“Teen Mom 2” star Kailyn Lowry is shedding her layers, literally, and connecting with fans on an intimate level as she gives a shout out to all the hardworking women out there taking care of themselves and their families. 28-year-old Lowry took to Instagram on Thursday afternoon and treated her 3.9 million fans to a new shot of herself taking a big risk, as the reality star and entrepreneur admitted she was hesitant to remove her clothes and leave herself open for judgment.
Lowry, who recently gave birth to her fourth son, was seen in a sensual look while wearing a black Calvin Klein bra and a button-up pair of denim jeans.
“[Moms] don’t get enough credit, women in general don’t get enough credit,” Lowry began her message to fans.
She continued, “[We] are expected to do all the things. carry our babies for 9-10 months, breastfeed, (for some of us) raise other kids, be up all hours of the night, hit the ground running with work & then are mom shamed when we want/need time to ourselves (when we deserve it!).”
Kailyn Lowry has taken her fair share of criticism from the public, especially from those who cast judgment on the “Teen Mom 2” star for what they see on MTV.
“[Motherhood] isn’t supposed to be a competition – and neither are our bodies,” Lowry wrote.
She added, “[This] shoot was a challenge for me. i’ve birthed 4 humans & people expect my body to snap back immediately. when it doesn’t – i get body shamed, when I go to the gym it’s selfish. when I love my body, it’s unhealthy. there is no “winning” for me in the court of public opinion.”
Although she definitely hears from online critics about the choices she’s made in life, Kailyn Lowry admits she’s doing it how she wants … including her fitness after giving birth.
“[All] of this being said, i decided to do shit at my own pace. i decided i would start here – a photoshoot to be proud of my body and really love what it has been capable of doing 4x – but also as a starting point in my fitness & health journey. hopefully i will be able to look back on these photos & see significant changes & progress – but still have love for myself & all that my body has gone through.”
The MTV reality star has been hard at work showcasing her workout skills on social media since giving birth back in August. She has been joining fitness classes that showcase the “Teen Mom” performing various circuits and boot camps.
She’s also getting support from her core group of friends and family, and passing on the love to others.
“[Cheers] to loving ourselves & our bodies and to supporting & uplifting other women & moms,” Kailyn Lowry finished up her message to fans.