Blake Lively Celebrates Losing 27kg Pregnancy Weight In Proud Instagram Post

The actress has been working out relentlessly for 14 months

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Blake Lively is pretty happy with herself right now.

And no, it's not because she's married to Ryan Reynolds, is mother to two beautiful daughters (James and Ines), and currently starring as the lead in spy thriller, The Rhythm Section.

She's ecstatic because she's worked her ass off over the last 14 months to lose a whopping 61 lbs (4.3st) after giving birth to her youngest daughter, Ines, in 2016.

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Last night, the 30-year-old actress posted a photograph of her toned physique and thanked her personal trainer, Don Saladino, for helping her get into shape after giving birth.

'Turns out you can't lose the 61 lbs. you gained during pregnancy by just scrolling through Instagram and wondering why you don't look like all the bikini models,' Lively joked on Instagram.

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'Thanks @donsaladino for kickin my A double S into shape. 10 months to gain, 14 months to lose. Feeling very proud.'

Lively's body confidence come almost two years after she voiced her opinions on the 'unfair' expectations on women's post-pregnancy bodies.

Explaining she was tired of the post-baby body standards imposed on women, Lively told an interviewer in 2016: 'It's so unfair, it's so celebrated.

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'I think a woman's body after having a baby is pretty amazing. You don't have to have be Victoria's Secret-ready right away. You've just done this incredible miracle that life has to offer.

'You gave birth to a human being. I would really like to see that celebrated,' she continued.

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After her first pregnancy with now three-year-old James, the former Gossip Girl actress revealed her body had changed after giving birth but wasn't worried.

'After I had a kid I thought, "Okay, this is what my body looks like. This is amazing — I earned this body",' she said in 2016. '"And it's not as good as it was before I had a kid, but, oh well".'

Following her first pregnancy, the New York-based star began filming The Shallows, and was forced to get into surfer-like shape within 10 months - something she described as a 'nice advantage', reports .

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'I've never been in that great a shape in my whole life,' she said.

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To get into shape for the action thriller, the star followed a strict gluten and soy-free diet and regularly worked out with Saladino.

'I did no gluten and no soy,' she said. 'Once you remove soy, you realise you're eating no processed foods. So that's basically what I did. No processed foods and then working out.

'[It] seems like, "Oh, that's really easy to cut that out," but then you realise, there's soy in everything. Like, everything you eat, there is soy in it. Even if it's healthy, Whole Foods-organic stuff, there's always soy in it.'

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'I was still able to have sugar and all of those things. It's all in moderation. You just have a balance of protein, carbs, and vegetables. And it wasn't the worst. Like, I was eating rice and sushi.'

While we don't believe in post-baby body ideals, we're happy to see Blake embracing fitness with the advice of a professional and finding a healthy, fit and well-balanced lifestyle.

Congratulations, Blake!

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