Being on the sidelines gets you nowhere

When I was in college or grad school, I always sat in the back.  No matter how big (sometimes hundreds of students) or small the class was.  

So if I nodded off or snuck out early, the lecturer would be none the wiser.

Now, when I'm at a seminar, I sit at the front.  Not the front row cuz I might get spit on.  But usually the 2nd or 3rd row.  
In yoga class, I'm literally front and center.  So I can see myself in the mirror and make corrections.  It also forces me to raise my game cuz I know, at some point, everyone is watching.  

In fact, in my last yoga class, someone commented to me on how it didn't seem like I was going my usual pace.  I wasn't because I had tweaked my back.  

Yeah, people are watching you.  Even when you don't think they are.  

How many times have I caught my kids picking their nose?  Countless!

I digress...

The point is that I don't get as much out of a class if I'm at the periphery, sitting on the sidelines.  

I automatically become more committed to the learning when I'm right up there, close to the instructor.

I mean who has more fun at a club?  The people getting their groove on, sweating up a storm or those propping up the walls?

So, if you're trying to get pregnant, pick one area where you haven't fully engaged in.  

Where you're kinda dilly dallying.  

You know what I'm talking about.  

I see it in the guilty looks and the hemming and hawing when I ask my patients about their lifestyle.

Stuff like...

Exercise - schedule times when you can work out with your partner.  I mean, actually put it on your calendars as if it were a work meeting.  This will serve double duty - exercise and partner time.  Efficiency, baby!

Nutrition - Research a week's worth of healthy recipes.  Shop on the weekend. Prep what you can beforehand so it'll go more quickly during the week.  Have your partner help you.
Relationship - again, put on both your calendars a regular date night.

Those are just ideas.  

Over time, your health and fertility will improve with these efforts.

Consistency is the key to making continual progress in any area you desire.

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Julie Chang,
Natural Fertility Eggspurt

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