Last night I took an Ambien around 8:30. I fell asleep at 9:30, and didn’t move or wake once until 7 this morning. I needed it SO much. One of the major components in The Infertility Cure (here and henceforth referred to as TIC), is making lifestyle changes. Giving up booze isn’t exactly a party, but I’m doing pretty well. Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the things I’m struggling the most with. I already sleep with my eyes and ears covered (I read somewhere that sleeping in a very dark room can help with ovulatory problems, is this true? Am I making up crazytalk?) and as much as I love sleep, I can’t seem to get enough of it at night. I’m hesitant to rely on Ambien too much, but other sleeping pills seem to leave me hungover.
I’m also trying to deal w/ PCOS/IR problems. I currently take 2000 mg of Met, but am not so good at keeping things low-glycemic (it’s kind of hard when you’re a vegan). I’m really trying to cut out breads and sugar, but MAN, cut a girl some slack! I suppose I’ll just have to get even more creative in the kitchen.
And then there’s the exercise. I’m hoping my current plans for motivation will work out, but, I bailed on my first workout…Can’t be good, right?
Anyway, I’m trying, and having a good night’s sleep under the belt is certainly helpful in the motivation category. How do the rest of you keep motivated?