Fitness model and mum, Sarah Stage, has continued update her 2.3 million followers on Instagram about the progress of her second pregnancy. In her latest post, the 33-year-old shares how she has altered her exercise routine as she enters her third trimester.
“#7monthspregnant & feeling great,” Stage captioned the video of her workout.
“I’m now sticking to at home exercises from my ebook 2-3x a week & have stopped doing crunches since I’m in my #thirdtrimester.”
She showed off the moves she’s still doing – weighted split squats, dumbbell side bends, side hip raises, jump squats and cross heel taps – along with an honest message for her critics.
“Our bodies are truly incredible & I feel blessed to be able to grow another healthy baby inside of me!” she writes.
“I choose to stay positive & I represent anyone who has dealt with doubters, trolls & bullies. It feels great to prove ignorant people wrong & even better to know that all you have to do is believe in yourself.”
“I consulted with my trainer and my doctor just to make sure that it would be okay to continue [working out], and they just said to lower the weight,” she said in her e-book. “If you listen to your body, it’s going to tell you if it’s too heavy. I’m doing a little bit less, I’m not going as aggressive as I normally do. I have to hold back, but that’s okay.”
Although exercise is incredibly beneficial for pregnant mums and their unborn bubs, always talk to a healthcare professional before working out while you’re expecting. What's right for one (insanely fit) mum isn't necessarily right for everyone.