Some moms-to-be take a timeout from exercise during their pregnancy. But not Haylie Duff — she just keeps on pedaling to the finish line.
In an interview with Miami Racked, the host of The Real Girl’s Kitchen — who will welcome a daughter this spring — admits her workout routine hasn’t changed much since she found out she was expecting her first child.
“I did SoulCycle through my whole pregnancy and I go on walks with friends,” says Duff, 30.
“I’ve worked through most of it, shooting season two of The Real Girl’s Kitchen. So I’ve been active in general.”
And although her baby girl with fiancé Matt Rosenberg will be the couple’s firstborn, the actress is still keeping in shape by running around after a toddler: 2½-year-old Luca Cruz, her sister Hilary Duff‘s son.
“Chasing my little nephew around and playing with him has been exercise enough,” she jokes. “We’ve taken him to the beach plenty of times.”
Just as her pregnancy hasn’t put a damper on her healthy habits, Duff has also been resistant to switch out her everyday wardrobe with more mom-to-be apparel.
“I was fighting the good fight on buying maternity clothes, but now I just have this massive belly and I can’t deny that I’m pregnant any longer!” she says, adding she has splurged on a few items, including maternity pants from Monroe and Alexander Wang tank tops.
“I’ve tried to not go too maternity, but at a certain point you’ve got to have room. I also love David Lerner maternity leggings. Those have probably been my favorite the whole time I’ve been pregnant. I’m sort of sad to lose them once I’m done with them!”
While her daughter has yet to make her big debut, Duff is already dreaming of her future as a mom. Although she has no immediate plans to write a baby food book, she’s happy to imagine all the possibilities.
“I probably need to get to the point where she’s eating real food, not just milk all the time, to really experiment with what she’s going to eat,” Duff explains.
“But I definitely have some little baby food makers and I’m really looking forward to that part of her growing. I think that’s going to be fun for me.”
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— Anya Leon