"I'm completely embracing and celebrating these changes."

By Faith Brar
July 07, 2017

Yes, it's possible to retain a six-pack while pregnant, but it's certainly not the norm for most women. Pregnancy changes women's bodies, sometimes drastically-plain and simple. While many women focus on resisting the changes (and returning to their "pre-baby body" as quickly as possible), Australian fitness star Emily Skye is here to tell you that it's okay to welcome those changes-cellulite and all-with open arms.

The 32-year-old personal trainer, who is expecting her first child, recently took to Instagram to show off her growing belly-and all the other ways her body has changed over the past four months.

"I have cellulite on my butt & thighs & my muscle mass & strength continues to decrease... but you know what?! I'm absolutely loving all of the changes my body (& mind) is making," Skye wrote alongside a photo of herself at 16 weeks pregnant. "I know many women struggle with bodily changes during pregnancy and I probably would have two years ago but now I'm completely embracing and celebrating these changes. Every little change excites me and makes me happy because I'm growing @recdedmond's & my little person which is incredible!" (Related: Emily Skye Shares Her Favorite Kettlebell Exercises For a Better Butt)

Skye who's often been open about her so-called imperfections and has shared how gaining 28 pounds made her happier, continued her post by offering some much-needed encouragement to her millions of followers.

"I know going through these changes can be difficult for many people but just remember the BIG picture & what is truly most important," she said. "How we look or having some extra body fat or cellulite is insignificant. I know I've said this before but I just want to remind you all (pregnant or not) that you are amazing and beautiful and how much body fat you have doesn't change that. It's always good to get some perspective and remind yourself of what's most important in life." Preach.