The Australian model recently flaunted her impressively-toned physique in a nude shoot for Link Nutrition, just eight months after giving birth to her second son.
And Erin McNaught, 36, has revealed how working out after giving birth was more for her own sanity than slimming down for a ‘post-baby body’.
The wife of rapper Example told Daily Mail Australia on Thursday: ‘Working out for me, that 20 or 30 minutes a couple of times a week, it was like my church.’
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Working out was like my church’: Erin McNaught reveals fitness routine after giving birth as she showcases post-baby body in stunning nude photo shoot for Link Nutrition
‘For me, after I had my baby, the workout aspect really was more for my own sanity,’ the former pageant queen said, noting how breastfeeding and looking after two young tots rarely leaves ‘time for yourself’.
‘You really sacrifice a lot of your own, everything, really. You are so relied upon on from these little humans that you barely have any time for yourself so working out… It was that time that I had that was completely and utterly mine and mine alone.’
Erin said she primarily headed to the gym for the physical and mental health benefits, but added: ‘If that translates to my figure then great, but that’s not why I was doing it.’
Speaking on the impact social media influencers and celebrities have on new mother’s feeling pressure to ‘bounce back’, Erin said: ‘I certainly hope I haven’t contributed to that in any way! For me, a lot of it is genetic and my mum is still very tiny and at the same time I eat really well and I’ve always loved exercise.’
‘After I had my baby, the workout aspect really was more for my own sanity’: The former Miss Universe Australia claimed breastfeeding and looking after two young tots rarely leaves ‘time for yourself’ and hitting the gym was time that was ‘completely and utterly mine’
‘That’s not why I was doing it’: While fans had noticed her incredibly taut figure two-weeks after giving birth to son Ennio last year, she adds working out has always been more about the affects on her physical and mental health than any affects to her appearance (Pictured: 38-weeks pregnant(L) and two-weeks postpartum (R))
Natural beauty! Erin recently left little to the imagination in a tasteful shoot as a celebrity ambassador for health supplements company Link Nutrition, admitting she was ‘really proud’ of how the images turned out
The former Miss Universe Australia says she is lucky to squeeze in two workouts s a week these days, opting for high-intensity interval training sessions or a quick run in London when she has time.
Becoming a celebrity ambassador for all-natural supplement brand Link Nutrition, she told Daily Mail Australia: ‘I’ve always been health conscious and while I do eat my fair share of junk food, I try for the most part to eat really well and organic, choosing real food as opposed to processed food.’
‘I want to set a good example for my kids. I want them to understand the reason why we eat food; that it’s fuel for our body and it makes us feel good if we do it right.’
‘I’ve always been health conscious… I want to set a good example for my kids’: Signing on as a celebrity ambassador for Link Nutrition she hopes to teach her children the importance of using food as fuel
Erin recently left little to the imagination in a tasteful shoot for the brand’s new campaign, which she admitted she was ‘really proud’ of the results.
The Australian model stripped off to promote health supplements company Link Nutrition, covering her modesty with strategically placed fruit and vines.
Erin’s husband, British rapper Example, was a fan of the campaign, sharing Erin’s racy behind-the-scenes selfie and writing: ‘When your missus is quite literally A SALAD.’
This month, the couple celebrated five years of marriage after tying the knot in Byron Bay, New South Wales in 2013.
They share two sons: three-year-old Evander Maxwell Gleave and eight-month-old Ennio Stanley Gleave.
Family: Erin and rapper husband Example (L) share two sons together, three-year-old Evander Maxwell Gleave and eight-month-old Ennio Stanley Gleave (Pictured with singer Ed Sheeran)