Had quite a good day actually.
Taught yoga this morning and then met Mango & P for my second breakfast.
Worked until 13.30 when I had lunch with MG - and then went back to work until 16.30 when I left for a second round of classes at the gym.
Being on the bike still makes me feel amazing and my Kettlebell students know exactly what to do by now, which means I don´t have to work my butt of for 1h45min, but can instead focus on teaching and giving technique pointers.
Something that has struck me in these last two weeks:
Is it always ok to comment on a slim woman´s baby bump in terms of "fat" and/or "big" just because the woman is normally thin?
Or are these words everyone who is pregnant gets told (also the ones with more rounded bodies from the start)?
Because personally, I get the distinct feeling that quite a few people (read: women) see their chance in commenting "negatively" now when they have their "fair" (or should I say fat?) chance.
In the last 12-14 days I´ve had comments like: "How is that fat belly of yours?" "Ohhhhh, it´s so different to see you fat!" "Well, well, now you are getting BIG, it´s kinda difficult to get used to!" etc etc. Not kidding.
First of all:
a) I´m pregnant. In week 20 going on week 21. For any pregnancy illiterates out there this means I´ve just passed the half way mark.
b) I´m not fat nor am I big. I´m pregnant = expecting a baby = having a baby growing inside my belly.
c) Even if I had put on twice or even tripple amount of the weight to where I am right now - I´m still PREGNANT. So bu**er off.
Do this test: would you say the following to someone who has put on 5-10kg over the summer, "Ohhh, it´s so different to see you fat!" ??? Whatever your answer, then ask yourself: Would I say the exactely same thing to a pregnant woman? (Small, medium or large size of pregnant woman.)
Let me give you a hint: It´s rude. It´s not funny. And NO, it´s does NOT make it ok to make comments like that even if the woman is otherwise slim, fit and should "see the funny side of it".
End of story.