Imogen Thomas goes naked to show off her post-baby body
IMOGEN, 30, gave birth to her daughter Ariana in February and has told Closer magazine that her post baby figure is the result of five-and-a-half months of a low-fat diet and regular exercise.
“It was a horrible shock when I realised there weren’t going to be any quick fixes,” she recalls.
“I was coming off the treadmill soaked in sweat and didn’t seem to be getting any thinner. I was in tears all the time and had to push myself so much, but I just kept thinking about the end result.”
She added: “I felt people expected me to snap back into shape after having a baby, but it just doesn’t happen like that. I’ve worked so hard to get back to where I am now and I’m so proud of what I’ve achieved. I’ll never be a size 8 and I’m not going to try to be one.”
Although she is loving motherhood, Imogen – who lives with boyfriend Adam Horsley, 27 – admitted that the sleepless nights early on were hard.
“At the beginning I had a few cries when I was so sleep deprived,” she said.
“I absolutely love being a mum. She’s doing few little things every single day, like putting her arms out to me and laughing when I sing to her.”
Former Big Brother contestant Imogen, from Llanelli, who has been with city trader Adam for almost two years, is hoping for wedding bells, saying: “I would like to get married, I’d love to be a bride one day.”
She credits Adam for helping her to stay motivated during her recent shape up: “He was amazing. After about 10 weeks of working out and dieting, when I was thinking I hadn’t lost any weight, he’d tell me I was looking really good. Adam loves me whatever my size and helped me see that while I might look different to before, I should embrace it.”
Now a healthy size 10-12, the 5ft 6 glamour model could not be prouder of her post-baby body.
The full interview and more pictures appear in this week’s Closer magazine, on sale now. Visit www.closeronline.co.uk