Sameera Reddy shares dramatic body transformation after difficult pregnancy, says ‘did it naturally with no fad diets’. See pic
Actor Sameera Reddy is expecting her second child with husband Akshai Varde and recently opened up about how her first pregnancy turned out to be an unexpected experience. The actor has a four-year-old son named Hans and is expecting again. Sameera has now shared a then-and-now picture highlighting her transformation after her first pregnancy and now that she is pregnant again.
Sameera recently told IANS in an interview, “From being that ‘sexy Sam’, I went to this. I put on 32 kg and couldn’t recognise myself. I was a complete mess.”
In her post, she wrote, “I touched 102 Kgs in May 2015, the month Hans was born and I’m not scared to admit it . It took me to the deepest darkest places in my head. My confidence shattered . And I couldn’t lose the weight for a year after because I was too scared to even step out . I disappeared because I didn’t have the strength to be judged by the world after all the years of being glam and fit on screen. But the beautiful part is that you can only hit your lowest low to know you can absolutely climb out of that hole. It’s a fight. A hard one. Took me 2 years more to lose the weight and to step out and face the world again but I wish I had the courage then. I did it naturally with no fad diets , no easy way out. Only with dedicated workout, yoga, pilates and strength training . It’s important for me to post this now because I need women to know the struggle is real . The mood swings , hormonal changes and losing your body shape can mess with your mind. It’s a superficial world and people can be hurtful if you don’t keep up . But the key is to be fearless. Only you can get out of that rut. It’s yours to change. Be brave . You can move mountains if you just will it.”
She also thanked her fitness guides for helping her in her weight loss journey. “Special thanks to the best workout crew who also gave me the physical & emotional strength to get fit again @yogabypramila @adishroff @ivan_ultimatefitness @nyelakapadia & Kaizen Motafram my Pilates guru! love you guys,” she wrote.
Sameera had earlier opened up about how her first pregnancy left her feeling torn between the reality and the pressure to portray an “unreal life” as a celebrity. She told IANS in an interview, “I got pregnant in just a couple of months after my marriage. The game plan was to have the pregnancy and bounce back and getting in the limelight again. But I have never experienced anything like that... It was just the opposite.”
Talking about her condition at that time, she said, “I had placenta previa, which had me on bed rest for almost four to five months after the pregnancy. I just started putting on weight and falling into some kind of place in my head because it went from shows, award functions and a glamorous lifestyle to just not being able to handle what pregnancy was doing to me.”
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