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Nell McAndrew still doing an hour at the gym most days as well as power walking and swimming

Nell McAndrew pregnant

Nell McAndrew has written a piece talking about her exercise regime while pregnant.  My previous posts on Nell (in a bikini and posing nude) have been some of the most read posts in this blog.

Nell has continued exercising throughout her pregnancy – only stopping jogging at 7 months.  Here is what she says about her current exercise routine in the final months of her pregnancy:

“I’m not regimented but I make sure I get an hour at the gym on most days. I now do only 15 to 30 minutes of cardio followed usually by walking lunges carrying weights (these can be done without weights if preferred), wide leg squats (everything is with a wide stance now as my belly gets in the way – I tend to look like a sumo wrestler when I pick things up from the floor!), lateral pull-downs, bent-over rows, bent-over flies, tricep dips, bicep curls and a few basic stretches. 

Every few days I try to do power-walking outside, doing hill repeats. It’s so much more enjoyable to do this outside and easier to squeeze into my day. This is great exercise to work your glutes as well. Kegel exercise, which helps to strengthen the pelvic floor, is one of the most important for all women to do, especially when pregnant and after childbirth. 

I also swim occasionally and my belly is making me more buoyant.”

While this seems a little extreme, Nell was extremely fit prior to falling pregnant and is taking advice from her doctor and says:

“I am 39, perfectly healthy and haven’t had any pregnancy complications, so my doctors say there is just no reason to ‘put my feet up’, even now. But, aside from loving exercise, I also know I am doing what is best for my baby and preparing my body for labour and tending to a newborn.”

She does sound a little judgey at times with comments like:

“NHS guidelines advise half an hour a day of a ‘moderately intensive activity’ such as swimming or brisk walking. To be honest, I get a 30-minute brisk walk on the school run, which should be a bare minimum.”

I do agree with her that it is good to exercise while pregnant – especially since it usually helps to relieve stress and may help to keep the amount of weight gained in check.  But we definitely shouldn’t hold Nell up as the standard to keep up with – she is super fit and at the extreme end of exercising during pregnancy.  And remember, have a chat to your doctor or obstetrician before beginning any exercise during pregnancy.

Nell McAndrew pregnant

Nell McAndrew pregnant

Nell McAndrew pregnant

Nell McAndrew pregnant

Nell McAndrew poses nude and shows us again the results of running six miles per day during pregnancy

Nell McAndrew, super fit mom, is in the news again – this time fully naked and showing off her trim pregnancy body.  You guys seemed to love my other post about Nell and her exercise regime, so here are some tidbits from her interview with Now Magazine.

Regarding her pregnancy exercise regime, running six miles a day and attending the gym twice a week: “It doesn’t sound like a lot to me because I used to run up to 90 miles a week when I was marathon training. ‘But some people who saw me out running would stop me and say, “Should you be doing that in your condition?” and there was online comments about me being selfish towards my baby. I’ve done a lot of research and it’s proven that exercise, if you’re already used to it, is really beneficial for the health of your baby.”

Admits that she is ‘incredibly proud‘ of her nude photo shoot.

She does look amazing – especially for a 39 year old mother-of-one.  She is 7 months pregnant in the nude photo shoot.

Here’s another photograph of her out on her daily run.

Nell McAndrew shows us the results of running six miles per day and visiting the gym twice a week, while pregnant: Aspiring?

I choked on my tea when I saw these photographs of Nell McAndrew.  She’s 39 years old, 28 weeks pregnant and has created a range of fitness dvds over the years and before falling pregnant used to run 90 miles a week.  Now she runs six miles a day and heads off to the gym twice a week.  And you can totally tell.  I hope that her pelvic floor is doing okay – this may be an old wives tale, but I thought that running put pressure on the pelvic floor muscles leading to a constant need to cross your legs when you are older?

Can we talk about what she is wearing?  The bikini is cute from a distance but the close up shot above reveals some awful accessory on the front and it doesn’t look like it’s doing a good job of keeping those charlies in check.  I think a one piece, halter neck would take some attention away from the bump and focus on those amazing legs.

What do you think?  Is it better to keep the bump covered by a one piece or should we just let it all out?

Here’s an alternative to the bikini if you are looking for something to wear while pregnant without exposing so much skin!