Romee Strijd shared a ‘realistic’ picture of her tummy and said she was struggling to find the motivation to workout after giving birth to her second child in November.
The Victoria’s Secret Angel, 27, said she has got ‘stretchmarks’ and admitted she’s finding it harder to become motivated because she’s never been in a place where she not ‘content with her body before’.
Her words came after a follower asked her how she looks so incredible after giving birth, prompting Romee to be honest about how she was feeling within herself.
And while she still looks incredible, she said she has been struggling with selfcare and trying to find time for herself with two children has been a ‘challenge’.
‘This is hard on me’: Victoria’s Secret Angel Romee Strijd revealed on Instagram on Tuesday she has ‘stretchmarks’ and is struggling to ‘motivate’ herself after welcoming second child 11 weeks ago
‘This is hard on me’: The Victoria’s Secret Angel, 27, (pictured in 2018) admitted she’s never been in a place where she not ‘content with her body before’
Romee flashed her midriff in a cropped black long sleeve top and matching leggings as she posed for a mirror selfie in the gym.
She penned to the post: ‘Today I wanna start to get back into a healthy lifestyle. My body has changed a lot after two pregnancies.
‘I do have to say this is hard on me sometimes because I’ve never worked out from a place of not being content about my current shape and it’s so much harder to motivate with this mindset.
Being honest: Romee still looks incredible but wanted to share with her followers a ‘real’ post about how she has been feeling
‘It’s so much easier to workout and eat healthy when you have to maintain instead of wanna lose weight.’
She continued: ‘Also with two kids and not a lot of sleep and little selfcare time it’s a challenge. But I wanna challenge myself so here we go. Motivation comes after action they say right.’
The runway star also replied to a fans comment on her Instagram Story as they asked her for her ‘secrets’ as they gushed over the models incredible figure.
‘I got stretchmarks’: The runway also replied to a fans comment on her Instagram Story as they asked her for her ‘secrets’ – but she admitted she has hang-ups like anyone else
Romee replied: ‘I do get these comments now and then but please know this is not the case.
‘It might look like it on photos but also I got stretchmarks and have a really really hard time to find motivation and it definitely doesn’t come easy’.
Previously on her YouTube account Romee revealed how she was discovered, becoming an Angel in 2015.
Romee got started in the modeling biz at the plum age of 13, having been scouted on the street in Amsterdam while shopping with her mother.
At first she was reluctant to try it out, but soon came around in spite of the fact that she was still in high school and wearing braces.
Eventually, her new agent pitched her for London Fashion Week, where she modeled for Burberry, before moving on to the exclusive Prada show at Milan Fashion Week.
From there, Romee hasn’t looked back, steadily gaining in popularity and appeal, now with 7.9 million followers on Instagram.
Inspiring: Romee made her debut in London Fashion Week, where she modeled for Burberry, before moving on to the exclusive Prada show at Milan Fashion Week
Romee welcomed her second child with fiancé Laurens van Leeuwen on November 11 last year.
The couple also have a daughter Mint, who they welcomed in December 2020.
The supermodel gave birth to Mint after a years-long struggle with polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS.
‘WE’RE HAVING A BABY ?,’ she wrote when she announced her first pregnancy. ‘2 years ago I got diagnosed with PCOS after not getting my period for 7 years. I was devastated because being a mom and starting a family with @laurensvleeuwen is my biggest dream.. I was so scared that I would never be able to because I got told it was harder to get babies in a natural way.’
Congrats! Romee welcomed her second child with fiancé Laurens van Leeuwen on November 11 last year
PCOS is a hormonal disorder, in which a woman’s ovaries may develop small collections of fluid and fail to regularly release eggs, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine.
‘I think my weight was not good for my body to function properly and couldn’t handle the constant traveling,’ she previous said of her condition.
‘I started to research natural healing for PCOS and came to the conclusion that I should do way less high intensity training, don’t restrict foods, be nice to myself, and take breaks when needed.’
‘So happy’: Romee gave birth to Mint in December 2020 after a years-long struggle with polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS (pictured May 8 2022)