Lucy Mecklenburgh has revealed how she’s adjusted her fitness routine since becoming pregnant, sharing her tips and tricks with fellow mums.
The former TOWIE star, who announced she’s pregnant with her first child with fiancé Ryan Thomas on her 28th birthday last month, took to Instagram to show off her routine for staying fit.
Lifting small weights alongside her trainer Cecilia Harris, the mum-to-be flashed her growing baby bump in a matching leggings and bra sports set as she started her workout.
Opting to instead sit down for the training, pregnant Lucy, 28, is seen doing some arm exercises.
She wrote alongside the video: “We all lead different lifestyles before falling pregnant, and no two pregnancies are the same.
“If you have a active lifestyle, like me, and suddenly your life is naps; having your head down a toilet and being home a lot more than normal – it’s a huge lifestyle change and I think acceptance is really important, don’t try and fight it!”
She added: “Going into my 2nd trimester I have started being more active adding in regular 30 min workouts… Jenny Newton an Educational Expert qualified in Prenatal Fitness has provided us with some important safety advice and tips for working out during pregnancy and the benefits of an active pregnancy.”
Lucy announced the wonderful baby news back in August on her birthday, just two months after Ryan proposed to her during a romantic getaway in the scenic Amalfi Coast.
The TV star shared the news on her Instagram page with a sweet snap of her and fiancé sat surrounded by metallic balloons as they unwrap a baby grow.
Underneath the image the starlet wrote: “Best birthday present I’ve ever had. Love you @ryanthomas84,” accompanied by a string of baby emojis.
In a post on her website, Results With Lucy, the reality star recently revealed that she has been suffering sleepless nights and terrible morning sickness.
She wrote: “I’m writing this from the bathroom floor, which is where I have been for most of the night puking up. I am SO tired. Sleeping on a towel, on the bathroom floor, is actually possible and it’s not because I’m drunk…
“Although I do feel like I’m hungover most of the time just without the fun night before… Why the Hell is it called MORNING SICKNESS!? I had suffered evening, all night and the morning just to top it off.”
The star also described how she knew she was pregnant when she first started to become sick, writing: “Smells were making me super nauseous and I felt an overwhelming tiredness to go with it which his what made me think ‘hmmmm maybe I could be pregnant!?!’…
“In the morning, my general routine has changed to wake up at 4 or 5am, feeling starving and sick. I usually take a calm walk to the kitchen to make toast and a cordial.
“Humming to distract that awful nauseous feeling; holding my nose because the smell of the fridge, flowers, diffuser and well, frankly the smell of ANYTHING makes me feel sick. I then pray that the toast will make the sickly feeling go away!”
On September 4 Lucy revealed that she has received the results of the baby’s gender scan, but is yet to share the exciting news with fans.
The pregnant star teased her fans by uploading a video of a white envelope to her Instagram page.
On the video she wrote: “Our bubbas gender in is here!!!!”, with a shocked emoji and blue and pink heart emojis. [sic] She also tagged Ryan in the video.
She then said: “Oh my God, my gender results! I wanna open it so bad! It’s gonna kill me this, I’m gonna have to hide it somewhere, can someone come and pick it up please and hide it for me?”