Active Mum……body conscious and pregnant!

I have to apologise for the lack of blogging action over the past few months. It’s something I’m going to change over the next while as I enter a new territory in my life….Mummy-hood. My husband and I are very excited about our soon to be wee family and realise how truly lucky we are.

I’ve been reluctant to share photos of myself pregnant because quite frankly I’m vain. I’ve been a very body conscious person all my life as an athlete (in mainly a performance focused way) and I have to say I have been a little uncomfortable with my expanding waistline. It may sound ridiculous to you because yes I am pregnant but it’s real for me and something that I hadn’t considered with the miracle that is being able to be pregnant.

The inevitable weight gain has slowed me down in many respects out of practicality, fatigue and concern for the little one but I’m thankful I have been able to maintain a level of training which has kept me sane. I’ve been very mindful I am a person who generally has little regard for pain doing exercise and in a sick kind of way. I love the physical stress of training and exercise. However, I’ve even surprised myself about how sensible I’ve been whilst pregnant.

The link to the video below shows some of the different types of training I’ve been able to do whilst pregnant. Word of warning, I have an extensive training history so my body is used to moving and working at high intensities on a daily basis. It’s totally not for everyone and I certainly wouldn’t recommend it to everyone (pregnant or not!) but for me its second nature. Secondly, I am a health professional so I’m certainly not going to do something, which is ultimately harmful for the baby or me.

What my hope is that Mums can stay active and healthy throughout their pregnancies to promote better outcomes for them and the baby! Enjoy the bump and thanks for all the support. Sarah (plus 1) X

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8 Responses to Active Mum……body conscious and pregnant!

  1. Ange November 24, 2015 at 11:28 am #

    Looking amazing Sez. They destroy your body-but the little miracles totally worth it!

    • Sarah Cowley November 30, 2015 at 10:17 pm #

      Thanks Ange:) Hope your tribe going well and the boys are smashing it. Love to you all in Perth X

  2. Rob and Robyn Arblaster November 24, 2015 at 8:15 pm #

    Congratulations Sarah, and also to Mum as a new Grandmother to be, your whole world will change with this little one and you will have so many wonderful moments and memories. Take care. x

    • Sarah Cowley November 30, 2015 at 10:16 pm #

      Thanks Rob and Robyn:) Lovely to see you the other week Rob and I hope you had a good time with the Finns. Love to you both

  3. Morag Owen November 25, 2015 at 8:41 am #

    Great video Sarah. Wow! You look so fit & fantastic.

    • Sarah Cowley November 30, 2015 at 10:14 pm #

      Thanks Morag:) I remember fondly coming to visit Phoebe in Rotorua hospital all those years ago! X


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