Emily Skye laat op Instagram niet alleen zien hoe fanatiek ze sport, maar ook hoe haar lichaam eruit ziet na haar bevalling. De vrouw is altijd eerlijk over haar lichaam geweest, zo ook nu. Met de kiekjes wil ze laten zien dat niemand meteen loeistrak is na het krijgen van een baby.
Niets is wat het lijkt
Emily zegt veertien kilo te zijn kwijtgeraakt sinds de geboorte van het kindje en dat ze in totaal 21 kilo aan was gekomen tijdens de zwangerschap. Op Instagram motiveert ze met haar foto’s niet alleen fitgirls, maar ook mommy to-be’s en kersverse moeders.
Op social media lijkt alles zo perfect, maar Emily bewijst het tegendeel met haar post-baby body. Langzaam aan probeert ze weer lichte oefeningen op te pakken om weer net zo strak als before te worden.
I barely recognise myself when I look in the mirror! . I’m far from a “glam mum” HAHA! – I currently live in what you could call “granny undies”, it hurts to do much with the stitches from my episiotomy, and feeding is extremely painful – I had no idea it would be this bad! My back is still really sore and when I walk around it literally feels like my insides are going to fall out. I also had diastasis recti that was 3 finger widths apart the day after giving birth. . My pregnancy was not how I thought it would be, I thought I’d be exercising regularly the whole way through but that did not happen as I was sick a lot of the time and had back pain that made it hard to just walk around the house. I ended up gaining over 21kg during my pregnancy in fat, fluid, baby, placenta etc. . So many people told me I would “bounce right back” after giving birth like a lot of other fit women do. – Well that’s definitely not the case for me! It’s only 5 days after I gave birth to Mia and I look about 6 or so months pregnant. I can tell I’m going to have a LOT of hard work ahead of me to get fit and strong again which I KNOW I can do but it’s not my priority right now – spending this time with my daughter is. Getting my “body back” can take a back seat for the time being… I’ll get there in a realistic time frame & I refuse to put pressure on myself to get there. . I am SO blessed and beyond happy to bring home my baby girl Mia today. I feel completely content. I look at her and start crying because of the overwhelming love I have for her and I love my body SO much for growing this precious little person. . . #5dayspostpartum #mumlife #bodypositive #blessed .
So much has changed in only a year! I loved my body before I got pregnant but I love it even more now! I think it’s so crazy how big my belly was at the end of my pregnancy! . Isn’t the human body incredible!! What we’re capable of absolutely blows my mind. My body isn’t just supporting my own life but it grew a human – and still is! I’m so proud of what my body has done and continues to do for my precious daughter. Mothers are absolutely amazing and we should all be so proud of ourselves! Being a mother isn’t easy in many ways which I’m now starting to experience and the last thing I’m going to do is pressure myself to “bounce back” quickly or beat myself up because my body hasn’t returned to my pre-baby condition. It’s totally unrealistic for me to expect to “bounce back” from having my beautiful big belly to a flat and lean tummy in a short amount of time. I choose to celebrate my body and how incredible it is in any condition, shape (or size) and I choose to focus on being my best mentally and physically for my daughter Mia – and my priority definitely isn’t looking a certain way. . I just want to get fit and healthy again and I know that will take time, consistency and patience and it’s important for me to be realistic about my goals. . I can’t wait to start my own FIT program after I get clearance from my Doc next week! Who’s joining me? Lets do this together! Trial my new FIT Program for FREE for 7 days – Link in my profile or go to: www.emilyskyefit.com . . @emilyskye_ig . .
Bron: Grazia | Beeld: iStock