This Photograph Of An Eight Month Pregnant Women Doing CrossFit Caused Extreme Reactions

Is she “stupid” or “inspiring?”

1. Lea-Ann Ellison, who is eight-and-half months pregnant, posted this picture of herself on the CrossFit Facebook group.

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2. The self-described “stay at home mommy and wife” also posted this message along with her photo.

“8 months pregnant with baby number 3 and CrossFit has been my sanity. I have been CrossFitting for 2 1/2 years and … strongly believe that pregnancy is not an illness, but a time to relish in your body’s capabilities to kick ass.”

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3. The picture, shared more than 3,000 times, caused extreme and opposite reactions. Many people were against her for lifting weights during her pregnancy.

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8. However, an overwhelming majority, including many CrossFitters and CrossFit moms, supported her.

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13. Ellison also responded to all the “haters”.

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14. This is her Facebook profile picture right now.

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16. There’s also a video of her doing pull-ups.

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Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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