Katrina Scott Shares Post-Baby Photo 6 Days After Giving Birth: I ‘Love My Body’ More

 

Giving birth might change your body, but it will also give a whole new respect for it.

That’s what Tone It Up co-founder Katrina Scott discovered after she welcomed her daughter Isabelle Margaret 11 days ago. The new mom, 34, shared side-by-side photos on her Instagram to help other women accept their postpartum bodies.

 

 

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I’ve been wanting to share this & I finally have my hands free! 💞Baby girl is all fed, diaper is changed, and she’s fast asleep…and my diaper is changed too…yup lol. So here it is…this is me just before I got pregnant vs 6 days after giving birth 💞 on the left I felt like I was the strongest & most in shape I had ever been— but wow was I wrong. I had no idea what I was capable of. I’m so much more proud of the body on the right. I fought harder for it, sacrificed so much more, embraced every day as it came, surrendered to all the change, pushed through the hard days & challenges with a smile on my face & kept a positive perspective when things got tough, worked harder than I ever have— at work & at home and on my mind, body, & soul, listened to my intuition and what was best for the little miracle growing inside me, and most of all— I showed myself how truly amazing the female body is. I appreciate and love my body & all that it has done more than I ever have before. I wanted to film this and share exactly where I’m at with you bc I don’t want anyone to ever think things are ‘perfect’. I weighed myself (I wouldn’t have done this, but I want to share in case any of you ever feel discouraged leaving the hospital after birth) I went in weighing 175 (up 40lbs) and left with a 7 pound baby in my arms weighing 165. I don’t recommend weighing yourself, but I want you to know that this is completely normal. We don’t leave all the baby weight at the hospital! We have a new journey ahead of us and it’s going to take self-love, patience, & kindness. I kept hearing from moms that when you get home you don’t recognize yourself or your body anymore and I want to make that okay. Let’s not be the same— let’s be different…let’s be stronger 💪 Do I want the body on the left? No~ I’m not the same girl. I’m capable of so much more now and I’m excited for my new body and what the future holds ~ tiger stripes 🐯, dimples and all! Please take a moment & tag a mom below and let her know how freaking beautiful, amazing, & remarkable she is 💫 Check in with her and ask if there’s anything she needs for her own goals, because u never know if she needs it 💛 love u girls

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In the caption for post, the fitness blogger revealed that she decided to post because she had her hands free for the first time — and that both she and her daughter are in diapers.

 Then, she explains: “On the left I felt like I was the strongest & most in shape I had ever been— but wow was I wrong. I had no idea what I was capable of. I’m so much more proud of the body on the right. I fought harder for it, sacrificed so much more, embraced every day as it came, surrendered to all the change, pushed through the hard days & challenges with a smile on my face & kept a positive perspective when things got tough, worked harder than I ever have.”

She continued, “I showed myself how truly amazing the female body is. I appreciate and love my body & all that it has done more than I ever have before.”

 

Scott revealed why she felt the photos were important to share: to normalize that your body changes a lot from pregnancy and childbirth and to encourage moms to not want to be the same after going through such an amazing experience.

“Let’s be different…let’s be stronger,” she wrote. “Do I want the body on the left? No— I’m not the same girl. I’m capable of so much more now and I’m excited for my new body and what the future holds — tiger stripes, dimples and all!”

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