Instagram is an endless source of fitness and nutrition inspiration, and it's not just regular people using it as a fitspo resource — celebrities are doing it too! While we imagine Katherine Heigl probably has access to the world's greatest trainers and high-end nutritionists, the actress shared that it was a tip she found while scrolling the 'gram that led to her getting fit again and shedding her postbaby weight.
In an Instagram post that's garnered nearly 200,000 "likes," Heigl credits a BBG before-and-after post with inspiring her to get fit again, writing, "I was wholly and totally inspired by Miss @rachparcell and the before and after pics she shared after taking the #bbg challenge. I had never heard of it but she looked so damn great (she had her baby just a few months before me) that I had to check it out."
The actress is one in a long line of women who credit BBG for their postpregnancy weight loss. The popular program is the brainchild of fitness guru Kayla Itsines and offers different fitness plans based on your needs, including one tailored to postpartum fitness. Heigl praises the program's adaptability for helping her fit workouts into her busy schedule, as it "makes it incredibly easy to do [workouts] anywhere, which for me means in my bedroom at home! I won't lie, the workouts are real ass kickers but the progress I've made in only 5 short weeks has kept me motivated and inspired to keep going!"
Katherine's transformation pictures taken at different intervals during the past year speak for themselves and prove that there's no rush in losing the baby weight it takes nine months to gain. She says, "I am so grateful I've had a full year to find those ab muscles and get my butt back up where it belongs and wasn't forced by work to snap back into shape but it is time to make the strength, fitness and overall health of my body a priority and I am so grateful that @rachparcell shared her story and got this mama motivated!"
As for her next fitness goals, Katherine's got a vacation and a new gig coming up in April, so those two motivators and her "deep desire to feel fit, strong and sexy" are what propelled her, she said, during "the last two months to finally loose the last of my baby weight and do a deep dive search for the ab muscles I knew were buried under that belly somewhere!"