Secrets behind Kimberley Walsh’s incredible body as she shows off slimmed-down stomach a week after giving birth
KIMBERLEY Walsh only gave birth to her third son Nate Jackson Scott six weeks ago, but she’s already revealed her amazing post-baby body.
The ex-Girls Aloud singer revealed she welcomed her youngest child with husband Justin Scott last month after giving birth in secret.
Kimberley Walsh revealed she’d lost a lot of her baby weight just weeks after giving birth[/caption]
She is a proud mum of three to Bobby, Cole and, now, Nate[/caption]
Sharing a picture she took just a week after giving birth, Kimberley, 39, who is already mum to Bobby, six, and Cole, four, showed off her postpartum tummy, while cradling her newborn baby.
Standing in her underwear, the singer showed off her shrunken stomach while kissing baby Nate’s forehead.
“Just found this on my phone,” she wrote to her followers of the sweet snap as she looked back fondly on the days after her son’s birth.
“A week after giving birth and trying to imagine this little man inside. It’s still completely mind blowing to me even third time round.”
Kimberley lost three stone after giving birth to her youngest son Cole Scott in 2017.
And The Sun can now reveal just how Kimberley has kept the weight off during her pregnancy with Nate.
While she was pregnant, Kimberley told The Sun that she was finding snacking “a massive problem,” but she’s “mindful” of what she puts in her body, and is always trying to think of healthy alternatives to junk food.
She said: “I’m hungry like all the time, so that’s why I’m trying to work out little snacking alternatives that I can find just to keep me away from that refined sugar because I know it’s not really giving me very much goodness.”
And Kimberley makes sure her eldest sons, Bobby, six, and Cole, four, also reach for the fruit rather than chocolate.
“My boys are big fruit monsters,” she told us. “So we always have to make sure we have a lot of fruit in. They are yoghurt fiends as well. I feel like I’m constantly buying and stocking up the fridge.”
She continued: “I feel like I can give them relatively healthy options and they’ll go for it, and then they know when we do eat the bad stuff, that’s a treat.
“Obviously fruit is very sweet anyway, so they’re usually quite happy with it.”
It’s not just refined sugar that Kimberley has swapped for healthier options.
She’s also been recently trying to incorporate more plant-based options into her diet, with claims that a vegan diet can increase energy, give younger-looking skin, as well as tackle health issues like obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
Kimberley said: “There are so many small swaps that can make your diet a little bit better, and will make you feel better.
“I’m not vegan or vegetarian but I do want to try and incorporate a few more plant-based options into my diet.
“I think it’s the way to go as I feel like it’s more sustainable, and there are a lot of health benefits, which I want to reap.”
Pilates and weights
When it comes to her fitness, Kimberley has credited zero gravity pilates for helping her to lose weight and transform her figure, as well as kettlebell-weighted workouts.
She told The Sun: “I’ve been doing zero gravity pilates which is a tame version, it’s hard strength wise, for me that’s really good, to feel strong, I’ve never been great at cardio.”
Zero gravity pilates is a low-impact exercise that concentrates on strengthening the body, with an emphasis on core strength.
She said: “I have been making sure that I do give myself the time to do a little pilates session or workout, even if it’s only half an hour, every couple of days.
“I do feel like it’s important to stay active and keep moving, even during a pregnancy. keeping moving.”
“I do quite like a kettlebell-weighted workout,” she added. “And there’s loads of pregnancy workouts online too.”
As well as working out alone, Kimberley also takes time to exercise with her sons and husband, Justin Scott, whether that be walking or planking together.
She said: “We do a lot of walking, as a family.
“My two boys have a lot of energy, and we’ve got woods across from our house so we spend quite a lot of time in there.
“It’s quite good for the kids to see you working out, and I can see that they do actually take a bit of an interest and they will try and copy things that I’m doing.
“Very often when I’m trying to do a plank, I’ve got one of them laid underneath me!”
Kimberley is very passionate about her children seeing her do exercise, having grown up rarely seeing her own mum keeping fit – and is “trying to inspire them”
She recalled: “I grew up in the 80s and I never really saw my mum working out, apart from maybe on the exercise bike now and again.
“I think it’s positive for kids to see that it’s just a part of your daily routine.
“ I don’t think I’m ever working out at any kind of excess, but the four-year-old will actually ask me to put Joe Wicks on when gets a little bit restless. It’s brilliant.”
Embracing her body
Kimberley’s main tip for feeling and looking good is to just take the pressure off – something she wishes she’d done when she first got famous with Girls Aloud in 2002.
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“I would have told myself to love the body you’re in, because it doesn’t really change,” she said. “Yes, of course you can work out and you can tweak it, but you are what you are, and your body shape is what it is.
“You need to just embrace it, and I didn’t back then.”
Kimberley loves doing pilates to keep fit[/caption]
She’s also a big fan of getting her kids involved in exercising with her[/caption]
Kimberley, while she was pregnant with her third son, Nate[/caption]
Based in Johannesburg, Brian Derenberger is a Senior Editor at Healthy Organic Lifestyle.