There’s really no stopping Valerie “Bangs” Garcia from shedding the weight she gained during her pregnancy. And even if she underwent a caesarean procedure when she gave birth to baby Amelia last December 5, Bangs is determined to show to the world that C-section moms can do it.
In an Instagram post, the former FHM cover girl shared her inspiring journey towards her two goals: preventing weight gain and getting back in shape.
According to the actress, her training prior her pregnancy has paid off, because she was in always in “perfect condition” during examinations with her doctors.
“My doctor in the Philippines once told me that I prepared my body for pregnancy long before I got pregnant,” Bangs shared. “I was always in perfect condition every time I had my examinations with her. I used to workout really hard from 2014 to 2015, perhaps, too hard that I used to cry in the shower after my trainings thinking, ‘What have I gotten myself into?!’”
She adds: “I was determined to complete my sessions to improve my endurance, discipline, and basically, every aspect of my health inside out.”
After giving birth and recovering from the C-section operation, Bangs immediately got back into exercising and eating healthy.
“Having been through an emergency C-section hinders me from doing any strenuous activity at the gym ‘til 8 to 9 months postpartum, I need full recovery for my incision,” she said. “I’ve done brisk walking on the treadmills and squats a few times since 4 months postpartum, but no sit-ups yet. I’m so glad I trained hard a few years ago, hence, it improved my wellness and I became truly disciplined in general. I made sure I ate really well.”
And seven months after welcoming baby Amelia to the world, here she is now:
“It may not be exactly as it used to be, but it is possible. Perhaps, with perseverance you could even be in a better shape than before,” Bangs said.
Seriously, it feels as if it was only yesterday when she graced the covers of our magazine. Continue being a #fitspiration, Bangs!