In pregnancy I suffered with low blood-pressure, the baby was measuring small and I had too many dizzy spells, which forced me to leave behind my beloved Crossfit.
Not to be entirely defeated, yoga was my replacement for a while. It made me feel better, centred. But after suffering from a uterine prolapse, even yoga was out of the window (it isn’t good to hold positions).
I’ve spent months in rehab. Physiotheraphy has been my saving grace and I’ve finally got to the stage where I can start exercising again. I walk a lot – it’s my cardio outlet. I’ve just began Pilates with the help of a specialist instructor. It’s expensive. Healing is a slow process but I’ll get there in time.
I used to think hardcore exercise was the only way. How stupid! We are constantly told to push through pain barriers, be positive at all times and ignore warning signals. If I’ve learnt anything from my experience, it’s that listening to your body is the most important thing. I’ve had to let go of my ego and become patient fo the first time in my life.