Katie Berjoan - Pregnancy and Training: An Interview with Supermom
Today, we have a special interview featuring Katie Berjoan, a dedicated mother and fitness enthusiast who has been a long-time client of Monika. In this conversation, Monika discusses Katie's remarkable journey of staying active during pregnancy and returning to training post-pregnancy. If you're planning to have a baby, currently pregnant, or a new mom, Katie's insights are sure to inspire and guide you on your fitness journey.
Staying Active During Pregnancy: Katie's fitness journey began years before her pregnancies, with Monika guiding her through various workouts. However, it was during her pregnancies that Katie truly showcased her determination. She continued training throughout her pregnancies, maintaining her fitness routine with some modifications.
Pregnancy #1: Ellie's Journey During her first pregnancy with Ellie, Katie faced challenges like pelvic pain. She adapted her workouts but remained committed to staying active. After Ellie's birth, she took a short break but returned to training with Monika when the opportunity arose.
Pregnancy #2: Thomas's Arrival With her second pregnancy, Katie was better prepared and had learned from her previous experience. She focused on building strength and saw a chiropractor and a pelvic floor physical therapist. These proactive steps paid off as she was able to maintain her fitness regimen throughout her pregnancy with Thomas.
Challenges and Triumphs: Katie's story highlights the importance of trust and self-belief during pregnancy. She emphasizes that while there's plenty of advice and opinions, ultimately, it's essential to listen to your body and do what feels right for you. Her advice is a reminder that every pregnancy is unique, and you should prioritize your well-being and that of your baby.
The Convenience of Home Workouts: One significant advantage Katie found during her pregnancy fitness journey was the flexibility of working out at home. This approach eliminated the intimidation factor and allowed her to adapt her workouts to her needs and schedule.
Adapting to Motherhood: Balancing fitness with motherhood can be challenging, especially with two young children. Katie acknowledges that finding the perfect balance isn't always possible. Her advice is to adapt, stay flexible, and accept that it's a season of life where adjustments are necessary.
Katie Berjoan's story is a testament to the power of perseverance, self-trust, and adaptability during pregnancy and motherhood. Her journey inspires us to prioritize our health, stay active, and listen to our bodies during this transformative phase of life. Whether you're a mom-to-be or a new parent, remember that your fitness journey can be as unique as your pregnancy experience. Trust yourself, stay committed, and enjoy the journey.