Kate Hudson is ready to get back into her Fabletics spandex and hit the weights to drop 25 pounds and get back to her “fighting weight.” The actor and fitness lover declared in an Instagram post that she’s never been more determined to exercise, eat well and meditate as she is now, just months after giving birth to her daughter Rani Rose, whom she welcomed with beau Danny Fujikawa.
“The routine with our baby is getting more familiar, and I’m ready to start taking a little time in my day focusing on myself,” she captioned a photo of herself in workout attire. “For me that means health. Why? Because I wanna be around a long time for these three kiddos of mine.”
You’ve probably heard it a million times: exercise and a balanced diet are essential parts of a healthy lifestyle. But for new moms, the motivation to hit the mat shortly after childbirth may be quite low due to myriad factors like hormonal changes and sleep deprivation. That’s why it’s so important to let go of the expectation to “bounce back” after giving life to a brand-new human. Fitness pros Lisa Druxman of Fit4Mom and Dempsey Marks of PreGame Fit told SheKnows in December 2017 they suggest new moms ease into their postpartum fitness regimens by starting with more straightforward exercises (like holding plank position) and working their way up to more robust workout sessions (like training for a marathon).
“Your body has gone through a tremendous transformation in the time leading up to giving birth,” Marks said. “[It] has prepared for birth for more than nine months. So be gentle, start sensibly and build gradually.”
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So…here we go! The routine with our baby is getting more familiar and I’m ready to start taking a little time in the day focusing on myself. For me that means my health. Why? Because I wanna be around a long time for these three kiddos of mine. I know that some are curious about what that means and for all you moms (wether working or not working moms) it is the most challenging thing in the world to balance kids and personal time. Let’s be honest, kids take the number one position and it’s haaaaard to make the time for yourself. I’ve been doing a lot of research and I’ve spent my life time trying all kinds of new things that are focused on health and wellness. Because I am on a mission right now to get back to my fighting weight 😉 and my strong body/mind back I want to bring you in on some of this journey. If you want to follow a more in-depth of my to-dos, @prettyhappy will be posting all kinds of fun tidbits from exercises we are loving to foods/recipes we ❤️ and meditation practices I just can’t live without 🧘♀️ MY GOAL: I will be shooting a film in the spring and I’m looking to shed 25lbs. I’d like to try new workouts and eat as healthy as I can. I wanna do all this and keep up milk production, raise my kids, work everyday, make time for my man, have girlfriend time and stay sane! 🤪 I know that this sounds more like a new year resolution but after Thanksgiving and everyone thanking their health, I feel motivated to keep that up. Much love and hope everyone’s Having an amazing start to the holidays! 💋
Of course, the only way you’re ever going to create a fitness routine that works for you is if you actually schedule the time to do it, something Hudson more than understands. “It is the most challenging thing in the world to balance kids and personal time,” she continued. “Let’s be honest, kids take the number one position, and it’s haaaaard to make time for yourself… I wanna do all this and keep up milk production, raise my kids, work everyday [sic], make time for my man, have girlfriend time and stay sane.”
Hudson clarified that part of the reason she’s so dedicated to getting in shape is that she’s about to film a new movie in the spring. While it’s great she’s set a goal (many, actually), remember her timeline might not be realistic for everyone and losing weight or having a picture-perfect life filled with social activities is in no way a competition. As cliché as it sounds, life’s all about balance.
So go easy on yourselves, moms. “Fighting weight” or not, you’re all damn rad.