Former UFC champion, Ronda Rousey, just gave birth last month and she’s already showing the progress she’s made getting her body back into shape. Rousey shared the series of images on Instagram showing her stomach from the side and the front telling fans she’s hoping to get back to training very soon.
10 days postpartum,” Rousey wrote. “My mom [AnnMaria De Mars] went back to training 6 days after having my sister Maria, then made weight and won the judo US Open 6 weeks later… when she was pregnant with me she only gained 12 pounds – and I was an 8 lbs baby! I’ve decided to let her keep those records. My body seems to be recovering faster than I hoped, but I won’t really know if Pō tossed a grenade on the way out till my 6-week checkup. Since breaking both my hands and getting pregnant it feels like I lost a lifetime of muscle – it’s easy to get discouraged over all that lost progress – but if anything I’m looking forward to getting cleared to train again even more. This is an opportunity start over and mold my body into its next phase. (and yes that is a maternity bra and I did crop out the ice pack in my underwear.”
Rousey announced the birth of her first child, a daughter named La’akea Makalapuaokalanipõ Browne, in late September and has shared a few photos of the child with her husband Travis Browne.
Rousey left the UFC in January 2018 and joined the WWE where she became a champion there as well. Her appearances in the ring were short-lived and she now lives on a farm with her husband and a variety of farm animals.