Drew Barrymore had to “claw” her way back into shape after struggling to accept her changing body following two pregnancies.
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the 50 First Dates actress opened up on her experiences with body confidence in a candid post, and told her followers that since having her daughters Olive, seven, and five-year-old Frankie, she’s worked hard to feel positive about how she looks.
“I go up and I go down. The roller coaster of my body is a challenging, but beautiful ride,” she began her post, alongside a before and after picture. “I made two kids. The single most important purpose for me being on this planet is for them! It is a true miracle I was able to have these two girls. So, whatever the aftermath on my body, well bring it on!”
Drew went on to confess that even though she feels in awe of what her body can create, she has had low points and wanted to hide away and cry.
“That said, there have been times I have stood in my closet and just cried. Hated getting dressed. Didn’t feel good!” the 44-year-old explained. “It takes so much for me to look decent. I have to eat just right and work my a*s off!
“I cannot fight the fact that I have the propensity to be the Pillsbury Doughboy! (Now all I can think about is crescent rolls).
Elsewhere in the post, Drew urged her 12 million followers to stop comparing themselves to “thin” post-natal women in Hollywood who have snapped back into shape after having a baby.
“If I looked decent on anything I have done since I had my two kids, I have clawed my way there. You can too!” she shared, adding that she isn’t starving herself anymore as she’s found the perfect balance, thanks to her trainer Marnie Alton. “It only took 45 years to find myself. Right where I am supposed to be. And it’s not perfect. But it’s me.”
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