Seven months after giving birth, Michelle Madrigal is finally enjoying the fruits of her labor.
Thanks to this eight-week transformation challenge she joined last January 11, the former actress had enough motivation to get her pre-baby bod back.
Back then, she weighed 130 pounds.
On Instagram, she related, “I was so reluctant to post these photos because it’s not your typical edited or photoshopped IG content... this is me RAW! No make up, filter free and just showing off my real postpartum body.”
Fast forward to May 2018, she hit her target weight—120 pounds—and is now back to wearing bikinis in small sizes.
"Parang di nanganak," her followers exclaimed.
But Michelle said it was not that easy.
In another post, she wrote, “Yes, some of you may say, my body is perfectly fine, but TBH it’s not...
“The angle and high waist leggings make the illusion of a flatter stomach.”
And just like most people, she also had her lazy days.
“CONSISTENCY is key... but who am I kidding??
“I also struggle with this... and this week hasn’t been my best.
“I’ve skipped a couple training session and gave into some cravings of mine.
“Was it easy? NO."
How did she do it?
“I followed a program, changed my eating habits including counting my macros & weighing food, worked out religiously (meaning, waking up extra early), said No to temptations, had 1 cheat meal x week (to keep me sane), and basically listened to what my body needed.”
The celebrity mom emphasized, “You gotta stay disciplined to get where you want...
“No, I didn’t lose the weight because I was skinny pre pregnancy... I lost it because of hard work and dedication.
“I put time and lots of effort to get to this day."
She reminded fellow moms about the importance of consistency.
“You have to be consistent simply because there is no short cut to getting the body you want.
“Whether it be leaning out or gaining muscle.
“There is no magic pill! You just gotta put the work in!”
Currently, Michelle is under a 1,600-calorie diet, and drinks supplements “to have more muscle definition and really focus on my mid section.”
She ended, “Don’t let the weighing scale define your progress!”