Blake Lively already knows her New Year’s Resolution: to lose the baby weight.
The actress posted a photo of food on Instagram on Monday with the caption “New Years resolution started early– I WILL fit into my jeans again gall darnet. Thanks @getepicured for making it tasty. This is not an ad. This is me getting it up for healthy food.”
The actress had no problem admitting that she’s clearly not the same size as she was before she got pregnant, but we don’t blame her! This was her second child, and she gave birth only two months ago. Take your time, Lively. Besides… she looked fantastic just weeks after giving birth.
The photo focused on packaged food from a company called Epicured, which is known for its gluten-free, dietitian-approved meals.
Lively made clear that she’s struggling at the gym as well, with a previous post she recently shared. In the photo, she’s hiding under mats at the gym: “#FitnessFriday current mood. @donsaladino gives me reason to hide!….”
The blonde beauty has opened up about the pressure placed on women to snap back into shape after having a baby.
In an interview with Sunrise in Australia, the 28-year-old star, who also has a 2-year-old daughter, James, with her husband, Ryan Reynolds, said there’s too much pressure on women who have just given birth to get back into shape.
When complimented by the interviewer on her post-baby body-bounce-back, she retorted, “It’s so unfair, It’s so celebrated … I think a woman’s body after having a baby is pretty amazing,” Lively continued.
“You don’t have to be Victoria’s Secret ready right away. You’ve just done this incredible miracle that life has to offer … You gave birth to a human being. I would really like to see that celebrated.”
Unfortunately, it looks like she’s succumbed to said pressure. However, as long as she’s happy and healthy, no one should judge.
Another Hollywood mom, Anne Hathaway, was singing a different tune after giving birth.
On Instagram a few months into being a new mother, the actress shared a photo of some long pants she cut into shorts using thick fabric scissors, a chalk measuring line, and a mini-pencil. Hathaway wrote that there “is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever). There is no shame if it takes longer than you think it will to lose the weight (if you want to lose it at all).”
She added that there’s no harm “in finally breaking down and making your own jean shorts, because last summer’s are just too dang short for this summer’s thighs.” She concluded her message saying, “Bodies change. Bodies grow. Bodies shrink. It’s all love (don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.) Peace xx #noshame#lovewhatyouhavebeengiven.”
Well said, sister.
Lively, if losing weight is what you want, more power to you.