Professional runner Stephanie Rothstein Bruce proves that even Olympic hopefuls don't bounce right back after having a baby.
Welcoming two boys within 15 months of each other, the inspiring new mom is "keeping it real" when it comes to chronicling her training after suffering from diastasis recti, also known as an abdominal split, during pregnancy.
"When I look down I see stretch marks that are here to stay, ab muscles that need continued strengthening, legs that are powerful, and feet that are ready to fly!" Stephanie captioned a photo of her post-baby body.
Along with the noticeable stretch marks, the mother-of-two is able to put three fingers in-between her two ab walls.
"The strength and stability is coming back steadily but the appearance of abs and stretch marks remains the same. The not so glamorous part of getting strong post baby," she captioned another photo of herself doing side planks.
Despite the struggles, Stephanie is not slowing down. After placing second in a 15k race last week, she thanked her followers for all their support.
"Felt like I won my own race. Coming back from pregnancy has been extremely humbling, embarrassing at times, but extremely rewarding," she wrote. "I hope runner mamas everywhere find belief and strength and humor in their post baby comeback. I hope men runners aren't weirded or grossed out by the realities of a mom runner. Because the mom strength and power is real ya'll."