Wait, what?! Coco Austin returned to the gym for the first time in about a year on Tuesday, April 5, and she already has flat abs!
The 37-year-old model, who welcomed her first child, Chanel, with husband Ice T this past November, shared a mirror selfie of her impressive bod on Instagram on Friday, April 8, along with an honest explanation about how hard it was to get back to the gym.
“4/5/16 marks the official day of starting on my gym grind. I stopped going pretty much a year ago when I got pregnant with Chanel. Well, 4 months after delivering her I have had no motivation because all I want to do is use my time to raise my baby and watch her grow. I don't want to be separated from her at all..plus I can't be too long cause I still breastfeed. So yesterday I took her to the gym with me and put her in childcare and worked out for 3 hours.. I took a spin and yoga class. (Yes my whole body is super sore today). I wanted to take a selfie afterward (seen here) to really see what I need to work on and surprising I liked what a saw.” Ice T’s wife wrote. “I did eat really good through my pregnancy and now I can speak on it and say this is proof that with a decent diet and no gym your body can still stay somewhat together after a baby..I literally had a big bowl of mixed fruit everyday which I give credit to.”
The first-time mom added that during her pregnancy, she actually lost weight at first and got a “little skinny” for her taste.
“I … want to build some muscle back and thankfully I have gained some weight back recently which I have gotten thicker naturally,” she continued in her post. “More updates soon....PS. A strong core (abs) are why I had a small baby bump and a fast labor..Thats key and very helpful for having a smooth pregnancy,” she concluded.
The reality personality faced criticism during her pregnancy for her tiny baby bump. During an interview with Us Weekly, the Ice Loves Coco star admitted that she’d “second-guess that person too!”
Austin has also gotten flack on social media for dressing up her little girl and for making an Instagram account for her. After some said she was exploiting her daughter, she explained via Facebook that she’s just “proud that I’m finally a mama.”
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