Healthy Happy Mum to be

We have the absolute pleasure in coaching this young lady and could not be more proud of how she has embraced our training principles and philosophy. She smashed her first half ironman last year, nailing it to a tee. And now she is set to be a mum to be March!

Throughout her pregnancy she has continued to swim, bike, run, listening to her body as well as her coach and medical team and is looking and feeling amazing at 33weeks! She recently joined us for an open water swim, showing us all how staying healthy can be achieved during pregnancy.

 

 

Dayna shares some of her pregnancy progress with us:

“So I’m at 33 weeks and still feeling great! I think i ran properly through to about 20 weeks and then tried for another couple of weeks but kept having to stop. If only I knew about the maternity belt then… I might have been able to run for a few more weeks! 🙂 I’m still swimming 2+ times a week, pilates classes twice a week, and include a variety of walking my coach loves to give me to mix things up – stairs, hills, flats, long slow walks, power walks… I’m loving keeping fit and healthy. And I have no doubt it will make my return to training after bubs arrives that much easier too!

I’ve had a pretty cruisy pregnancy compared to most of my friends and i really think that being fit to begin with and keeping active most days during the pregnancy has really been the key to that. I will make sure I do the same with the next one. The only thing I would do differently next time is get to work on those pelvic floor muscles beforehand. But now I know!

One thing that surprised me was how comfortable i am with my pregnant body… usually I hate any kind of weight gain and I thought that I might struggle with being “larger” but I actually think I have more body confidence pregnancy than I had pre-pregnancy! That really was a pleasant surprise. The other bonus was finding how much I enjoy Pilates. Not long to go now, and we can’t wait to meet Bub!”

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