Katherine Heigl flaunts her washboard abs 14 months after giving birth to son

The 39-year-old actress had given birth to son Joshua Bishop in December 2016.

Katherine Heigl flaunts her washboard abs 14 months after giving birth to son

Miracles don’t happen overnight. It’s a long sworn effort and Katherine Heigl proves it with an Instagram photo she posted on Monday. She shows off her 14-month journey to get her slender body back after giving birth to her son Joshua Bishop in December 2016. The 39-year-old actress, who has three children with husband Josh Kelly, has put up a long descriptive caption on what inspired and motivated her to find her lost abs.

“It’s been almost 14 months since Joshua Jr was born and it has taken me about that long to really get back in shape,” writes Heigl. Detailing the timeline of each version of herself in picture she adds “ The first pic was taken one month after he was born. The second pic was taken almost a full year later and the last pic was taken this weekend.”

Katherine Heigl with husband and children (Instagram)

The model-turned-actor, who will appear on USA Network’s Suits post royal-to-be Meghan Markle's departure in April, shares her struggle with slow weight loss progress. “I wish I had a few from in between the first and second so you could really see how slow my progress was but alas...I was busy covering it all up those months, not posing in my unders,” she admits.

Her motivation scaled with an upcoming beach vacation and her “new job” filming which will commence soon. But in fact, it was her “deep desire to feel fit, strong and sexy,” that propelled her to loose the last of her post-pregnancy weight in the last two months. She adds that she knew her abs muscles “were buried under that belly somewhere!”

The 27 Dresses actress gave a shoutout to her motivators, mainly trainer Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide programme and an app called Sweat: “I was wholly and totally inspired by Miss @rachparcell and the before and after pics she shared after taking the #bbg challenge. I had never heard of it but she looked so damn great (she had her baby just a few months before me) that I had to check it out. I found a fantastic app called #sweat that features several different #bbg programs you can choose from and makes it incredibly easy to do anywhere, which for me means in my bedroom at home!”

"It’s been almost 14 months since Joshua Jr was born and it has taken me about that long to really get back in shape. The first pic was taken one month after he was born. The second pic was taken almost a full year later and the last pic was taken this weekend. I wish I had a few from in between the first and second so you could really see how slow my progress was but alas...I was busy covering it all up those months, not posing in my unders! Anyway, I have a beach vacation coming up, a new job I start filming in April and my deep desire to feel fit, strong and sexy propelling me forward the last two months to finally loose the last of my baby weight and do a deep dive search for the ab muscles I knew were buried under that belly somewhere! I was wholly and totally inspired by Miss @rachparcell and the before and after pics she shared after taking the #bbg challenge. I had never heard of it but she looked so damn great (she had her baby just a few months before me) that I had to check it out. I found a fantastic app called #sweat that features several different #bbg programs you can choose from and makes it incredibly easy to do anywhere, which for me means in my bedroom at home! I won’t lie, the workouts are real ass kickers but the progress I’ve made in only 5 short weeks has kept me motivated and inspired to keep going! I am so grateful I’ve had a full year to find those ab muscles and get my butt back up where it belongs and wasn’t forced by work to snap back into shape but it is time to make the strength, fitness and overall health of my body a priority and I am so grateful that @rachparcell shared her story and got this mama motivated!" (Intagram)

The mother of Joshua, Naleigh, 9 and Adalaide, 5 keeps emphasizing on how her struggle has been real. “I won’t lie, the workouts are real ass kickers but the progress I’ve made in only 5 short weeks has kept me motivated and inspired to keep going!” she explains.

“I am so grateful I’ve had a full year to find those ab muscles and get my butt back up where it belongs and wasn’t forced by work to snap back into shape but it is time to make the strength, fitness and overall health of my body a priority and I am so grateful that @rachparcell shared her story and got this mama motivated!” she concludes.

We can't wait to see Katherine rock those power-suits (hopefully) in the upcoming season Suits.

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