Earlier this summer, Paola Mayfield flaunted her post-baby body to show off her progress. But that just wasn't enough.
Now, she's showing dramatic before-and-after photos of her body just weeks after giving birth contrasted with her body nearly 7 months later.
The results are absolutely stunning. Take a look:
Paola Mayfield took to Instagram to share a pair of before-and-after photos of herself.
"Transformation Monday," Pao's caption begins.
She then provides the context for both the "before" pics and the "after" photos.
"2 weeks postpartum vs now, almost 7 months postpartum," Paola writes.
What an incredible difference half a year can make.
"Honestly," Paola confesses. "I was hesitating to post this picture."
"I know people are probably going to body shame me," she predicts. "But I don’t care."
Paola has been bombarded with hateful messages over her body and how much of it she shows off for years.
"I want to show the reality of a body that has gone through so many changes," she expresses.
"And of course," Pao adds. "Show you that I’m so proud of where I am right now."
Paola admits that simply trimming down her figure was not the hardest part of recovering from pregnancy.
"The hardest part for me was gaining back my strength," Paola writes.
She explains: "bc training for me isn’t just about being skinny."
Pao notes that seeking skinniless is something "which that can only be obtain by a caloric deficit."
She's right about that.
"Being able to train like a beast," Paola writes.
That is such a fun, colorful image.
She continues: "that was my goal."
"And let me tell you," her caption goes on to tease. "I’m getting closer and closer!"
"I want you to see this as a motivation," Pao expresses to her fans and followers.
Paola hasn't really been able to focus on her figure as much as she might have liked.
The reason for that, of course, is that she's a new mother to baby Axel.
"Having a baby takes a lot of our time and energy," Paola understates.
"But I’m trying my best to find that time and energy," she concludes. "To keep going and reaching my goals"
Paola has clearly made some incredible progress on her body since she gave birth.
Notably, Russ seems to feel that focusing on recovery like this may be a mistake.
He has expressed a desire that he and Pao have baby #2 sooner rather than later.
The idea beaing that Paola could get the pregnancy horrors over with now and then recover without ever having to do it again.
But Paola has been, as you can imagine, pretty adamant that one baby is enough of a handfull at the moment.
We can understand Russ' way of thinking on this topic, but it sounds like Paola has th right idea.
Besides, at the end of the day, it's her body and it's her decision.