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

Trimester 3 pregnancy exercise tips – thanks Reese!

What a great role model Reese Witherspoon is! (Daily Mail) It’s great to see celebrities setting a good example and keeping fit and healthy during pregnancy. This is why so many of them get back into shape so quickly – not magic! Just a sensible consistent exercise plan (and probably very healthy diet) during pregnancy! Reese is in the later stage of her pregnancy now so would have gradually reduced the duration and intensity of her workouts over the last few months. Here’s a few other pointers for trimester 3 exercise:

  • It’s really important not to stop exercising in trimester 3; all those hard earned benefits to you and your baby will be lost!
  • be mindful of your changing body and growing bump
  • Keep moves slow and controlled
  • Avoid standing or laying still for long periods
  • Keep transitions (from standing to floor) slow and measured
  • You may want to consider some lower impact alternatives if your normal moves are becoming too hard
  • Remember you should be able to hold a conversation while working out – you are not training for a personal best!
  • Always listen to your body and stop exercising if anything doesn’t feel right
  • Try and continue with a combination of light cardio and resistance training to keep your muscles fit and strong
  • Try and work your core and pelvic floor daily
  • Not long to go now! Try and find some time to relax too and mentally prepare for the exciting events ahead. Good luck x
For an exercise plan developed for all 3 trimesters of pregnancy and 9 months after you have had your baby (to get you looking even better than before!) check out The 3-Plan: Your Complete Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Plan.