|Dancer, Climber, Mother|
Continuing to thrive as both a mom and active woman is a topic I'm very passionate about and that's why I sat down to write and share my story of how I maintained an active lifestyle while I was pregnant with our friends over at the Kid Project. Alyssa has worked really hard on her current series, Expecting to Thrive, and I can't encourage you enough to please go to her website and check out the stories she has featured over the last week. You can read my story, Expecting to Thrive: Hiking, skiing, and international travel during pregnancy on Alyssa's site. In my story I share our adventures travelling around Peru while I was pregnant - something I'd never written about before.
|Standing at the Sun Gate, Machu Picchu, Peru - 5 months pregnant|
Pregnancy isn't the end. It's just the beginning of what will be the biggest adventure or your life. And nobody will make you give up those things you are passionate about, be it dancing or climbing. Many people choose to give up aspects of their former life BC (before children) and others find that they don't have the same drive or even time in which to pursue some activities. But, in the end, it's your journey and you don't have to follow the path others have taken before you. Boldly step out into the path that was designed for you alone and celebrate in it!
|My path, my joy|
For another inspirational story on pregnancy and adventure, please check out Meghan Ward's recent story called How (Not) to Cross a Glacier in a Thunderstorm while You're Pregnant. The story is featured on her website, the Adventures in Parenthood Project, an inspiring project to check out with many interesting interviews on families who have definitely (not) slowed down as parents. You can read my interview with Meghan here, Mother of all Bucket Lists. It was a privilege to work with Meghan on her project and I wish her all the best in her future adventures as a mom. The best is still to come Meghan!