Emily Skye Wants Women to Stop Worrying About Gaining Weight During Pregnancy
"I think it's important we make sure we don't miss out on enjoying the amazing parts of pregnancy."
It's a given that pregnancy changes your body, which is something trainer Emily Skye is experiencing firsthand as she gets ready to have her first child. Even though it's totally natural to feel uncomfortable with your shifting shape, Skye took to Instagram to share the importance of enjoying your pregnancy-weight gain and all. (She's also been open about how she embraces her cellulite and weight gain.)
She began with examples of some of the things her followers have said to her during her pregnancy. "'Aren't you worried about your body being ruined?' 'I've gained so much weight while pregnant and hate my body!' 'You were so fit before, how do you deal with being so much bigger now?'" she wrote alongside a picture of herself showing off her growing belly. "I think this is an important topic to talk about."
For Skye, "having more fat, swelling, and cellulite" is the last thing on her mind since she's just grateful to be pregnant with her little girl. "It's only temporary and isn't important-I can get my fitness back when I'm ready," she said. (P.S. Yes, You Should Be Exercising During Pregnancy)
Still, there's nothing wrong with complaining from time to time. "Yes pregnancy can be tough and it's not that we don't have a right to complain about our aches and pains, but I think it's important we make sure we don't miss out on enjoying the amazing parts of pregnancy," she said.
Skye, who's often been open about her so-called imperfections and has shared how gaining 28 pounds made her happier, wrapped up her post by offering some much-needed encouragement to all the women who are hard on themselves. "I want to stress that comparing yourself to anyone else isn't healthy," she said. "Appreciate what you've got and focus on your own journey and your beautiful baby. You're amazing, beautiful and worthy no matter how much fat you have."