So, we are now officially into the last trimester at around 7.5 months.
And the baby bump has grown heavier and bulkier – that means scaling down even more on the stuff I attempt during classes. Have also been experiencing more pressure on the ligaments so as advised by my gynae, that means no more floor splits either be it during warm ups or during the routine where my weight presses down on those affected ligaments.
It really has been loads of improvisation for me this term! Most of the time, it involves breaking up a combo by coming down onto the ground first so I don’t invert with my feet off the ground or simply holding on to the pole to be extra safe / secure etc … as well as avoiding pole contact with the tummy and using only the side / waist so that means getting into chopsticks upright and not from a jamilla during this term’s routine.
So far so good 🙂
With 2 more classes remaining this term, it’s a “wait-and-see” situation each week. It all depends on how the body feels, what the body says, and what the gynae says.
I really have enjoyed this term with Ms V immensely! It has taught me so much about listening to my body (and thus being able to improvise so I can pole safe) and reminded me why I enjoy pole so much, that pole to me is much more than conquering the tricks.
I know my pole journey will not end here, but that I am merely taking a break for a while as this is precisely what my body seems to be telling me to do at this point 🙂 … I will definitely miss pole loads :*) … And honestly, am not that sure how / when returning back to pole after popping no. 2 will pan out as that means the hubs will now have to manage 2 boys on his own during class.
But yes, I will be back. Again 🙂