Blake Lively Gets Real About Her 61-Pound Postpartum Weight Loss
by Lisa René LeClair
Photograph by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/REX/S
Blake Lively has proven that it doesn't matter who you are—shedding postpartum weight is hard
work. After giving
birth to her second child, Ines, in 2016, the 30-year-old "Gossip Girl" met up with her
inner critic. Her response: Slow
and steady wins the race.
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," Lively wrote on the social media platform to celebrate her recent weight
After thanking her trainer, she wrote, "10 months to gain, 14 months
to lose. Feeling very proud."
Lively's trainer, was equally as proud of his student, boasting, "Couldn’t
be more proud @blakelively! 61 pounds in 14 months after baby number 2! Doesn’t
she look awesome?"
isn't the first time the young actress has gotten real about postpartum weight loss. In
2016, she shared her struggles with Australian radio station KIIS 1065.
“After I had a
kid, I thought, ‘OK, this is what my body looks like. This is amazing. I
earned this body,’” she said after giving birth to her first daughter, 3-year-old James.
aside, she also admitted that it’s hard when “you feel like you’re never going to get
your body back again.”
She attributed the
weight loss to cutting out gluten and soy, maintaining a balanced
diet consisting of protein, carbs and vegetables, and plenty of exercise.
remove soy, you realize you’re eating no processed foods,” she said. “So, that’s
basically what I did. No processed foods and then working out."
It took just
over a year for Blake to lose the weight after having a second child, and her
results are a stunning reminder of what we can accomplish if we stick to our
guns. Yes, even those guns.