Influencer Emily Skye Says Getting Her Fitness Back After Her Second Child Is ‘a Lot Slower’

Emily Skye is working hard at getting back to her pre-pregnancy fitness level — but if it doesn’t happen, she’s not going to “beat myself up about it,” the influencer said.



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Skye, 35, welcomed her second child, son Izaac, in a very unexpected home birth on June 18. Once she recovered enough to start exercising again, the trainer has been working on rebuilding her fitness, but noticed that it’s been slow going this time around compared to her pregnancy with daughter Mia, 2½.



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“My journey to getting my fitness back seems to be a lot slower than it was after having Mia. I am a lot busier now though with my businesses and kids and fitting in my training is more challenging,” she wrote on Instagram, alongside a video of herself in a bikini.

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“I’m not gonna let it get me down though — we all know comparison can be the thief of joy and it can even be detrimental to compare to your previous self! We’re always changing and our bodies go through SO much during pregnancy and after!”

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Skye instead focuses on how she feels mentally and physically, and “what my body DOES rather than how it ‘looks.’ ”

“That’s not to say I don’t have fitness goals though and that I’m not doing everything in my power to reach those goals, but it’s about controlling what you have the ability to control,” she explained. “If I can’t then I don’t beat myself up about it. There’s just no point! 🤷🏻‍♀️ I’m doing the best I can and that’s good enough.”

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Skye, who lives in Queensland, Australia with Izaac, Mia and her partner, Declan, said that while she isn’t losing weight and building muscle at the same speed as her last pregnancy, she’s doing far better mentally. After Mia was born, Skye dealt with postpartum depression, but hasn’t experienced it so far.

“I’m in a far better headspace this time. It’s flat out and stressful and Izaac is a much more difficult baby than Mia was but I’m grateful I haven’t (yet) experienced postnatal depression like I did after having Mia. 🙏🏼 ”

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Skye also urged her followers to “please never be ashamed of suffering from mental health issues” like postpartum depression, and to reach out if they need help.

“It’s more common than we think and you are not alone,” she said.

Skye previously told PEOPLE that her more-positive mindset is something she developed from getting older.

“I feel like I’m just getting better and better with self-love and acceptance,” she said. “It

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Dr. Fauci warns of a ‘whole lot of pain’ due to coronavirus pandemic in the coming months

White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNBC in an interview Wednesday that the United States is “going in the wrong direction” as coronavirus cases rise in 47 states and infected patients overwhelm hospitals across the country.

“If things do not change, if they continue on the course we’re on, there’s gonna be a whole lot of pain in this country with regard to additional cases and hospitalizations, and deaths,” the White House coronavirus taskforce member said in an interview Wednesday evening on “The News with Shepard Smith.”

States in the northeast held the virus in check over the summer, but are seeing cases climb again. New York topped half a million confirmed cases while hospitalizations in New Jersey crossed 1,000 for the first time since July.

Fauci noted, however, that cities like New York and Philadelphia are more equipped to deal with the surge, whereas locations in the northwest and heartland are going to have a more difficult time with the pandemic.

“They never had the kind of hospital and intensive care facility and flexibility that some of the larger hospitals in larger cities have,” said Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “They’re concerned that if the trajectory continues, they may be in a position where they are going to be strapped for things like intensive care beds,” said Fauci.

In the Midwest, cases and hospitalizations are surging at record numbers. Wisconsin had a 7-day positivity rate of 28% while Minnesota reported its highest number of Covid-19 hospitalizations to-date. Hospitalizations have tripled in less than three weeks in El Paso, Texas. Joel Hendricks, the Chief Medical Officer at El Paso’s University Medical Center even warned about the possibility of rationing hospital care there during an interview with NBC’S Gabe Gutierrez.

“Rationing of care is the worst thing doctors ever want to talk about,” said Hendricks. “Having said that, we have looked at that, we’re in the process of looking at that.”

Dr. Fauci told Smith that he doesn’t foresee the United States taking the same lockdown measures that Melbourne, Australia took to curb its summer spike in cases. Melbourne only reopened Wednesday after spending three months shutdown.

“There is very little appetite for a lockdown in this country,” said Fauci. “There’s going to be major pushback both from above and at the local level, however, what Melbourne did, what Australia did as a country, was very successful.”

Dr. Fauci suggested doubling down on masks, distancing, and avoiding crowds and congregations amid Americans’ coronavirus fatigue, and added that the country would “be much better than we’re doing right now.”

For more of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s interview with Shepard Smith, watch the full interview above.

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That dentist who introduced the Beatles to LSD had a lot to answer for

A RED MIST DESCENDS

Given Ajax and Liverpool have won 21 European trophies between them, it’s slightly surprising that they’ve only been drawn together in continental competition once before. That was in the second round of Big Cup in December 1966, a point in history when half of the world was fried on stupidly strong acid. That, along with the flowering of a young genius called Johan Cruyff, may go some way to explaining a positively lysergic first leg in Amsterdam during which Ajax went 4-0 up in the first half, forcing Bill Shankly to run on the pitch under cover of thick fog to ask his men what the effing hell they thought they were up to. Shankly later blamed the eventual 5-1 defeat on Ajax, who were apparently “playing defensive football on their own ground”. There was only one Shanks, there’ll never be another.

The second leg at Anfield was much less painful for Liverpool, though a comeback never looked likely. Cruyff and Roger Hunt shared four second-half goals, and when Hunt made it 2-2 with five minutes left, ITV commentator Gerry Loftus exclaimed: “Well, wonders never cease! Miracles constantly happen in football! Could it possibly be that Liverpool could pull four back in just over four minutes?!” That dentist who introduced the Beatles to LSD in 1965 had a lot to answer for. The knock-on effects in popular culture were seismic.

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Memories of that aggregate 7-3 defeat couldn’t come along at a worse time for the modern-day Reds, still reeling from an eerily similar scoreline at Villa Park, and their unfortunate scrape with some local toughs who made Joe Royle’s Dogs of War look like the Lotus Eaters. On Wednesday night in Amsterdam they face an Ajax side in confident mood, having won four of their first five Eredivisie matches, the latest a 5-1 shellacking of previously unbeaten Heerenveen, and yes, The Fiver probably should get round to updating its pop-culture references one day.

Jürgen Klopp is likely to station Fabinho next to Joe Gomez in the centre of Liverpool’s defence, with Joël Matip already knacked after exactly 79 minutes of the brave new VVD-lite era. Of course he is. But it’s not all bad news for Liverpool, who were able to recreate the foggy conditions of 1966 in training by using the thick steam that poured from Georginio Wijnaldum’s lugs as he discussed Jordan Pickford in a presser. All eventualities covered, with lessons learned from history, the odds of Klopp surreptitiously racing on the field in the 39th minute to give Gomez, Fabinho and Adrían some beneficial advice in the trenchant style have shortened dramatically.

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