Drew Barrymore is getting honest about her body on social media.
The actress revealed that it took her “45 years” to get to a place where she’s comfortable in her own skin, following the birth of her two children.
“I go up and I go down,” the 44-year-old wrote in an Instagram post on Wednesday, February 19.
“The rollercoaster of my body is a challenging, but beautiful ride," she admitted.
“I made two kids. The single most important purpose for me being on this planet is for them! It is a true miracle I was able to have these two girls,” she explained alongside a photo that compared her pregnancy body with her new fitted figure on the set of her series “Santa Clarita Diet.”
She enthusiastically added, “So whatever the aftermath on my body, well bring it on!”
While Barrymore’s outlook is healthier and more positive, she revealed that her body image previously took a toll on her and caused much emotional pain.
“That said, there have been times i have stood in my closet and just cried. Hated getting dressed. Didn’t feel good! It takes so much for me to look decent,” the actress wrote. “I have to eat just right and Work my a-- off! I cannot fight the fact that I have the propensity to be the Pillsbury dough boy! (Now all I can think about is crescent rolls) So DON’T Be fooled by what you see when people are thin right after baby.”
She also said that the key is balance and hard work.
“If I looked decent on anything I have done since I had my two kids, I have clawed my way there. You can too!” she noted. “However, it is hard to sustain and can take a lot of the joy out of life with food. But not anymore. NOW I have found that elusive B called BALANCE.”
She continued, “45! It only took 45 years to find myself. Right where I am supposed to be. And it’s not perfect. But it’s me. And most importantly, I want to share it with you.”
The “Charlie's Angels” actress finished off by reminding followers that it’s not healthy to compare themselves to the unrealistic photos they portrayed in magazines or on the red carpet.