Several months after giving birth to her daughter, Arielle Harmony Brink, she has opened up about some of her weight struggles and other issues that come with motherhood.
On Instagram, she shared that, at 82.5kg, she was the heaviest that she had been in her “entire life”.
She wrote: “I feel heavy, yet I feel strong. I am tired, yet I love every second of the waking hour. I am not my Body, yet I need to treat it like my temple. This Body is the only one I’ll get in this lifetime, and I can’t trade it in for a newer model.”
She added that it was “difficult to remain disciplined” and that sometimes, she forgot her own needs.
“This is the heaviest that I’ve ever been in my entire life it scares me. I work hard. I burn calories but I don’t eat in a deficit just yet. I need to do what’s best for my baby, and that’s staying nourished and mentally healthy.”
Through sharing her struggles and journey, Brink hopes to encourage other women who are going through similar situations.
“I’ve just seen too much, to not be happy with where I’m at. My voice, my current struggles, and my journey will speak to someone out there who needs to be reminded that: ‘mommy / sister / daughter / wife / friend - you are doing your best, and sometimes your best needs to be good enough for now, until your energy is revived- and until we switch some gears.
“We are in this together. We are more connected than you realise. Let’s draw strength from each others’ struggles, and hope from each others’ triumphs. Today we woke up, and that should be enough reason to keep on keeping on!”
Brink might not be where she wants to be mentally and physically, but her husband, Clint Brink, whose also an actor and singer, thinks she’s “gorgeous”, writing as much in the comment section.
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