Even though Khloé Kardashian jumped right back into her workout routine not long after giving birth to daughter True in April, she has nothing but respect for moms who choose to take it a little bit easier after giving birth.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Kardashian defended moms from body shamers who might pressure them to "bounce back" as quickly as possible.
"Completely over mommy/body shamers! Women who choose 2take their time after baby, I'm so proud of you! Women who choose to work out after baby, I'm so proud of you! We all must do what's best for US! Please b kind 2urself! A happy mommy makes for a happy baby! Love your process," she wrote in one tweet, adding in another, "We are so hard on ourselves. Please be patient and gentle with your journey. Don't compare yours to anyone else's. You are right where you need to be! You are amazing!! You are worthy!!!"
In early May, Kardashian returned to posting photos and videos from her workouts on social media.
As expected, some trolls criticized her for getting back into the gym so soon after giving birth. But Kardashian explained in a series of videos on her Instagram Story in late May why it was so important to her to start working out again. "What I'm annoyed about is that I've read a couple of times on Twitter that, you know, they feel that I'm focusing too much on my body, but the truth is, I worked out five or six days a week before I got pregnant, and that's my sanctuary and something I love to do," she said at the time.
Kardashian continued, "I want to start doing that now and getting into my rhythm, and in between feedings I want to find time to work out, because that's going to be my new normal. Just because I have a baby doesn't mean I have to stop doing the things that I love, and I love working out and getting my mind right." She added, "I've been craving these workouts."
As SELF wrote previously, doctors generally advice people to wait at least six weeks after giving birth before getting too intense with your exercise. But if you're pregnancy was healthy and your delivery uncomplicated, you can start easing back into it basically whenever you feel ready.
The key here, as always, is to listen to your body and do what feels right when it feels right.