Kate Lawler shows off her toned abs five months after giving birth but says her ‘body isn’t what it used to be’
KATE Lawler has shown off her toned abs just five months after giving birth to baby Noa – but said that her “body isn’t what it used to be”.
The 41-year-old star and her partner Martin welcomed their first child in February, and the new mum has reflected on her return to exercise in a new Instagram post.
Kate showed off her toned tum in a new Instagram post[/caption]
She gave birth to daughter Noa in February[/caption]
The former Big Brother champ smiled with a healthy drink in hand as she posed for a selfie in her gym gear.
Dressed in a sports bra and leggings, Kate’s enviably toned tum is on display.
She is showing off her natural beauty with no make-up, and has her blonde hair tied back into a loose ponytail.
Opening up in the post’s caption, Kate revealed that after having a C-section she wasn’t allowed to exercise for six weeks, and had mostly been walking her dogs to stay fit.
I accept my body isn’t what it used to be but I grew a human
Kate added that she found leaving her daughter to go to classes “overwhelming”, but she was thrilled to be back into a routine after going to a pilates class.
She explained: “It feels good to be finally getting back into regular exercise!
“Obviously after my birth (which was abdominal) I wasn’t allowed to do any form of exercise for at least 6 weeks so I took it easy and up until now have only been walking @baxterandshirley with a couple of reformer pilates classes back in May.
“At that point I still found leaving home to workout a little too overwhelming but I’m happy to say I feel like we’re now in such a good routine I’m able to get to my local gym once a week for a killer session. ”
Noa is Kate and partner Martin’s first child[/caption]
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The new mum went on: “I accept my body isn’t what it used to be but I grew a human, had my tummy cut open and a potato pulled out! While every woman’s body is unique and our attitudes to fitness can differ, I personally love keeping fit.
“I enjoy putting my body through workouts and always feel great afterwards. Lately I’ve felt stiff and slow and wobbly so I’m doing something about it and looking forward to getting my fitness back as well as toning up!
“I even bought myself an Apple Watch (which just arrived) to track how I’m doing. I might even go for a jog next week!”
Kate also documented her Pilates outing on her Instagram Story, filming herself in her car as she prepared for the workout.
Kim Chipendu is a columnist for Healthy Organic Lifestyle.