In the side-by-side photos (taken six weeks postpartum and eight months postpartum, respectively), Emily is wearing similar pink sports bras and black workout shorts and wearing her hair in the same ponytail. But she looks stronger, more fit, and happier in the more recent photo.
“People said things like: ‘Your body is ruined now,’ ‘You’ll never be the same,’ ‘Let’s see what happens to your body once you have a baby,’ ‘You’ll bounce back,’ Bla bla bla,” Emily wrote in the caption. “People always have something to say and there will always be naysayers so you should stop listening to them.”
"I’m getting fitter and stronger every day," Emily continued. "I’m absolutely blown away by my body because it grew a human and is still making food for that human.” Not only that, Emily says she loves her body “more than ever now" and has "never felt more confident."
She ended her caption on this note: “Love yourself no matter what, choose to be your best and never doubt yourself—you most certainly can look and feel amazing whether you’ve had a baby or not.”
This isn’t Emily’s first mind-blowing postpartum update: In May, she shared before and after selfies on that revealed her ridiculously toned abs.
She also shared that she’s been doing her FIT program five days a week at midnight or so when her daughter went to sleep.
This article originally appeared on Women's Health US