Peta Murgatroyd is not letting a little bun in the oven stop her from getting her workout in. The Dancing With the Stars pro dancer and two-time mirrorball champ is getting her second wind in her second trimester. Murgatroyd took to Instagram to reveal that she loves working out more than ever now that she’s pregnant with her first child.
“I’m 20 weeks and although I could sit on the couch watching TV all day, I have to get up and keep moving!” Peta captioned an Instagram video of herself working out at the gym.
“To me, it’s imperative for women to have an active pregnancy. It’s better for your well being and it’s great for your baby (within the limits your doctor has given you of course) Everyone will have an opinion about this, and that’s ok, but until I’m too big that I can’t move, I will be doing some sort of exercise each day. Believe me, it’s not easy, I’m not used to this body I have at the moment, and I’m heavier than I have ever been.”
I am loving keeping fit whilst I'm pregnant. I'm 20 weeks and although I could sit on the couch watching TV all day, I have to get up and keep moving! To me it's imperative for women to have an active pregnancy. It's better for your well being and it's great for your baby (within the limits your doctor has given you of course) Everyone will have an opinion about this, and that's ok, but until I'm too big that I can't move, I will be doing some sort of exercise each day. Believe me, it's not easy, I'm not used to this body I have at the moment, and I'm heavier than I have ever been. The parts @maksimc and I laugh about the most, are the fact that I have to roll out of bed (I don't want to squish the baby????), I use my hands to push myself off the couch and he has to boost my butt out of his low car ???? Ladies, your health is everything and we have to laugh ???? @royalpersonaltraining @shahinsafae
Peta also revealed that because her belly is getting bigger, she now carefully rolls out of bed so she doesn’t “squish” her baby.
“I use my hands to push myself off the couch and he has to boost my butt out of his low car,” Peta added.
While she’s admittedly at the heaviest weight of her life, Peta and her fiance Maksim Chmerkovskiy are both fascinated by her growing pregnancy body. Maks previously told People he is by Peta’s side for all of her prenatal visits.
“I’m fascinated with what is happening with the body. Going to the ultrasounds and seeing everything is incredible,” Chmerkovskiy said.
In addition to her workout mantra, Peta Murgatroyd said she continues to be motivated to eat healthy foods during her pregnancy, and she revealed that she craves one common pregnancy staple in particular.
“I’m glad I ate really healthily before I got pregnant because I don’t crave McDonald’s and doughnuts and stuff like that,” Murgatroyd told People. “My diet right now is crazy. I crave fresh fruit and pickles and I’ll have everything at the same time. I’ll have organic salsa and chips and then pineapple, and I’ll finish it with two pickles.”
Despite bouts of nausea during her first trimester, Peta initially kept her pregnancy under wraps. But once she finished out her mirror ball trophy-winning DWTS season with Nyle DiMarco and the cat was out of the bag, Peta Murgatroyd was never shy about showing her baby bump. Murgatroyd previously posed in a cheetah-print swimsuit to show off her tiny bump. More recently, she posted a close-up of her upper body and joked about her brand new Double Ds.
While Murgatroyd has stated that she definitely plans to breastfeed her bundle of joy, she did take a pause regarding her increased cup size. Peta joked that she’s not sure how much more she can “lug around” and that she is going to need a “harness” soon.
I will definitely be breastfeeding, but this is crazy. I don't know how much more I can lug around..???????????? I'm going to need a harness soon.
— Peta Murgatroyd (@PetaMurgatroyd) August 6, 2016
Peta also captioned a photo and called out her “expanding rear.”
— Peta Murgatroyd (@PetaMurgatroyd) July 29, 2016
Peta Murgatroyd and fellow DWTS pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy got engaged in December 2015 after an on and off relationship for three years. Chmerkovskiy proposed to Murgatroyd in front of a live audience during a performance of Sway at Miami’s Olympia Theater on New Year’s Eve. The couple’s baby boy is due in January, and they plan to marry in the summer of 2017.
Take a look at the video below for more on Peta Murgatroyd’s baby and her very first baby bump pic.
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