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How to Stay Fit and Fierce While Pregnant

How to Stay Fit and Fierce While Pregnant
March 20
18:52 2016

If you are feeding for two, you are probably tired of hearing that pregnancy is a magical experience. But, it is truly an exciting emotional and physical journey. However, if fitness and being in shape is a major priority, you may be a bit nervous about how your figure is going to change. You will no longer fit in your clothes and you won’t be able to see your feet.

But with that in mind, being pregnant doesn’t mean you have to give up your active fitness lifestyle! Australian fitness model Chontel Duncan is 38 weeks pregnant and she has maintained her fitness routine. She looks beyond fit (as shown in the photo above) and posts photos on Instagram documenting her changing body. Her “bump update” photos have caused her to gain over 311,000 followers on the social media platform.

Her baby is due at the end of this month and she is still kickboxing. People have been quick to judge Duncan saying she could be hurting her baby. But, she defends her lifestyle saying her baby is healthy. The only area you can really tell she is pregnant is her baby bump. She even has some of her rock hard abs showing. “People think I’m harming my baby … and that I’m all about staying skinny and not nourishing my little D. I know it’s hard to believe that someone can carry a child the way I am, but in reality, a lot of women carry like me,” she said to US Weekly.

So what does she do to stay so fit? She doesn’t count calories. She just eats pretty much the same healthy diet, minus runny eggs and alcohol, of course. She also trains every day. Her workouts are still intense, but modified.

So now that you have Duncan as motivation, here are some things to do to stay fit while pregnant-

  1. Keep working out. Not everyone is a fitness model like Duncan, but you also shouldn’t give up your fitness routine now that you are pregnant. If it feels much more uncomfortable, find an alternative work-out. Make sure it is something you enjoy doing, so you will stick with it during your full-term.
  2. Avoid sugar and junky carbs. Being pregnant is hard enough, so gaining extra weight from a poor diet will only make you feel worse. Just because you are eating for two, it doesn’t mean you get to eat complete crap and get away with it. Maintain a healthy diet!
  3. Stay hydrated. Drink 2+ more liters of water a day. This will help to reduce tiredness and nausea.
  4. Get sleep. Being an expected mother is a busy time, but you need to make sleeping at least 8 hours a night a priority. You are going to need more rest than usual for a healthy pregnancy.
  5. Avoid the scale. You are bound to gain weight and watching that number climb can stress you out. Instead, keep track of your measurements.

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