Yanyah Milutinović shares, “I was in labor for a total of seven hours, but I pushed my 9lbs son out in one single push – and in less than 30 seconds. It’s absolutely remarkable! And I am so proud of myself, and my body.”
She never slacks off and even post-partum, she was constantly trying to get off the sofa or bed to warm up.
Around two and a half weeks after giving birth, the mom-of-two was ready to hit the gym again. She shared in her post, “My focus was on my healing, and on my physical performance and not so much on the aesthetics in postpartum.”
“In these last four months, I have safely rebuilt my strength after giving birth. I have even surpassed my strength in many lifts, lifting a lot heavier than what I ever have in my life.”
A little after a month later, she was doing squats with 100 kg.
Half a year after having a baby, she was squatting with almost 200kg.
Yanyah shared that her first pregnancy was harder and she was determined to beat her own record. The competitive woman shared, “From not being able to pick anything off the floor, I am now deadlifting 315lbs (142kg) for 10 repetitions with ease.”
“My goal was to squat 225lbs, which I reached at five weeks postpartum. And my second goal was 315lbs, which I reached at nine weeks postpartum. Then at five months postpartum, I squatted 405lbs for one rep; and had my big total, which was squat, deadlift, and chest press within 60 minutes, at 920lbs.”
She advice other women and mom-to-be that pelvic floor exercise was her secret to never leaking.
“I have never leaked, not even a little bit, ever. I have listened to my body and worked on my pelvic floor strength/health long before I decided to ever become pregnant,” she shared with her followers. “My pelvic floor is equally as strong as the rest of my body and with the proper exercises I have been able to heal myself from two pregnancies without any complications.”
She also refrains from strict dieting and focuses more on adding proteins to her meals.
“We need to be able to enjoy birthdays, holidays, and business dinners too,” she shares her opinion.
Despite her feats, she receives trolls continuously for breaking the standards.
“I have got comments like ‘You’re fat’, ‘You are disgusting’, ‘Oh you gained a lot of weight’, ‘You shouldn’t have worked out while pregnant, but this is the time to focus on it, look at how hideous you look now’, ‘She is too big’, ‘You look like a man’, ‘Don’t forget you are a woman’ and throw up emojis just to mention a few things,” she shares about the negativity.
“But I’ve had a lot of positive, uplifting, and kind comments – a lot of women, and mothers who find inspiration, motivation, encouragement, and empowerment in what I do, it makes me very happy!”
“I think it’s important to remind yourself of how amazing your body is and what it has accomplished. Be kind to yourself, and try to fall in love with the journey rather than the goal.”
“And just like that, you will always find happiness in the process of change!”