If you took a glance at Jessica Enslow walking down the street, you probably wouldn’t guess she is actually a mom-of-seven.
The 43-year-old looks half her age after overhauling her diet and lifestyle.
The mom-of-seven from Salt Lake City, Utah, struggled with her extra pregnancy weight for years.
Jessica gave birth to her first child aged 20. But after working hard in the gym she has finally achieved the body of her dreams.
After Jessica gave birth to her first child, Alyssa, now 23, she was shocked by how much weight she gained.
She tried to use a fitness DVD to get back in shape after her first few pregnancies, but couldn’t get motivated.
It wasn’t until Jessica gave birth to her seventh child in 2013 that she knew she needed to make a change.
The hardworking nurse and dedicated mom decided to document her fitness journey on Instagram.
Jessica is she is now a lean 115 lbs (8 stone 3 lbs).
Pictures of her training with Alyssa shows that the pair look more like sisters than mother and daughter.
Jessica said: ‘I was shocked at the amount of fat I had gained with my first pregnancy.’
‘I remember coming home from the hospital expecting to jump right into my pre-pregnancy jeans, but couldn’t get them any higher than mid-thigh.’
‘It was so depressing and I didn’t feel great about myself. I realised this was more than just baby weight and that I would have to start exercising regularly to shed the extra pounds.’
‘After the second one, I kind of knew what to expect, so I wasn’t as surprised or depressed. I knew I would just have to put in the work.’
‘After my fifth and sixth children, I just ran on the treadmill and did crunches’
‘I didn’t really become aware of body composition until after my seventh and final baby when I started my fitness account on Instagram.’
After hiring a personal trainer, Jessica saw ‘drastic results’ in just four months.
She recalled: ‘It was pretty intense, but my body changed pretty drastically in just a few months.’
‘For the past four months I’ve only been working out two to three days a week, and have been eating intuitively.’
Jessica’s advice to other mothers who are trying to lose weight is to start by making small changes.
Jessica constantly updates her 64,000 Instagram followers under the handle @jessicaenslow.
She added: ‘I still see flaws, but I love having balance with my family and other interests rather than spending hours at the gym to have a perfectly chiselled body and having no energy for anything else.’
‘I would say just start somewhere. It could be making positive changes in your diet or committing to a certain amount of exercise and sticking to it.’
‘That is what really got me inspired to get my fitness journey started. And getting ‘fit’ is not linear. There will always be fluctuations.
‘Realising that your weight or body composition has nothing to do with your worth as a person is vital.
‘Happiness cannot completely depend upon your physical appearance, so making sure to nourish yourself emotionally and spiritually is just as important, if not more important.’