Perfecting the squat is an art form that we have yet to master. We can barely line up our knees with our toes with a protruding food baby. So, needless to say, we are in awe of this woman who did squats and full workouts during her entire pregnancy (including labor) — with a real baby!
Anna Strode is a mom, fitness guru, and lifestyle Instagrammer from Melbourne. Less than two weeks ago, Strode gave birth to the newest addition to the Strode clan, daughter Madi Grace. During the entire nine months of her pregnancy, Strode did not miss a beat when it came to regular exercise.
She’s a powerhouse!
Strode made the decision to stay active after giving birth to her twin sons. She felt exhausted while taking care of her new family, and the exhaustion soon led to anxiety and depression.
“Then one day when Lachie and Samuel were 6 weeks old, I went out into the backyard and did a workout,” Strode wrote in an Instagram post. “And I instantly felt better. It was like this HUGE weight of all the pressure that was pushing me down into a dark hole was lifted from me and I felt ready to tackle the day with ENERGY and POSITIVITY.”
From there, Strode committed herself to a 20 to 30 minute workout a day, three to four days a week.
Strode finds the time to workout while her sons are occupied with lunch or playtime activities —
— Or she gets them involved! The boys seem to love working out with Mama!
Even when there isn’t time for a full-fledged workout, Strode finds a way to get herself and the family active.
And even though Madi Grace is less than two weeks old, she’s getting involved in Mom’s exercises too. Strode is truly an amazing woman!
Food baby or real baby, we’ve been inspired to get our squat on!