Losing weight can be tricky, draining and strenuous at the worst of times, especially when you’re a mum. Shedding the weight, you gain during pregnancy is not essential, but many mums enjoy getting back into shape.

 

Katherine Heigl opened up about her post-baby fitness journey on Instagram. The former Grey’s Anatomy star admitted that it has taken her over a year to get back in shape.

 

 

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“It’s been almost 14 months since Joshua Jr was born and it has taken me about that long to really get back in shape,” she wrote.

 

Alongside three full-body shots, the actress explained that the photos were taken over the past 14 months, “The first pic was taken one month after he was born. The second pic was taken almost a full year later and the last pic was taken this weekend.”

 

 

However, the mum revealed that she regrets not taking more photos to show just how difficult her fitness journey was, “I wish I had a few from in between the first and second so you could really see how slow my progress was.”

 

Katherine shared that she has wanted to work on her fitness for quite some time. She revealed that a future holiday and her new role on Suits kept her motivated.

 

She stated that as well as her new acting role and holiday, her “deep desire to feel fit, strong and sexy” kept her going for the last two months.

 

 

It’s been almost 14 months since Joshua Jr was born and it has taken me about that long to really get back in shape. The first pic was taken one month after he was born. The second pic was taken almost a full year later and the last pic was taken this weekend. I wish I had a few from in between the first and second so you could really see how slow my progress was but alas...I was busy covering it all up those months, not posing in my unders! Anyway, I have a beach vacation coming up, a new job I start filming in April and my deep desire to feel fit, strong and sexy propelling me forward the last two months to finally loose the last of my baby weight and do a deep dive search for the ab muscles I knew were buried under that belly somewhere! I was wholly and totally inspired by Miss @rachparcell and the before and after pics she shared after taking the #bbg challenge. I had never heard of it but she looked so damn great (she had her baby just a few months before me) that I had to check it out. I found a fantastic app called #sweat that features several different #bbg programs you can choose from and makes it incredibly easy to do anywhere, which for me means in my bedroom at home! I won’t lie, the workouts are real ass kickers but the progress I’ve made in only 5 short weeks has kept me motivated and inspired to keep going! I am so grateful I’ve had a full year to find those ab muscles and get my butt back up where it belongs and wasn’t forced by work to snap back into shape but it is time to make the strength, fitness and overall health of my body a priority and I am so grateful that @rachparcell shared her story and got this mama motivated!

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The Knocked-Up star joked, saying she did a “deep dive search for the ab muscles I knew were buried under that belly somewhere!”

 

The workouts may have been difficult at times, but the mum-of-three got to do them from the comfort of her own home

 

 

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She expressed her relief, “I am so grateful I’ve had a full year to find those ab muscles and get my butt back up where it belongs.”

 

The 27 Dresses star confirmed that she did not lose weight for her upcoming role on Suits, but she knew it was time to make health and fitness a priority.

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