Can we have a round of applause please for Jessica Simpson's amazing post-baby bod? If her Instagram account is to be believed, we think she deserves it. In between posting all her adorable pics of kids Maxwell and Ace lately, the newlywed mom of two has been posting some selfies of her own that have been making us all sorts of jealous (and motivated) for weeks.
Take this latest one, in which she cradles her friend's newborn son Wyatt with a pair of arms to die for:
The photo, which shows a noticeably thinner Jess, is all the more impressive considering the singer gained and lost a reported 50 pounds two times for her back-to-back pregnancies in 2012 and 2013. But before you go rolling your eyes at yet another amazing celeb body that immediately bounced back from pregnancy, Simpson has been very open about the fact that her weight loss success has been hard-won. While she may have finally reached her goal weight, it's been an emotional ride that took longer than expected, and didn't come without its fair share of struggles.
Opening up to "Good Morning America" earlier this year, the singer candidly chatted about motherhood, her own body issues, and just how insecure she became when she reached numbers she never thought she would see on the scale.
"You are creating a life and honestly, it's not easy," she said. "It is a really hard thing to go through. And you deserve to eat your ice cream; you deserve to have your pancakes. Do whatever you want to do and then afterwards, just know that you have to work really hard."
And boy, has she. Since giving birth to son Ace in June 2013, the Weight Watchers spokesperson has been counting her points and hitting the gym, big time.
In another recent photo, she shows off her super-toned legs during a workout and credits her trainer with making them happen.
So proud is she of her new slim figure, that Jess stood proudly posing in her bathing suit while on vacation in May.
On her honeymoon last month, she struck another confident pose in a simple floral maxi.
Still, her latest snapshots haven't come without a little backlash; mostly from skeptics who think Simpson's photos must be doctored in some way.
"That is some bad Photoshop," wrote one Instagram user. "No way muscle curves that way ... Gosh, girl, you r looking fine, why ruin a good picture like that?"