I suddenly feel very self-conscious about my body. Specifically that it lacks the necessary
organs to create another life. *sobs* (via ABC News4 Charleston)
Melissa Mantor is a South Carolina mother who has a 3-year-old daughter and is 18 weeks pregnant with her next one. Despite that burden, she still found time to head to Planet Fitness on Monday night so she could work out for the first time since being noticeably pregnant. It didn't last very long. "I was on the treadmill for about 10 minutes before I was approached by a girl who came up to me telling me that she is going to have to ask me to leave" for violating the gym's dress code policies, said Mantor. Keep in mind that Planet Fitness' entire selling point is being a "Judgement Free Zone" where "lunks" are forbidden and no one is allowed to make other people feel bad about their bodies.
You know, because pregnant women are always so confident about their bodies and love to make other people feel bad. They also spell Judgement like that because hey, everything is acceptable at Planet Fitness except expectant mothers who are managing to stay fit. "I have never felt so judged and embarrassed in my life," said Mantor.
I know its tempting to make people who look good while pregnant run home in shame,
but did you know it's actually not that nice?
Now, technically speaking, her tank top does violate the gym chain's dress code forbidding string tank tops, but the issue was actually that her belly was showing. "Of course my belly is hanging out," said Mantor at the time, "I'm pregnant." Additionally, Mantor showed several pictures of her working out in the exact same top at Planet Fitness multiple times without incident. She acknowledged that it does ride up a little bit when she moves, especially now that she's pregnant.