Maria Kang “what’s your excuse?” photo, she’s got a good point!

Maria is all across the TV this morning with her controversial photo, which shows her with a flat tummy and amazing body with her 3 children. All credit to her this is very clever PR (probably carefully planned for maximum exposure) and has got her worldwide coverage!

She shouldn’t be getting so much criticism though, she is a hard working mum who has prioritised her fitness and her body, setting a great example to her kids.

From my own experience I know that you don’t have to sacrifice time with your children to exercise. If you are motivated you can fit it in around them. But it is hard work, which is why most women don’t bother. Don’t blame her for taking control and looking amazing!

I lost all my baby weight in 2 weeks with both of my daughters with sensible eating and exercise at home, following my exercise plan, the 3-plan. Make having a child the time you become a healthier, fitter, more confident woman and your whole family will benefit.

Here is my photo after 12 weeks after baby number 2 – my plan really does work!

12 weeks after baby

Nell McAndrew certainly not afraid of working out in pregnancy – wow!

Nell McAndrew has exclusively revealed her second pregnancy to HELLO! magazine. (Check it out now!)

No stranger to exercises – the model is 20 weeks pregnant and is keeping up her fitness regime by running six miles a day along with twice-weekly gym sessions!

You have probably realised by now that I advocate exercise in pregnancy 🙂 This story from Nell is a great example of how pre-pregnancy fitness levels inform how much activity you can do when you are expecting. A super fit 39 year old mum of one Nell was running 90 miles a week and was a seasoned long distance runner before she became pregnant again. In her case the amount of exercise she is doing is fine as long as she feels ok and makes sure she builds in some rest time. Also, that she listens to her body and tapers of her sessions a bit later on in her pregnancy. I say – well done Nell! Another fit mum changing preconceptions, I hope your pregnancy is a happy, healthy one.

Just remember if you aren’t as fit as Nell (and most of us aren’t), you will need to set your pregnancy exercise levels according to YOUR fitness and individual pregnancy circumstances x

Come and see me at the baby show on Friday!

I will be going along to the baby show this Friday at Earls Court in London to talk to all you lovely ladies about exercise in pregnancy.

I’ll be signing my book – The 3-Plan: Your Complete Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Plan and answering any questions about staying fit and healthy in pregnancy. I hope I can put your mind at rest and give you advice and confidence.

I’ll be on the Fittamamma stand (C25) wearing some of their beautiful pregnancy fitness clothes so come along and have a chat and get kitted out for a fit pregnancy. I am really looking forward to meeting you!

More about the show: www.thebabyshow.co.uk/earls-court

More about Fittamamma: www.fittamamma.com

Buy my book: www.bump2mumfitness.com/3-plan

Lucie x