Having spent a considerable amount of time on maternity chat forums and social media groups during my pregnancy, I have identified a number of concerns that many of us women seem to share. The top 3 body-image related worries appear to be: Putting on weight; Losing your figure and not knowing how your figure will change; Losing all the fitness gains you have made before becoming pregnant. I am not ashamed to admit that I have always had these concerns, too. In fact, for a long time, I was horrified at the idea of getting pregnant, until it actually happened.…

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Some of you may have seen my recent announcement on Instagram and Strava about me expecting a baby in November. Woop-woop! Hold on…How did this happen?! Those of you who know me personally, may not describe me as very motherly. Unlike many of my friends, I never babysat, talked about wanting any children, and they would never catch me coo over their babies. When Simon and I got married, we did talk about having children ‘one day’, but this was something that always stayed in the back of my mind for a long time; ‘one day’ always seemed too far in…

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