Tia Mowry shared her amazing 68-pound weight-loss transformation. On Tuesday, the actress posted a photo of herself wearing a gray sweater with a long caption about her weight loss journey after having her daughter Cairo in 2018.
I’m very proud that I did it my way and in my time. I didn’t feel pressured to snap back. I enjoyed breastfeeding and spending quality time with #Cairo and my son #Cree, she wrote on Instagram.
In 2018, Mowry announced she had gestational diabetes and mastitis, which is swelling of the breast tissue. Six months after having Cairo, she gave an update about life after pregnancy on Instagram.
Still breastfeeding and pumping while working. Has it been easy? No. However, I’ve continued to push through #mastitis and working sometimes 16-hour days, she wrote in the caption. Do I still have a little pouch? Yes. Ever heard of #DiastasisRecti? It’s when the abs split during pregnancy. I want to highlight this because I had never heard of it. Mowry said that, when she is ready, she will work hard with core work to restore. Below, everything she’s shared about her weight loss journey.
She decided to make healthier choices after having gestational diabetes. In July 2018, Mowry had gestational diabetes, a condition where a mom’s blood sugar levels get too high during pregnancy. Although gestational diabetes usually goes away by itself, it increases the chance of getting type 2 diabetes later in life.
Mowry shared a video of her working out after pregnancy following her diagnosis. I was speechless. I never ever thought, THIS could happen to me, she wrote. Time to get back on track. Making healthy choices and moving.
She wanted to bounce back at her own speed.
Mowry made it clear that she was going to go through her health journey on her own schedule. The actress shared a video of her working out and opened up about her progress in the caption.
The key to ‘bouncing back’ is simple: stay motivated and work at your own pace!! Oh, and squats. Lots of squats. she wrote, adding that trainer Marcela Kim was helping her get back in shape. She shared another video working out with Marcela in August, this time doing tricep dips.
3. She got nearer to her aim.
In October 2019, Mowry spoke out against some online bullies who made remarks about her body during and after her pregnancy.
I am 17months after having a baby. I did it my way and in my time. Many women feel the pressure to #snapback right away after they give birth. That was never the goal for me, she wrote. I was called fat when I was pregnant and I was called fat after I was pregnant.
Why do we do this to each other? Instead of loving one another?
I will never understand that.
I purposely shared my journey and became open to show women that it’s okay to go at your own speed, it is okay to love yourself no matter where you are in your journey, she continued. Do not give in to social pressures. After hard work with just diet and exercise, today I’m nearer to my aim. Do I have loose skin and stretch marks? YES. Guess what?? I LOVE all of you and I want you to love all of you too.
She said she began to feel like herself 18 months after delivering a baby.
In December 2019, Mowry was accepting herself after giving birth, and urged other moms to do the same. She posted progress videos of her doing lunges, writing in the caption, Accept yourself, ladies! especially after having a baby!! It took me #18months to start feeling myself again.
She wants moms to know that self-care isn’t selfish.
Everyone deserves to have the time to focus on themselves and their health and wellbeing, moms included. Mowry shared a progress video in December 2019 with an inspiring message to moms who think self-care is selfish. You asked and here you you go! More workout videos of my progress after giving birth. Self-care isn’t selfish ??,she wrote alongside a video of her doing push-ups.
She fit in a workout whenever she could.
In the first week of January, Mowry was in the gym putting in work, even on the weekends. Happy weekend! I love to start off the weekend with a good sweat, she captioned a gym selfie. Even if you only have 20 mins, it’s an important part of your #wellness journey! GET MOVING.
But she was still embracing her stretch marks.
While Mowry wrote that she was working on her core in February 2020, she also said she was embracing her body the way it is. Got it in! Working on my #core, she captioned a photo of her doing a lunge. Let’s talk about the mid-section after having a baby! It can be the most challenging! But I’m having fun with it! I’m not being too hard on my self. I’m embracing the excess skin and stretch marks. Two amazing beautiful children were born and I rejoice.
8. She started to meditate for her well-being.
Meditation is a great way to relax and calm down, and Mowry likes to do it. In March, she shared how she was feeling better 22 months after having a baby, thanks to her healthy habits.
I ate the right foods, exercised, meditated and took my supplements @shopanser ?? For the last 3 years my body was not only for me. It was for my baby, she said in an Instagram post. One year, getting ready for pregnancy, second year carrying, third, nursing my daughter. My point is, it’s okay to go at your own speed to get back to yourself. Also, if it is a goal of yours, I’m here to tell you, you can do it.
She filled her plate with nourishing foods.
In March, Mowry also talked more about her meditation practice, saying she uses the Calm app. She also took care of her mental health by spending more time outdoors and video chatting with her loved ones.
When it comes to my health, I’ve been focusing on things that support my immune system. Not forgetting to eat my veggies (frozen) and fruits rich in vitamin C including supplements with zinc, garlic, and iron, she said. I’m also working out to help with immunity. It’s amazing how many awesome apps are there to help keep your body moving!
She loves supplements, so she made her own!
In July, Mowry revealed that she has been taking Anser Vitamins (FYI, she created the brand). The past few months have been up and down, but @shopanser has always been such a joy for me because I’m able to remind women that taking charge of their health is so important and deserved, she wrote on Instagram.