Khloe Kardashian gave herself a year to shed the baby weight after giving birth to daughter True Thompson.
The TV personality welcomed her first child with her now ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson in April last year, and in a new interview with U.S. InStyle, confessed she initially struggled to adjust to her post-baby figure once she got home from the hospital.
“In my head, I felt like I would push the baby out and then I’ll be skinny again,” she said. “Then you get home from the hospital and you’re like, ‘What?’ It’s a big shock.”
Khloe had worked hard before falling pregnant with True to get herself in shape and was excited to get back in the gym once she was cleared by her doctors.
However, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star was disappointed with her first post-natal workout session.
“As soon as I got clearance from my doctor, I was (in the gym),” the 35-year-old shared. “I was so excited to start working out again. Mentally I was there. But physically, I couldn’t do it. I was out of breath. I didn’t know how I was going to get to my end goal.”
But, rather than beat herself up over it, Khloe took it slow.
“I did it day by day. If I could get through that workout, I did. But you’re not going to get it back in a day. I was really proud of myself for not being as hard on myself,” she insisted, before going on to urge other mums to be kinder to themselves after giving birth. “It took nine months to gain the weight, give yourself at least a year to take it off. You have to adjust. And you’re juggling with a baby and your life and trying to do those moments that are about you. You have to be kind and learn how to balance it all.”
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