Blake Lively has revealed the results of 14 months of working out with personal trainer Don Saladino in an Instagram post celebrating her 61-pound weight loss. The former Gossip Girl star gave birth to her second daughter Ines in September 2016, and has spent the interim period devising a sensible approach to losing the weight she gained during pregnancy.
Writing on Instagram she said: ‘Turns out you can’t lost the 61 lbs you gained during pregnancy just by scrolling through Instagram and wondering why you don’t look like all the bikini models. Thanks Don Saladino for kicking my A double S into shape. 10 months to gain, 14 months to lose. Feeling very proud.’
Lively has been outspoken in the past about the pressure on women when it comes to losing weight after giving birth. After the birth of her first daughter James in 2014, she hired two personal trainers and a nutritionist in order to lose weight for her thriller The Shallows, which was filmed just eight months after giving birth.
Speaking at the time she said: ‘I focused on training and eating well. It took two different trainers and a nutritionist to help me get into that sort of shape because it’s not normal to look like that eight months after having a kid.
‘Women put pressure on themselves to look like a Victoria’s Secret model after having a baby. It’s absolutely absurd. It was my job to look that way,’ she continued.