Pregnancy & Birth

"Wow..." Michelle Bridges shares stunning throwback photo taken during her pregnancy

''It's personal, it's individual and it was everything to me.''

By Alex Lilly
There's nothing Michelle Bridges loves more than sharing cute photos of herself and six-year-old son Axel, but the mum-of-one has treated fans to a stunning throwback taken during her pregnancy.
On Monday, the former Biggest Loser star took to her Instagram Stories to share a snap of herself in a figure-hugging black dress, her baby bump proudly on display.
"Wow...," Michelle mused in her caption.
"I was in love with myself so much when I was this pregnant. It's personal, it's individual and it was everything to me. And my experience continues..."
Michelle conceived her son, whom she shares with ex Steve 'The Commando' Willis, naturally at age 44
"Anyone that knows me knows the sacrifices that I've made and this was almost going to be one of them," she confessed to 60 Minutes in 2017.
"When Axel came into my world, it took me to a whole new place. There's been many a time when I'll just start talking about Axel and just burst into tears."
"I was in love with myself so much when I was this pregnant." (Image: Instagram)
To celebrate Mother's Day this year, Michelle shared two more snaps from the archives taken during her pregnancy.
In the dreamy black and white photos, the fitness entrepreneur, dressed in a bikini, lovingly cradles her belly on a boardwalk and lies on the ground.
"Being a mum is the most incredible thing I've ever done," she reflected in the caption.
"Happy Mother's Day to everyone one out there who is caring for, mentoring, supporting, catching, hugging, giving, loving others.
"What a special person you are. And how lucky we are to have you in our world."
Michelle shared two pregnancy throwbacks to mark Mother's Day 2022. (Image: Instagram)
In January 2022, Michelle and Axel's father Steve parted ways but the single mum's been taking it all in her stride.
"To all the single carers! We do it all. We do the yards, because we want to," she told her Instagram followers last week.
"Homework, swimming, judo, uniforms, stories, covering books, driving to and fro, we LOVE them.
"You got this!!! That's why I created @12wbt to give you more support. And! Teach our kids how to cook, prep and deliver! Love Mish 💋"
She may be known for her passion for health and wellbeing but in an exclusive interview with Now To Love, Michelle revealed that it's Axel who helps motivate her and that he has changed her approach to fitness.
"I'm not in my 20s or 30s anymore… I still want to look and feel my best but my biggest reason for keeping up my fitness and strength is for my son," the fitness expert admitted.
"I want to be able to run around with him, pick him up, carry my groceries, get up on a chair and fix something up in the top cupboard. I'm a single parent, I need to be able to do stuff!"
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