Pregnancy & Pole- Almost Six Months In

To say that I adore being pregnant is probably an overstatement.. alright, a gross overstatement.

It’s not that I don’t love knowing there is a little monster growing inside me. I do, truly. I love feeling her kicks and anticipating her arrival.. which is still a fun eighteen weeks away.

But I also feel frustrated and at times disappointed.

It’s challenging to have to scale back many things I love: intense workouts, contortion and trial and error of random pole, the ability to jump/sprint/run and play upon whim and of course some food indulgences.

 

womp womp

And while most of those I have come to terms with.. pole dancing is still a difficult spot for me.

Thankfully, at this stage in my pregnancy I can still lift, and fairly heavy. I may not be able to sprint but can still spend time hiking and enjoying the sunshine. And truthfully, alcohol, soft cheese and coffee are “doable” to omit from my diet.

But pole dancing has my heart twisting.

When I jump on a pole I don’t think I simply do. Unfortunately, when you’re pregnant, this mindset doesn’t exactly work. You must be aware of how the presses into your body, take care while inverting and most importantly, ensure no hard landings

safety

So a bit of a change from my usual “just do it” approach.

On a daily basis I scroll through my facebook feed looking at all the accomplishments and new trials within the pole world. I love it…

And I hate it.

Because many of those things are not safe to do at this time. Being pregnant you miss out a bit on new moves, workshops (Charlee Wagner is coming in June and I almost cried when I realized I probably shouldn’t go) and most of all, freedom of expression.

Top add insult to injury your body is getting bigger. Yes I was aware this would happen ๐Ÿ˜› but watching your body morph into something new is never easy.

And while I am aware that this is a miraculous time in which my body is responsible for creating a whole other life, it can still take its toll.

Thankfully I am still able to get on the pole every so often and remind myself of what I can still do. Below is a few pictures form just the other day!

6months

In the grand scheme of things, all of this is irrelevant and only temporary. But for all you mammas or soon to be mammas know that you’re not alone. Don’t let the hormones get the best of you ๐Ÿ˜‰

So while you’re all landing new tricks and becoming stronger each and every day, I’ll be here. Working on my baby bump.. occasionally upside down ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy Poling ๐Ÿ™‚

Ps. I am a Certified Pre & Post Natal Specialist. If you’re currently pregnant or hoping to become pregnant and are unsure of you do’s & don’ts regarding exercise.. give me a shout!