During Blake Lively’s pregnancy with second daughter Ines Reynolds not long ago, she shared honestly about the sixty pound weight gain that accompanied her little bundle joy. In February, Lively shared this Instagram update on her postpartum fitness journey in which she lost all sixty one lbs working with her trainer, Don Saladino.
Blake wrote alongside the celebratory snap of her svelte bod: “Turns out you can’t lose the 61 lbs you gained during pregnancy by just scrolling through instragram and wondering why you don’t look like all the bikini models. Thanks @donsaladino for kickin my A double S into shape. 10 months to gain, 14 months to lose. Feeling very proud”
Celebrities and their baby weight gain is a popular topic in pop culture lately. We can’t imagine being scrutinized by the press during such a delicate time in life – and we also know that so many famous women’s public snap back to size two before the baby has even been diapered is a point of frustration and stress to women out there without the same body type or access to elite wellness pros.
We think the way Blake shared her healthy weight recovery is valuable to the whole discussion on the topic. She was honest about her weight in a way that so many new moms can relate to and she “bounced back” with a trainer we know and trust for his fitness and nutrition philosophies one hundred percent.
Share your thoughts on the topic below, then read about Don Saladino’s unique takes on fitness nutrition (he trains Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds both). Dive deep on our full series of workouts with Saladino below – from arms to abs, we’ve got you covered.
Try all of Don Saladino’s workouts from the TCM archives…