If anyone knows about getting back into shape after a pregnancy, it's blogger, businesswoman, and all around badass Emily Jackson. The Ivory Lane founder just welcomed twins — joining older siblings Capri and Cannon — so it's no surprise that Emily has the best advice for Khloé Kardashian when it comes to reclaiming her ~revenge body~.
"My advice would be to take your time. Enjoy that sweet baby," she told Life & Style exclusively. "When you feel ready, slowly ease back into your fitness routine. You will have your revenge body back in no time!" Emily also understands that balancing motherhood and fitness can be tricky for new moms, but credits her workout routine for giving her the energy to be the best mom.
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Ok… my first body transformation post. I couldn’t decide if I was brave enough to share this because YES… that is my hospital underwear I have on haha! The picture on the left was taken one week after I had the #twins and the photo on the right was taken after about 9 weeks of @kayla_itsines @sweat #bbg and after three weeks of using my running guide! I am now on week 12 of BBG and I started my running guide over so I could train with all of you!! Our bodies can do amazing things. It’s crazy to me that I was able to carry TWO babies but after I had them I felt so weak. I could barely do a push-up! I have come so far and am so excited with how strong I am getting! I also needed an outlet and a goal and that is what running is for me and that is where my running guide came! Make a goal and stick with it and the results can be life changing!! #bbgprogress #bbgcommunity #grlpwrrunningguide
"As moms we consistently worry about making sure everyone’s needs are met, but sometimes we forget about ourselves," the 29-year-old explained. "Our kids will always come first, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make it a priority to find time for ourselves. Get your family and friends on board to support you and your fitness journey, make goals, believe in yourself and commit to what you are trying to accomplish. When I make running or working out a priority, I am a better mom. I am healthier, happier and more energized."
Emily's go-to exercise is cardio so she created a #GRLPWR running guide for her followers to help them kickstart their fitness journey. "I was inspired to write this guide after I ran the New York City Marathon. While I was training I couldn't find a program specifically for women that had everything I needed. That's when the seeds for this guide were planted, and then somewhere in between the sleepless nights that followed the birth of my twins, I turned that idea into reality," Emily said. "The guide is simple to follow and will teach you that falling in love with running isn’t as hard as you think."
However, Khloé (or any new mom) shouldn't feel the pressure to bounce back right away. "I, like most moms, felt a huge amount of pressure to lose the baby weight but wanted to do it the right way," Emily added. "There is no way to really rush the process, you just have to recognize that it’s going to take time and a lot of hard work. I’m still not at my pre-baby weight, but I choose to focus on the progress that I have made instead of worrying about the work in front of me."