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Behind the Before & After: Why This Fitness Coach Got a Mommy Makeover After Losing 100 Pounds

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Behind the Before & After: Why This Fitness Coach Got a Mommy Makeover After Losing 100 Pounds

Pictures can only tell so much. Behind the Before & After highlights the backstory of the most transformative cosmetic procedures on RealSelf’s Instagram, from the patient’s motivation to the recovery process to how they feel about their results today.

Courtney is a 35-year-old fitness coach living in Las Vegas. “Many people didn’t understand WHY I had a tummy tuck to remove my loose skin. A lot of those people understood after I posted [these] before and after [pics],” she said of her powerful mommy makeover before-and-after. This is her story, edited for length and clarity.

Before I got pregnant for the first time in 2016, I was about 150 pounds and 5’8”. I gained 75 pounds, then lost about 50 after giving birth. When I got pregnant again a year later, I gained another 75. I thought I’d gain a normal amount, like 20 or 30 pounds—I definitely wasn’t expecting it, but I couldn’t help it. So I weighed about 235 pounds when I delivered my second kid via C-section—and that’s when I really knew I had to do something. I had all these stretch marks and was feeling like a stranger in my own body.