Gemma Atkinson shows off incredible post-baby body as she hits back at mum shamers – The Sun

GEMMA ATKINSON sends her fans ga-ga as she poses in a navy crop and briefs for the April issue of Women’s Health, showing off her hourglass frame.

The actress, 35, who gave birth to a baby girl last July, spoke to the mag about her new approach to body image and fitness as she enters motherhood.

She said: “My body doesn’t look like it did before… I was always straight up and down, like a surfboard, but now I’ve got a bit of a waist.

"When I put on high-waisted jeans, you can see I’ve got hips.”

The blonde beauty, who shares daughter Mia with Strictly dancer Gorka Márquez, 29, revealed: “The C-section completely floored me; I couldn’t brush my hair I was in so much pain…

"Before, I would strength-train twice a week, but I’ve only actually made it three times in the past six months… Now I’m a mum, I can’t really plan anything – I just go hour by hour.”





Last November, Gemma showed off her three stone weight loss four months after giving birth to daughter Mia.

She took to Instagram to reveal that she was less than her pre-baby weight.

The former Hollyoaks star shared two videos to her account, with one showing her just two weeks after she gave birth – when she still had a small postpartum bump.

Wearing a sports bra and a pair of cropped tracksuit bottoms, Gemma showed off her figure in the clip – with a similar one filmed 16 weeks after welcoming Mia.

In the second video, Gemma is wearing the same outfit as she shows off her enviably toned stomach.

Writing in the post's caption, the star explains her body transformation as she reveals that she now weighs just over 11 stone, and she'd been two pounds heavier when she discovered that she was pregnant – and 14 stone at her highest pregnancy weight.

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2wks pp ⏩ 16wks pp Remember my post about me ditching my scales? Well, above is a reason why. Now I’m doing another 12wk transformation I have to have my measurements done every two weeks so Evil Steve has an indication of my progress & any changes he needs to make. On Friday I was 71.1kg. That’s lighter than before I was pregnant. When I found out I was pregnant I was 72kg and at my heaviest I was 89kg. So I’ve lost almost 42lbs since having Mia. However, the weight I’ve lost is both muscle and fat. My weight loss goal is to preserve as much muscle as possible, ideally even gain some while at the same time lose as much body fat as possible. Despite looking “snapped back” in the above video I still have a long way to go when it comes to feeling my best and being at my fittest again. I want to concentrate on smashing my PB’s again! I used to deadlift 90kg, I’m currently on 20kg. I used to be able to do 3 pull ups (which was a big deal for me!) At present, I can’t even do 1. I used to load up the prowler with weights AND Evil Steve (who’s a big unit) ? and pull it across the gym, I’ve not even attempted the prowler with no weights yet. There’s a big difference in looking the part to actually being or doing the part. My muscle mass has decreased because at 6 months pregnant I stopped weight training, my cardiovascular fitness isn’t what it was because I stopped HIIT while pregnant and my body fat increased because I had a beautiful baby. I started light cardio at 10wks pp and light weight training at 13wk pp. I’ve taken my time & allowed / am still allowing my body to heal. I’m excited for the next 12wks of training and having the goal to regain my strength & muscle mass whilst keeping my body fat low. What’s the point in looking ok but not feeling ok? To me, the two go hand in hand and with little Mia depending on me, my health is more important than ever. ??❤️

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2wks pp ⏩ 16wks pp Remember my post about me ditching my scales? Well, above is a reason why. Now I’m doing another 12wk transformation I have to have my measurements done every two weeks so Evil Steve has an indication of my progress & any changes he needs to make. On Friday I was 71.1kg. That’s lighter than before I was pregnant. When I found out I was pregnant I was 72kg and at my heaviest I was 89kg. So I’ve lost almost 42lbs since having Mia. However, the weight I’ve lost is both muscle and fat. My weight loss goal is to preserve as much muscle as possible, ideally even gain some while at the same time lose as much body fat as possible. Despite looking “snapped back” in the above video I still have a long way to go when it comes to feeling my best and being at my fittest again. I want to concentrate on smashing my PB’s again! I used to deadlift 90kg, I’m currently on 20kg. I used to be able to do 3 pull ups (which was a big deal for me!) At present, I can’t even do 1. I used to load up the prowler with weights AND Evil Steve (who’s a big unit) ? and pull it across the gym, I’ve not even attempted the prowler with no weights yet. There’s a big difference in looking the part to actually being or doing the part. My muscle mass has decreased because at 6 months pregnant I stopped weight training, my cardiovascular fitness isn’t what it was because I stopped HIIT while pregnant and my body fat increased because I had a beautiful baby. I started light cardio at 10wks pp and light weight training at 13wk pp. I’ve taken my time & allowed / am still allowing my body to heal. I’m excited for the next 12wks of training and having the goal to regain my strength & muscle mass whilst keeping my body fat low. What’s the point in looking ok but not feeling ok? To me, the two go hand in hand and with little Mia depending on me, my health is more important than ever. ??❤️

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She wrote: "I’m doing another 12 week transformation, I have to have my measurements done every two weeks so Evil Steve has an indication of my progress and any changes he needs to make.

"On Friday, I was 71.1kg. That’s lighter than before I was pregnant. When I found out I was pregnant I was 72kg and at my heaviest I was 89kg. So I’ve lost almost 42lbs since having Mia.

"However, the weight I’ve lost is both muscle and fat. My weight loss goal is to preserve as much muscle as possible, ideally even gain some while at the same time lose as much body fat as possible."

Gemma wen ton to insist that she still had "a long way to go", adding: "Despite looking 'snapped back' in the above video I still have a long way to go when it comes to feeling my best and being at my fittest again.


"I want to concentrate on smashing my PB’s again! I used to deadlift 90kg, I’m currently on 20kg. I used to be able to do three pull ups (which was a big deal for me!) at present, I can’t even do one.

"I used to load up the prowler with weights AND Evil Steve (who’s a big unit) and pull it across the gym, I’ve not even attempted the prowler with no weights yet.

"There’s a big difference in looking the part to actually being or doing the part. My muscle mass has decreased because at six months pregnant I stopped weight training, my cardiovascular fitness isn’t what it was because I stopped HIIT while pregnant, and my body fat increased because I had a beautiful baby.

"I started light cardio at 10 weeks postpartum and light weight training at 13 weeks postpartum. I’ve taken my time and allowed / am still allowing my body to heal.

"I’m excited for the next 12 weeks of training and having the goal to regain my strength and muscle mass whilst keeping my body fat low.

"What’s the point in looking ok but not feeling ok? To me, the two go hand in hand and with little Mia depending on me, my health is more important than ever."

Gemma welcomed Mia with boyfriend Gorka Marquez in July last year, who she fell for when she took part in the 2017 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

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