However, the mother of three and beach volleyball champion had nothing to be nervous about. In an interview with ESPN earlier this month , the 6-footinch three-time Olympic gold medalist admitted that the post-baby photo shoot had been especially nerve-wracking. I thought it would be, because I was big and rotund when I'm usually the opposite, but it was really comfortable because I felt almost like I was in costume," she said. I'm supposed to be tight and toned and strong, but I have a lot more work to do. Jennings, who had been pregnant when she won the gold medal at the Olympics and is already back on the beach in preparation for the Rio Games in , had previously called the post-baby shoot "one of the scariest things" she'd ever done. Since the beautiful photos have emerged, many women have stepped forward to laud Jennings for her bravery , with some calling her an " inspiration. I am happy and I am proud. Despite her nervousness about her nude photographs, Jennings says her pregnancy has made her more respectful of her body. She told told ESPN that giving birth makes her feel like "Wonder Woman" and went on to explain that "[e]verything else seems minor compared to the soul-shaking thing that is labor.
Demi Moore did it. The beach volleyball star gives the before and after , also posing in a 9-weeks post-birth photo with daughter Scout Margery. Walsh Jennings, 34, told People magazine that she gained 36 pounds on her 6 feet 2 inch frame during her third pregnancy. She said she has lost most of it, but is still looking to lose another 12 pounds before her return to competition in a tournament in Switzerland later this month. Given what Walsh Jennings wears as a uniform on the beach volleyball court — an itsy-bitsy bikini — you would think that baring it all would, well, be no biggie. But the super-fit Walsh Jennings proves that wearing your birthday suit for all the world to see, especially so soon after pregnancy, takes a certain amount of courage, even when you are an Olympic gold goddess. Walsh Jennings wrote about the experience on her Facebook page :.
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By Daily Mail Reporter. Kerri Walsh Jennings is the latest sports star revealed to have stripped off for this year's ESPN Magazine's 'The Body Issue' - and she's done so during pregnancy and just two months after giving birth to her third child. The blonde beauty who won gold in women's beach volleyball at the London Olympics proudly appears on one of eight covers with her baby bump, and inside the glossy pages she is shown cradling her adorable newborn daughter Scout. Walsh Jennings is one of 20 athletes who dare to bare all for the fifth annual ' The Body Issue ,' showing the world the incredible physiques required to compete at an elite level.
What was it like to pose for the Body Issue? KWJ: Scary as hell. For the first shoot, I was very pregnant, and that wasn't as scary. I thought it would be, because I was big and rotund when I'm usually the opposite, but it was really comfortable because I felt almost like I was in costume. But for the second, I was two and a half months out from having a baby. I'm supposed to be tight and toned and strong, but I have a lot more work to do. How has going through three pregnancies changed you as an athlete? KWJ: It's made me better. I'm more focused, and I have perspective I never had before. I would eat, breathe, sleep with my career in mind, and it was overkill.