The new mom opens up about struggling to lose the baby weight and comparing herself to others.
Ashley Tisdale is getting candid about her body image struggles after welcoming her baby girl. The 35-year-old actress pens a post for her lifestyle site, Frenshe, about her post-baby body.
In the article titled "Getting Real About My Body After Baby," Tisdale opens up about comparing herself to other moms and not feeling happy in her own skin.
"There are so many models and influencers that I’ve compared my own personal journey in 'bouncing back' to," Tisdale shares, noting that Instagram can be a major cause of these unhealthy comparisons. "And then, I’m like wait they just had a baby and they look like that??"
The High School Musical star adds that she's been working hard on losing weight since giving birth to her and husband Christopher French's daughter, Jupiter, in March.
"Whether it’s hiking, Pilates, riding on my Peloton, and yet, I still don’t feel comfortable in my body," she admits.
The actress notes that though she's fitting into some jeans, they weren't the size she had on pre-pregnancy.
Her attitude changed when she was talking to some mom friends who recently had their babies and were comparing their bodies to her own.
"That’s when I realized we can’t compare our bodies to each other," she writes. "Everyone is going to have a different journey and it’s important to not communicate negative feelings towards our own bodies."
Tisdale ends the post by urging her followers, "Love yourself first!"
ET's Katie Krause recently spoke to Tisdale's pal, Vanessa Hudgens, who gushed about her becoming a new mom.
"I am just over the moon for her and Chris," Hudgens told ET. "I cannot believe it still, but I'm very emotional and very excited about it."
For more from the exclusive interview, watch the clip below.