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New mom Ashley Tisdale has just opened up about her post-pregnancy body – in particular, how social media is making her feel uncomfortable with her current figure.
The former High School Musical star and her husband, musician Christopher French, welcomed their first child, daughter Jupiter Iris, back in March. March 23rd to be exact.
Speaking on her lifestyle site, Frenshe, Ashley revealed that, despite working her “butt off” to try and get back into shape, has found herself comparing herself to others on social media, which has had negative effects on her mental health…
“I’ve worked my butt off. Whether it’s hiking, pilates, riding on my Peloton, and yet, I still don’t feel comfortable in my body,” the 35-year-old Masked Dancer judge wrote.
“Yes, I started to fit into some jeans again, but not the size I was wearing before.
“Everyone keeps saying that it takes time — it takes time growing the baby and it takes time losing the baby weight. And you know what? That’s the truth.”
And she confirmed that even A-listers have insecurities, especially when it comes to what they see on social media…
“Instagram can really f— with your head…like really f— with your head,” she continued.
“There are so many models and influencers that I’ve compared my own personal journey in ‘bouncing back’ to.
“And then, I’m like wait they just had a baby and they look like that??”
However, despite her current insecurities, Ashley Tisdale had a message to all new moms, as well as anyone else who may be influenced or even triggered by what they see on Instagram…
“Everyone is going to have a different journey and it’s important to not communicate negative feelings towards our own bodies,” she added.
“Thoughts like ‘you’re not good enough, you could look better’ have to stop! And they especially need to stop when realizing that your body just created and gave life to another human being.
“It’s okay to set a goal and be inspired by others, but we should all truly love ourselves and our bodies in every season.”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!
Let’s all take a leaf out of Ashley’s book and be kind to ourselves – and always try to remember that a) not everything we see on social media is the truth, and b) everyone, and we really do mean everyone, is insecure about something!