Blake Lively's Photo Reveals 1 Big Truth About Celebs & Baby Weight

Blake Lively at the 2016 amfAR New York Gala
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Blake Lively might be a celebrity -- who happens to be married to one of the sexiest men alive (just ask People) -- but she's also a mom just like us. Giving birth to her second daughter back in September, the 29-year-old isn't afraid to get candid on social media about her life. While Blake Lively's Instagram post about her post-baby body is something most new moms will nod their head at in agreement, it's also a reminder about the costs celebs will pay to lose their baby weight.


As you can see, Blake, with the help of a meal delivery service, is getting a head start on her New Year's resolution to fit back into a much-needed fashion staple.

Oh -- if only we could indulge!

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"I WILL fit into my jeans again gall darnet," Lively jokes.

Salad. Salmon. Wild rice. Can't go wrong with healthy eating! (Is anyone else curious whether or not that glittery cupcake is edible? Sorry, got side-tracked.)

We aren't sure if Blake is shelling out money for her weekly Epicured subscription of yummy gluten-free meals that get delivered to her door, or if it's just another fabulous perk of being famous, but it looks like moms who live in the New York City area can get in on the action, too. Epicured's weekly meal plans start at a minimum $75 per week commitment for five meals (one per day) or a $182 minimum per week commitment for seven meals (two per day) -- and go up from there.

Sure, it borders on the cost of daycare, but hey, if you have it, you have it.

Listen, if I had handcrafted meals sent to my front door -- so I would never have to think about picking up a skillet or making a grocery run -- you'd see me post about it, too. But that's not the case (mama needs her diaper and pull-up money), so you'll have to settle for dishes inspired from Pinterest and those short cooking videos on social media.

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Obviously celebrities, like Blake, have access to money and perks that help them to lose their baby weight faster than most of us. Still, that doesn't mean the struggle to shed pounds after giving birth isn't a reality for them -- hence Blake's funny photo of her hiding from her personal trainer.

He found you, girl. Gon' ahead and knock out those reps.

#FitnessFriday current mood. @donsaladino gives me reason to hide!....

A photo posted by Blake Lively (@blakelively) on

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I give props to Blake for being so honest about her feelings -- including her desire to fit back into her jeans. With so much shaming and instant criticism online, it's great to hear a fellow mommy keeping it real, especially about a topic that many of us think about. And, for the record, thinking about your post-baby bod does not mean you love your child less. Post-baby health and fitness and your attentiveness to LO aren't mutually exclusive.

Lord knows I had questions about my post-baby belly and body after the births of my 2- and 1-year-old boys. I was a professed "gym rat" before and during my pregnancies and was itching to get back into the gym postpartum. Though my focus wasn't on jeans like Blake's, I did have goals of my own.

There's nothing wrong with that.

Blake, I hope you reach your goals, mama. And if for some reason you aren't able to squeeze back into the pair of jeans you want, you can always ring up your sisterhood of the traveling pants. 


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