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Emily Skye Just Posted A Sports-Bra Selfie Revealing Her Body 23 Days After Giving Birth

Women's Health logo Women's Health 1/12/2018 Korin Miller

a person posing for the camera © Provided by Rodale Inc. She says she's lost 30 pounds so far.

Emily Skye is known for being open and honest about her life, and her pregnancy was no exception. Now, that she’s a new mom, the fitness trainer is getting real about her postpartum body.

In a new Instagram post, Emily poses in a sports bra and shorts, topped off with a big smile. In the caption, Emily explains that she gave birth 23 days ago, and she’s wearing her partner’s shorts “because none of mine fit.”

I’m 23 days postpartum & I’m wearing @recdedmond’s training shorts because none of mine fit. Haha! 😂 I’m down roughly 14kg since I have birth (I’d gained about 21kg while preg). It just shows how much fluid I had! It’s great not to be swollen anymore too! 😃 My tummy isn’t completely down yet and it’s really squishy but it’s getting there. My abs seems to be almost completely back together which I’m so happy about! They were 3 finger widths apart after I gave birth! The core & pelvic floor work I do everyday is obviously working. 😃🙌🏼 . I managed to do some really light exercises at home today for my pelvic floor & core & some resistant band crab walks & monster walks! It was really light & easy but feels so good to do something slightly active! I’m looking forward to returning to the gym in 2.5 weeks! 😃 It’s going to take a lot of hard work to get some sort of strength and fitness back but if I commit myself and I’m consistent I believe I’ll get there. ☺️👊🏼 . .

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Emily says she’s lost about 30 pounds since she gave birth, and that she gained 46 pounds overall during her pregnancy. “It just shows how much fluid I had!” she wrote. “It’s great not to be swollen anymore too!”

Emily says her stomach is still “really squishy but it’s getting there.” Her abs, which she says were three finger-widths apart after she gave birth (a condition known as diastasis recti), now seem to be almost completely back together. “The core & pelvic floor work I do every day is obviously working,” she said. (Get the secret to banishing belly bulge from WH readers who've done it with Take It All Off! Keep It All Off!)

Emily then went into the workouts she’s doing to try to get back in shape. “I managed to do some really light exercises at home today for my pelvic floor & core & some resistant band crab walks & monster walks!” she said. “It was really light & easy but feels so good to do something slightly active!”

Check out Emily Skye's pre-pregnancy go-to workout:

Her big plan is to return to the gym in two and a half weeks, which she’s looking forward to. “It’s going to take a lot of hard work to get some sort of strength and fitness back but if I commit myself and I’m consistent I believe I’ll get there,” she said.

Emily has made it clear that she has big plans to get back into shape, but she’s also going to be kind and patient with herself—especially after a hard pregnancy. “My pregnancy was not how I thought it would be, I thought I’d be exercising regularly the whole way through but that did not happen as I was sick a lot of the time and had back pain that made it hard to just walk around the house,” she wrote in a previous Instagram post. “I can tell I’m going to have a LOT of hard work ahead of me to get fit and strong again which I KNOW I can do.”

I barely recognise myself when I look in the mirror! . I’m far from a “glam mum” HAHA! 😂 - I currently live in what you could call “granny undies”, it hurts to do much with the stitches from my episiotomy, and feeding is extremely painful - I had no idea it would be this bad! 😫 My back is still really sore and when I walk around it literally feels like my insides are going to fall out. 🙈 I also had diastasis recti that was 3 finger widths apart the day after giving birth. . My pregnancy was not how I thought it would be, I thought I’d be exercising regularly the whole way through but that did not happen as I was sick a lot of the time and had back pain that made it hard to just walk around the house. I ended up gaining over 21kg during my pregnancy in fat, fluid, baby, placenta etc. . So many people told me I would “bounce right back” after giving birth like a lot of other fit women do. - Well that’s definitely not the case for me! It’s only 5 days after I gave birth to Mia and I look about 6 or so months pregnant. I can tell I’m going to have a LOT of hard work ahead of me to get fit and strong again which I KNOW I can do but it’s not my priority right now - spending this time with my daughter is. Getting my “body back” can take a back seat for the time being… I’ll get there in a realistic time frame & I refuse to put pressure on myself to get there. . I am SO blessed and beyond happy to bring home my baby girl Mia today. I feel completely content. I look at her and start crying because of the overwhelming love I have for her and I love my body SO much for growing this precious little person. 😊🙌🏼💗 . . #5dayspostpartum #mumlife #bodypositive #blessed .

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Emily has had a lot of support from her online community, many of whom have followed her FIT training programs. And we're certainly cheering for her, along with all the other mamas working to feel strong and comfortable in their bodies post-pregnancy.

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