Arjun Rampal and his girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades were blessed with a baby boy on July 18. The couple has been sharing glimpses of their son on Instagram and we can't wait to see some more pictures of the little cherub. A couple of days ago, Arjun and Gabriella announced their little boy's name, Arik Rampal, on their social media handles.
Recently, Gabriella took to Instagram to share her post-pregnancy pictures. The South African model posted her before and after pictures and shared her nine-month journey with the fans.
Taking to her Instagram stories, Gabriella shared that she had put on 21 kgs but never quite quit exercising during her pregnancy: "So this was me 3 weeks ago... a week before giving birth to my beautiful boy (almost 10 pounds of him) I had picked up 21 kgs in 9th month of pregnancy. This seems like a story everyone wants to hear. It was not easy to watch my body go through that, however, I trusted the process. I continued working out, not perhaps the same level of training I was used to but I worked out almost 5 days a week. I ate what I wanted but in moderation and I rested when my body told me to."
Gabriella further expressed how she felt bringing new life into this world and shared how she felt comfortable in her skin even when she had put on weight: "I am blessed and grateful to have had a natural delivery and I have to say, the body is an amazing thing. I watched as I brought life into this world and I couldn’t care less about what I looked like doing it. We care so much about how we look and little about how we actually feel. 21 kgs heavier and I never felt better. All I really cared about is that my baby was happy and healthy. But now, I’m on the road to getting my old self back. I get asked all the time what my regime is, what I’m eating. What I'm doing."
Gabriella shared another picture that she took 11 days after delivering baby boy Arik. She looked super fit and credited it all to eating healthy food and being regular with exercise. She also dropped a reminder that one should be patient with one's body: "This photo was taken 11 days after delivery. It’s a long way from where it was but the body is an amazing thing. All I can say it, don’t stop your regime during pregnancy. Move, eat well and treat yourself every now and again. Prenatal yoga really helped keep my pelvic floor strong (Tanvi at Tangerine studio kept me calm and taught me to breathe). Also remember everyone is different and all good things do take time: so be patient with your body and your mind."
Way to go, Gabriella! You look stunning... always!
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