‘Thankful for my fast metabolism’

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Jessica Szohr is showing love for her body, six weeks after giving birth to her first child.

the Gossip Girl The 35-year-old actress and her boyfriend, professional hockey player Brad Richardson, welcomed their daughter Bowie Ella on January 11, and in an Instagram post on Monday, she celebrates her body for its strength during and after of pregnancy.

“It still amazes me that I have become a little human inside myself,” Szohr writes alongside a trio of mirror selfies as he poses on a waist trainer. “My body became his home for 10 months.”

“While I look forward to exercising again, I am grateful for my fast metabolism and proud of my body … it is tough and strong!” she adds. “And with the support of my waist trainer @bumpsuit, I always felt fit. I kept my midsection in one place and didn’t feel uncomfortable … and trust me, I know what feels uncomfortable;) # postpartum”

On her Instagram story, she also shared a flashback from January 15, four days after giving birth. She smiles in the photo while wearing a nursing bra that she said is “amazing.”

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In a video on her Instagram story, Szohr explains why she felt empowered to praise her body for its strength and how everyone’s body is uniquely special.

“First I want to start by saying that each and every one of you has an instrument that is so special and so unique and that there is no other like it. That is your body,” he tells his followers. “That’s fucking cool.”

“I’m posting some things about my body because postpartum is a really crazy journey,” she adds with a laugh. “I just want to say that you are unique, special and great … You really understand the blessing of your body and that no one else has it.”

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