After Gestational Diabetes Wakeup Call, Tia Mowry Is Back In The Gym: Follow Her Postpartum Fitness Journey
While introducing daughter Cairo to the world in June, Tia Mowry-Hardrict revealed that she found herself with a few different health issues, including gestational diabetes, and it made the last trimester quite stressful.
“The third trimester was pretty intense. The first two were amazing, but the third trimester kind of got to me a little bit,” she said. “I had gestational diabetes, I had carpal tunnel, so to see that she’s here and that she’s healthy and I’m healthy, we’re just really thrilled.”
And while she’s been focused on mommy duties since welcoming Cairo in May, as well as on trying to uplift and encourage other new moms, those health scares have pushed Tia to make time to get back in the gym and moving.
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I have to say, getting back to a solid workout routine has been so hard. Harder this time around. With a newborn, your days are engulfed with taking care of your beautiful baby. Changing diapers, breastfeeding, etc. By the end of the day, you are extremely exhausted. All you really want to do is sleep. However, I’ve learned, I have to take care of me too. It is okay to work on you. If you don’t, nobody wins. Here’s to tapping into me! Getting there! 2 and a half months #postpartum #motherhood #workout
After getting clearance from her doctor at eight weeks, Tia started taking it slow with her workouts. She initially focused on strengthening her core and working on regaining her balance. Since then, she’s started doing bodyweight training, picked up light weights, as well as done some lightweight cardio.
She said of her efforts, “After being diagnosed with #gestationaldiabetes, I was lost for words. Never ever did I think, THIS could happen to me. Most of the time, doctors say it will go away after birth, however, it does put you at a higher risk for diabetes later in life. Time to get back on track. Making healthy choices and moving :)”
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After being diagnosed with #gestationaldiabetes, I was lost for words. Never ever did I think, THIS could happen to me. Most of the time, doctors say it will go away after birth, however, it does put you at a higher risk for diabetes later in life. Time to get back on track. Making healthy choices and moving :). 💪🏽 Follow my @igtvworld for more updates! Xx 🎶- @leikeli47
To supplement her efforts, the 40-year-old mother of two told fans that she’s also been eating as clean as she can.
“I’m just eating fruits, vegetables and protein right now,” she said. “No dairy at all. On the weekends I’ll kind of cheat a little bit and have what I want, but not too much.”
Overall, she said that her motivation is to just feel her best, especially after the health issues she dealt with near the end of her pregnancy.
“I’m not doing this to just lose the weight,” she said, “I’m doing this to feel good.”
You can check out all of Tia’s fitness journey through her Instagram TV channel, which can only be found on Instagram’s mobile app.