Ak ste boli od prvého momentu presvedčené, že žena naľavo práve prekonala prvý trimester a tá vpravo sa chystá každú chvíľu rodiť, ste na omyle. Je to priam neuveriteľné, avšak medzi týmito tehotenstvami je len 4. týždňový rozdiel a budúce mamičky majú termín v ten istý mesiac!
Šokujúcu fotografiu, ktorá rúca všetky mýty o nadbytočných kilogramoch v tehotenstve, zverejnila fitnes modelka Chontel Duncan. Pózuje na nej so svojou kamarátkou a poukazuje na fakt, že každej žene sa mení telo v očakávaní inak. Zatiaľ čo ona čaká prvé dieťa, jej priateľka už tretie.
,,Každé žena prežíva svoje tehotenstvo inak a toto je hlavný dôvod, prečo si netreba hneď myslieť, že niekto robí niečo zlé alebo neprirodzené. Obe máme zdravo rastúce bábätka a obe máme neuveriteľné tehotenstvo, cítime sa úžasne a plné energie,” okomentovala Duncan fotografiu.
Fitneska cvičila ešte vo februári 7 dní v týždni, ale dávala si väčší pozor na kolená a chrbticu. Samozrejme, stále zdôrazňuje, že zdravie bábätka je na prvom mieste. A tak ako ostatným cvičiacim tehuľkám, aj jej udržiavalo pravidelné cvičenie vypracovanú postavu okolo rastúceho bruška. Do ôsmeho mesiaca pribrala 10,5 kila. Chontel verí, že okrem postavy jej pomôže pravidelné cvičenie lepšie zvládnuť aj samotný pôrod.
Tehotenstvo fitnesky krok po kroku
Then I hit the 9 week mark. My body felt completely normal as if I wasn't pregnant at all. I wasn't feeling bloated, sick, tired, had no cravings, wasn't hormonal & my training didn't feel any different. Every morning I would wake up and check my body for a bump lol it became an obsession wanting to see some changes or to feel something. Pregnancy was so different to what I thought it was & I soon realised I had a long road ahead before anything huge was going to happen. Funny thought, you spend all your time trying not to fall pregnant, like I was on the pill for 7-8 years (Yasmin) & when you are ready to try, you realise you've got this 1-3 day window where you can only really conceive. It's actually not that easy to fall pregnant which had me gobsmacked on how crazy it is to fall pregnant from a one night stand. So I am extremely grateful for how quickly things happened for us. To my 'mummy' followers I need to start shopping & I'm going to start with the nursery furniture. Where can I grab some inspiration from?
14 WEEKS!!! I started my first bump photo 👍🏽 I started to research prams and noticed the @bugaboohq pram 😍, I started to increase my cold press juicing, smashing down soooo much green veggies of a morning & my obsession with bio oil fizzled out. I figured I actually had no idea if this was even working so I currently have just been doing my normal routine of Nivia Q10 after showers. Any suggestions on great creams to help my tummy as it grows would be fantastic. (Not to prevent stretch marks, more just to keep my skin hydrated so it doesn't itch when it stretches once my bump comes) My coffee intake was completely changed from drinking 2-3 cups of black coffee a day 😳 to 1 serve maybe 3-4 times a week. I LOVED my coffee and surprised myself how much better I felt cutting that down & drinking more water. My scan appts were like Christmas, my husband would get soooo excited that at these appts he would stand super close to the screen making all kinds of sound effects when the baby would move, he would point at the screen interrupting the doc asking 'what is that'… 'what is this'… I couldn't help but giggle every time. The questions about me training were asked again by my husband. Chontel trains everyday almost, she lifts weights, she jumps around, she runs, she does kick boxing, she raises her heart rate, she doesn't seem to be slowing down… Blah blah blah He even had videos of me for proof & my obstetrician Karen Baker smiled. "Chontel is in a extremely healthy athletic condition, her body doesn't stress through physical activity, her body is very comfortable in this environment & the baby is very protected. She would be capable at running a marathon in her condition." I guess it was hard to break the old school ways that many have scared us to believe & understand that with a history of 5+ years of living this lifestyle, I had moulded myself to be able to sustain this lifestyle. Blood work was great, baby was great & now my husband and I could relax about one less thing. It is crazy that when ever I eat I always think about the fact that what I eat, baby eats. Makes me defiantly want to eat healthier!
16 WEEKS & my waist line was increasing 😍 I wasn't popping anywhere in particular just felt like everything was thickening out. My days of jump lunges were GONE! They felt uncomfortable if a did too many in a row (step back lunges were fine) so I stopped immediately doing them. We have this block run in classes where you're given 4 mins to complete it by, now usually I'd get back before the 3min mark but now I was finding I was taking 3.5mins to complete it lol YEP just as Dr Karen Baker explained you will naturally taper down your training. Mind you "non contact" Muay Thai Pad Work felt amazing on my body, using every limb and it kinda felt like a good stretch. Push-up's surprisingly were challenging me like you wouldn't believe, as I got deeper into the pregnancy my core strength most certainly weakened. Just means I take a lot longer to complete them. I was defiantly loving my food, fruit wasn't a craving as such it was just what I found I started incorporating more into my diet, perhaps it was the hot weather or maybe it was a craving that I wasn't registering. We had an indoor @hiit_australia Rockclimbing event coming up and all I could think about was 'will I just completely suck at this?'. On a good note I was now a massive fan of the scrambled egg 😉👌🏽 as I was sadly instructed to cease from consuming runny eggs. I'm almost at the 20 week mark with my posts 😝👍🏽
18 WEEKS -and still no movement!!! The weeks started going faster, Wednesday's always started with our alarm clock at 3:45am & a "happy 18 weeks Bub". (Or which ever week we were currently at) Wednesday's were now my favourite day of the week because I knew it would come with this wake up countdown 💕 My tummy by this far had real obvious signs of a slight lower bump 😍👍🏽 at night after dinner it'd be sooooo much bigger but by morning it almost would disappear. I would usually eat extra EXTRA burnt salmon with steamed veggies religiously every weeknight and if I ate out or got take out on the weekend I'd usually order grilled salmon…. But by 18 weeks I had completely changed 😢 I wasn't craving Salmon 'as much' so 6x a week turned into 1-2x per week. That was one obvious sign that this pregnancy did have some control on my nutritional habits. So 2 popular questions I've been getting asked is…. 1) Was I on any form of contraception prior to falling? "YES" I took the 'Yasmin' pill (yes I've recently read terribly articles on this pill) from 2003 to 2010. Reason why I stopped was because I kept forgetting it 😏 Could not catch a clean week of consistency, I was absolutely hopeless at remembering. Anyways I had been on no contraception for 5yrs before we tried for this pregnancy. 2) How long did we try for? We only tried between the 1 cycle and fell, it was very unexpected & most certainly a miracle that we are extremely grateful for. I cannot imagine how heartbreaking and hard it would be, being challenged in falling pregnant. So I am not by any means rubbing it in, but just answering the question as it has been asked heaps. Are there any questions please comment below. Xoxox
I was surprised with a cute visit today from a friend Nat who is also expecting 💕 Just being able to see someone in the flesh, rub her tummy, hear how incredible her journey has been so far, how healthy baby is & all the fun talk about kicks, food, names etc was beautiful. This is Nat's 3rd pregnancy so she had a lot of great advice to share ☺️ It's very clear in this photo just how tall I am, I mean my chin sits above Nat's head lol We worked out that we are 4 weeks apart, so our little ones will be the same age, same grade at school and potential best buds hehehehe….. Nat's due start of March & I'm due end of March. Each women carries different and this most certainly doesn't mean one is doing something wrong or not healthy etc. We both have healthy growing babies & we both have had incredible pregnancies so far, feeling amazing & full of energy. #21.5weeks #expecting #march2016 #pregnant #love #happiness #Babyduncan
21 WEEKS TODAY! (Finally up to date) Excuse the puffy eyes and poor excuse of a smile… but it is Wednesday and I had planned on catching up with my posts so as sad as today is, it's also one week closer to meeting this little boy or girl. 3 more sleeps & we will be out at dinner with a few people to cut into our "gender reveal" cake! We are hoping for either sex (doesn't matter) but if I could choose the order (as I want 4 kids) I would love for a boy first 💙 then any sex there after. Would love to know what YOU think I am having? Boy 💙 Girl 💗 #21weeks #expecting #march2016 #pregnant #pregnancy #love #happiness #mummytobe #boyorgirl #3sleeps
24 WEEK BUMP UPDATE My energy is awesome, it's almost like I'm not really pregnant. Other then back at 20 weeks when I had back to back events and a ridiculous working week, I've been feeling really good! I'm already over trying to sort out a Baby Shower Venue 😩 my wants are pretty simple but I unfortunately don't have the space at my home to host it. I'm inviting my Family, Friends & my FitFam at HIIT, so estimated numbers will be 50 guest. Any suggestions in Brisbane will be amazing… 🙏🏽 What has changed… My top two abs bloody burn if a sit down for too long. Kinda think they might be splitting, what ever it is I am certain it will only get worse as I pop more an more. Little D is a corn (30cms in length) & now every movement he makes is visible to the eye. Looks really freaky hahaha… Shocks ppl every time! I've still not had any cravings, I still eat pretty much the same & am always keeping in the back of my mind that what ever I consume, Little D consumes… so it really makes you focus on good nourishing nutrition. Training has been amazing & still after every session my body & mind continues to feel more alive & energised, especially after my 5am sessions. I am so glad that I found my love for fitness & health over 5yrs ago, to built up a strong routine, to train my body to comfortably handle long working hours, late nights with early starts, to survive easily off 4-6hrs of sleep per night & most importantly I'm glad I converted my mindset to be strong, disciplined & carefree. I'm not saying this is defiantly a result to my experience (clearly I have zero evidence of this, except just my experience) but I would like to believe that because of all of my hard work prior to falling, that my body is now thanking me in return with this experience…but who the hell really knows! 16 weeks and I'll have my little man. It doesn't seem that far away & life for me hasn't really changed… I haven't bought any big ticket items, the nursery is empty, we are choosing a name once Little D is out, I'm not making a birthing plan 👉🏽 CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO TO READ THE FULL CAPTION 👈🏽
BUMP UPDATE🍼 "25 weeks" 3 months to go 👉🏽 15 weeks to go 👉🏽105 days to go 👉🏽 2520 hours to go & I will have my little baby "Little D" This bump of mine is HUGE, it's limiting some movements while completely restricting others. I haven't however felt sick, tired or hormonal/emotional yet, so counting my blessings everyday. I honestly don't believe in the whole you'll carry "this way" & you aren't "sick" because you're having a boy, or you "will breeze through labour" because you are athletic, or "your baby will be small" because you aren't showing much, or if you drink this special tea or eat this particular fruit you'll deliver on time blah blah blah… There is no consistency with any of it & I've seen the fittest women have to go for a C-Section, I've had friends be more sick carrying their boys then they ever were carrying their girl, I've had lean bodybuilding friends be told their baby is small but come out 10 pounds. Do people like to believe certain things with pregnancy to put their mind at ease? It takes so much to convince me and I rarely believe anything I see or hear unless it's completely black and white in front of me with solid ground proof. I was 10 pound 10 ounces (60cm long) natural birth & my husband was in the 8 pounds but with such a huge head he was delivered as an emergency C-section. Will I be delivering a tiny new born or a over cooked 3 month old with a cracker of a head? Who knows lol Someone did say all sons end up taller then their mothers… So far everyone I've asked makes this seem true. Is there any of my Grammers who can prove this theory wrong? See I'm 186cm tall 😳 and my short husband is as solid as they come, so this son of mine could potentially get Sam's build and be taller then me, dominating my husband😂 Been playing games with Little D, asking him to kick once if he likes mummy better then dad or kick twice for Dad more then mum. Cheeky bugger actually kicks on point most times and dad seems to keep winning the game 😏 👉🏽TO READ THE REST OF MY CAPTION CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO TO MY FACEBOOK PAGE. IG DOES'NT ALLOW LONG CAPTIONS 😘
"BUMP UPDATE" I've finally hit the 6 month mark at 26 weeks 💪🏽 I just returned from a week of relaxation, probably trained 2-3 small workouts but just made sure I moved my body whether it be snorkelling, kayaking, swimming or simply stretching. I ate wayyyyyy too much delicious foods, mixed between clean and the not so clean foods (ice cream, deep fry foods, so much garlic bread & creamy pastas). 🙊YES I still eat those types of foods, I also enjoy a cheeky wine or two but obviously couldn't being pregnant. I'm half Maori we LOVE our food & I've always eaten just something if I wanted it without guilt, the only difference in the past 5yrs is that I converted my habits and taste buds to crave wholesome, healthy nourishing foods more then I ever will with crappy high in sugar processed foods. So what's changed… Little D bashes the crap out of my tummy ALL THE TIME!!! Mini Muay Thai Fighter in the making 😜👊🏽 I haven't had a chance to weigh myself so I'll post that with next weeks update. Energy is still awesome & probably a little more, after a week of relaxation and sleep in's. Highly recommend first time parents to escape for a Babymoon because it really gave my husband an I sooooo much time to reflect on the 13yrs we have spent together without responsibility of a baby & how far we have come, what our plans are when he arrives, how we are both truly feeling about this HUGE change, how we won't ever be able to escape on a trip like this again without worrying about his little human of ours… I mean id probably take him everywhere we go anyways lol We HAVE to start shopping for Little D and start setting his room up haha… Clearly not parents of the year with nothing bought for him so far 😁 Friends are offering me to buy and borrow their stuff they no longer use "which I'm jumping at" but embarrassing enough also asking them what the item is exactly that they are offering an what it looks like, used for etc… I'll get the hang of this soon I'm sure 😎 📲"TO READ THE REST OF MY CAPTION, CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO TO MY FACEBOOK" (Any negative comments will instantly results in deletion & blocking)
"Bump update" Week 27! I've reached my 3rd Trimester 💪🏽 2 down only 1 to go. My stomach is growing heaps, I have to be careful not to over eat in a meal, because otherwise I'll be left in pain due to limited space. I have to spread my food out and have heaps of med size meals. I still have only experienced that one time where I woke up to pee in the middle of the night back k think at 23 weeks, otherwise I've still been sleeping all the way through… thank gosh. My body hasn't really changed in any other way, my boobs are still massive but aren't getting any bigger (yet), my pelvis is still a little shifty… it mainly just feels the tiniest bit unstable like walking down stairs after a leg session lol. My top two abs still randomly burn when I sit for long periods of time, but still seem to be there and haven't moved or separated yet & my overall energy/health feels normal as it has the entire pregnancy so far. I still haven't been baby shopping 😁 I think Christmas and life has just been a tad busy…. I'll defiantly start soon though. Lastly my training is still happening, I train as much as I can & feel great moving my body. It's mentality and physically makes me feel alive and really happy, which you need while your body is going through a huge change like pregnancy. I'm doing this because when I deliver I want to be strong (physically & mentally) so my baby isn't hopefully stressed, I want to have a fast speed of recovery so I can physically do more for my baby afterwards, I want to be mentally strong for afterwards to help tackle those emotional challenges after baby is born & I want to provide a healthy environment MY WAY & MY STYLE. Booked my first maternity shoot & new born shoot in with Captured Dreams by Melanie Wilks THANK YOU to everyone for all of your amazing support throughout this pregnancy, it's the most humbling feeling and knowing I have the ability to share my journey with so many, makes me soooo grateful that I want to continue to… as I want all women to learn, gain, get inspired or just embrace pregnancy from what I have to share. 🚨TO CONTINUE READING CLICK MY LINK IN MY BIO TO MY FACEBOOK PAGE!
BUMP UPDATE 🍼 3/4 of the way there… My mind, body & spirit is fantastic, apparently it's around the crn though when I'll start to feel fatigued… more tired then usual. This week my training has felt almost better then normal, fitness seems awesome & energy is still sky high. I also haven't had to modify any further exercises so far, or felt any pain or discomfort whilst training. I'm super pumped to get his baby out hey… I'm counting the days down because I'm so impatient & over waiting. When should I pack my hospital bag & what the heck do I take?😕 Our nursery is half delivered, just awaiting the cot & some other items to arrive to set it all up, then finally it'll look like we are expecting a baby at our house. My mind is set to try stay standing throughout my labour & deliver in an upright position haha… So much info but it just all makes sense to me. Who knows what will actually happen on the day though lol. BABY SHOWER… I've hit a wall thrown the towel in, I'm over trying to plan it 😩 I have so much going on ATM it's just one thing I haven't got time to plan. My guest list is like "130" 😳 so I'm screwed really finding an appropriate venue for that number. I'm loving my bodies changes, my bump is the sickest thing EVER!! It's so cute, round & I can now use it as a table hahaha… Baby is a psycho, kicks, moves, punches 24/7 now! Kicks my top right abs everyday "ouch"! Would love to know what week everyone thinks I'll go to? I'm hoping 38 hahaha… 70 days to go 💪🏽
31 WEEK "Bump Update" 63 days to go… 🍼 My Nursery has started to come together 👍🏽 awaiting the cot & once that is in I will start looking for a ottoman, perhaps a circle rug, a oversized floor stuffed toy & something to hang on the walls. My Bubs Nest order, pram, HIIT bassinet, HIIT bath/change table & a few bits an pieces should arrive end of the month. After my last bump post about my baby shower, I had the team from @rainforestgardens contact me to host my shower. It's unreal how flexible they are, they can cater for up to 150 people & they have Alpacas 😂😂😂 that had me sold hehehe…. So we're back on! I'm having my shower on the 21st next month 😀 25 days away. How am I feeling? Energy is amazing, still not tired, love my training, appetite hasn't changed & no cravings, I still haven't woken up to pee during the night "winning"!!! BUT my top right ab is STILL burning 🔥 & now the right side of my back is killing me. It's fine in the mornings but as soon as I start my first big meal it's like he shifts to make room for my full stomach and BOOM the pain is on like donkey kong 😩 I can't really complain it's all I've had to suffer with and NOTHING can kill my vibe, because I love being pregnant!!! I have a bit of pressure "down there" & when I go to the toilet (sorry readers) I honestly feel like I could push him out lol (I know I can't possibly but that's just the best way to describe it). We get to see Little D today at 1pm so stay tuned onto my snap chat (chontelduncan) as my husband likes to film Little D's Ultrasounds. He's apparently 42cms long & the weight of a Coconut 😳 My vent for the week is people asking "is that safe for the baby?" 😒 Seriously? "Yeah I'm practicing an unsafe pregnancy for shits an giggles…" TO CONTINUE READING CLICK ON MY LINK IN MY BIO 📲
BUMP UPDATE 🍼 33 weeks, only 49 days to go… I'm popping, strangers comment on my belly, nothing can disguise this massive hump & I am loving it! Pregnancy is a blessing, being able to carry your own child is so freaking incredible & no matter what is thrown at me NOTHING can wipe the excited smile from my face…. because in 49 days I will get to meet my son 😝 My cot arrived today YIPPEE & I found a fluffy stool, aluminium basket & a bit of wall art for the nursery WINNING 💪🏽 Mel Wilks will be capturing Little D's nursery so stay tuned to see how completely wrong I got it or how well I nailed it hahahaha… I've started a few extra supplements (follow my snap chat to find out more), I ran it all by Dr McBeth (my OB) & he gave me the big smile of approval. He's amazing & couldn't be more encouraging, have us leaving each appt feeling more confident & support my fit pregnancy anymore. His passion in the power of our mind for a successful delivery is exactly what I believe in too. "LABOUR WITHOUT FEAR" Your body won't go where the mind won't take it! Too often we doubt ourselves, this instantly limits our opportunities, this instantly imbeds fear, this increases stress & so on an so forth… Moving on lol my husband is getting even more excited, been so hands on with putting everything together, talking about how he can't wait to do certain things with his son ☺️ & just the right level of support when I need him to be. I'm pretty lucky to have him 💙 I've felt his hiccups twice now (so weird) found out that the pain in my right rib won't be going away until after birth, because it's my organs squashed up that have pinched a nerve etc an until Little D is out an my organs can settle back down to their original place, this pain will just have to be a new part of my journey. It's honestly not that bad… What do I have to start sorting out…. My hospital play list, pack my hospital bag, buy an exercise ball as my office seat (office chairs are uncomfortable), find a baby shower outfit, wash all of the baby clothes, do my antenatal classes lol & finish the nursery off. My energy is still the same as if I wasn't pregnant, sleeping…. CLICK MY LINK IN BIO 📲
BUMP UPDATE🍼 34 weeks, only 42 days to go… The week was good, got my training done (6-7 sessions), celebrated our BRIDE to be Madelines hens for 2 nights down the GC, celebrated my 14th Valo's Day with my husband 😳 (can't believe it's been that long), celebrated my husbands 29th Bday Monday & so far this week I have completed 5 @hiit_australia sessions, have already worked 47hrs & have 21.5hrs left to work, might do 3 more sessions & then it's my BABY SHOWER 😝🍼🎉 Baby shower excitement is an understatement, I am so grateful for my amazing close ones who have really gone above an beyond to make this happen. It's a HUGE task having over 100 guest confirmed so far… so I am very grateful for all the time they have put into getting this day ready. I feel so super round, super tight, still super energetic, still sleeping right through the night (no wee wee trips), still not holding much or any fluid, still VERY impatiently waiting, still eating everything with no cravings & still been granted permission by my Docs/Ob to continue my physical lifestyle. My husband I've realised needs constant reminding when Lil D's due date is and how many weeks we are 😏 he is seriously that BAD at this shit. Drives me mental 😤 pretty sure he doesn't read my updates lol I'm shooting & being interviewed by a very BIG label on Friday 😁 capturing a fit pregnancy & how moving your body helps the process. Stay tuned!!! Can I just say a quick SHOUT OUT of appreciation to my amazing HIIT family, they constantly bring out the best in this experience & have been such an amazing support network through the whole journey. The simplest tummy rub, glowing complement, notice the smallest changes, pats on the back after training & I could seriously go on. They have kept me on the straight road ahead, made me smile daily, brought so much excitement to what I have yet to experience & have truly come from the most humble place. Looking forward to celebrating this journey so far in just 4 short sleeps. Actually on Sunday night I had this lil power chuck… TO CONTINUE READING CLICK MY LINK IN MY BIO TO MY FACEBOOK PAGE 📲
BUMP UPDATE 🍼 35 weeks…. Only 35 days to go! The past week I've experienced on 2 occasions swollen calves & ankles (aka cankles) 😳 don't worry it's nothing serious, my blood pressure is spot on. It's purely part of my journey and due to Little D being so bloody low & engaged. Poor guy has not moved position eek, my core does not allow him the freedom to do somersaults, but thankfully this is a very good thing as he is in the perfect position for delivery. The doctors don't want him to move from this position. So I bought these cheap miracle socks from Big W (in the section where all the "as seen on tv" shit is sold, and if I wear them with my feet up, the fluid literally disappears. They clearly are miracle socks lol We shot with the very talented Melanie @captured_dreams_by_melanie & as beautiful as her work is I still had my doubts in whether I could pull off shots like what I see in her portfolio. No doubt Mel knew exactly how to position us, where the best angles, lighting etc were & we could not be more OBSESSED with the images we have seen so far. Guys I know this is defiantly not your cup of tea, BUT let me assure you, it's very special, Mel wouldn't shoot you looking uncomfortable or awkward, it was an amazing experience for my husband and I to connect more & these memories we will forever cherish. Hands down 🙌🏾 DO IT!!!! My baby shower was on Sunday & it was absolutely PERFECT ☺️ from the venue @rainforestgardens, the food (thanks Mum & Aunty Ann), the decorations & games (thanks girls), the music (thanks Erin & Sam), the cake/cupcake tower (thanks @miss_kate_xox), the Event letters (@eventletters) & of course all my friends and family for coming 😀 Little D was absolutely spoilt ROTTEN! My husband and I chose to open the gifts together at home so we could fill in my Kiki book on who got what so we could thanks each for their kind wishes and gifts. I have to say it was a day I won't forget. I'm still training each day as much as I can, nutrition is still the same no weird changes have happened & my OB appointments are now weekly YAY!!! Tonight we have our last Antenatal Class, man do I… CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO TO READ FURTHER 📲
BUMP UPDATE 🍼 37 weeks…. Only 21 days to go 🙈 Well well Little D you have caused quiet a commotion, you are most certainly making your entrance into this world noticeable. But seriously "what a week" 😳 did not expect that, can not believe how many people are apparently doctors, how easily people can slam a pregnant women, but more importantly how INCREDIBLE absolute strangers are. I don't think there are any words that could describe just how humbled I am to see absolute strangers support my lifestyle, pregnancy, my unborn child & give me the respect I think I deserve for putting in the effort to maintain my habits whilst pregnant. For a women to consider falling pregnant is a HUGE decision it's a permanent decision, not just the physical demands, the risk, but you're preparing to sacrifice your very being to be this little persons everything for as long as you live. Then there's conceiving, you couldn't feel more pressure if you tried, it's extremely difficult for so many women, I am extremely grateful I fell first go, but I am close to so many whom have struggled greatly. Now you're pregnant the physical changes, the tests & the realisation that it's happening is prominent. What if you're told at 12 weeks your child is at great risk or what if you miscarry 😕 it's emotionally hectic!!!! You get through all that & you know that from here on out what you feel emotionally the baby will feel, you know what you eat the baby will eat & you know that your physical health will impact the babies as he/she develops within. You make everyday the best so at the end of the journey you can hold your head high I know that you brought this little person up the best possible way you could… You realise that school did NOT set you up to understand child birth or how to prepare for a child, so you walk into this overwhelming world of preparing for parenthood. So much to learn… 😩 BUT wait then there's critics, well in my case a lot of them. They pick and pull you apart, I had ppl at the beginning excited to see me blow out, see me quit at my career because apparently it's not possible to do both… TO CONTINUE READING HIT THE LINK 📲 IN MY BIO (Wearing @aimn.oceania)
BUMP UPDATE 🍼 38 weeks…. Only 14 days to go 🙈 An I am still baking 🍞 this little coconut of mine, he is rock bottom, very active & giving me constant pressure "down there" as if to tease me like he's ready but not giving up easily. Maybe my active lifestyle, long work days & events have him super comfy as we all know babies love movement & attention. This journey is almost over & I have to say it's been the most AMAZING journey imaginable. I've learnt so much about the human body, about creating life, how to bring up a little human & I've learnt that I was capable of a lot more then I ever thought. I remember opening up my business @hiit_australia & people had whispered that I was over doing it, that I would burn out, get chronic fatigue, I wasn't living blah blah blah well the lifestyle they judged only intensified & now I'm doing it whilst 9months pregnant. I honestly believe if you respect your body & I mean properly respect it and most importantly if you have a healthy mindset (no self hate, no bad relationships with who you are or with food etc) the body will work the way it was designed to. I was blessed to have found my love for this lifestyle at a young age (I believe) & with that, made it my career. I get to meet incredible people everyday, I get to see people smile from within because they successfully changed their lives & I get to go to bed each night proud of the person I am. I wouldn't say I've never made a mistake…I've made plenty, I wouldn't say I just straight up succeeded…I fell many times. I would say, I never gave up on wanting to be the best version of ME! My baby will be given two of the best examples of what love, happiness, kindness & life is all about. He will be given two people who will demonstrate how important it is to help others & most importantly he will be given a home of wealth. Wealth to me is a busy house of many children, passionate parents & a lot of noise. Everything I have done up until this point was to be in the position I am in today. Labour is around the corner & I am so… TO CONTINUE READING CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO (Facebook page) 📲
Foto: Instagram/Chontel Duncan