It’s no secret that the media is obsessed with the idea of “post-baby bodies.” For decades, tabloids have published stories on the amazement of watching celebrities, from Heidi Klum to Adriana Lima, “bounce back” to their pre-pregnancy bodies weeks after giving birth. Not only is the standard unrealistic, but it’s extremely problematic and suggests that baby weight—or any weight, for that matter—is to be ashamed of. That’s why it’s so refreshing to hear that Kylie Jenner, influencer of all influencers, is embracing her body at all stages—pregnant or not.
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the 20-year-old reality star—who welcomed her first child, Stormi, with her boyfriend, Travis Scott, in February—opened up about how her fitness routine and diet haven’t changed since giving birth. When asked how her “post-baby” body is shaping up, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star admitted that hasn’t been at the gym, and though she wants to start working out again, she plans on doing it for her health—not to lose weight.
“I actually haven’t! I really need to tone up and start working out just for health. I am honestly not even checking my weight all the time,” Kylie said. “I actually love my body—I love every stage that it’s been through.”
The Kylie Cosmetics founder went on to reveal that she isn’t dieting either. She also credited the baby weight that she has lost to “Jenner genes.” Kylie also shouted out her best friend, Jordyn Woods, for inspiring her to work out for her health.
“I still feel like I’m pregnant; I’m eating whatever I want. I don’t even have time to workout unless I wake up at like six in the morning. I am so busy. I do want to get more into working out, because my best friend Jordyn is so motivational. She works out if not once a day twice a day. I think it’s just the Jenner genes.”
The Kardashian-Jenners aren’t always “woke” when it comes to body image, but in terms of “post-baby bodies,” Kylie has it right. No matter what stage your body is in—pre-pregnancy, post-pregnancy or other—someone should never feel pressure to change it. Thanks, Kylie for reminding us of that.