Gemma Atkinson hits back at mum-shamers after she’s slammed for working out while pregnant
Gemma Atkinson today hit back at mum-shamers after she was slammed for working out while pregnant.
Since then Gemma has been keeping fans up-to-date with her pregnancy on Instagram.
But today she hit back at people who had shamed her for working out while expecting.
Gemma is a well known gym bunny, and today shared a video of herself exercising.
She used it as an opportunity to set the record straight that she had been given the all clear to exercise while carrying her son.
Writing next to the video, Gemma said: “Today. Slow and steady as usual for now 🙋🏼♀️
“I’ve trained for years pre pregnancy & been given the all clear to keep training under the supervision of a woman’s health physio & my PT.
“It’s been a while since I’ve moved like this as aside from walking and my pre bed stretches I did nothing on holiday.
“Felt good to do something and get my heart rate up a little. One thing I’m constantly monitoring now in my sessions is coning or doming on my bump as some call it.
“I don’t want to put too much stress on my abs as it could contribute to issues for my pelvic floor and diastasis recti post baby. So, I keep an eye on it, control my breathing and with a much more light and restricted program I crack on.
“Obv there’s some days when training just doesn’t happen, either because I don’t feel like it or I’m knackered.
“Pre pregnancy it’s on those days that my discipline would kick in and I’d get it done and feel Great after.
“But for now, it’s not just about me, I’m 2nd to little man so my priority is housing him as best I can whilst mentally keeping myself in a good place.”
This isn’t the first time Gemma has hit back at the mum-shamers.
Last week she was accused of ‘gender stereotyping’.
It came she revealed the rooms for her daughter and son, but some fans weren’t happy with it.
One troll said: “Not saying this in a judgy way because I think it’s absolutely beautiful and I’m sure you’ve chosen something you know she will love…
“But it really plays into society’s gender stereotypes for girls, doesn’t it? Pink, fairies, rainbows, pretty things… And blue for a boy.”
Gemma replied: “I’ve had a few of these msgs and I find it really baffling.
“We didn’t choose Mia’s room. She did. She told the painter all [of] her favourite colours & [the] characters she wanted. I designed the nursery with animals which I love & blue is my favourite colours. Always has been because it reminds me of the ocean.
“I’ve actually never been into pink. It doesn’t mean I’m going against a stereotype or I want to be a boy or that I’m anti ‘girl colours’.
“It simply means that my favourite colour is blue and not pink.
“Jesus Christ give me strength today.”
Meanwhile, Gemma and Gorka started dating in 2018 after they met on Strictly.
They share a daughter called Mia.
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