Now this is a #TransformationTuesday we can get behind!
The Real co-host Jeannie Mai shared a personal post on Instagram today, opening up about her recent weight gain and why she's OK with it.
In the post, Mai shared before and after photos of herself posing in the same gold silk dress. In the photo on the left, she was "at a weight I've kept for 12 years, 103 lbs," she wrote, and in the photo on the right, she is 17 pounds heavier.
Mai detailed the pressure she put on herself to stay skinny, writing, "Staying 103 came from my self control to lose 'chubby' teenage weight and a stressful idea that my body was built to look best 'thin.'"
She explained that as she's gotten older and experienced things "mentally and emotionally," she no longer wants her body to suffer from her controlling ways.
Due to "a new eating plan and training program," Mai is happier than ever and wrote that today, she is "truly loving all of me."