For Serena Williams, exercise is part of her baby plan
You don’t become the world’s top women’s tennis player without supreme drive, determination and discipline. So it should come as no surprise that Serena Williams, at eight months pregnant, isn’t sitting around waiting for the baby to arrive.
In an interview with the Telegraph, Williams said she intends on exercising as long as possible while pregnant. She added that she wants the baby to be healthy and that means she needs a healthy life.
And staying active, according to research, has been shown to give the baby’s brain a boost.
A return to tennis
“When I come back to tennis, it’ll be better if I’ve kept as fit as possible all the way through the pregnancy rather than having to lose a lot of weight afterwards in order to get fit again.”
She also noted that while eating healthily is a must, but that being healthy is a lifestyle.
In addition to planning the typical baby things, Williams also has getting back on the court top of mind, too. It’s also been reported that Williams has stated she is keen to compete in the 2018 Australian Open in January, which would three months after she has her baby.
Always setting goals
While she is excited about becoming a mother, Williams said she she is always thinking about what’s next – the next victory, the next trophy.
Her personal motivation and drive is remarkable and inspiring, because for most of us, we need some help and strategies to help us reach our fitness goals.
In the meanwhile, we are excited for Baby Williams and, of course, for the strong and unstoppable Williams to dominate the courts again – whenever she’s ready.