Photo: Instagram / @katrinaascott  While pregnant, everyone told Tone It Up's Katrina Scott that "due to her fitness, she jumps immediately after birth" would. After all, shaping before pregnancy should speed the process back into shape, right? Scott thought she would be in this camp – but it did not go as planned.
"I did not lose a lot of weight in the 6 weeks after Isabelle," she recently wrote Instagram with two side-by-side photos of herself. "I just ate breastfed and ate well (taking calories for the milk intake and taking everything with me quickly and easily ), and I stayed pretty much the same … actually I feel like I got quieter because I did not train. "
If you looked at my stories, you saw that in the 6 weeks after I did not lose much sabelle. Do not forget that I did not try, but everyone told me I would jump right back! I just ate breastfat and ate well (keeping up with calories for milk intake and grabbing everything fast and easy), and I stayed pretty much the same … actually, I feel like I'm getting softer when I'm not exercising. (That's what happens with all the other mommies?) So I've been thinking – personally, my body needs exercise to tighten itself and see results. So it makes sense that I'm not just sitting in the house with my breasts. So here I am the week after I was allowed to do sports and yesterday a picture! It took me 5 weeks and I feel so much better – I have more energy, I feel stronger, and I feel more excited and more powerful to be a mom everyday. I'm filming the workouts I've done for the postnatal TIU app and documenting my entire trip for the #TIUloveyourbodyseries! Also, swipe left to see my page profile. It will take a while to build up my nuclear power and my pelvic floor. One day at a time, a lot of self-love and of course ~ patience! And apologize for the random / inappropriate photo bomb of Winston #TIUloveyourbody #tiumamas
body kicked Scott one Step back to view the big picture. "It made me think," she wrote. "Personally, my body needs to be trained to improve and see results, so it makes sense that I would not simply lose pounds sitting in the house with stuffed breasts."
As soon as she got the all-clear When she started training again, Scott started slowly with a workout routine and saw results in just a few weeks. "Here I am a week after I had permission to do sports and yesterday a picture," she wrote next to her photos. "It took me 5 weeks and I feel so much better – I have more energy, I feel stronger, and I feel more excited and more powerful to be a mom everyday."
The truth is, it's perfectly normal, despite the seemingly perfect transformational images you see on Instagram, to look pregnant after giving birth. To remind new moms of this fact, Scott shared another post, this time on the Instagram page of Tone It Up, and told her why she loves her body right now and right now, and why they should do the same.
"I love my body for everything it gave me last year," she wrote next to two videos of herself. "It was the most challenging but rewarding time of my life to bring Isabelle to this world."
Then she collapsed every part of her body for which she is grateful. " I appreciate my baby bump for everything he gave me," she wrote. "And yesterday I propelled my first plank 30 seconds !" (See also: The 10-Minute Abdominal Workout (Karena and Katrina Swear))
"I love my mind for my mental health and the daily practice of mindfulness in everything I do," she said continued. "I love my heart for loving so deeply and passionately, and I love my prey (including my dimples and my new Tiger spots)." (And this is not the first time she has accepted these changes: why Katrina Scott prefers her post-pregnancy body)
Then Scott asked women to share them videos and reveal what they did just love her body instead of just focusing on the things she wants to change. "I know it takes some courage to get raw and slim," she wrote. "So I send you the strength and love to embrace all about you because you are beautiful, brave and brilliant."
Women around the world comment on Scott & # 39; s contribution and share their reverence for their vulnerability and honesty. "It's so refreshing when someone with your platform has such a healthy, balanced approach to pregnancy and the postpartum period," wrote one user. "There was no voice a few years ago when I was pregnant with my first one, so it's very encouraging to have you and all the other ladies out there for my second pregnancy."
"Thank you for sharing that," wrote another. "I have my third place in a few weeks, and I already feel the pressure from fellow Mothers and Instamoms to get my body back right away! It's important that you love your body first and I'm so thankful for making your journey to the birth each time you have shared step by step. "(See also: fitness blogger tells her story about taking her body after the baby)
The bottom line? Whatever your journey after birth may be, a little self-love and patience with yourself can make a big contribution to shifting your perspective.