struggling with similar issues or have suggestions?