Australian fitness model Chontel Duncan has rock-hard abs — despite being 36 weeks pregnant. And she’s making no apologies.
“People think I’m harming my baby … and that I’m all about staying skinny and not nourishing my little D,” Duncan, tells Us Weekly. “I know it’s hard to believe that someone can carry a child the way I am, but in reality, a lot of women carry like me.”
Duncan and her husband, Sam, plan to welcome a baby boy, their first child, on March 30.
“No comment can dull my shine,” says Duncan. “I’m literally smiling every day, and so excited.”
To prove a point about how women carry babies differently, the former Miss Universe contestant Instagrammed a November 13 belly comparison photo of herself and her friend Nat, who is just four weeks farther along in her pregnancy. The snapshot went viral earlier this week.
“I’m extremely tall, I'm 6-foot-1,” says Duncan, who works as a high-intensity interval trainer. “My torso especially is very long and my core strength is very strong.”
Just 26 days away from her due date, Duncan continues to train every day at HIIT Australia gym in Brisbane.
BUMP UPDATE ? 36 weeks… only 28 days to go ? Boy do I feel pregnant, this tummy is massive, heavy, makes sitting up so difficult, rolling over in bed a funny task, trying my sneakers hard work & my back has its moments where it throbs. It's exciting because these are all NEW signs & signs that mean Little D is almost here. I'm interested to know where my waters will break hahaha… (If they do) Imagine if they broke this weekend at the hens in the valley or next weekend at my challenge break up party in the city OR while training in front of my clients hehehe… would be hilarious!!!! As of next week I have been instructed to commence some useful techniques to help bring on labour; 1) have sex daily ? most hilarious convo 2) stimulate my nipples every time I use the bathroom ? 3) increase my raspberry leaf tablets to 6 per day ? Predictions are that I'll labour around 4hrs & push for 30mins… fingers crossed these predictions are correct, that just sounds like a dream come true!!! But we will just have to wait & see… Drugs… I plan to go gas if needed, defiantly no pethidine & epidural would be considered as an absolute last resort. I want to use the shower, exercise ball, stand as much as possible & play my music to help calm any nerves of needed. I've been doing collaborative care, which is private for all of my appointments & public for delivery, then private for all post natal appointments. The public system can (if I have a completely normal delivery) send me home within 6hrs of birth ? isn't that crazy to think… I could labour for 4hrs, rest for 6hrs and be at home all within 10hrs of my first active labour contraction. Watched USA "one born every min", made my husband & I get so excited. I'm defiantly going to ask to pull Little D out like Kortney Kardashian did lol & I hope to god I don't scream hahaha… I've officially gained… TO CONTINUE READING CLICK MY LINK IN MY BIO TO MY FACEBOOK.?
“I can modify any exercise to work with my pregnancy,” says the mom-to-be.
As for her diet, Duncan doesn’t count calories.
“I’ve eaten exactly the same as before,” says Duncan, “except no alcohol and runny eggs!”
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