It's easy to be amazed by the moms out there who seem to bounce back from pregnancy at the speed of light.
I mean, just look at this mom who went from having a giant baby bump to a flat stomach with rock-hard abs in two months.
The thing is, these women aren't the rule. They are absolutely the exception. At least, that's what CrossFit trainer and new mom Revie Jane Schulz is out to prove.
The 25-year-old posted a revealing photo on Instagram that shows her body before and after having her daughter, telling fans that her belly took its time with shrinking.
Her photo shows that even if you focus on fitness, it doesn't mean your belly will immediately shrink.
Her photo shows that even if you focus on fitness, it doesn't mean your belly will immediately shrink back to normal size within a few months of having a baby.
Personally, I haven't had a baby, and I don't know if I ever will, but I can imagine how frustrating it is to see your hard work for your body disappear after childbirth.
And in all honesty, the things that can happen to your body during and after childbirth are terrifying to me.
We can look at moms who bounce back quickly and hope it will go the same way for us, but in reality, it's different for everyone.
Revie said she still looked six months pregnant after giving birth and that it took three months for her bump to shrink.
The new mom did her fans a huge favor by putting herself out there and staying positive despite worrying that her stomach would never be the same.
Given her photo at 39 weeks, her three-month transformation seems amazing in and of itself.
Seriously, the fact that she produced a living, breathing person means way more than having a flat stomach.
At the end of the day, our bodies are all different, and not all of us can bounce back from pregnancy with a fast turnaround time.
Seeing before-and-after photos all over Instagram can make us feel antsy about our fitness goals, but as Revie said in her post, a little bit of patience and perspective comes in handy.