Katrina Scott Says Dimpled Post-Baby Body Is Her New Superpower

Fitness trainer Katrina Scott is known for posts about strength training, but this week shared encouragement for mothers, saying that her post-baby body was her new superpower.

You may know Katrina Scott for her popular Tone It Up fitness/lifestyle program. She recently gave birth to a beautiful daughter, Isabelle, and she’s shared an inspiring post for mamas that talks about the wonder of physical and mental strength it takes to bring a baby into the world.

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I’ve been wanting to share this & I finally have my hands free! ?Baby girl is all fed, diaper is changed, and she’s fast asleep…and my diaper is changed too…yup lol. So here it is…this is me just before I got pregnant vs 6 days after giving birth ? on the left I felt like I was the strongest & most in shape I had ever been— but wow was I wrong. I had no idea what I was capable of. I’m so much more proud of the body on the right. I fought harder for it, sacrificed so much more, embraced every day as it came, surrendered to all the change, pushed through the hard days & challenges with a smile on my face & kept a positive perspective when things got tough, worked harder than I ever have— at work & at home and on my mind, body, & soul, listened to my intuition and what was best for the little miracle growing inside me, and most of all— I showed myself how truly amazing the female body is. I appreciate and love my body & all that it has done more than I ever have before. I wanted to film this and share exactly where I’m at with you bc I don’t want anyone to ever think things are ‘perfect’. I weighed myself (I wouldn’t have done this, but I want to share in case any of you ever feel discouraged leaving the hospital after birth) I went in weighing 175 (up 40lbs) and left with a 7 pound baby in my arms weighing 165. I don’t recommend weighing yourself, but I want you to know that this is completely normal. We don’t leave all the baby weight at the hospital! We have a new journey ahead of us and it’s going to take self-love, patience, & kindness. I kept hearing from moms that when you get home you don’t recognize yourself or your body anymore and I want to make that okay. Let’s not be the same— let’s be different…let’s be stronger ? Do I want the body on the left? No~ I’m not the same girl. I’m capable of so much more now and I’m excited for my new body and what the future holds ~ tiger stripes ?, dimples and all! Please take a moment & tag a mom below and let her know how freaking beautiful, amazing, & remarkable she is ? Check in with her and ask if there’s anything she needs for her own goals, because u never know if she needs it ? love u girls

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Scott said that before Isabelle, she was pleased with what she thought was her perfect body, but now, emphasizing that new mothers should embrace their post-baby bodies, she doesn’t care if she ever looks ‘perfect’ again. In fact, Scott says that though she doesn’t recognize her new body, she feels it is her new superpower.

She shared how she often hears the shame and guilt from moms who feel that post-baby, they are not the ‘strong, fit’ women they were before, and she wants all to know that discovering curves and dimples is an experience that comes with many emotions, but that’s completely normal. She says it’s important to be patient and loving with ourselves because what women are doing when they give birth is remarkable.

Related: 3 Simple Exercises for a Prenatal Workout

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my lil bear cub ? on Friday my girlfriend Jen shot newborn pictures of Bella and I jumped in a couple pics with her too! I realized I only had breastfeeding selfies the first week of her being home…is that normal? ??‍♀️ Lol. Swipe left to see my outfit— I chose one that I actually bought for our babymoon because it hugged my bump~ and it still does! for all my new mamas out there…it’s totally normal to look pregnant after giving birth ? your tummy was stretched for 9 months, so it’s going to take a little bit for your body to adjust to not being pregnant anymore. things like breastfeeding, belly bands, and pelvic floor exercises (the kind that I showed you during pregnancy) can help before we’re cleared to workout. remember to wear your tummy oil still too! most importantly tho~ just be kind and patient with yourself mama! you’re beautiful ? thanks again @j_stadt ? so excited to have these memories capture for Bella ?

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Telling fans that our mother bodies are not the same as they were before, but more powerful, she hopes that her journey will inspire mothers to know that with motherhood, they’re truly capable of more than they may ever have dreamt they were. She says she is so much more proud of the body she has now because she embraced it, surrendered to it and is grateful for what it brought her, and has shown what real strength looks like.

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