Katherine Heigl Shows Off Post-Baby Body, Reveals How She Got in Shape

Hard work pays off! Katherine Heigl showed off her post-baby body and gave fans insight on exactly how she got back in shape.

Katherine Heigl attends the 2017 premiere of "Unforgettable" at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California.
Katherine Heigl attends the 2017 premiere of “Unforgettable” at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. David Livingston/Getty Images

“It’s been almost 14 months since Joshua Jr was born and it has taken me about that long to really get back in shape,” Heigl, 39, began in a lengthy caption of a before-and-after collage on Monday, February 19. “The first pic was taken one month after he was born. The second pic was taken almost a full year later and the last pic was taken this weekend.”

“I wish I had a few from in between the first and second so you could really see how slow my progress was but alas…I was busy covering it all up those months, not posing in my unders!” the Grey’s Anatomy alum, who gave birth to son Joshua with husband Josh Kelly in December 2016, continued. (The couple are also parents to adopted children Naleigh, 9 and Adalaide, 5.) “Anyway, I have a beach vacation coming up, a new job I start filming in April and my deep desire to feel fit, strong and sexy propelling me forward the last two months to finally loose the last of my baby weight and do a deep dive search for the ab muscles I knew were buried under that belly somewhere!”

It’s been almost 14 months since Joshua Jr was born and it has taken me about that long to really get back in shape. The first pic was taken one month after he was born. The second pic was taken almost a full year later and the last pic was taken this weekend. I wish I had a few from in between the first and second so you could really see how slow my progress was but alas…I was busy covering it all up those months, not posing in my unders! Anyway, I have a beach vacation coming up, a new job I start filming in April and my deep desire to feel fit, strong and sexy propelling me forward the last two months to finally loose the last of my baby weight and do a deep dive search for the ab muscles I knew were buried under that belly somewhere! I was wholly and totally inspired by Miss @rachparcell and the before and after pics she shared after taking the #bbg challenge. I had never heard of it but she looked so damn great (she had her baby just a few months before me) that I had to check it out. I found a fantastic app called #sweat that features several different #bbg programs you can choose from and makes it incredibly easy to do anywhere, which for me means in my bedroom at home! I won’t lie, the workouts are real ass kickers but the progress I’ve made in only 5 short weeks has kept me motivated and inspired to keep going! I am so grateful I’ve had a full year to find those ab muscles and get my butt back up where it belongs and wasn’t forced by work to snap back into shape but it is time to make the strength, fitness and overall health of my body a priority and I am so grateful that @rachparcell shared her story and got this mama motivated!

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The 27 Dresses actress went on to detail following trainer Kayla Itsines’ BBG — Bikini Body Guide — program: “I was wholly and totally inspired by Miss @rachparcell and the before and after pics she shared after taking the #bbg challenge. I had never heard of it but she looked so damn great (she had her baby just a few months before me) that I had to check it out. I found a fantastic app called #sweat that features several different #bbg programs you can choose from and makes it incredibly easy to do anywhere, which for me means in my bedroom at home!”

“I won’t lie, the workouts are real ass kickers but the progress I’ve made in only 5 short weeks has kept me motivated and inspired to keep going!” she explained. “I am so grateful I’ve had a full year to find those ab muscles and get my butt back up where it belongs and wasn’t forced by work to snap back into shape but it is time to make the strength, fitness and overall health of my body a priority and I am so grateful that @rachparcell shared her story and got this mama motivated!”

It was announced last month that Heigl is set to join the USA series Suits for season 8 after Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Abrams announced their departures.

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