On Thursday, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza celebrated her 32nd birthday with her newborn son Izhaan Mirza-Malik and family.
But, other than spending time with family, Sania had plans set aside to celebrate her birthday. She hitting the gym.
Uploading a photo on Twitter, Sania Mirza said she was “like a kid in a candy shop” after going to the gym for the first time since giving birth to her son. She wrote, “Went to the gym after weeks/months yesterday first times since I had my baby… I was excited like a kid in a candy shop, it’s going to be one lonnggg and fun road back mentally and physically !!gotta start somewhere so why not on my birthday.”
Went to the gym after weeks/months yesterday first times since I had my baby.. I was excited like a kid in a candy shop 😀 it’s going to be one lonnggg and fun road back mentally and physically !!gotta start somewhere so why not on my birthday 😉 💪🏽 #Day1 pic.twitter.com/Hb54wLoieD
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) November 16, 2018
Celebrations! My son turns 16 days old on the same day my wife turned 16 years young, and my mother in law too. Life set hey Alhumdulilah Alhumdulilah Alhumdulilah 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/jVxPdRk9KV
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) November 15, 2018
Sania also said earlier that she would like to set an example for her child that pregnancy, motherhood and parenthood should not be something that holds one back from your dreams.
Other tennis stars like Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters also resumed playing tennis after becoming a parent. Serena Williams won the 2017 Australian Open when she was a few weeks pregnant with her daughter Alexis Olympia and returned to the WTA Tour in March 2018.