So, I figured now was as good a time as any to start this being on maternity leave and getting a bit bored doing nothing. I’m today 39 weeks and one day pregnant with our little mini monkey. We don’t yet know if it’s a boy or girl monkey as we wanted this to be a surprise (and also it prevents people from going mad with the girl gifts in pink vs boy gifts in blue) – although I keep thinking it’s a boy!
I feel great. I have had a really easy pregnancy throughout with just a bit of nausea at the beginning but was luckily never sick. I have been able to continue working out throughout, mainly focused on yoga and weights workouts. I did decide sometime in the early parts of the second trimester to take the pole down and save it for after. I had mixed emotions about this as I could have continued doing the easier moves but as I know myself, I wouldn’t have been able to stop myself and therefore decided the safest thing to do was take it down. I’m absolutely dreading the pole burns and bruises I will get once I start on it again…
I am thankful though that I have been able to work out the way I have. Sure, the intensity had to be taken down a notch and there are loads of yoga modifications I have now had to do at the end but there is lots I have been able to do. Such as my headstands for example. I love going upside down and especially through headstands and I was curious to see how far through my pregnancy I’d be able to keep it up. Well, here I am at 39 weeks!
We’ll see if I get another one or more in before baby makes an appearance. I haven’t gotten any signs of it being imminent yet so baby might be way too comfortable in there to leave yet. This is all fine by me, I believe that baby will come when he/she is ready and there is no rush. The due date is just an estimation and doesn’t mean much.
In the meantime, I’m keeping myself busy by getting some studying and pre-course work done for my yoga teacher course starting in January. I’ve also been planning for my post baby workout routines to get in shape postpartum. This is important to me and will be a key focus of this blog. I want to show what I did, how I did it and what struggles I faced as I’m sure there will be a lot of those as well. I have had so many people tell me I can’t do this or I can’t do that, both during pregnancy and what comes after especially about studying and working out with baby. For everyone that has told me this though, I have read or heard from people that have made it work. I’m not saying it will be easy but I am stubborn and I feel like I can make it work. Through this blog and Instagram, I hope to both use it as a record for myself and to keep me accountable but also to hopefully inspire others. Let’s do this!