Do Fit Moms Have Easier Pregnancies?

Fitness coach Massy Arias is pregnant and she is slowly saying goodbye to her toned abs, something that she is documenting on Instagram. She’s about 4 months pregnant, which by now she should be showing a bump, but her body is so toned that she is barely showing. She’s definitely giving us #pregnancygoals because being in great shape and exercising actually makes things easier when you’re pregnant and when you into labor.

My goal is to keep living and preaching about a healthy lifestyle. Couple of days before going into 19 weeks of pregnancy and I’ve never felt better. Being active and eating healthy isn’t only about maintaining a healthy looking body, for me it has meant staying physically but most importantly, mentally healthy as well. I am not doing this for me, but for the beautiful princess that is growing inside of me. Even though I’ve been so active for many years now and my routines might be a bit more advanced than what my fellow expecting mothers might be able to do at this point, I want to continue to inspire you all (pregnant or not) to be active. We will all grow at different rates and every woman’s body is different. My starting point and all the years of training has a lot to do with my own growth so take this into account before comparing your pregnancy with any other woman, including mine. I’ll be starting YouTube blogs very soon as soon as my 2.0 #ma60day launches. So get ready to get tons of education in a warrior/fun type of way. LE’TS MOVE, LET’S BE HAPPY, LET’S LOVE OURSELVES! WWW.MASSYARIAS.COM #ma30day #mawarrior #childofGod #prego #fitmom #Mondaymotivation __________________________________________________ La meta es seguir llevando y educando sobre llevar un estilo de vida saludable. Al acercarme en unos pocos días a las 19 semanas de embarazo, quiero seguirles hablando que este estilo de vida para mí no es más que mantener un cuerpo estético. Para mí ha significado mantener mi salud física pero también mi salud mental. Yo no estoy haciendo esto para mí, si no para la hermosa princesa que hoy crece dentro de mi. Mi punto de comienzo y los años de entrenamiento que llevo tienen mucho que ver en cómo mi embarazo está progresando. Todos los embarazos son diferentes así que no te compares con ninguna otra mujer. Comensare episodios de YouTube donde estaré educándolos con mis mejores consejos. DALE! WWW.MASSYARIAS.COM #hijadecristo

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When a woman gets pregnant there are so many changes going through her body. Her body is changing, hormones are out of whack, and this new life she’s carrying inside is absorbing her nutrients. These are the benefits of being strong and fit when pregnant:

Small baby bump: your abdomen stretches to make room for your growing baby, but when you’re abs are toned there’s no fat to push your baby up, so it actually cradles your growing child inside you.

Gain less weight: The average woman gains about 20-25 pounds when they’re pregnant. On average fit women put about 7 pounds less than those that don’t workout.