Stacie Venagro is a three-time World Miss Fitness America Pro and 2014 Miss Fitness Universe, and she is currently 30 weeks pregnant. Her body, as you can imagine, is still fit as hell. In fact, in an interview with Mom.Me on Thursday, she made it pretty clear that fitness is as much of a priority as growing a healthy baby—they don't even have to conflict. She said:
My doctor told me all I needed was an extra 200 calories per day, none of this "eating for two" stuff. I wanted to make sure they were clean calories. I take in either a bigger breakfast or lunch and a smaller dinner. I'll have an Isagenix shake, adding blueberries, chia and flax seeds, frozen berries, ice, water, coconut oil and powdered peanut butter. That takes it from 270 calories to more than 400 calories.
Venagro probably knows more about nutrition than most doctors, so no worries:
She's now at about 30 weeks and the last vestiges of her six pack are clinging desperately to each other across her belly:
Unlike some mom fitness queens, Venagro doesn't shame ladies who do put on a lot of weight during their pregnancy. She says:
Listening to the doctors and making sure you are on track is all you need. Don't let someone else's negativity ruin your day or even stress you out during your own pregnancy. One person may gain 15 pounds and the next may gain 100 pounds; everyone is different. You can only compare yourself to who you were yesterday.
Exactly. Here are her comparison pictures across the weeks so you can see the slow, Pangaea-like crawl of her abdominal muscles:
Venagro looks great, obviously, and also like a pregnant woman who could beat you up. Truly, the dream: