I’ll admit it: After I learned that I was pregnant, I told exercise to take a hike. It may not have been the best move for my body, but I wasn’t in a place where I could do more than go on daily walks. I was a full-time grad student who also working as a freelance writer and college assistant. My plate was packed. But after watching this video of Serena Williams playing tennis while pregnant, I realized one thing: We shouldn’t do more than our pregnant bodies can handle.
Williams, unlike me, is a tennis champion who has dedicated her life to the sport. She has conditioned her body to be strong, fierce, and limber. Williams was fit going into her pregnancy, so it’s not a surprise that she is able to play tennis while in her third trimester. She’s an amazing powerhouse.
I, on the other hand, was not fit going into my pregnancy. Sure, I was strong and could knock out 175 squats no…
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