Blake Lively's Latest Instagram Post Got Seriously Honest About Her Post-Baby Weight

Diply 14 Feb 2018

There are so many reasons why we love Blake Lively. She seems to be one of the most relatable celebs, and she loves to get really honest with us, just like she did in her most recent Instagram post.

She opened up about her post-baby weight and what it felt like for her to meet her personal health goals — and how it didn't happen overnight.

The public loves to judge celebrity mothers based on their post-baby body. 

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Just take a look at Kylie Jenner.

The first time she stepped out post-baby, the paparazzi were all over her. It's kind of discouraging, and it puts a lot of pressure on new mothers to look perfect.

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Blake Lively — who just so happens to be married to our celeb crush, Ryan Reynolds, no big deal — is an accomplished actress and mother of two.

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She and Ryan welcomed their first daughter, James, in 2014 and their second daughter, Ines, in 2016.

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The pair are notorious for keeping their kids out of the spotlight.

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It's only on the very rare occasion that we've ever seen their daughters, and although Ryan has been known to tweet about them, they never post pictures of them online.

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Still, that hasn't stopped Blake from getting really honest with her followers about her post-baby body on Instagram.

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We have to applaud her for being so up-front about what the journey actually looked and felt like because it's inspiring mothers everywhere.

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Whatever she did to get into the shape she wanted, it certainly worked.

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"Turns out you can’t lose the 61 lbs you gained during pregnancy by just scrolling through Instagram and wondering why you don’t look like all the bikini models," she wrote.

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She made a point to thank her trainer, Don Saladino, for helping get her into shape. 

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"10 months to gain, 14 months to lose. Feeling very proud," she said in the post.

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Like we said, we're applauding her for sharing this with her fans.

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Nobody changes their body overnight,and sharing that it took her 14 months to lose 61 lbs is the kind of honesty we love to see.

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Blake isn't the first celeb to share what it was like to lose (or keep) that post-baby weight.

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Chrissy Teigen opened up about how celebrities have a lot of help to lose the weight quickly — in fact, it might happen too quickly.

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"We have nutritionists, we have dietitians, we have trainers, we have our own schedules, we have nannies," she explained.

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She made it clear that celebs have "people" who make it possible for them to get back into shape, and she wanted people to know that it wasn't realistic.

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Even Snooki, the Jersey Shore star and mother of two, had some really awesome post-baby body advice.

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She noted that losing weight can take a while and that not seeing immediate results at the gym can be discouraging. "You have to keep going," she said.

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Of course, mothers shouldn't feel pressured to lose weight post-baby unless they want to.

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It's important to be healthy, but a lot of celebrity moms have opened up about loving their body, regardless of what it looks like.

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Our Disney queen, Hilary Duff, is saying just that after having a son.

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"The second I start to get down like 'what happened to my body,' I look at my beautiful baby and I've never been more appreciative for this body that I have," she said.

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Drew Barrymore revealed that she would much rather have her children than a bikini body.

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"I never looked good in a bathing suit, so now I look worse in a bathing suit. I have cellulite. But I would much rather have my kids and look a little worse in a bathing suit," she said.

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Drew even revealed that she tried to work out and even went gluten-free to lose weight, but it wasn't making her happy.

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We're so here for Drew living her best life.

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Even our favorite Disney princess, Kristen Bell, is team "muffin top."

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She explained that while she's trying to lose weight, she's certainly not letting it keep her up at night. Slowly but surely is the way to go for this star!

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This just goes to show that when it comes to your relationship with your body post-baby, everybody is different.

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Yes, we're totally inspired by Blake's honest Instagram post, but there's nothing wrong with the way other moms engage with their health and well-being, either.Remember to SHARE this honest post with your friends who are moms!

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