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This 43-Year-Old Mom of 7 Reveals Her Secrets for Looking Decades Younger

January 22, 2018

JessJessica Enslow, 43, is a mom of seven amazing kids. Her first pregnancy was 23 years ago at the age of 20, and then she had three more children after that. When she remarried, she and her new husband had three additional babies.

“I didn’t set out to have as many kids as I do, but life often takes you down unforeseen paths, and I have zero regrets,” she wrote on Instagram.

With every pregnancy, Jessica tried to get down to her regular weight by using fitness DVDs. She also admitted that “I went ham on eating my first pregnancy because I had no idea my body would gain so much fat.”

After going home and not being able to fit into her clothes, she said that fear and depression set in.

“It never occurred to me that my body wouldn’t just bounce back in a New York minute,” she wrote on Instagram. “I usually didn’t feel like ‘myself’ for about a year after giving birth.”

While Jessica never completely loved her body after all of her pregnancies, it wasn’t until she had her seventh child that she got super serious about getting healthy and toned. She decided to work with a trainer and completely overhaul her lifestyle to get into her best shape. Jessica weighed 135 pounds post-pregnancy and was able to get down to a healthy and lean 115 pounds.

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Jessica Enslow is a 43-year-old mom who lives in Utah. She’s had seven kids over 23 years.

Jessica came into her second marriage with four kids, and she and her new husband had another three beautiful children in less than four years.

Jessica didn’t want to lose her extra baby weight just for the sake of it; she wanted to be healthy.

“Whoever said a ‘pregnancy transformation’ isn’t a ‘real’ transformation has probably never given birth,” she wrote on Instagram. “Not only does a woman’s uterus stretch to 500 times its pre-pregnancy size, then has to contract {often painfully} to shrink back down, but gaining weight to varying degrees usually comes with the territory too!”

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Jessica uploaded this side-by-side comparison with her daughter when she was seven months old and 23 years old.

After seven kids, her body looks exactly the same from 1995.

She also posted these photos of what she looked like during her first pregnancy and now to explain that it’s possible to transform the way you look.

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She continued to keep eating throughout her pregnancies because she felt so sick during the first few months of each trimester. “I felt very sick the first 3 months of each pregnancy, but this just made it too difficult to workout regularly & I ate All. The. Time.”

She wrote, “It was the only thing that actually seemed to help the nausea.”

After her second baby, Jessica’s weight ballooned — as she shows in the photo on the left.

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“I remember the days of my daughter climbing on me while I tried exercising in my little apartment living room,” she wrote on Instagram. But she found ways to exercise even with a growing family.

Jessica’s photos prove that it’s never too late to get healthy.

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She wrote:

Health is not just about how you look, but how you feel! Finding balance between working out and being a mom has been a struggle at times for me. I’m finally feeling like I finally have energy and stamina again after taking a long break from rigorously working out.

The photo on the left was taken after having four kids. “It’s crazy to see how much things have changed since then,” she wrote in the caption.

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Many commenters have written how she’s an inspiration and giving them hope that they can achieve the same thing.

“This is my transformation after giving birth to my 7th baby, Eli,” she wrote. While she looks great in 2015, her 2017 photo shows her more lean and toned.

“Staying fit is a commitment. It is a constant process with exercise, but for me, more so with diet,” she wrote. “It is a lifestyle.”

Jessica also uploaded progress photos dating from 2015 to May 2017 to show how far she’s come in her fitness journey.

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2015 NO WEIGHT TRAINING 🥞 vs. 2017 YES! WEIGHT TRAINING 🍑 I was going through some pics on my phone the other day and noticed how much difference #weighttraining makes in contouring the body. The nice thing about gaining muscle is you don’t just lose it over night if you reduce your training for a period of time. I haven’t done more than 1-2 #weightlifting sessions until just last week in over 4 months! If you don’t know where to start with your fitness training to achieve your goals, it’s easier to just pick something you feel is manageable and then build on that as you go. My first goal was to lean out, but I completely lost my shape, so I added weight training to help with that. I would highly recommend implementing weights as soon as you can because the results are well worth it! What BUM BUILDING exercises do I like to do? I rarely do free weight squats because, well, I hate them. 🤫 My absolute favorite bum sculpting exercises are wide stance, narrow stance and single leg presses! These make my booty more sore everywhere in that “region” than anything else I can think of 👌🏼 A few other faves are glute kickbacks, glute rope pull throughs & glute bridges 🙌🏼 I typically shoot for 3 sets of 6-10reps, and pick a good weight to exhaust the muscle within that range of reps 😉👍🏼 I’m happy to report I made it to the gym at 6:30 this morning and due to time constraints just did 20 mins hiit & 15 mins liss, but it feels good to just sweat 💦 especially first thing Monday morning! 🤑🤪 • • • • • • #bootyworkout #bootywerk #trainlikeagirl #momswholift #momswithmuscle #fitnessmotivation #mondaymotivation #motivationmonday #gymlife #utah #utahfitness #buttworkout #transformationmonday #transformations #fitspo #utahfitfam #bikiniprep #beachbody #autumn #powerofshe #weightlossjourney #weightlossgoals #abworkout #fatlossjourney #buildmuscle #girlswithmuscle #girlswholift #girlsgonesporty

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Still pretty much only getting in two workouts a week on average for the last 6-7 months. {Not my goal, but luckily, I’ve been able to maintain progress with the help of a daily scoop of my HERS Pink Burst #preworkout 🙌🏼 every morning with breakfast 🍳😋💗💦 Link & discount code in bio}. The past 2 weeks I’ve had sick kiddos 😷🤒🤮 and not felt completely fantastic myself, but here’s a typical back workout for me currently! 3 X 6-8 Wide grip assisted pull-ups 3 X 6-8 Close grip assisted pull-ups 3 X 6-10 double arm seated cable rows 3 X 10-12 single arm seated cable rows I usually tack on one or two booty or ab exercises at the end of an upper body workout & 20 mins #hiit + 10-40 minutes low intensity #cardio depending on how I feel & the time I have to do it! When I only have 2 days to workout in a week I focus one of them on a #legday and the other I alternate weeks with shoulders/bi’s & tri’s and then #backday the next week. Hope you’re all starting off to a great 2018! ♥️🎉💫 #backworkout #jessicaenslowworkout

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