Actress Janella Salvador admitted that getting pregnant and having baby Jude was a big changer in her life. Being a mom, Janella said her time and life revolved around her beautiful baby.
Janelle added that she added 40lbs than her ideal weight and this took its toll. Janella started to feel different and lose her confidence.
Here is her full story:
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.
Even just a trip to the grocery made me feel guilty because I felt like I could be spending time with him instead. I felt like i had to be with him 24/7. I’m not gonna lie, I enjoyed every moment and I still do.
But in those first few months, I physically did not feel like myself. I hid 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.
Working in a physical industry that relies so much on looks didn’t help with the pressure either. 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 @dochayden 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.
To all the mamas out there, enjoy every part of your journey and don’t pressure yourself. 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.” said Janella.
Dr. Vicki Belo acknowledge the message of Janella and has the following to say:
“You’re most welcome JANELLA . It’s so wonderful to see you bloom in your many roles . You are an inspiration to so many people who admire your strength of character. We love JANELLA and will always be here to support you”
(Photo source: Instagram – @superjanella)