Tia Mowry is well on her way to getting back into shape following the birth of her daughter, Cairobut the road to fitness hasn’t been easy.
On Instagram Tuesday, the actress and burgeoning media empire owner shared her battle with gestational diabetes and how it could have a lasting effect on her health.
“After being diagnosed with #gestationaldiabetes, I was lost for words. Never ever did I think, THIS could happen to me,” she wrote on IG July 17. Most of the time, doctors say it will go away after birth, however, it does put you at a higher risk for diabetes later in life. Time to get back on track. Making healthy choices and moving :). 💪🏽 Follow my @igtvworld for more updates! Xx.”
The accompanying video shows Mowry sweating it out outdoors, doing arm raises, squats and lunges to get her body right. The married mother of two has also begun sharing work out clips on Instagram TV, taking viewers and fans along her journey to slimming back down to pre-baby size.
Mowry’s fans were eager to support the former “Instant Mom” star on her quest.
“Get it Mama!! Will you share what you eat in a typical day? You inspire me and helped me realize there are changes I need to make for myself. You are changing my life!!! @tiamowry.”
“You can do it. Keep up the good work. God bless you and your family😚.”
“You can do it honey!! God is with you, take care of you and your beautiful baby girl❤❤❤❤❤❤.”
“What a positive attitude! I’m inspired! 💛❤.”
Gestational diabetes isn’t the only health issue Mowry had to be mindful of during pregnancy. In order to have a successful gestation, the celebrity twin had to make changes to her diet relating to her endometriosis.
“Despite my diagnosis, I still wanted to try and have a baby, but not being able to have kids was an immediate fear,” Mowry told Parents magazine of her first pregnancy in 2013. “It made me feel out of control. I knew that I desperately wanted to have children and after speaking with a nutritionist that came recommended by my doctor, I was reassured that with the right eating habits and lifestyle changes (no sugar, no carbs!), I would have a better possibility of getting pregnant.”