Hot mama! MTV’s Kailyn Lowry has always been vocal about her weight struggles, as documented on ‘Teen Mom 2.’ After giving birth to her son Lincoln Marshall in Dec. 2013, the tattooed beauty has succeeded in shedding the baby weight. HollywoodLife.com spoke EXCLUSIVELY to the reality star about her amazing transformation.
So what inspired 23-year-old Kailyn Lowry‘s dramatic slim down? “Just looking in the mirror and not being happy with the way I look and feel,” she tells HollywoodLife.com. “My kids really do deserve a healthy mom who can keep up with them and be a good role model.” Find out how Kail got her best bod yet!
You look amazing! When you decided you wanted to lose weight, how did you change up your diet?
The reason my weight has been so slow to come off is because I’ve been working out like crazy for almost a year but haven’t gotten the eating part down until the last several weeks. And I’m not following any specific diet. I’m working on portion control and substituting the junk I used to eat with healthier options
Did you still allow yourself some cheat foods?
I still allow myself to have something if I want it. Oreos, and sweets in general, are my weakness and I try to save any indulgences for the weekend when I know my family will probably go out to eat or for ice cream.
And what has your workout regimen been like?
I get into my Cross Fit box 4 times a week and then on Tuesdays and Thursdays I do an hour of Muay Thai and jui jitsu right after.
Wow! Is it hard to keep up such a healthy lifestyle while raising Isaac, 5, and little Lincoln?
We are always doing things outside and being active. Our yard is an acre so the boys always want to be outside on top of Isaac’s soccer schedule.
How would you describe your confidence after losing weight?
Honestly, I didn’t recognize the progress I had been making until my friend sent me that side by side picture. And I’m still not 100% happy where I’m at. I would like to drop another 20 lbs.
How’s your hubby, Javi [Marroquin] supporting your new lifestyle?
Javi is a workout junkie. He is in the gym every day, sometimes twice a day. It has caused a few bumps in the road for us. For the simple fact that he doesn’t understand what it’s like to gain weight – I gained around 50 lbs with Lincoln – and then struggle to lose it — I realize this is my own fault — along with the criticism online. But he has always encouraged me to work out with him when I’m not feeling like it which is helpful. But he can still eat whatever he wants and I envy him for that! (Laughs)
Girl, we do too! See Kailyn strut her stuff when Teen Mom 2 returns July 9 at 10 p.m. on MTV.
HollywoodLifers — let us know what YOU think about Kail’s impressive weight loss!
— Evan Real