35-year-old Lea-Ann Ellison, who is expecting her third child and is just two weeks behind her due date, ignited a storm on the social networking sites after she posted her pictures in CrossFit poses with her heavy baby bump.
The shocking yet amazing pictures of Ellison stirred sharp reactions from across the globe with huge debates between people who were outraged that a woman in her third trimester would be exercising so intensely, and those who celebrated her healthy lifestyle and encouraged her to keep it up.
The picture has been shared 2780 times since it was uploaded on September 16. It has 16,685 likes, and counting. And more than 1500 Facebook users have commented below it.
“Sure you look and sound cool, but we’re only human…why would you risk hurting your baby just to stay in shape.”
“If anything happens to your baby due to your stupidity, I hope you’ll be able to handle your guilt. Pregnancy is NOT the time to be taking stupid risks.”
“You may have mastered the squat but need to work on motherhood ..8 months doing an overhead squat really??!!!”
“I’m 6 months pregnant with triplets and am still CrossFitting as much as I can! I coached as well as participated in CrossFit classes through my whole first pregnancy, too! My doctors- the specialists included- totally support it.”
Meanwhile, Ellison said that she had no idea the pictures would create such a storm and she’s baffled by all the media attention over the past week.
“I want to thank everyone for their kind and supportive responses! Haters will hate and it’s OK. My life is not their life thank goodness! Lol! Again, thank you! It means so much to feel this much love from a community I adore,” she posted on Facebook.