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Danielle Armstrong drops dress size in 21-day health challenge

‘I’ve dropped a dress size and have more energy’: Danielle Armstrong displays the results of her 21-day health challenge after gaining 4st while pregnant with daughter Orla

Danielle Armstrong has displayed the impressive results of her 21-day diet and fitness challenge after gaining more than four stone during pregnancy. 

The former TOWIE star, who has already dropped one dress size, admits her body shape changed dramatically while she was carrying daughter Orla, her first child with fiancé Tom Edney.

Danielle, 32, has since endeavoured to regain her post-pregnancy physique by embarking on a healthy new lifestyle specifically tailored to help burn off her excess weight. 

Looking good: Danielle Armstrong has displayed the impressive results of her 21-day diet and fitness challenge after gaining more than four stone during pregnancy (PICTURED: before, left, and after, right) 

Taking to Instagram on Monday, she shared candid before and after snaps of her progress in the three weeks since she initially took up the challenge on July 6th. 

Sporting a black gym vest and matching underwear, Danielle looks notably slimmer while giving followers a look at front, side and back shots of her body.

Captioning the images, she wrote: ‘During my pregnancy I put on just over 4 stone (yes I did take full advantage of eating what I craved and wanted but if you can’t when your pregnant when the hell can you). 

Getting there: Danielle has since endeavoured to regain her post-pregnancy physique by embarking on a new lifestyle tailored to help the TV personality burn off her excess weight

Getting there: Danielle has since endeavoured to regain her post-pregnancy physique by embarking on a new lifestyle tailored to help the TV personality burn off her excess weight

Doing it for the mums: Captioning the images, Danielle admitted she shared the pictures for the benefit of other new mothers currently struggling with their weight

Doing it for the mums: Captioning the images, Danielle admitted she shared the pictures for the benefit of other new mothers currently struggling with their weight 

‘I had a beautiful healthy baby weighing 8Ibs 11oz and I feel so blessed she’s in our life.

‘I knew I was never going to be one of these women that would pop a baby out and be back into my size 8 jeans and I didn’t want to put pressure on myself.  

‘The most important thing for me was to adapt to my new life of being a mum.’

Quite a difference: Taking to Instagram on Monday, she shared candid before and after snaps of her progress in the three weeks since she initially took up the challenge on July 6th

Quite a difference: Taking to Instagram on Monday, she shared candid before and after snaps of her progress in the three weeks since she initially took up the challenge on July 6th

Danielle admitted she kick-started her new fitness plan six weeks after giving birth to Orla in May, and aside from obvious physical changes has also noticed a positive change to her motivation levels.

She wrote: I started my journey on the 5th July and just in 21 days I can see changes alrea. Not only have I dropped a dress size I have a lot more energy and i am feeling great. 

‘I’ve said it takes 9 months to grow a baby and it’s going to take me at least 9 months to get my body back to feeling myself again but this is just the start.’ 

Urging those in the same position to follow her lead, she added: ‘I want to help as many new Mums get feeling healthy and body confident so join me on my journey and let’s do this together.’

Adorable: Orla was born on May 26 at 4.30pm weighing 8lbs 11oz after a 72-hour labour at Broomsfield Hospital in Chelmsford

Adorable: Orla was born on May 26 at 4.30pm weighing 8lbs 11oz after a 72-hour labour at Broomsfield Hospital in Chelmsford

Orla was born on May 26 at 4.30pm weighing 8lbs 11oz after a 72-hour labour at Broomsfield Hospital in Chelmsford. 

Danielle recently praised the staff at Broomfield and noted midwife Harriet and Tom as ‘amazing’ during her agonising labour.

‘It got to a point where I thought, ‘I can’t do this anymore’, but you do find that inner strength,’ she told followers of her YouTube channel.   

‘Eventually, obviously, it was like I felt her head coming out and the rest of her just wriggled.’

Opening up: Danielle admitted she kick-started her new fitness plan six weeks after giving birth to Orla in May...

... and aside from obvious physical changes has also noticed a positive change to her motivation levels

Opening up: Danielle admitted she kick-started her new fitness plan six weeks after giving birth to Orla in May, and aside from obvious physical changes has also noticed a positive change to her motivation levels

Love story: Tom and Danielle, who were childhood sweethearts, revealed they had rekindled their romance last September and announced they were expecting in November

Love story: Tom and Danielle, who were childhood sweethearts, revealed they had rekindled their romance last September and announced they were expecting in November 

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