Warning: You may develop a serious case of ab envy after reading this!
Credit: Sarah Stage/Instagram

Most of us will never have six-pack abs, let alone after giving birth. But for lingerie model mom Sarah Stage, a super defined midsection is normal, even during pregnancy, and now, after.

The ridiculously toned mama has long chronicled the evolution of her rockin' bod on Instagram, making scores of mothers jealous around the world. Now, Stage is adding fuel to the fire by admitting it took her just two weeks after the birth of her son via C-section to drop the 28 pounds she gained while pregnant.

Go ahead, collect yourself before you continue.

"James was a big baby. He was almost 9 pounds," Stage told People magazine. "So with that plus all the fluid, you lose a lot [after birth], so it took me a week or two to get down to [my pre-baby] weight."

Um, my baby may have weighed just 6 pounds, but I didn't lose an ounce upon leaving the hospital. I don't get it.


I do understand, however, the kind of postpartum weight loss Stage achieved is not realistic, let alone healthy, for most moms. Let's remember Sarah Stage is not most moms. She is a model whose job it is to look amazing. Plus, she was blessed by the gods with being incredibly, insanely good looking.

Because, as she admits, even she had to wait a full five weeks to recover from her C-section before she was ready to hit the gym again.

Once she did, Stage shared her routine with Cosmopolitan: "I do mostly weight training. I mix that in with workouts to get my heart rate up, like lunges and squats and ab work."

Sounds simple enough, right?

Okay, if you need me, I'll be over here trying to recover from a serious attack of ab envy.

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.