No, Blake Lively Didn't Lose the Baby Weight Overnight

Spoiler: she looks amazing!
BySarah Hooper
Associate Social Editor
Published
Feb 2018
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Photo: Blake Lively

It looks like she’s still got some of wild child soccer star Bridget Vreeland’s athleticism in her. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants alumna Blake Lively is back in fighting shape after giving birth to baby no. 2 in the fall. She recently shared the outcome of her postpartum weight loss journey on Instagram, making it clear she didn’t do it overnight. After a total of 14 months, Lively lost 61 pounds—but not her characteristic sense of humor.

“Turns out you can’t lose the 61 lbs. you gained during pregnancy by just scrolling through Instagram and wondering why you don’t look like all the bikini models,” she says. “10 months to gain, 14 months to lose. Feeling very proud.”

Lively gave birth to her daughter Ines, on Sept. 30, 2016. Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds are also parents to daughter James, age 3.

Her realistic take on weight loss after giving birth is a big hit with her followers.

“Thank you for not being one of those celeb moms that make the rest of womankind feel like a failure for still having baby weight four weeks postpartum,” one user commented.

Of course, Lively doesn’t take all the credit for her sleek physique. She says she owes it all to her trainer, Don Saladino, for “kickin [her] A double S into shape.” Lively also worked with Saladino after James was born.

There’s a reason why we trust Lively as one of our go-to celebrity moms for advice and all-too-real moments. From her admission of mom jealousy to her PSA about infant CPR, Lively posts plenty of content we’d expect to see from any mother. But then we remember, of course, that she’s Blake Lively.

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