The popular Australian fitness trainer says she was able to slim back down to her muscular frame in just a few weeks because she ate cleanly and exercised throughout her pregnancy.
“What helped me bounce back is definitely how I ate and trained as I was pregnant,” Hembrow, 22, says in a video on her YouTube channel. “I ate very clean, I had a lot of veggies, a lot of protein, and I tried to only limit my treats to the weekends, so during the weekdays I was eating clean all the time.”
And she kept up her workout schedule, hitting the gym around four times a week — plus she was chasing around her first child, son Wolf, 18 months. “I still made sure I got it done,” Hembrow says.
On the days that she was tempted to skip her workout, Hembrow focused on her ideal post-baby body.
“What kept me going is how I wanted to look after the baby,” she says. “I knew I wanted to get fit again after the baby, and be in the best shape I could be, so I wanted to make it easier for myself by staying active while I was pregnant.”
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“For the about a week or so, I wore a postpartum binder — they gave me one at the hospital,” she says. “I definitely didn’t just snap back to my pre-baby body once I stepped out of the hospital, you still look pregnant when you step out of the hospital.
“I wasn’t in a rush or anything, but as soon as I got home I was eating clean, I was wearing the postpartum binder, and then I started working out about six weeks after the birth.”