As my last post was a year and eight days ago, I think an update is well overdue.
I’m Liz. I’m 35. I started this blog at the end of 2012 after suffering an early miscarriage after IVF treatment. Previous to this first IVF cycle I had dealt with infertility for years and lost a load of weight in order to qualify for treatment.
So this blog was primarily about weight loss, fitness and infertility. Exercise had become something I turned to to aid both my mind and body. Mainly running and circuit training. Lizitivity means Liz + Positivity.
In 2013 I had my second IVF cycle. This was simply a failed cycle — no fertilisation.
During the aftermath of reaching the end of our treatment I turned to running in a big way. In 2014 I ran the London Marathon and the Wales Marathon and many, many other events.
Then 2015 arrived and I had a load of running events planned, then shortly after my second half marathon of the year I found out I was pregnant. Out of the blue. Naturally. Later that year my daughter was born.
In 2016 I made an attempt to get back into fitness — I completed a 5k and a 10k. And then I found out I was pregnant again.
In 2017 my son was born. The same month he was born my first book was published. Little Something is about my infertility journey.
In 2018 I started a part-time psychology degree with the Open University and at the very end of the year, I found out I was pregnant again.
We are approaching the end of January 2019 and I’m ten weeks pregnant. Some days I find it hard to believe that I am on my way to being a mother of three. It amazes me and makes me truly believe in miracles. Being a mother is the toughest and best job I’ve ever had. I’m in the process of writing two new books and working on a new publishing venture with my lifelong friend and working partner.
A few extra bits: I only wear novelty socks. I have three English degrees. I love Harry Potter. I love coffee (except when pregnant). I spent my whole life obese until I had to lose weight for IVF. I’ve gained weight since having my children. One day I want to run the London Marathon again. I lived in Canada during the latter part of my teenage years. I’m from the South Wales Valleys. I’ve been married for 11 years. I like to ‘keep it real’ on social media. I had post natal depression. I have ongoing issues with anxiety. Pregnancy makes me feel like everything is ok. Even though I sometimes lose faith I always try to keep it. I love Above & Beyond and Anjunabeats / Anjunadeep music. I seem to spend most of my life growing out a fringe.
Hopefully I won’t leave it another year before I update again.