Pink's Post-Baby Body Goals Are Truly Empowering
The singer took to Instagram to reveal how she feels about her weight after giving birth.
Pink gave birth to her second child, son Jameson, three months ago, and got back to the gym in a major way this past month. But, as she pointed out in a wonderfully honest Instagram post yesterday, the scale isn't always the best at reflecting progress when it comes to personal fitness.
The famous mom of two posted a gym selfie, along with the caption: "Would you believe I’m 160 pounds and 5’3”? By ‘regular standards’ that makes me obese. I know I’m not at my goal or anywhere near it after Baby 2 but dammit I don’t feel obese. The only thing I’m feeling is myself. Stay off that scale ladies! #feelingmyself #strongismygoal #bodygoals @msjeanettejenkins #happysaturday #getitin #GIJaneismyWCW.”
It's unclear where Pink found that definition of obesity, which tend to vary slightly from source to source. For instance, the National Institutes of Health, would categorize a person who's Pink's height and weight as "overweight." Still, she's making an extremely important, empowering point that charts and standards don't always take into account a plethora of other key factors that reflect overall wellness, such as strength, hormone balance, etc. It just seems far too limiting to label someone healthy or not—or overweight or obese—based their weight and height alone.
Like so many moms, she is doing everything she can to take care of herself, while also looking after two little ones. She's been documenting her workouts on social media, and it's clear she's dedicated to dropping the weight she put on during her pregnancy. (Though, let's be honest: She looks amazing right now!) Doing that in a slow, steady way is key, but, as she points out, she's also better off zeroing in on getting stronger vs. skinnier! The woman isn't just a singer, after all; she's an aerial acrobat, too!
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Bravo to Pink for celebrating where she is right now and reframing the definition of postpartum fitness! No doubt so many other women, especially those who are doing their best to get in shape post-baby, will be empowered by her inspiring words.