Finally.....I get to write this

So this may one of my most passionate emails yet so hopefully I get the message across nice and clear

Throughout Lorraine's pregnancy she put up some training & diet info

We both wanted to put up more but we always had one nagging thought in the back of our heads

God forbid something goes wrong

Not only would it be devastating for obvious reasons

but it would take away from the message and by easy cannon fodder for those looking to have a pop

For example,

Lorraine had one little issue that made us panic a little bit

After chatting to a few people we realised it was actually pretty common and nothing to really worry about

Of course some people had the comments of "not eating" enough working on the assumption that because she work's out and is into fitness

she obviously just eats lettuce and drinks water all day

^^^^^ A lot of people do actually still think like that

Having no idea she eats like a horse and hits her calories (and no more) every day

I explained it to one PT client I had at the time and she said the same happened her

With her first child she had this problem and everyone told her she was doing to much training

So with her second child she held back and done nothing

and the EXACT same problem happened again

Last year a very fit lad in his 50's, who did a lot of running, dropped dead of a Heart Attack another client told me people in local running clubs we're thinking of easing off in case running had something to do with it

The mind boggles with the stupidity

After Lorraine's C section the nurses we're surprised how she was fit to get up and walk about the next day

Even now her recovery has went great and I'm already having to give out to her to slow her down

I don't think there is any doubt that her weight training and gentle cardio has stood to her for her recovery

Lorraine continued to exercise for a variety of reasons:

It has been part of life and routine for years so why stop when she physically felt fit.

She wanted to maintain her strength as felt it would benefit her in labour and post partum (which it did)

She also finds it great for her mental health and finds she is generally more productive when gets some daily movement whether it be a walk, stretching or a gym session.

Depending on the stage of pregnancy she aimed for 2 to 4 weight sessions per week that generally took 30 minutes maximum. On the other days she focused on daily walks and aimed to get her 10k steps in.

So her training was structured for her pregnancy and there is lots of stuff she didn't do so just because she was in the gym

doesn't mean she was going BEAST MODE on it

God know's what might happen me some day

But I'll never regret all the exercise and diet for the simple fact that

I enjoy the challenge of it and I enjoy the quality of life it provides and having energy throughout the day

and it's also a bonus that it is improving your chances of health later in life even if not being a 100% guarantee

It's a bit like Car accidents

You can't control what other people do on the roads and you may someday be in an accident outside your control

but we can at least improve our chances by driving at sensible speeds and keeping our eyes on the road

Moral of the story

1 - Sometimes bad things happen to good people and all we can do is try our best to reduce the chances of it happening

Every pregnancy is different and people need to use some common sense with their situation

Just like everyone's Fitness goals is different and everyone's life situation is different

You need to educate yourself as best as possible and try to make good decisions along the way

2 - Be careful where you get your information from

Personally, I don't take Fitness information off overweight or unhealthy Personal Trainer's

I don't take business advice from struggling business owners

and I don't take financial advice off broke people

That's just my opinion

and where you take your advice off will effect your thinking which will then effect your decisions

a bit like why you don't want your son/ daughter hanging out with that scumbag cause you know it will lead them to making dopey decisions

Anyhoo,

That's just my 2 cents on it

make of it all what you will

But before you go

Lorraine has some pics and info about her pregnancy journey if you want to check them out at the link:

https://www.dutchysfitness.com/post/dundalk-trainer-pregnancy-journey

Think Big And Kick Ass


Darragh

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