Iya Villania reminds moms not to stress over losing baby weight

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Iya Villania regrams a post from a fellow Instagram mom who felt so pressured to return to her pre-pregnancy weight that she missed out on breastfeeding her child. Iya writes, "I sit down and remind myself that it's not all about me."


Iya Villania has been a fitspiration to most moms, especially since she continues to perform crossfit exercises while on her second pregnancy.

But even though she maintains a fit body, Iya shares the same kind of worries as any other mom.

The GMA-7 host-actress knows exactly how pressuring it can be to get back to her pre-pregnancy weight after delivering her baby.

The celebrity mom then turns to the Instagram of U.S.-based trainer Julie Baird, who manages the @ourfitfamilylife Instagram account.

Julie is a pre- and post-natal fitness specialist and provides health and fitness guides for moms and moms-to-be.

Recently, Julie reposted an Instagram post from a fellow fit mama named Dawn and the post resonated with Iya.

Iya regrammed the post on her account and wrote, "To all the mamas who feel so pressured to get back to their pre-pregnancy body, this is for you!

"And yes, I too feel pressured at times (which is why I can relate!) but then I sit down and remind myself that it’s not all about me :)

"Mama, you’re already going thru so much with all the demands of motherhood so cut yourself some slack!"

In the post, Dawn uploaded a before-and-after photo of herself after having her first child.

The new mom felt troubled because of her added pounds.

She immediately worked on getting her fit pre-pregnancy body back, and successfully did it after three months.

But Dawn realized that the intention to lose the baby weight affected her breast milk supply.

The post read: "If I could give myself advice to the insecure mom I was a year ago, I would say enjoy the process.

"I was so worried about getting fit that 3 months later, I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight.

"But I wasn't able to breast feed anymore due to me losing so much weight so quickly.

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"I wish I could have had a couple more months breast feeding, I wish I had taken my time getting fit.

"As a mom, your baby is only a baby for so long, and your body will only be able to breast feed with the proper nutrition.

"Enjoy it. It won't last long, and soon you will see your baby grow and your weight melt off and you will wonder what happened?

"A year may seem like a long time looking back, but when I see how fast my son has grown, I know it's not that long at all.

"Keep trucking mommas!

"You will get there, and enjoy the process along the way."

To all the mamas who feel so pressured to get back to their pre-pregnancy body, this is for you! And yes, I too feel pressured at times (which is why I can relate!) but then I sit down and remind myself that it’s not all about me :) Mama, you’re already going thru so much with all the demands of motherhood so cut yourself some slack! ????????‍?? This is such a great reminder! ???????? RepostBy @ourfitfamilylife: "Here's an important message from @dawnpdarnellfit ???? "A year ago when I first had my child I always worried if I would ever get my body back. The photo in your far right was a month postpartum and I was 125, a year later I'm sitting a 95 and wondering what happened? I'm not where I want to be, but if I could give myself advice to the insecure mom I was a year ago, I would say enjoy the process. I was so worried about getting fit that 3 months later I was back to my pre pregnancy weight, but I wasn't able to breast feed anymore due to me loosing so much weight so quickly. I wish I could have had a couple more months breast feeding, I wish I had taken my time getting fit. As a mom your baby is only a baby for so long, and your body will only be able to breast feed with the proper nutrition. Enjoy it. It won't last long, and soon you will see your baby grow and your weight melt off and you will wonder what happened? A year may seem like a long time looking back, but when I see how fast my son has grown I know it's not that long at all. Keep trucking momma's you will get there, and enjoy the process along the way." Thank you for the insightful message @dawnpdarnellfit I couldn't have said it better ??"

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READ: Kylie Padilla champions body positivity for moms: "You're even sexier now."


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