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Tia Mowry Shares Her Workout Routine 18 Months After Giving Birth To Daughter Cairo — 'Self-Care Isn't Selfish'

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Dec. 4 2019, Updated 4:26 p.m. ET

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No pain, no gain! Tia Mowry shared her post-baby workout and health regimens 18 months after giving birth to daughter Cairo. The Sister, Sister star took to Instagram to post a few words of inspiration.

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Tia, 41, shared two videos of herself at her home rocking gym clothes, doing stretches and exercising. The clips were set to the tune of Beyonce’s feminine anthem, “Run the World (Girls).”

"Embrace yourself, ladies!” she captioned her empowering post. “ESPECIALLY after childbirth!! It took me #18months to start feeling myself again. #swiperight to see the #progress. #selfcare isn’t #selfish ?? #2020 #selfcareisntselfish Music- #whorunstheworld @beyonce.”

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Tia gave birth to Cairo in May 2018. She also shares eight-year-old son Cree Taylor with husband Cory Hardrict.

The mother of two opened up about her postpartum fitness journey back in October and revealed she endured a few struggles after welcoming her youngest child. “Checking in. #17months post pregnant. I did it my way and in my time,” the Family Reunion lead captioned a snap of herself sporting workout gear at the time.

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“Many women feel the need to #snapback right away after they deliver,” the German-born actress continued. “That was never the goal for me. I was called #fat during my #pregnancy and I was called #fat after my #pregnancy." She added, "Why do we do this to each other? Instead of #love one another other? I will never understand that. I intentionally documented my journey and became vulnerable to show #women that it’s okay to go at your own pace, it is okay to love yourself no matter where you are in your journey.”

“Do not fold to societal pressures,” Tia added. “After hard work with just diet and exercise, today I’m closer to my goal. Do I have loose skin and stretch marks? YES. Guess what?? I LOVE all me and I want you to love all of you too.”

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Tia got candid again about motherhood in Romper’s holiday issue. “When I knew that I had postpartum depression … I didn’t want to admit it,” she said. “It was that shame. I told my sister about it. I told my husband about it, and I told my friends about it. They became my support system. So, when I was sad or going through my emotions, I would talk about it. I didn’t suppress them. I think that helped.”

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