Fitness star Katrina Scott is candid about embracing her postpartum body five months after she the first visibly pregnant model to be seen in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.
The Tone It Up co-founder took to Instagram this weekend to proudly share two photos of himself wearing a black sports bra and matching leggings. On one of the selfies her eldest daughter, Isabelle, kisses her sweetly on her stomach.
Scott, 38, explained in the caption that Isabelle, who turns four later this month, looked at her and asked, “Mommy, do you have a baby in your tummy?”
“No, honey,” the mother replied, who welcomed her second daughter, Colette, in May. “This is Mommy’s tummy and it’s very normal and beautiful to look like this after having a baby…or actually not having a baby. All curves are beautiful, my love.’
Katrina Scott, 38, shared photos of herself in a black sports bra and leggings on Instagram on Saturday, nearly five months after she welcomed her second daughter, Colette.
The Tone It Up co-founder explained in the caption that her daughter Isabella, who turns four next week, had looked at her and asked, “Mom, do you have a baby in your tummy?”
Scott said her daughter then asked to kiss her belly, a moment she captured on camera to share with her 430,000 followers.
“I love this belly—and both you and your sister,” she told Isabelle, who agreed, “I love your belly, too.”
The fitness entrepreneur went on to say how happy she is that her daughter still wants to kiss her belly.
“Isabelle loved kissing my tummy when her little sister Colette was in… and it makes me so happy that she still loves to kiss my tummy… even though I’m alone inside,” she explained. from. “It was a home for her and Colette to grow.”
Scott ended her post with a message about the importance of exposing children to body positivity at an early age.
Scott made history earlier this year when she became the first visibly pregnant woman to pose for the edition of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Just weeks later, she and her husband, Brian Scott, welcomed their daughter Colette
“Let’s teach our kids that our bodies are beautiful, no matter the chapter,” she wrote. “Let’s not tell our girls (and boys) that they ruined our bodies while we were making them… they made us love and appreciate our bodies even more. It’s a safe place for them. Let’s change the story so that our babies grow up loving themselves and the skin they’re in.”
Scott made Sports Illustrated Swimsuit history earlier this year when she showed off her baby bump in the iconic magazine when she was nearly seven months pregnant.
The publication celebrated the groundbreaking shoot on Instagram at the time, calling it a “MAJOR moment.”
‘From Rookie of the Year in 2021 to the FIRST EVER visibly pregnant woman in the SI Swimsuit Issue, @katrinascott keeps popping up and making waves!’ wrote the magazine.
Scott also shared her own post to mark the occasion.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit has a storied history of firsts… of pushing boundaries, building and restoring confidence, and speaking directly to all women in a powerful and inclusive voice. Today is such a special moment that I am honored to be a part of this,” she said.
When Isabella asked about her stomach, Scott told her that ‘it’s perfectly normal and beautiful to look like this after a baby…or no baby’
Scott said her daughter then asked to kiss her tummy, a moment she captured on camera to share with her 430,000 followers
The mother-to-be of two also addressed the pressure being placed on new mothers to return to their pre-baby bodies after giving birth.
“As women, we’ve been told, shown, and expected to hide (and then ‘bounce back’) from our pregnant bodies, when in fact our beautiful humps embody the wonder of what it means to be selfless, vulnerable and strong,” she said. explained.
In this issue, I hope to represent all the women who create life, feel all the feelings and embrace change as they look to the future, especially those who have difficult fertility journeys. I am with you and you are never alone.
“Our bodies and minds are capable of extraordinary things, and as far as I’m concerned, I’m all for bouncing gracefully forward,” she concluded.
Scott later shared that the honor was particularly poignant, as her pregnancy came after two miscarriages.
Speaking to Fox News, she admitted she didn’t want to get “too attached” during the early days of her pregnancy for fear of losing the baby.
“Isabelle loved kissing my belly when her little sister Colette came in…
The fitness guru ended her post with a message urging other parents to join her in “teaching our kids that our bodies are beautiful, regardless of the chapter.”
‘It does rob you of that blissful joy. You just carefully make your way through each week,” she said.
Scott recalled how she and her husband, Brian Scott, “told everyone right away” when they were expecting their daughter, Isabelle.
“During our first pregnancy, we had a gender reveal party, we told our parents and all our friends. We did that with the second and third pregnancies. But the second and third pregnancies didn’t go completely,” she explained.
Scott noted that this time she and her husband waited longer to tell people — and it took her about 15 to 17 weeks to get pictures of her belly.
“On my phone I have so many memories of previous pregnancies that we lost. And I think I avoided all that,’ she said.
“I was excited, but I also kept saying to myself, ‘If this works, that’s really great. If it doesn’t work, we’ll try again.’ You don’t want to get too attached. You don’t want to get too excited.’
Scott suffered two miscarriages and had IVF before becoming pregnant with Colette (pictured in her last trimester)
Scott underwent IVF when she walked in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit show during Miami Swim Week in July 2021 (pictured)
The fitness star (pictured in March 2021) vowed she wouldn’t pressure herself to ‘bounce back’ after the birth of her second child
Scott, who underwent IVF when she walked in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit show during… Miami Swim Week in July 2021 also acknowledged that fertility treatments are “not accessible to all people.”
“It is a great privilege for our family to have access to fertility treatments,” she said. ‘Often it’s out of pocket. Often it is really hard on the body. I realized how blessed we were to be able to do that.”
As for her plans for her post-baby body, she insisted she wouldn’t pressure herself, and if her latest Instagram post is any indication, she’s kept her word.
“I knew that as a fitness brand co-founder, eyes would be on me. I knew people would expect me to bounce right back after the baby, be in shape and say, “Do this like I did,” she said at the time.
“But I wanted to do it at my own pace,” she said, adding that she even got rid of all her old jeans so she wouldn’t feel pressured to fit them back in.
“I really wanted to change the story. I wanted to think about moving forward and finding new strength with my new body without looking back and trying to fit into an old pair of jeans.’