Younger star Hilary Duff, opens up about the challenges of accepting her pregnancy body, but is grateful for what her body has accomplished.
The Younger star put in a lot of hard work in toning up prior to her pregnancy and is longing for that body, according to her recent Instagram story.
“Would be lying if I told you I didn’t miss this body,” the 33-year-old captioned a video of herself pre-pregnancy.
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Duff also shared a pre-baby photo of herself poolside wearing an orange swimsuit and said she’s “particularly” missing that version of her body.
Despite her wistful thinking, Duff is proud of what her body has accomplished during pregnancy.
“This [body] is working hard and doing pretty cool things for our little/big family and I’m super grateful and excited about that!” she added on Instagram.
Duff has two children – daughter Banks Violet, 2, from her current relationships with Matthew Koma, and 8-year-old son Luca Cruz from her previous relationship with her ex-husband Mike Comrie.
The actress started her health routine after giving birth to Banks in 2018 and said her goal was to “get back to my pre-baby body” before Banks’ first birthday, which she accomplished with time to spare.
But after giving birth to Luca, the mother-of-two acknowledged that her body is different after pregnancy.
“I realized that I am never going to be the same again, and that’s okay. I’ve learned to be proud of what my body does for me, and what it did while I was pregnant with my son,” she told Women’s Health at the time.
“My body helped create a bond between us, and me being there for him in those first months of his life ultimately was far more important than me trying to get in shape right away,” she added. “And that mental shift helped all the other stuff eventually fall into place.”