Lucy Mecklenburgh says she “wasn’t bothered” that she put on four and a half stone during her pregnancy with her son Roman, now 19 months, as she explains how her workout regime has changed since having a baby
Lucy Mecklenburgh put on four and a half stone whilst pregnant – but she “wasn’t really bothered” about it.
The former Only Way Is Essex star has 19-month-old son Roman with her husband-to-be Ryan Thomas and recalled how her weight increased dramatically when she was expecting her son but she didn’t mind as she was in “such a happy bubble”.
Lucy had planned to get straight back to her fitness regime soon after giving birth, but she recalls feeling too tired to and now her whole approach to working out has changed dramatically.
She told The Sun’s Fabulous magazine : “When I was pregnant, I was in such a happy bubble.
“I actually put on four and a half stone and I thought, ‘I don’t think I’ll ever be the size I was before,’ but I wasn’t really bothered.”
Lucy now focuses on doing low impact workouts and also on how it helps her mind too, rather than just doing high energy exercises to make her as “lean” as possible.
“Then when I had Roman, I thought, ‘Six to eight weeks and I’ll be back into my workouts and eating well,'” she added.
“But I was knackered so I didn’t want to. I needed to leave my body to recover and I didn’t care how I looked. After six months, I started some light workouts and eating better, but I train so differently now compared with before Roman.
“Before, it was all about smashing out a workout and being lean – now, it’s low impact and looking after my mind as well.”
Lucy’s life has changed in another way since having her son Roman as she recently admitted she “struggles” to let her hair down now she’s a mother.
“Had some drinks watching the football last night & thought Romans so tired I’ll get a nice sleep. I went to bed at 12.30pm. He woke up at two and five,” she began her honest post on Instagram earlier this summer.
“Any other mums struggle with the fact they can never really let their hair down anymore without worrying how much sleep u will get. Make sure you don’t drink too much as a hangover with a toddler is hell on earth.”
Lucy likes to keep things real by sharing the highs and lows of motherhood with her followers online.
She wrote: “3 months old Roman fully in lockdown feeling very much alone, sleep deprived and overwhelmed. I wanted to share as I know there will be new mums feeling like this right now and I can promise you it gets easier.
“For me it got more manageable, more enjoyable, less repetitive and less demanding. It was hard to reach out for help/support then but now please do!”