Tiffiny Hall loses 21kg in four months after giving birth
SHE gained 30kg during her difficult first pregnancy, but former The Biggest Loser trainer Tiffiny Hall says she doesn't regret "a single kilo or sausage roll".
Hall gave birth to her son Arnold in September after a challenging nine months, marred by sickness and the stress of launching her new online fitness program TiffXO.
"I put on 30kg, I was sick the whole time right up until my last contraction and all I wanted was sausage rolls," Hall told news.com.au.
"My pregnancy didn't go to plan, but it delivered me a healthy baby. I just embraced it and was proud of what my body achieved," Hall said.
The weight gain was a shock for Hall, who not too long ago weighed 53kg and fit into size six clothes.
Now just four months after giving birth, she's lost 21kg and is starting to rebuild much of the strength she lost last year.
"I couldn't do a full squat. I had to use the couch. The fact that I couldn't do a push up…It's so strange. My body collapsed because my core was so weak," Hall said.
"I've had to start on the lowest fitness level. I have a long way to go. My goal is to get up to five push ups on my knees. I've had to really work hard and it's given me a greater appreciation for others who start from scratch with no strength.
"I have so much more empathy now, because I could deliver the exercises before [giving birth] but now I really understand how frustrating it is for new mums."
Here is another kind of now and then, and you know what? I couldn't be happier. I look at Arnold and it's me who created that little Ninja! My body did that. So, the way I see it, I’m the strongest I’ve ever been 💪 Ninjas come in all shapes and sizes, the goal is to work on the happy just as much as the fit. It is sooooo important to be happy and healthy and imperative to be a Ninja and to have the support of an amazing community. Today is last day to become a Ninja and I would love it if you would join me getting #happyfit together 😘❌ ⭕️️ ~ #tiffxo #thisishappyfit #imadeanArnie #bodylove #ninjascomeinallshapesandsizes #2weekspostpartum
Hall works out at home for 20 minutes a day, six days a week and also takes Arnold for regular walks in his pram.
"I don't regret a single kilo or sausage roll and I know when the time comes to get fit and be back in shape, I'll be able to do it," Hall said.
"I may never get back to my size six hips and my washboard abs, but I'm comfortable with that.
"I want to have more children and I'm proud of how strong my body was. I feel amazing."
Gosh my body has changed. That's what bodies do 😊 I'm slowly getting fit again... gently, compassionately and in a way that makes me feel good ❤️💪 "Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end" -@robinsharma. It sure is messy in the middle! 😂 Don't be afraid of change because change is how we grow (and how we grow other humans - 👋 Arnie! 👶) Join me in embracing change and see how strong, happy and fit we can be together. Head to tiffxo.com now ❌ ⭕️️ ~ #tiffxo #happyfit #dontbeafraidofchange #strong
Hall has previously said that she was not prepared to sacrifice time with her newborn baby just to get her famous body back.
While a 21kg loss in four months might sound like a lot to some people, Hall says she's been gentle with herself and taken things slowly.
"[Four months] feels like a long time for me," she said.
"I recognise that I'm breastfeeding, so that does help ... your body is working very quickly.
"When you're breastfeeding you can't diet, you have to eat high calories to make the milk.
"I didn't want to affect my milk supply by dieting or exercising too hard because breastfeeding was my biggest priority. I did notice if I went too hard, it did affect my milk supply."
Hall's honest, unfiltered Instagram photos chronicling her body's changes in the past 12 months have been praised by her followers.
"I've had 2 babies via c-section, had to work my ass off to get my pre baby body back and constantly saw women high in social media bouncing back sooo fast!" one follower commented on Instagram. "I love how true you are, how honest you are with your pics and your stories. This is real! And raw!"
Another said: "The world (especially social media) need more women like you. Keep doing what you are doing."
Hall says she wanted to change the tone of the conversation when it comes to women and their bodies, especially after giving birth.
"I was disappointed that so many people were asking when I was going to lose my baby weight. I hate that term 'bounce back'. Maybe you have a body type that can bounce back. I was the opposite," Hall said.
"Instagram can be poisonous and dangerous or it can be a fantastic tool to connect to women.
"Be really gentle with yourself and give yourself a lot of self love and don't put pressure on yourself to bounce back in time.
"Your fitness will come back, your priority has to be you and your baby."