My biggest learning curve…so many minor factors
Anon: What I have learned throughout this challenge and what has finally sunk in? Well…
I got lazy, I lacked commitment pretty much. I knew all the things that were not good for my health. My bookshelf is full of wonderful resources. I had tried this and that but I did not stick with it.
When I met my partner things changed. It became less about looking after myself in the way that I had done previously (incredibly disciplined) and more about looking after others.
I got lazy! I battled with myself, I battled my partner and still do. Over the things we should or should not be doing. I learn’t that all these factors, outlined in the challenge combined could be having a huge impact on my success to get pregnant and keep a healthy pregnancy.
Diet and nutrition wise, I knew what was not so good for my issues and I tried this and that over the years and kept falling off the wagon. I also come to find some of the practices and things I was consuming, are not okay when trying to conceive.
Chemicals, well I knew they were not good but to the extent of affecting my fertility I did not realise they have such a major impact. I had switched over certain self care products over the past few years but I never actually got around to ditching and switching my entire cleaning collection like I have now.
What has sunk in for me is that not only was I half-assing it, but I was not aware that all these minor factors, all these things combined were a freakin’shit storm on my fertility.
So here I am having had a good ole, well needed, well intentioned kick up the butt by this challenge and I am happy to say I am well on my way to being back on track. It’s changing my partners behaviours that I have and still continue to struggle with until he finally gets it and catches up.