My second trimester and still going strong
I am more then half way done my second trimester. Things are actually going super well. I have started kickboxing again and I feel fantastic. I have to be careful with my roundhouse kicks but besides that everything is good to go, hitting the pads it’s very refreshing. Things have been changing a lot lately and everything is growing and stretching. Every week I have to retire a gi ;), it’s a good thing I have many gis of many sizes.
The biggest challenge on the mats is actually how many times I need to pee ;).
The good news is I still feel awesome being on the mats and teaching.
Obviously I have changed my grappling training, I don’t do hardcore sparring anymore but I still do light sparring and drilling with partners I trust (I am looking at you Jen, thanks for still drilling and sparring with me). I still teach at least 3 times a week and I am so grateful to have such great group of students, that respect me for who I am and are not bothered by me bring pregnant :).
Unfortunately I hear frustrating stories of women being asked every 2 min if they were okay or asked them why they were still training, being pregnant doesn’t make us less of a grappler or athlete, we just have to approach things differently and there is still so much we can learn.
Pregnant or not, I will never give that up and I will be on the mats as long as I physically can 😉