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How Ciara lost 60lbs in baby weight after four months

By now, readers of this blog know my severe disdain for commercial, media and brand messaging that push an unrealistic ideal when it comes to post-baby weight loss. It’s destructive because it sets up regular women who have jobs, other kids at home, family obligations and who don’t have the resources and funds to afford private chefs, personal trainers and home delivery meals into thinking that if they haven’t done the same, they are failures.
Well singer Ciara was the latest celebrity to make a massive post-baby weight loss claim directly, not through a salacious tabloid, as we usually see.  She seems to be promoting a campaign to push Calvin Klein underwear, in a couple of super hot photos she posted on her Instagram account Friday. 
Ciara is a longtime celebrity spokesperson/model for the brand.
“After Delivering My Son I Feel Like There’s Nothing I Can’t Do. I Feel Like I Can Conquer The World. #ANewMe #NewMusic. So Proud To Rock #mycalvins 60lbs later!!” she wrote in the caption space about the above photo.
Ciara gave birth to son Future Zahir Wilburn on May 19th and apparently spent all her life in the gym after to get her body back to tip top shape, and drop that much amount of weight that fast. That is tremendous even if the average woman instantly loses about 10 or so from the baby, placenta, and fluids from post-delivery drop in water from  bloating.

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I feel so proud to say that 4 months after delivering a 9 lbs. 10 oz. baby, I can finally rock My Calvin’s! #mycalvins

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 “I feel so proud to say that 4 months after delivering a 9 lbs. 10 oz. baby, I can finally rock My Calvin’s! #mycalvins,” the “Get Up” singer captioned this one.
She gave some insight into her motivation to US Weekly
“You go from the mommy gym at home to the real gym and then you go to the stage,” she said. “For me it’s all about not only getting back into the place that I was in before. I had a baby but now, going even further.” 
She added, “I want to be one of those moms and women that when I look back, I know that I always stayed focused. And I think it’s about keeping your eyes on the prize.”
Her celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson shared some of her secrets.
“When you say she’s working out every day, that sounds like it’s crazy but it’s not,” he told People magazine last month. “It’s a ritual. She’s showering every day too. She’s not destroying herself.”
He added: “She’s working hard, she’s getting it done, she’s eating properly, she’s getting sleep while she can, and so she’s getting leaner and stronger.”
The fitness guru explained that her workouts are far from the ordinary.
 “Depending on where we are in the week, there’s a focus on pushing movements, pulling movements; there’s lower body, there’s working different planes of motion, whether it’s front to back, side to side rotation,” he stated. “It’s about keeping her moving…There are a lot of intervals in there. It doesn’t make for a happy camper, but [it produces] great results. You see the body, she’s already right there.”
Based on this commentary, it looks as if she really did it the hard way and not through post birth surgery as with Kim Zolciak, and others. 
Bonus: If you watch the WE TV show, you may know that Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Tamar Braxton-Herbert’s  sister Trina accused her of getting post baby liposuction and it erupted in a  major fight with Tamar denying the allegation. phew! 

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Ciara and Future welcome son, Future Zahir Wilburn, Social Media reactions to name

Congratulations to pop princess Ciara on the birth of her son early Monday morning, May 19. She posted an image of her newborn son’s arm on her Instagram account yesterday with the caption,

“FUTURE ZAHIR WILBURN 9lbs 10oz May 19 2014”

This is the Body Party‘s first child with fiance hip hop artist Future (Real Name: Nayvadius Cash). He reportedly has three children from previous relationships.

Congrats! There were quite a few reactions to the choice of the first name as documented by IBTimes HERE.

photo: Instagram, MusicCares

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Bump Watch Links: Ciara, Mila Kunis and Tila Tequila

Pregnant celebs were out and about confirming and sharing pics in traditional and social media this week. Here are a few we spotted:

Tila Tequila, former star of VH1’s A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila is preggers and posting up pics on Instagram (WetPaint)

Ciara is sharing a video of herself  “Crib Walking” with  her “almost there” bump (Instagram)

Mila Kunis confirmed her pregnancy and her engagement to Ashton Kutcher officially on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (YouTube)

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Ciara and other celebs attend Kim Kardashian ‘s Bridal Shower

Mom-to-be Ciara looked GORG in white Valentino on her way to her good friend Kim Kardashian‘s bridal shower this weekend. 

Kardashian, who is scheduled to Wes her fiancé Kanye West soon, shared photobooth photos of her friends, family & beaties from the posh affair with her 14 million followers on Instagram.

Fun times. 

Ciara stuns in W magazine fashion shoot (PHOTOS)

courtesy Carlos Cerrao for W

 Ciara looks stunning in photos published this week in W magazine featuring her 8-month pregnant belly.

The former model turned pop songstress explained in an article accompanying the photo spread that she has been active on photographing herself during her pregnancy to create a new tradition and to make sure she documents most of it.

wearing: Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons jacket and Eres swimsuit.

“My mom and I don’t have a lot of photos of my early years,” she explained to W. “So I decided we should document everything. This is one of those moments you can’t repeat.”

The first time mom-to-be who reveals her due date is any day now, told the magazine that maternity wear has been tough for her this pregnancy.

wearing: Theyskens’ Theory dress, Eres swimsuit and Ciara’s Cartier bracelets.

“Pregnancy has been a great fashion challenge because you can’t wear things that you used to wear but you still want to feel like who you are,” Ciara told W. “I have to pay some credit to my fiancé’s closet, because I have worn probably all of his clothes.”

Ciara announced this January on “The View” that she was pregnant with fiance Future’s baby.

And she has also been going to one of her besties for advice: Kim Kardashian, noting that she’s gotten advice from KimK on “everything from breastfeeding to how a stroller works.”

Ciara adds,“you don’t know your child until they get here, you don’t know their personality.There is a lot of learning to do. I loved that advice.”

In gratitude for the shoot, the “Body Party” singer thanked the mag in a recent social media share.

“Thank You [W Mag] For Documenting One Of The Most Special Times In My Life, In The Most Beautiful Way Possible.” Ciara captioned a photo from the shoot she posted on Instagram.

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Ciara poses with Easter Bunny with darker hair, About pregnant women and hair dye myth

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Mom-to-be Ciara posted pics on Easter Sunday of herself posing up with a giant Easter bunny and another after getting ice cream on the holiday.
The photo also revealed that she has gone back to her original darker hair color. It also reminds us of an old wives tail about pregnant women and hair dye. There is a prevailing thought, which may be based on fear and myth, that dye may impact negatively on a growing baby.
It’s not entirely accurate that chemicals in hair dye and other hair products that alter the color or texture of the hair may penetrate your skin cells and infiltrate the fetus.
Dr. Roger W. Harms wrote for the Mayo Clinic site about dying your hair when pregnant, “when you use hair dye, a small amount of the dye may penetrate your skin. Generally, however, the dye isn’t thought to pose harm to a developing baby.
“Few studies have examined women’s use of hair dye before and during pregnancy, “he said. “A 2005 study suggested an association between hair dye and pregnancy and the childhood cancer neuroblastoma — but other studies haven’t reached the same conclusion. Most researchers say it’s unlikely that maternal use of hair products before or during pregnancy would increase the risk of childhood brain tumors.”
The good doctor has suggested that those concerned should talk to their health care provider, who may or may not  suggest postponing any chemical hair treatments.
The Food and Drug Administration recommends for any person, pregnant or not, using hair dyes to:

  • Wear gloves when applying hair dye.
  • Apply hair dye as quickly as possible.
  • Rinse your scalp thoroughly after using hair dye.

For African American and Latina women who sometimes use chemical treatments to texturize, relax or soften their hair, similar precaution can be taken.  Many women when they become pregnant avoid relaxers and switch to wearing braided hairstyles.  The fear there too is the lye in the chemicals may somehow impact their growing fetus.
The styling consists of braiding or twisting their own natural hair or twisting in extensions that match their natural hair texture. 
In the end, women should do what’s best for them and within the guidelines of their OB or midwife.

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Inside Ciara’s star-studded Beverly Hills baby shower (PHOTOS)

Mom-to-be R&B pop princess Ciara looked fabu in a white with burgundy embroidered trim Naaem Khan Caftan caftan she wore to her baby shower this past Saturday, March 22 in Beverly Hills. Celebrity guest included her “Future” husband hip hop artist Future, her bestie Kim Kardashian, Lala Anthony, Kris Jenner and others.
From the looks of things the Atlanta songstress enjoyed her Posh baby shower and wrote on her Instagram “THANK YOU 2 These AMAZING Ladies 4 Making It All Happen Today. It’s All Still Surreal 4 Me! You Guys Made It Even More Like A Dream! #PerfectFriends= #PerfectHosts= #PerfectBabyShower = #PerfectDay. @yolondafredrick @lala @ellislisa Love You Guys Much!!”


Check out the pics we scrubbed borrowed from social media shares of the event:


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Bump Watch: Ciara does pregnant lady Moonwalk

Pregnant  R & B pop songstress Ciara defied the laws of gravity and showed off her superb moonwalking skills in a recent Instagram video with the caption,
“1 Big Belly Don’t stop no show!”
Check it out here. “Hey guys have you ever seen a pregnant woman moonwalk? Check this out:
Love it! Skills!
We just love how our Bellyitch BumpWatch moms-to-be defy all stereotypes and preconceived notions on how a pregnant woman should look like and act. 
Werk, ladies. 
credit : Instagram 

Kim Kardashian and Ciara do newborn shopping (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

We missed this but wanted to share some pics of Ciara and Kim Kardashian coming out of a Bel Bambini store last month. CiCi and Kim have been friends for several years and the Body Party singer has appeared on several episodes of Keeping up with the Kardashians.

This outing is also ripe for mom to 7-month old daughter North with Kanye West.  Kim and her sisters Khloe and Kourtney, who has a one-year old daughter Penelope and 3-year old son Mason, are said to be designing a line of baby clothes. 

We have featured the store in the past as THE destination for pregnant celebrities and given this week’s revelation from Ciara’s fiance Future about his woman’s obsessive nesting and baby-prepping, it’s appropriate to share today even though we’ve changed blog policy to avoid featuring images taken by dangerous stalking unwilling photography subjects. 
Just this once! Enjoy!

images: Starcast, Pheed, Zimbio, Getty

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