Jessie James Decker Opens Up About How Her Body Has Changed Since Welcoming Three Kids

Jessie James Decker baby weight loss struggle
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Speaking her truth. Jessie James Decker opened up about how her body has changed since welcoming three children with husband Eric Decker.

The country singer, 30, shared her weight loss journey on Instagram and reflected on her struggle to achieve her ideal post-baby body.

“I know you’ll see a lot of people in the public eye and they drop weight in what seems like five minutes after having a baby and I think we all feel like we should live up to those expectations,” Jessie captioned side-by-side photos of her body on Tuesday, January 8. “I’ve even been guilty of that myself and thinking I need to rush and lose weight two months after having a baby when I see all these skinny girls post baby but that is just not realistic for the majority of us.”

The Just Jessie author, who shares Vivianne, 4, Eric II, 3, and Forrest,10 months, with her NFL pro hubby, 31, explained that she’s been “every shape and size over the last 4 1/2 years from having children and never had to worry about losing weight until I had kids. I had good metabolism and had always been that way before.”

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I know I just posted a lot of videos and a picture but I’m just so excited about this program and really feel like it could help anyone who is struggling with weight loss! I know you’ll see a lot of people in the public eye and they drop weight in what seems like five minutes after having a baby and I think we all feel like we should live up to those expectations. I’ve even been guilty of that myself and thinking I need to rush and lose weight two months after having a baby when I see all these skinny girls post baby but that is just not realistic for the majority of us. I have been every shape and size over the last 4 1/2 years from having children and never had to worry about losing weight until I had kids. I had good metabolism and had always been that way before. Having children definitely changed everything and I’m so blessed and grateful to have my babies as y’all know but it definitely can test your self-esteem when you are used to looking and feeling a certain way. I got up to 165 pounds with my first baby and being 5’1 it was really hard on my frame and I definitely struggled self esteem wise. I wish I would have known about the South Beach diet then. This is the fastest I have ever lost weight from all of my pregnancies and I truly think it’s just from educating myself and knowing what to do and having this program right in front of me. My goal now as far as my body goes is to be healthy and happy and fit not “skinny” just fit and healthy and the best version of myself. don’t ever feel like you hit a dead end road or you want to give up or feel hopeless. I see y’all’s DM‘s every day asking me and I can finally really share with you everything combined in one Instagram post!! I want to answer any questions y’all have in the comment section about this program. I even have provided a before and after shot. I’m a little nervous about showing y’all that before because I was pretty uncomfortable but I want to keep it real with you guys! I really feel like this program can help and it keeps you on track and is not complicated. I love y’all and also want to add that I got South Beach to give you guys 40% off if you use link in bio @southbeachdiet

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However, Jessie added that “having children definitely changed everything and I’m so blessed and grateful to have my babies as ya’ll know but it definitely can test your self-esteem when you are used to looking and feeling a certain way.”

The Eric & Jessie star also noted that she weighed 165 lbs while she was pregnant with Vivianne. “Being 5’1 it was really hard on my frame and I definitely struggled self esteem wise.”

After giving birth to Forrest in April 2018, Jessie has dropped weight faster than she ever has with the help of the South Beach diet. “My goal now as far as my body goes is to be healthy and happy and fit and not ‘skinny’ just fit and healthy and the best version of myself. Don’t ever feel like you hit a dead end road or you want to give up or feel hopeless,” she added. “I’m a little nervous about showing ya’ll that before [shot] because I was pretty uncomfortable but I want to keep it real with you guys!”

Five months after giving birth to Forrest, Jessie exclusively told Us Weekly that she no longer stresses about her post-baby physique. “I just don’t honestly think about it. It’s not a priority,” she told Us in September 2018. “My priority is to take care of [my kids] and feed them and get as much sleep as possible. It’s just my mindset doesn’t go there. … Why bother? Your body is trying to just come back together from just having a human being taken out of [it]. You’ve got to have some time to heal.”

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