Trainer Emily Skye recently got honest about her post-baby fitness because even fitness influencers have bad body days.
Skye gave birth to her first child, Mia, in December and is working really hard to get her pre-baby body back. Although she is a fitness trainer, she still has those days where she gets frustrated and she used social media to share her struggles. In her latest post, Skye admitted her body is not where she wants it to be and it upsets her. That is so relatable.
“I haven’t reached my fitness goal yet & I don’t know if I ever will,” she begins the Instagram post, which gets real very quickly.
I haven’t reached my fitness goal yet & I don’t know if I ever will. That’s the thing with living this lifestyle, there is no end goal for me, it’s ongoing & all about setting & achieving smaller goals! I’ve had a few hurdles that threw me off track - but that’s just life. I try to accept & adapt. Of course when sh*t happens it’s frustrating & I get annoyed & upset but I try not to dwell on the things that are out of my control & choose to do what IS in my control. I also try to get some perspective & practice appreciating what I do have. I have a beautiful family & they are my priority. I also have my health which I am SO grateful for. 🙏🏼 I am only human though so I thought I’d share with a few silly thoughts that go through my head sometimes in case some of you feel the same - you’re totally not alone haha! 😝 A few times I’ve said to my partner Dec things along the lines of “why aren’t I getting leaner?”, “how come other people get back in shape quickly after giving birth & I didn’t?” I even started to believe what many people tell me, that I won’t ever get back in shape. I know it’s not true but sometimes I doubt myself & my mindset gets a little unfocused. I often preach loving yourself & your body, not beating yourself up and not comparing to others etc. but sometimes I don’t exactly “walk the talk”. I try to & WANT to but sometimes I forget. I want to set a good example for Mia & for you all who follow me. I just want you to know that I’m far from perfect in many ways. I don’t always “love myself”, I don’t always feel confident & accepting of my flaws. Sometimes I do beat myself up & compare myself to others & don’t feel “good enough”. When I feel like this I remind myself of the things I preach to others - that I should treat myself how I would treat my daughter Mia. I should tell myself what I’d tell her & love myself the way I love her. It’s SO hard to do but I believe that’s how we should treat ourselves because if we can’t love & care for ourselves how are we suppose to love & care for others?! 🤗💗 . . #16weekspostpartum
She goes on to talk about her fitness lifestyle, goals, and dealing with a new baby. The trainer becomes even more relatable as she shares how she does not always feel comfortable with herself. Skye makes it clear she has those days where she beats herself up, as so many of us ladies do. However, she wanted to let her followers know they still need to love themselves.
“When I feel like this I remind myself of the things I preach to others that I should treat myself how I would treat my daughter Mia. I should tell myself what I’d tell her and love myself the way I love her. It’s SO hard to do but I believe that’s how we should treat ourselves because if we can’t love and care for ourselves, how are we supposed to love and care for others?!” she writes as she closes out her message to remind those women who follow her to love themselves.
Besides sharing her struggle, Emily Skye also reminds herself and others to set small goals. Constantly having smaller, attainable, realistic goals will helps self love because it allows for accomplishing something even if it is a smaller step.
I’ve had the baby blues, illness, injury, tears, some excuses and a lot of sweat along the way but I’ve done the best I can without sacrificing my precious time with Mia and I’ve done it slowly and healthily. I was going to say I haven’t reached my goal yet but I guess I have because my goal is simply to improve myself which is what I’m working on each day! 😃 I’m proud of what my body can do and how far I’ve come! I’m feeling great and I’m feeling more like my old self but WAY better because I’m a mum to a beautiful little girl. 😍🙌🏼 . Don’t ever doubt yourself - you can achieve it if you set your mind to it, work at it everyday and don’t let hurdles stop you. Remember to focus on your journey and celebrate small achievements along the way. Dont be too hard on yourself (my downfall 😉) and definitely don’t compare yourself and your progress to others (also my downfall haha 😝 - but I’m working on it)! I’m off to LA tomorrow for some exciting things which I can’t wait to share with you.. but my nasty inner voice keeps telling me silly things like; I’m not ready, I’m not lean enough and I’m not good enough bla bla bla... I’ve told that voice to shut up as it doesn’t serve me in the slightest! I am good enough, I look and feel great, I’ve done the best I can and I deserve everything I’ve achieved so far and everything I’m working towards. ☺️ I’m choosing to OWN IT! 👊🏼😃 . . @BabyMiaElise . #EmilySkye #BabyMiaElise #3WeeksPoatpartum #4MonthsPostpartum #fitmum
The Australian trainer is always real with her followers, but her posts since baby Mia was born have been more raw, open, and honest. It makes her even more inspiring. If you are not following EmilySkyeFit, then you need to immediately. She is amazing!