Tuesday 26 March 2019

Holly Carpenter: 'Khloe Kardashian shouldn't be slammed online for gym work outs while six months pregnant'

Khloe Kardashian. Photo: Instagram
Khloe Kardashian. Photo: Instagram

Holly Carpenter

Following months of rumours, Khloe Kardashian confirmed last week that she is six months pregnant with her first child with basketball player boyfriend Tristan Thompson.

The reality star tweeted that while she was "so nervous" to post her announcement on Instagram, she was "overwhelmed with the response".

Keeping Up With the Kardashians is my guilty pleasure. While some people may argue that the family are just famous for being famous and have no real talents, I disagree.

I think the Kardashian sisters are great role models given how much charity work they do, the strong bond they have as a family and the successful businesses they have individually carved out for themselves.

My heart broke for Khloe when I watched her face fertility struggles while she was married to basketball star Lamar Odom.

The pair married after only one month of dating, and I felt it was brave of Khloe to document her difficulty with getting pregnant on the family's reality show.

A lot of women can relate to the pain involved with having fertility issues, and I think it was impressive that Khloe used her platform to discuss this openly.

She had a difficult couple of years since filing for divorce from Odom, but she used the gym as a form of therapy to get through this rough patch and managed to totally transform her body and become fit and strong.

The 33-year old has no plans to avoid the gym entirely now that she's pregnant.

I think it's admirable that she plans to keep fit, though she was slammed online for continuing to work out as she enters her third trimester of pregnancy.

Last week she took to her Twitter account and shared an article about the benefits of exercising throughout pregnancy, telling her 25.5 million followers: "For the ones who think they are physicians all of a sudden."

She defiantly continued: "But my doctor and I communicate and my workouts are cleared and highly recommended. Thanks kiddos. Don't make me stop sharing s**t."

I have no plans on starting a family any time soon, but I hope that when I do I continue to work out throughout my pregnancy.

People are always looking for something to attack the Kardashians over, but when it comes to training while pregnant, I say fair play.


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