It is no easy feat for a mother to shed all the pregnancy weight in such a short time, which is why many opted to go under the knife secretly to remove that extra weight.
However, Janella Salvador is not one to shy away from sharing the truth with her fans, revealing that that’s what she did after giving birth to son Jude.
“When I was pregnant with Jude, I promised myself that I would never forget self-care. I said I would take the time to do things that I love. Happy mum, happy family, right? But like many things in this world… it’s easier said than done. I lost all the remaining ‘vanity’ that I had in me the moment Jude came into my life. My life revolved around him,” she said.
Janella stated that she did not feel much like her old self for the first few months, hiding behind big coats, robes and loose clothing.
“The lack of sleep made me overeat so I was 40 POUNDS heavier than my ideal weight. I did not like what I saw in the mirror but paid no attention to that. Of course, gaining weight is totally normal after giving birth… but there comes a time where you want to be healthy and regain your strength. My goal has always been to be strong enough to take care of the household so I did not want to resort to unhealthy crash diets.”
In addition to the usual stress, working in a physical industry that relies so much on looks also didn’t help with the pressure.
“I knew that eventually, I needed to start working again. Fast forward to the day Dr. [Victoria Belo] suggested liposuction- I initially said no. I was afraid. But after many talks and getting assurance from her, I gave in. Best decision ever. I can’t thank her and [Doctor Hayden Kho] enough for helping me jumpstart my journey back to sexy and for giving me back my confidence. I am finally starting to see the woman I want to see in the mirror once again. I also want to give myself a pat on the back for taking initiative to exercise as well,” she added.
At the same time, Janella also encouraged other mothers to enjoy their motherhood journey and not be pressured by the outside world.
At the end of the day, what matters most is the health and happiness of your baby. But don’t forget to take steps towards your own happiness,” she added.
(Photo Source: Janella Salvador Instagram)