Rachel Kolisi, the wife of Springbok player Siya Kolisi, is getting real about post baby weight loss

She shared unfiltered pictures of her tummy on Instagram – from all angles nogal – with some words of encouragement for moms battling the bulge postpartum.

“I’ve also seen a lot of ladies who have recently had their first child and desperate for “their body back” I’ve been this person… There’s no getting your body back, what our bodies go through carrying children and birthing them is nothing short of superhuman.,” she wrote.

Rachel also spoke out about the pressure women face to have it all together

“Why are we all so caught up in a twisted society that we need to be woman who are educated, have successful careers, be great mothers, wives, good social life, and great bodies?”

The mom-of-two says she has seen “countless posts on a daily basis” of women determined on “getting their bodies back” after pregnancy.

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A lot of new moms shy away of showing their bodies, but Rachel hopes to inspire women to think positively about the way they look.

“I’ve started a journey getting fit and healthy again. I’ve never been interested in being skinny. And I hope to inspire other woman not to be ashamed of where you’re at, but don’t get comfortable there either. Let’s live our best lives!

Rachel’s body positive post came after South African model Candice Swanepoel slammed her post baby body

The Victoria’s Secret angel proudly wore a bikini to the beach 12 days after giving birth to her second child in June.

But she got some flack for looking less than perfect.

“Society can be so cruel to one another. Beauty standards are sometimes impossible for women these days… I’m not ashamed to show my postpartum tummy. I am proud actually… I think I’ve earned the right to have a little tummy. Is it because I’m a model? Well, we are normal people too so let me enjoy the beach in peace please.”

Okay. Here we go. These are unfiltered pics I took today after my second session with @stirlinggshaw and @bods_bytam I take a lot of pride in looking after my body and looking good so this is as raw as you’ll get me. I’ve also seen a lot of ladies who have recently had their first child and desperate for “their body back” I’ve been this person. 1. There’s no getting your body back, what our bodies go through carrying children and birthing them is nothing short of superhuman. 2. Why are we all so caught up in a twisted society that we need to be woman who are educated, have successful careers, be great mothers, wives, good social life, and great bodies? I see countless posts on a daily basis of woman working out postpartum covered head to toe “getting their bodies back” I’m guilty here too. Also countless posts of woman who do before and after posts but they’ll only post them when they’re in the “after” stage. Ive started a journey getting fit and healthy again. I’ve never been interested in being skinny. And I hope to inspire other woman not to be ashamed of where you’re at, but don’t get comfortable there either. Let’s live our best lives! Some of you might have read some stuff about me recently about being insecure among other things. I’ve never been in a more determined and motivated space. HERE I AM.

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