Lucy Mecklenburgh reveals she struggled ‘physically and mentally’ with not working out during the first trimester

Pregnant reality star Lucy Mecklenburgh, 28, has opened up about the guilt she felt around not being able to exercise during her first trimester.

Mum to be Lucy, who's expecting her first child with fiancé Ryan Thomas, 35, revealed her morning sickness made her feel “incredibly tired and sick”.

Writing for her pregnancy blog on Results With Lucy, the brunette reality star said: “One thing I’ve really struggled with, both physically and mentally, is not being able to workout like I am used to. I didn’t workout at all during my first trimester!”

Lucy, who rose to fame on The Only Way Is Essex, said the tiredness and sickness meant “exercise wasn’t even an option” for her, despite trying a number of times.

She added: “I really struggled with guilt as I was eating a very poor diet and not training, but it’s what my body wanted, so you have to trust in your body.”

Giving advice to her readers, Lucy said: “We all lead different lifestyles before falling pregnant, and no two pregnancies are the same and so I think acceptance is really important.

“If you have a active lifestyle, like me, and suddenly your life is naps; having your head down a toilet and being home a lot more than normal – it’s a huge lifestyle change to stop all of that. So I do feel that you just have to accept this is the way it is for now and try not to fight it.

“From my personal experience, my advice would be listen to your body. If it tells you that you are unable to workout, then don’t! A few months off isn’t the end of the world and try not to feel any guilt.”

The fitness fanatic is now in the second trimester of her pregnancy and said she feels “a million times better”, despite sometimes feeling a “little tired and occasionally sick”.

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Pregnant Lucy has also reintroduced exercise and healthy eating back into her routine.

She said: “I’ve slowly got my diet back to normal now that not everything makes me want to puke! I’ve also added regular 30 minute workouts and I feel great!”

This comes after Lucy shared her excitement with fans as she revealed she received the results of a gender test for her baby earlier this week.

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Sharing a video with fans of a white envelope on her kitchen counter, Lucy said: “Oh my God, my gender results! I wanna open it so bad! It’s gonna kill me this, I’m gonna have to hide it somewhere, can someone come and pick it up please and hide it for me?”

She teased the idea that her and Ryan may be planning a big gender reveal and wrote in the caption of the video: “Our bubbas gender in is here!!!!”, with a shocked emoji and blue and pink heart emojis. [sic]

Lucy’s TOWIE BFF Lydia Bright, 29, is also expecting her first child and is just five days apart from Lucy in her pregnancy. Lucy shared a photo of her with Lydia and said they are on “one of the most exciting journeys of our lives together”.

Reality star Lydia shared another adorable photo of themselves holding their matching bumps. She said in the caption: “We have experienced a lot together but I have a feeling this is going to be our favourite adventure.”

Lydia also received the results of her baby’s sex on the same day as her bestie and is hosting a big party to reveal if she’s having a boy or girl on Sunday 8 September.

Reality star Lydia, who's planning on being a single mum after splitting from her ex Lee Cronin, excitedly shared a video of her gender results and said: “So we are en route to find out the sex of my baby.”

She then explained: “So basically what we’re doing is we’re going to the gender scan, and she’s going to put it in an envelope and I’m going to find out on the weekend at my gender reveal party.

“I don’t know how I’m not going to peek at that envelope. We’re gonna have to hide it. I’m so excited!”

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