In September of last year, Angela Simmons gave birth to her son, Sutton Joseph. Soon after, the new mom headed back to the gym, ready to get back to her regularly scheduled program and the body she was used to. But it hasn’t been easy to do that after having a child.
The reality star and entrepreneur has always worked out extensively and been in great physical shape, but as she shared in a note on Instagram accompanying a picture of herself in a revealing one-piece swimsuit, the weight didn’t come off in the way she’d originally hoped for (fast). And with that fitness journey came a whole host of new insecurities. But Simmons says she’s on a mission to continue focusing on hard work instead of the usual quick fixes, and to also embrace the changes that her body has and continues to go through after giving birth.
“I stand before [sic] as a woman who has had many insecurities,” she wrote. “But not as many as you have after you bear a child. I have to constantly find my inner strength in me to work for what I want. And no it’s not easy. Not easy when the world offers you the very quick way to alter how you look…in a blink of an eye. (Which works for some people and that’s ok).”
“The past year of my life I have watched my body go up and down in weight,” she continued. “I gained in different areas…it’s such a different battle after child bearing. Weight doesn’t drop as quick . It takes true dedication and strength to lose it!!!! So instead of any quick results of any work…I have challenged myself to stay true to myself and learn to love every piece of myself…and to me that takes daily strength! It takes a lot to stand behind a camera of anybody when you have doubts and insecurities!!! I thank you @krishphotos for allowing me to open up and feel free enough to be me!!!”
Simmons, like the rest of us, is a work in progress. But we must say, the work she’s doing both internally and especially externally, seems to be paying off based on what she shares on her social media. Work, Ang!