This pregnant woman’s six pack is blowing the internet’s mind
It's hard enough to have a six pack under normal circumstances, but Massy Arias has managed to maintain her six pack while pregnant!
No two pregnancies are exactly alike, and that applies to the way baby bumps look as well. Some mothers tend to show earlier than others. Some bellies are rounder, pointier, higher, lower, and — as in the case of Massy “MankoFit” Arias — some come with a six-pack.
Cosmopolitan reports that Arias, a social media fitness star and certified personal trainer, is pregnant with her first child, though by simply glancing at her photos, you wouldn’t know it.
Here she is at 18 weeks. Yes, you read that right. 18. Weeks
Done picking up your jaw from off the floor? Plenty of commenters echoed what most of us are probably thinking.
“You'd never guess she's 19 weeks pregnant,” one wrote. “I don't even look that good and I'm not pregnant lolol”
Another wrote: "I'm not pregnant and my belly is twice the size of hers wtf"
"Every woman's body is different"
Before you start feeling terrible about yourself for not having the chiseled abs that Arias has, it’s important to note that Arias is a certified personal trainer who has been maintaining her workout throughout her pregnancy.
“We will all grow at different rates and every woman’s body is different,” she writes in another post. “My starting point and all the years of training has a lot to do with my own growth so take this into account before comparing your pregnancy with any other woman, including mine.
She reminds her 2.1 million followers in a note uploaded to Instagram that they shouldn’t be so focused on “results” but look at how much they’re progressing in their fitness journey.
"Progress, NOT PERFECTION"
“No matter what your starting point is, your goal is to do better each day… that has been my key to never throwing in the towel,” she writes. “Progress, NOT PERFECTION! No matter how slow you go, in due time, every step will translate into a huge transformation.”
Arias also points out that being healthy isn’t just about looking good, but is about feeling good as well.
“Being active and eating healthy isn't only about maintaining a healthy looking body,” she writes. “For me it has meant staying physically but most importantly, mentally healthy as well.
“I am not doing this for me, but for the beautiful princess that is growing inside of me."