Letoya Makhene has been in the entertainment industry for close to three decades, she started her career off as a child and we have seen her grow right in front of our eyes. The media personality gave birth a couple of months ago and she has been open about the pressures society puts on women to lose weight after giving birth.
In a social media post, the actress shared why she won't succumb to the pressure of snapping back quickly after giving birth, "I’m doing this because lately there’s been this unnecessary pressure to ‘snap back’ immediately after having a baby and that’s not real. While some might be luckier than others to lose the weight faster, and believe me, I’m not one of those. Fact is our bodies need to be given time to heal,” she wrote.
I'm doing this because lately there's been this unnecessary pressure to "snap back" immediately after having a baby-and that's not real. While some might be luckier than others to lose the weight faster-and believe me I'm not one of those-fact is our bodies need to be given time to heal. Pigmentation on the belly is real. That little bit of lose skin was real even for athlete @alysiamontano And all of the above have been very real for me too. While I don't judge anyone for going under the knife-some of us make a choice not to go that route-hell I've pushed out 4babies because I'm shit scared of getting cut up 🤷🏽♀️...and I'm not talking about the brave ladies who wanted to give birth naturally but had to have an emergency c-section...some things are out of our hands and at the end of the day, what's important is that both mom and baby came through this journey safely and well. Bringing life into this world has been such a humbling experience for me. Knowing that my body could produce such amazing beings is by far the most beautiful thing I've ever experienced. And I won't let this new "snap back" phenomena take away from the pure joy in my heart. My weight loss is my journey and one I tend to enjoy just as I enjoyed watching my belly grow. Life and our little blessings are to be enjoyed...just as much as working out should also be enjoyed. Love & Light Mama ka Nubia 💕
Fast forward to now, the star took to Instagram to show off her progress. Take a look at the snap below.
Another celebrity who has been hitting the gym hard is Heavy K, in an interview with Times Live, he said that he was happy with his weight and would only shed off the kilo's when it suited him not because of pressure from the public.
"I won't lie at times they (the tweets) do get to me, but that is probably only 2% of the time. When I see nasty comments about me or my weight, which I do, I just ignore it. The thing is, that is how they feel about my weight or about me, but it's not how I feel about myself. I'm happy the way I am. I'm not here for that, mine is to make great music."
It seems like the producer is now ready to shed off the weight because he has been posting snaps of himself at the gym, take a look at some of the pictures below:
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Main image credit: Instagram/@letoyamakhene