Not only did she easily kick her hubby’s butt – and make him a titch more aware of the challenge pregnancy is – she just did it all for a bit of a giggle and whilst barely breaking a sweat! Go Anna!
Challenged the hubby to a #pregnancyworkout 💦💪 Let's just say it didn't go so well…. 😂 His response as soon as we taped the weighted ball to him was 'OH OUCH, this really hurts your back hey' and yep – that's the reason women have babies and not men 😂 #workout #partnerworkout #homeexercises #homeworkouts
Bubs2Bikinis Instagrammer and body acceptance advocate Anna Strode is due to birth her third child, a baby girl, on 1 July (aka very, very soon!)
Already an impressively fit and motivated parent, Anna further proved her amazing mama status, inviting hubby Rhett to match her game and join her in a workout. The results are super-cute and a reminder of the weight mums carry when they’re growing a bub (plus a BONUS reminder of how rad Anna is, too!)
“Challenged the hubby to a #pregnancyworkout,” Anna posted. “Let’s just say it didn’t go so well….”
Rhett apparently found the weight they’d sympathetically taped to his torso to be a leeetle bit of a issue when it came to performance and comfort.
“His response as soon as we taped the weighted ball to him was ‘OH OUCH, this really hurts your back hey’ and yep – that’s the reason women have babies and not men,” Anna confirmed.
Only 4 more weeks until this little awesome foursome will become a party of 5 💕We are all so excited to welcome this little princess. Can't believe how much quicker a second pregnancy goes to the first! Isn't it crazy?! 📸 thanks to the AMAZINGLY talented @foxandfeather ~ seriously, she managed to get a pic with BOTH boys looking at the camera. That's GENIUS in my eyes 💙🙌
Bust a move
The couple then went through their paces, busting out some kettle bell squats, weight lifting and jumps, all the while Anna displaying peak technique (despite her burgeoning belly) while Rhett struggled to maintain form and balance. We feel you, Rhett! *eats biscuit, swigs hot chocolate*
The only similarity this pair had during this workout challenge was their cheesy grins – heightened at the classic moment when Rhett’s “baby” simply falls out. Actually Rhett may have been grimacing. We’re not too sure. (Are you okay, Rhett?!)
I've talked about it before and I'm going to touch on it again because guess what – I think SCALES are real bitches of things! Today I found out there's this thing called a 'healthy weight gain range for pregnancy' and guess what, according to this guide, I've put on TOO MUCH weight 😮 Once upon a time, this would have broken my heart. I would have beat myself up about it and my head would have a real field day telling me how disgusting I was. But today, HELL NO! I'm not going to let a NUMBER define if I've had a healthy pregnancy or not. Look, I'm no doctor and certainly will never claim to know anywhere near as much as they know BUT wouldn't it be more beneficial for women if they educated us / preached guidelines on HOW to have a HEALTHY pregnancy rather than put a number on it? Let's talk about things like nourishing foods, a good exercise plan, getting enough rest, having the right support around you in times of need. The stuff that REALLY contributes to a HEALTHY pregnancy, not a freaking number! I don't want to talk actual numbers – mainly because I don't weigh myself regularly enough to know but also because I don't think it's healthy for anyone to compare. BUT, let me tell you – this baby has brought me a few kgs extra than the so called "recommended weight gain" to my belly, arms, legs, butt and boobs and we could still have 2 weeks to go! But you know what, NOT for one second do I question if I've had a healthy pregnancy or not. Sure, I've had my fair share of ice creams, enjoyed a little too much chocolate and may have emptied the cookie jar a few too many times but I've also eaten my meats, greens & grains (when I can stomach them), exercised regularly and taken time out for rest when I know my body and bub have needed it. The answer is BALANCE. And even with balance we will all respond differently to pregnancy! How can we put a number on balance when every body, every pregnancy is DIFFERENT! DON'T ever let a number define you. I'm sure there's a reason they have these "guides" and some people might even benefit from them but remember that, they are just guides!!! YOU and your HEALTHY pregnancy are made up of much more than a freaking number! ❤
Commenters on Anna’s Instagram post were delighted by the video and quick to chime in with their girlpower sentiments – and their chortling support of Rhett’s efforts too.
“Such a good sport and what a trooper to even try. He does have one tough lady carrying his baby,” one follower posted.
“Every man should have to do this!” another commanded.
“Your squats are way deeper!” it was noted.
I don’t know how she does it
Some, however, were on the edge of their seats, obviously not realising that this was not Anna’s first fit-pregnancy rodeo.
“Wow I don’t know how you are still managing to be so energetic! I honestly thought your waters might break mid video,” one follower worried.
We’re fairly certain that Anna knows her own limits and it’s super obvious that she prioritises her health and happiness – and her babies’ – in ways that make us feel like sloths!
Thanks for sharing this cute clip, Anna! Good luck with the birth of baby number three!
(Also, hope that back’s holding up okay, Rhett!)
You guys 🙌💕 I am truly touched by all your support! I have read, loved and APPRECIATED from the bottom of my heart every single comment and message I received in regards to my pregnancy weight gain post 💓 I wish #mumlife would give me the time to reply to every single one of you individually but considering I'm typing this while squeezed into a cot next to an upset toddler who just wants his mummy close tonight, I'm not sure it's going to happen! I hope you all understand and know that I feel so incredibly blessed to have your support 💝you guys rock and I wish I could somehow thank ALL of you in person! Virtual hugs 🤗 will have to do for now but I promise you, these hugs come from the bottom of my heart ❤️😘