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Internet Freaks Over Pregnantweight Lifter

Posted September 25th, 2013 @ 9:53am by Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Lea-Ann Ellison, a dedicated CrossFit follower and expectant mom, is now on the receiving end of quite a bit of Internet vitriol after pictures of her lifting weights (and not exactly tiny weights) two weeks before her due date went viral. The pictures were posted on Facebook, with captions like: "8 months pregnant with baby number 3 and CrossFit has been my sanity. I have been CrossFitting for 2-and-a-half years and strongly believe that pregnancy is not an illness, but a time to relish in your body’s capabilities." Some commenters praised the 35-year-old, but others decried her choice of such an intense routine, with some worrying she'd hurt her baby, the New York Times reports.

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