29 year-old mom-of-two Candice Swanepoel wore a velvety mini-dress as she attended the Russell James ‘Angels’ Book Launch and Exhibit in New York City a few days ago.
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Bechelorette / TV personality Ali Fedotowsky (33), who gave birth to her second child 2 months ago, recently showed off her new mom figure on Instagram and on her personal blog, in order to make a statement against the edited social media images.
This might be my most vulnerable post on Instagram ever. I’ve gone back-and-forth 1 million times in my head on whether not I wanted to post it. But at the end of the day, I know it’s important to be open and honest about my postpartum body in hopes that it helps even one person out there who is struggling with their own body image.’
I’m 15lbs heavier than I used to be, and my cup size has grown quite significantly. I bounced back pretty quickly after I gave birth to Molly. But things are different this time and I’m OK with that.
I’m learning to love my body and embrace how it’s changed. I hope I get back to my pre-pregnancy shape one day, but that may never happen. And if it doesn’t, that’s OK. I’m sitting so you can see what’s really going with me. I have all this loose skin around my mid-section. And as you can see, my chest, my very very veiny chest from breast feeding, has gotten so much bigger. This is a 34 DD, I was a very small 34C before.
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On losing 33 pounds in 3 months:
After I had True, I didn’t put any pressure on myself to lose the baby weight. I just wanted to get back to my regular routine from before I got pregnant, which was working out five to six times a week.
Here is where I am at currently. True turned 3 months old on July 12. I honestly didn’t give myself a number that I wanted to lose by this time, especially since I wasn’t able to work out for the first six weeks.
But, since then, I’ve lost 33 pounds! I’m shocked that I lost that much weight that quickly. I’m chalking this up to the combination of breastfeeding and being very active during and after my pregnancy.
I never compare myself to other women as every woman has their own journey. We also all have different priorities in our day-to-day lives. One of mine is having that one hour where I can be selfish and alone in my place of refuge.
… says Khloe.
29 year-old Candice Swanepoel gave birth to her second child a few weeks ago and a few days back, she was spotted rocking her new mom figure on the beach in Brazil. The photos made the body shamers come out, so Candice replied in one of her Insta stories:
‘This is me 12 days after having my son. If you have something bad to say about it…check yourself. Society can be so cruel to one another. Beauty standards are sometimes impossible for women these days. I’m not ashamed to show my post partum tummy. I am proud actually…I carried my son for 9 months in there. I think I’ve earned the right to have a little tummy. Candice continued, ‘Is it because I’m a model? Well we are normal people too, so let me enjoy the beach in peace please.’
On how she needs to lose 15 more pounds of baby weight:
‘Still got 15 lbs to go – this is my most challenging considering I didn’t gain as much w Hayes. 6 months postpartum.’
Spotted a few days ago: