Friday 24 May 2019

'My whole mindset changed' - why supermodel Kate Upton no longer weighs herself after having a baby

Kate Upton shops Copper Fit at Dicks Sporting Goods on January 9, 2019 in El Segundo, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Copper Fit)
Kate Upton shops Copper Fit at Dicks Sporting Goods on January 9, 2019 in El Segundo, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Copper Fit)
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Kate Upton attends Copper Fit And Kate Upton Launch Event In NYC at The Empire State Building on September 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Copper Fit)
Kate Upton attending the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala 2018 in New York, USA. Ian West/PA Wire
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Kate Upton refuses to weigh herself after having her child.

The 26-year-old star - who has five-month-old daughter Genevieve with her husband Justin Verlander - insists she isn't worried about what it is on the scale but knows she is getting "stronger".

She said: "I am definitely making progress, and there’s little wins. I personally don’t love getting on the scale too much, because it fluctuates from so many things, like breastfeeding, or if I’m bloated or too hydrated or not hydrated enough. It’s kind of a buzzkill when you see that number. So I always try to focus on my weights - am I going up in weights, do I feel stronger when I’m doing lunges. I’m definitely getting stronger and feeling better."

And Kate says her "whole mindset changed so much" when she focused on her strength rather than the number on the scales.

Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros celebrates with model Kate Upton and the MVP trophy after defeating the New York Yankees by a score of 4-0 to win Game Seven of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 21, 2017
Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros celebrates with model Kate Upton and the MVP trophy after defeating the New York Yankees by a score of 4-0 to win Game Seven of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 21, 2017

She added: "My whole mindset changed so much, instead of trying to fit into this perfect mould that I thought I was trying to be. As soon as I started caring about my strength, I felt healthier. I felt stronger. I was able to have more energy and be more active. And I was happier, honestly."

The blonde beauty admits it was hard getting back into exercise after the birth.

She shared to People magazine: "I felt very strong the whole pregnancy, and then you’re starting completely over again. It all disappears! I did the workouts and I started at phase 1, which used to be so easy for me, and suddenly I was struggling so much. That’s why doing the workouts is so great, because Ben spread them out, so you’re easing into it and building that strength again."

Kate Upton attends Copper Fit And Kate Upton Launch Event In NYC at The Empire State Building on September 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Copper Fit)
Kate Upton attends Copper Fit And Kate Upton Launch Event In NYC at The Empire State Building on September 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Copper Fit)

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