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Kate Hudson Is On a Mission to Get Back to Her "Fighting Weight" 8 Weeks After Giving Birth

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Like most new moms, Kate Hudson has been on a long break from the gym to focus on her new baby and find a routine that works for her and her growing family. But now, she's ready to get back to business and took to Instagram to share her fitness goals with her followers. (Here are 15 times Kate Hudson proved that she's the definition of #Fitspiration.)

"The routine with our baby is getting more familiar and I'm ready to start taking a little time in the day focusing on myself," she wrote alongside a photo of herself in a sports bra and leggings. "For me, that means my health," she continued. "Why? Because I wanna be around a long time for these three kiddos of mine."

That said, the actress quickly noted that she knows how tough it can be to juggle being a new mom, taking care of your family, taking care of yourself, and keeping up with your job. 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

So...here we go! The routine with our baby is getting more familiar and I’m ready to start taking a little time in the day focusing on myself. For me that means my health. Why? Because I wanna be around a long time for these three kiddos of mine. I know that some are curious about what that means and for all you moms (wether working or not working moms) it is the most challenging thing in the world to balance kids and personal time. Let’s be honest, kids take the number one position and it’s haaaaard to make the time for yourself. I’ve been doing a lot of research and I’ve spent my life time trying all kinds of new things that are focused on health and wellness. Because I am on a mission right now to get back to my fighting weight ;) and my strong body/mind back I want to bring you in on some of this journey. If you want to follow a more in-depth of my to-dos, @prettyhappyofficial will be posting all kinds of fun tidbits from exercises we are loving to foods/recipes we and meditation practices I just can’t live without MY GOAL: I will be shooting a film in the spring and I’m looking to shed 25lbs. I’d like to try new workouts and eat as healthy as I can. I wanna do all this and keep up milk production, raise my kids, work everyday, make time for my man, have girlfriend time and stay sane! I know that this sounds more like a new year resolution but after Thanksgiving and everyone thanking their health, I feel motivated to keep that up. Much love and hope everyone’s Having an amazing start to the holidays!

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"I know that some are curious about what that means and for all you moms (whether working or not working moms) it is the most challenging thing in the world to balance kids and personal time," she wrote. "Let's be honest, kids take the number one position and it's haaaaard to make the time for yourself." (P.S. Here are six things you can learn from her book about self-love.)

That's why Hudson vows to do the best she can with an end goal in mind. "I am on a mission right now to get back to my fighting weight and my strong body/mind back," she wrote, adding that she hopes to lose 25 pounds by spring when she begins filming a new movie. (Check out the killer workout formula that's kept her in such amazing shape.)

Her game plan? "I'd like to try new workouts and eat as healthy as I can," she wrote. "I wanna do all this and keep up milk production, raise my kids, work every day, make time for my man, have girlfriend time and stay sane!" she joked.

Hudson's celeb friends were the first to cheer her on for her raw and inspirational post. "Thank you, angel," commented soon-to-be-mom Amy Schumer. "This is awesome, Kate. I love it," added Chelsea Handler.

Supermodel Cindy Crawford also thanked Hudson for her realness and shared some real talk of her own. "Remember—it took 9 months to put the weight on so give your body time to get back to your 'fighting' weight," she commented, before adding, "You look beautiful at every weight!"

While Hudson's efforts to get fit again post-pregnancy are admirable, Crawford has a point: Losing the baby weight takes time, and it can be ridiculous that society expects women to return to their pre-pregnancy selves in five minutes flat. (Read Keira Knightley's essay about the reality of childbirth to truly understand just how crazy it is.)

Whether Hudson meets her goal or not, there's one thing for sure: Motherhood looks damn good on her.

When you’ve got kids, the juggle is real—but we’ve got your workout covered with the fresh tips and fitspo you need to reduce stress and feel your best.

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