There will be no competition for me this year, apparently it is frowned upon to compete pregnant ;).
I just started my second trimester and boy I am happy to be out of the first one. You hear about being tired during your first three month of pregnancy but it is hard to imagine how bad this tiredness can be until you live it. I went from training like a top athlete to pretty much struggling to get through a 30 min walk. Me being pregnant doesn’t mean I am taking a break from jiu jitsu, it just mean I have to change how I train. I have definitely scaled down quite a bit, not because my body cant handle it, but more because I just don’t have the energy to keep up my old jiu jitsu tempo (I hear that’s normal and acceptable, hehe). I still teach all my classes and plan to keep on teaching until I am no longer physically able to get up on my own (hopefully I will make it to 8 month…crossing my fingers for the whole 9 months).
Chris and I couldn’t be happier and are very excited to be welcoming a new member to our family. I will be keeping you all updated with my pregnant jiu jitsu training.
Delphie + baby bump