‘Six Pack Mom’ Sarah Stage is snapping back at critics on Instagram, and she isn’t compromising on her fitness routine – even at eight months pregnant.
The model, who is nearing her due date, shared her pregnancy journey on Instagram with her more than two million followers on Instagram.
Stage, who already has one child, has had to defend her lifestyle time and time again from trolls, doubters and body shamers. As she approaches the end of her pregnancy, the model says she will continue exercising despite comments asking her to stop.
“As I’m nearing #8months I’ve wanted to share what’s been on my mind,” she said. “Since I’ve announced my second pregnancy, I’ve had certain ‘Instagram medical experts’ tell me what I should and shouldn’t do. And while I find some of the comments hilarious, I choose to only listen to my OBGYN and of course I also listen to MY body.”
Stage says she only does what’s best for her growing baby, and does not do something that doesn’t feel right.
Commenters on Instagram accused Stage, who has no visible sign of a baby bump even at eight months, of using a surrogate or adopting her children.
The 32-year-old Los Angeles model says she has lowered the intensity of her workouts and is sticking to at-home workout from her eBook two to three times per week.
“There are also some people who assume that since I am exercising while pregnant, that I’m obsessed with how I ‘look,’ but in fact I’m obsessed with maintaining a healthy lifestyle that will give my baby and myself the best possible quality of life,” she added.
Stage says she does not judge anyone who chooses not to stay active during their pregnancy, and that she’s simply sharing her journey.
“I’m just sharing my pregnancy journey and appreciate the positive support from most of you,” she wrote on Instagram.