Drew Barrymore Gets Candid, Promoting Body Positivity On Instagram
Drew Barrymore Gets Candid, Promoting Body Positivity On Instagram
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Drew Barrymore Gets Candid, Promoting Body Positivity On Instagram

Drew Barrymore has taken to Instagram recently to discuss her post-pregnancy weight struggles and urges people not to compare their weight to celebrities.

Drew Barrymore, the actress raised in a Hollywood world has recently come out on Instagram giving us a candid insight to her struggles with a changing body. Like most women, the 'Santa Clarita Diet' actress' body has changed over the years, especially post-pregnancy.

Barrymore has two young girls, Olive, 6, and Frankie, 5, she claims 'It was a true miracle to even be able to have these girls. So whatever the aftermath on my body, well bring it on!'

The 'ET' actress goes on to admit that there were days where she cried in her closet and she hated getting dressed. Let's not lie we have all had those days before, where nothing seems to fit right or look good and you just want to give up and go back to bed.

Barrymore then divulges that it takes a lot of maintenance and food monitoring to get thin right after pregnancy and urges readers not to compare themselves to those impossible post-pregnancy celebrity bodies as even she had to 'claw her way there'.

The actress claims that living a strict life to maintain a certain figure can 'take a lot of the joy out of life with food', but that she has now found balance. The 'elusive B' that we all struggle to achieve, between hard work and pleasure, between eating a whole pack of biscuits and running a 5k. The Charlie's Angel claims:

It only took 45 years to find myself. Right where I am supposed to be.
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I go up and I go down. The rollercoaster of my body is a challenging, but beautiful ride. I made two kids. The single most important purpose for me being on this planet is for them! It is a true miracle I was able to have these two girls. So whatever the aftermath on my body, well bring it on! That said, there have been times i have stood in my closet and just cried. Hated getting dressed. Didn’t feel good! It takes so much for me to look decent. I have to eat just right and Work my ass off! I cannot fight the fact that I have the propensity to be the Pillsbury dough boy! (Now all I can think about is crescent rolls) So DON’T Be fooled by what you see when people are thin right after baby. Don’t compare yourself to the magazines and the red carpets. If I looked decent on anything I have done since I had my two kids, I have clawed my way there. You can too! However, it is hard to sustain and can take a lot of the joy out of life with food. But not anymore. NOW I have found that elusive B called BALANCE. 45! It only took 45 years to find myself. Right where I am supposed to be. And it’s not perfect. But it’s me. And most importantly, I want to share it with you. Ps this is the power of @marniealton, she’s the one who helped me be @santaclaritadiet ready! #WELLNESSWEEK

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Barrymore also sang the praises of her personal trainer and wellness coach Marnie Alton, who helped her with her twenty-pound weight loss journey. In a previous post, the 'Fifty First Dates' actress claims that Alton is 'poetry in a human being' and has helped her through every step of her journey. The pair have known each other for fifteen years, and Barrymore could not seem to be more happy with her friend, she stated:

'It’s not all about being terminators! It’s about how to find yourself. How to be your best self. But we need guidance and we hope our teachers are smart and wise and sane! Marnie is one of the greats. Period.'
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#WELLNESSWEEK @marniealton @mbodybymarniealton This woman is my long time teacher and dear important friend. She has helped me. Healed me. Encouraged me to keep going when I felt like being strong was an insurmountable task. We have known each other for about 15 years and when I told her I wanted to transform my body for #SANTACLARITADIET she helped me. Every spring, when I would start training to become #SHEILAHAMMOND Marnie was the one who got me there. I lost 20 pounds and trained like a mother. She also is the most amazing person. She is poetry in a human being. The best heart. Her priorities are in the right place. She is humorous and so so so knowledgeable about our bodies. I love her. Inside and out. Her classes are always booked up and we all love to run to her for her spirit and leadership for all things healthy. We hope the people in the wellness world are actually healthy in their hearts and minds. It’s not all about being terminators! It’s about how to find yourself. How to be your best self. But we need guidance and we hope our teachers are smart and wise and sane! Marnie is one of the greats. Period. And if your looking for a life change or to find your consistent tribe, she is where I found mine.

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By Johanna Garner

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