Holly Madison is back to her pre-baby weight.
On Sept. 18, the reality TV star posted about her long journey to shedding pounds, indicating that she intentionally took her time.
"Yeah, I'm excited that I finally reached my goal weight but I also wanted to point out that it took me four years to get here. Losing weight just wasn't my first priority after having a baby, sorry 'bout it," she wrote on Instagram next to before and after photos. "I had an easy time losing the weight after my first pregnancy, but after the second one, the extra pounds were just hanging on."
Holly was afraid that a diet might change her mood or leave her unable to concentrate.
"I tried to lose weight just by working out and moderately watching what I eat at first, but even though I was doing really challenging workouts almost every day, nothing was budging," she said in her refreshingly honest post.
Finally, a year ago, Holly met with a nutritionist and started making progress.
"I had to know what foods worked with my metabolism before a diet became effective," she wrote. "Only recently was I able to incorporate both a diet and exercise into my day. For a while, it was a struggle because it seemed I only had time for one: workout OR make sure I had all the foods I need to stick to my diet."
She continued, "I just wanted to share that as kind of a disclaimer to this picture because I know there are so many moms out there who feel bad because the don't always lose the weight quickly. The same methods don't necessarily work for everyone. Just remember, if you haven't made it to your physical goal yet, it's because you're a boss with a million things going on and you are probably killing it more than you think you are."