Continuing my series about staying fit during pregnancy, here is the last article bringing you my insights, as I am about to ‘cross the finish line’ during my final weeks of the third trimester. At the time of writing this article, I have about 2.5 weeks left until Bubba’s official due date, so technically speaking, I could go into labour any day now! A very exciting and a very nerve-wrecking period, if you ask me – I better get on with this article! If you have missed the first two articles in this series, you can catch up on my…

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Whoa, I can’t believe how quickly time flies! I have just started my third trimester so it is time to prepare a new blog post about how I was getting on managing my fitness and health during the second trimester. If you missed my first blog post in this new series called ‘5 Top Tips to stay in shape during the first trimester’, you can read the full article here. How did I find the second trimester overall? In fairness, I found the second trimester to be a much more rewarding and an easier period in comparison to the first…

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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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