Katie Lee Biegel shared an emotional post on her Instagram page, detailing her personal struggles after giving birth to her first child in September.
On Thursday, the 39-year-old Food Network star recounted her experiences with postpartum pain and trying to reach her pre-pregnancy weight.
'I've been thinking a lot about what it means to "get my body back" after having a baby,' she wrote in a lengthy caption, underneath a photo in which she is seen posing poolside in a black bikini.
Speaking out: Katie Lee Biegel shared an emotional post on her Instagram page, detailing her personal struggles after giving birth to her first child in SeptemberInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
She continued, 'I recently hit my pre-baby weight, but it really isn't about the number on the scale. We spend 9 months growing, expanding, and having so many changes…then there's childbirth…which for me, was the easier part.
'What I was not at all prepared for was the postpartum recovery. I was in quite a bit of pain for a solid 6 weeks and it took me a much longer time to heal physically than I ever expected,' Biegel explained.
'I couldn't exercise for a few months (not that I really had the time or energy for it anyway). I didn't really care about eating my usual healthy foods, I would just grab something. As Iris got a little older and we got into more of a groove (ie when she finally started napping!!), I started to get back to myself.
Back to herself: Katie says that she is getting back into her groove now that Iris is older and she power walks every day with Iris in her stroller
'Exercise, my big salads, blow drying my hair! Now, I power walk every day with Iris in her stroller, I