Lucy Mecklenburgh has opened up on the struggles of becoming a first-time mum amid the coronavirus lockdown, saying she “took life for granted”.
The former TOWIE star, who welcomed son Roman into the world with Ryan Thomas six weeks ago, opened up on the challenges during the crisis.
Lucy, 28, opened up on motherhood as she spoke to PrettyLittleThing on their Instagram live with host Nat O’Leary.
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Lucy said: “We’ve done a lot of board games and cards. It's almost like going back to basics.
“There isn't really much time to do anything else. I've been sterilising, doing nappies and feeding. I think for me getting out in the garden and go out for an hour a day.”
Lucy added of how life has changed: “There’s certain things I took for granted, like nipping out meeting a friend for coffee.
"The way we were living our lives, we do take a lot for granted.
“There’s good days and bad days. Sometimes you think "this is so lovely. I'm having time with my family", getting little jobs in the house that I haven’t had time to do before and then other days I feel a little bit down.”
She continued: “The days have merged into one especially when you have a couple of sleepless nights in a row. You don’t know what time it is or what day it is. It is amazing.
Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas
“I think it’s about making that phone call to someone who will lift your spirits always helps or talking to someone in the house.
“We have to think we’re the lucky ones, at home, isolating. There’s people out there working very, very hard and risking their lives.”
Lucy added that she has still tried to remain fit in lockdown, but isn’t able to train again so soon after giving birth.
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“I can't train at the moment because I’m in my post natal recovery,” she explained.
“In a couple of weeks, when I start training again, I really want to get into yoga so that’s something I’m looking forward to.
“I love variety, weights, barre and HIIT. I prefer short quick workouts. I’ll do my walk first thing in the morning and when Roman’s napping, I will phone one of my friends.
“I prefer to workout half an hour every day or five to six days a week.”
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