‘Couldn’t be more proud,’ he wrote, adding: ‘Doesn’t she look awesome?’What’s so great about Blake’s post is that she’s been honest about how she didn’t just ‘snap back into shape’ post-baby.With all the pressure for women to revert to their pre-pregnancy body, it’s an important reminder that it takes work to look anything like you did before you grew a human child inside you for the best part of a year.After having her first child with husband Ryan Reynolds, Blake was required to lose her baby weight more urgently due to filming commitments for The Shallows, where she had to wear a bikini for mostof the movie. But she was refreshingly truthful about how she managed that.‘It took two different trainers and a nutritionist to help me get into that sort of shape because it’s not normal to look like that eight months after having a kid,’ she told The Sun at the time.‘Women put pressure on themselves to look like a Victoria’s Secret model after having a baby. It’s absolutely absurd. It was my job to look that way,’ she continued.This time round, however, it was different. Blake could spend time ensuring she lost the weight in a way that was healthy and right for her. And so that’s what she did. As her post reveals, Blake spent fourteen months training with Don, and her results are well-deserved.So let’s hope this serves as a reminder to any new mums who look in the mirror and feel less-than-confident about their bodies: nobody is expecting miracles. Nobody is actually expecting anything. So take your time, and if you choose to lose the weight then do it in a way that’s safe, healthy, and right for you.Source Blake Lively recently posted a photograph showing off her post-baby body. But refreshingly, there was no humble bragging here: Blake used her post to get real about how she did it the healthy way.Uploading a picture of herself in a crop top and gym leggings alongside personal trainer Don Saldino, the Gossip Girl actress appears to have reverted to her toned self almost a-year-and-a-half after having her second daughter, Ines, back in September 2016. ‘Turns out you can’t lose the 61lbs [27 kgs] you gained during pregnancy by just scrolling through Instragram and wondering why you don’t look like all the bikini models,’ she wrote, being her usual humorous self.‘Thanks @donsaladino for kickin my A double S into shape. 10 months to gain, 14 months to lose. Feeling very proud 💪😁💪,’ the mother of two added.And trainer Don also posted a picture of Blake’s hard work to his own Instagram account.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched its new marketing concept ‘Open to the New Shades of Amazing Thailand’ in India. Yuthasak Supasorn, the TAT Governor, headed the Thai tourism team at the launch event held at JW Marriott Aerocity in New Delhi. It was attended by several senior executives from Indian travel companies, travel media and invited guests from the business community.In his product presentation, Tanes Petsuwan, Deputy Governor for Marketing Communication, TAT, said, “The Open to the New Shades concept is about asking visitors to ‘open’ their minds and hearts to deepen and widen their experiences into a new perception of attractions and variety of experiences in Thailand.”The communication campaign will introduce brand-new products to visitors, or reveal a new charming character of well-known destinations through creativity. This campaign is aimed at attracting more repeat visitors and also first-time visitors. Visitors can discover new perspectives on existing attractions, or indulge in unique experiences in new tourist attractions. Tanes outlined the broad variety of tourism products that Indian visitors will enjoy in the categories of Gastronomy, Nature and Beach, Art and Craft, and Thai Culture and Way of Life.All guests also enjoyed a live music performance by Koh Saxman, a famous Thai saxophonist along with an Indian musician. Guests also witnessed a demonstration of Thai culture such as the coloring a Khon Mask, painting Thai pattern on the hand, fruit & vegetable carving and stage performances (Muay Thai and Thai Classical Dance).Yuthasak said, “India is now one of our top ten sources of visitor arrivals, a member of a small club of countries that generate more than one million visitors a year. In 2017, Thailand recorded 1.41 million visitor arrivals from India, up by 18% over 2016, generating an estimated 120 billion Rupees (62.40 billion baht) in tourism income. We are targeting a revenue growth of 12% for Indian market in 2018. More and more Indian travellers are diversifying beyond their traditional spots of Bangkok and Pattaya, and exploring Chiang Rai, Rayong, Trat, Hua Hin and Samut Songkram. In 2018, bilateral business and MICE travel is expected to increase as India’s economy grows and new airlines launch more bilateral flights. The completion of the Asian Highway road linkage through Myanmar will allow a whole new generation of travellers to open up new corridors of travel between South and Southeast Asia.”TAT is also targetting a new wave of visitors from secondary cities in India. Given the large number of Indian cities with a population base of more than three million people, India is seen as being a major source of visitors for Thailand in the years ahead.