A BODYBUILDING mum-of-four who had never stepped foot in a gym four years ago has revealed her flat tum just six weeks after giving birth.
Katy Westwood, 37, welcomed her daughter Betsy Rose on December 4 - and was already mum to three sons before she started bikini competitions.
Katy, who's also mum to Ashton, 10, Harrison, eight, and Louis, six, plans to next compete in October, when the Miami Pro Universe Championships are being held in St Albans.
She said: “Now Betsy Rose has arrived, I’m looking to get back into my old shape again.
“Ten months doesn’t give me long, but I was back lifting weights five weeks after giving birth. I want to at least be looking good enough to enter the competition, if not win it.
“People ask how I do it, but it’s just commitment. I suppose I’m quite driven once I set my mind to something.
“I’ve helped a few other mums get in shape for holidays and I tell them it’s all about motivation.
“The hardest part was actually getting up off the sofa and going. But what else am I going to do? Just sit there feeling tired?
“Once you do it, it really gets you energised and you end up coming home feeling so much better and ready to face the world again.”
Katy, from Farnham, Surrey, was already 33 years old when she got into fitness, after her youngest son started nursery.
She said: “I needed something to get me out the house and I just decided to give these fitness classes a go.
“As soon as I started lifting weights, I got the bug. I just absolutely loved it. I found it so invigorating.
“I started going every day, not because I ever had an aim to get a certain physique, but just because I really enjoyed the actual activity of lifting weights. It’s fun.”
Katy discovered she was gluten intolerant around the same time, meaning she cut out processed foods and all drinks other than water - and soon saw her abs developing.
She said: “I was looking in the mirror one day and noticed they’d developed.
“It was a real thrill actually. It made me challenge myself to see how toned I could become.
“I’d take the boys to the park. They’d go on their bikes and I’d run alongside them.
“Then, when we got there, I’d use benches to do squats and jumps while they played.
“Or when the oldest was playing football a few of the mums got together and we’d do our own fitness workouts on the sidelines.”