Quantcast

Tia Mowry Talks Losing 60 Pounds & Learning That Fitness Isn’t About Weight Loss

Sis had a word for all of us that are feeling stagnant on our fitness journey.

Celebrity News

I don't know who needs to hear this but you'll never get your 17-year-old body back.

But the good news is, you can be fine as f*ck right now. Just ask Tia Mowry, who needs you to know that being healthy is a marathon, not a sprint. In a recent video on YouTube, the actress opened up her postpartum journey and says that 17 months in, she's lost 60 pounds and is proud AF of her progress.

Tia has been our sibling our heads since the 90s' and over the past few decades, sis has gone through some changes—all of which she embraces the hell out of; but things weren't always this way. In 2011, after giving birth to her son, Cree, Tia says that she felt immense pressure to snap back and lose the weight she gained during her pregnancy. But after giving birth to her daughter Cairo last year, Tia wanted to approach her fitness journey with a different perspective.

"Everybody has a different journey. I just want people to understand that they don't have to have that snapback body two months after having a baby. I feel like we live in a society that pushes that. That's one of the main reasons I want to show myself in a vulnerable place."

Throughout her postpartum fitness journey, Tia has been met with some pretty nasty feedback that has forced her to adopt a more body-positive way of thinking. In a candid Instagram post, the actress wrote:

"Checking in. #17months post-pregnant. I did it my way and in my time. Many women feel the need to #snapback right away after they deliver. That was never the goal for me. I was called #fat during my #pregnancy and I was called #fat after my #pregnancy. Why do we do this to each other? Instead of #love one another other? I will never understand that."

She went on to explain that although there were moments that she cried and considered giving up, she intentionally documented her experience to encourage women to love their bodies no matter where they are on their fitness journey.

"I intentionally documented my journey and became vulnerable to show #women that it's okay to go at your own pace, it is okay to love yourself no matter where you are in your journey. Do not fold to societal pressures. After hard work with just diet and exercise, today I'm closer to my goal. Do I have loose skin and stretch marks? YES. Guess what?? I LOVE all me and I want you to love all of you too."

Fitness isn't just about weight loss, it's about being happy in the skin you're in, and Tia says that's exactly the reason she started. In a previous interview, Tia explained:

"I'm not as thin as I used to be, but that's OK. I'm who I am, and I just want to encourage moms to embrace those changes. Those changes didn't happen in vain. We all go through cycles. That's life. We don't have to be perfect, so embrace your imperfections."

Watch the full video below!

How I Got My Body Back After Baby 2 youtu.be

Featured image by Instagram/@TiaMowry.

Did you know that xoNecole has a podcast? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify to join us for weekly convos over cocktails (without the early morning hangover.)

Whew. The more that I read, write and talk about sex, the more I realize that there will never be a time when I’ll learn all that there is to know. And honestly, that’s kind of what I like so much about it — sex has got layers and layers and even more layers to it. So, let’s use that to our advantage in 2022 by making this the year that we’re absolutely determined to have some of the best sex EVER, starting with implementing some monthly themes; ones that can help us to experience more when it comes to how we see ourselves, how to please our partner and how to enjoy sex on a whole ‘nother level!

Keep reading... Show less
The daily empowerment fix you need.
Make things inbox official.

Halle Berry can’t stop gushing over her relationship with Van Hunt. The Academy award-winning actress confirmed her relationship with the singer in September 2020 after dropping hints here and there on social media and since then they have gone on record about their love.

Keep reading... Show less

It looks like President Joe Biden is keeping his promise to nominate a Black woman to the U.S. Supreme Court. During his 2020 campaign, Biden vowed to name a Black woman to serve in the U.S. Supreme Court and now the opportunity has come. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer officially announced his retirement on Thursday leaving the president to fill the seat.

Keep reading... Show less

Over the years, Kelly Rowland has been open about her insecurities and lack of self-confidence in her skin, but now she’s sharing how affirmations helped her overcome self-doubt. The “Motivation” singer spoke with Hello Beautiful about the many challenges women face when looking in the mirror. “My biggest insecurity would probably be, one of the many, I usually challenge how smart I am,” she said.

Keep reading... Show less

I don't know who needs to hear this, but sis, it's time for you to start having better sex. And not for the obvious reasons. Yes, we all know that sex is great for boosting the immune system, improving your sleep, clearing your skin, and is a form of preventative medicine. But did you also know that sex is a great inclusion to your manifestation practices? When exercised properly, your orgasms can be the gateway to getting the things you ultimately want in life. This can be achieved through a little-known practice called "sex magic."

Keep reading... Show less
Exclusive Interviews

Trevor Jackson & Diggy Simmons Prepare For Growth In 'Grown-ish' Premiere

The two actors are on their grown man-ish.

Latest Posts