“For the ladies who are writing things like “you are not allowed to lift weights while pregnant?!”, “is that safe??”. I want to put this into perspective for you,” she wrote alongside a pic that shoed off her bump.
“The weights I’m lifting are rarely over 5 kgs per hand. I want to you keep that in mind as you read this story.”
She went on to explain that her heavily pregnant friend regularly picks up her other children, carries them to the car and even lifts heavy grocery bags.
“No one batted an eyelid, no one said anything, no one helped. I asked her SO MANY times, ‘can I help you, let me help you, I want to help!!’ She said ‘babe, I do this EVERY DAY, I don’t need your help haha’,” Kayla wrote.
“Ladies, my point is, working out safely while pregnant is a wonderful thing. I have been active my whole life. As long as you have clearance from your doctor, you CAN workout and you can use weights.
“Just because I’m standing in a gym with a crop top and shorts, doesn’t make it any less safe to lift something.”
She then went on to outline the changes she has made to her regular routine to ensure that she and her baby are safe.
“I do not lift heavy weights, in fact I’ve cut the weight in HALF that I usually use,” she shared.
“For the mums who have had kids... you would be the first to agree that there are PLENTY of things heavier than 5kgs in your house that you would have to lift or move daily (including other children).
“So in answer to your questions on my videos... no, the weight is not too heavy, it actually feels too light for me. No, I am not hurting the baby. No, my heart rate is not over 150(for the ladies asking) and YES, you can use weights while pregnant. Ladies, you just need to follow pregnancy safe exercises (which I am posting on my page) AND you must first have clearance from your doctor.”