Jennifer Lopez may have the sexiest six-pack abs we can ever dream of, but Peta Murgratroyd is doing things the right way after giving birth a few weeks back, and we are LOVING how she's documenting it all for the world to see!
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The Dancing With The Stars star posted the above set of pics on Instagram, and included a message describing the shape she was in immediately after returning to workouts after giving birth… and how far she's come in 17 days!
Read her inspiring (and realistic!!!) tale of fitness and getting back into the swing of things (below)!!!
"Love thy self ❤ #Day17 postpartum. I think I'm doing ok….and I'm actually fine with the rate at which my body is shrinking back. After 2 days back at the gym I'm feeling like the old Peta again. I definitely don't have my 6 pack, and I still have excess skin and rolls on my belly, however I feel good. After all, slow and steady wins the race! I knew I needed to get back into the gym for my own sanity, but I also remind myself (as does Maks 😉) that I still need to take it easy. I cannot jump yet and still can't run a mile, but the exercises I've planned out are a good start. Honestly, the hardest part for me is getting my core strength back. Day 1 I couldn't do a sit up, here's day 17 and I'm doing 70+ 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 Ladies, we all have to start somewhere…being an athlete I pride myself on having a lean, strong physique, so believe me this has been a challenge to work through, but as long as you have a loving support network around you, you will be fine ❤ #theresnothinglikehardwork"
Yes!!! Love it!!!
A realistic look at the expectations and results surrounding post-baby fitness… what a concept!!
Rock on, Peta — you look great and you're sounding SO happy!!
[Image via Peta Murgratroyd/Instagram.]
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