Natalie 'Octomom' Suleman Shows off Her Toned Figure in Gym Photos

Nadya Suleman, known as Octomom in the media, flaunted her toned figure in a new selfie about her fitness journey.

On January 12, Suleman, 44, took to Instagram to share a photo of herself, showing off her impressive shape. The picture was taken from the gym. It has already accumulated over 3,000 likes as of this writing.

In her post, Suleman, who came to international attention when she gave birth to octuplets in 2009, is hoping to inspire others.

Nadya Suleman at Fox And Hound on June 22, 2012 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. | Photo: Getty Images

Nadya Suleman at Fox And Hound on June 22, 2012 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. | Photo: Getty Images

She wrote, "By sharing some of my fitness history I hope to inspire supporters, who may be struggling with their own fitness journey."

The former television personality added that she first "discovered" the gym in 1991, and now, it has transformed herself for the better. Suleman shared:

"I have learned the value of constructively channeling stress, anger, emotional pain etc. into working out."

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By sharing some of my fitness history I hope to inspire supporters, who may be struggling with their own fitness journey. Since discovering the gym, in 1991, I have learned the value of constructively channeling stress, anger, emotional pain etc. into working out. The stairmaster has been my go to for stress relief, pressing on 99 min (highest it goes), no trainer, just my mind on “go.” If I do not achieve 10 miles (at least 500 floors), I continue past 99 minutes. I’ve been climbing approximately 45-50 miles per week, incorporating lifting light weights, for the last 29 years. Working out consistently has been a priority for decades, as this provides me the mental and physical strength, stamina, and endurance to be the best I can be, particularly as a mom. Ever since the octuplet pregnancy broke both my back and ribs, if I did not workout I would be wheelchair bound and unable to care for my family. If their is a healthy habit you engage in, that enhances your productivity, protect it; FIGHT for it; NEVER GIVE IT UP! Unfortunately, media surreptitiously concealed this truth about the real me, as it contradicted their preconceived octo-caricature creation. I returned to regular activities DAYS subsequent to birthing EVERY child, including the octuplets, (core exercises, light weights and walking 5-10 miles a day, pulling and pushing kids in wagons and/or strollers); and back to the gym WEEKS subsequent to every birth. I believe my active lifestyle significantly contributed to maintaining and strengthening my mental and physical health. Though genetic predisposition for athleticism may play a part, (my father was a boxer from Jerusalem, Palestine; my mom, despite growing up a WW2 refugee, was a champion runner and given the opportunity to leave her family and train for running in the German Olympics), I believe lifestyle influences our overall health/fitness level far more. We parents lead by example and set the stage for our childrens future health. I chose to instill the value of health/fitness by leading the lifestyle I want my kids to live. #LifelongLifestyle #FitMomOfFourteen #FitFamily 💪🏾

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According to her, for nearly three decades, she has been climbing roughly 45 to 50 miles for each week, in addition to lifting light weights.

Suleman likewise discussed how it'd helped her as a parent. She clarified that exercising keeps up her mental and physical strength, stamina, and endurance.

In spite of all the attention she's generated, Suleman has kept her octuplets mostly out of the public eye.

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Been recently reflecting on how blessed I truly am. Mother’s Day can be an emotionally painful day for many. I feel your sadness. Throughout the six years of infertility (including miscarriages) I struggled with nearly 25 years ago, I believed God would never bless me with children. Unbeknownst to me back then, He had a plan greater than I could fathom. I learned to be patient, trusting, and accepting of the process throughout my obstacle laden journey. I am grateful for the battles I’ve fought, and the challenges I continue to face, as they have forged, shaped and strengthened me into the mom I am today. For those of you who have lost your mom (as I had over four years ago) or perhaps experienced the most devastating of all loses, a child...I can only hope and pray God bestows upon you some semblance of peace. Thank you to all my wonderfully loving children, (even to my eldest Eli who despises pictures), for creating beautiful art, writing heartwarming notes, and showering me with love. You are my life. My heart. I love you. ❤️

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As reported by InTouch, Solomon rose to fame in January 2009 when she gave birth to octuplets — Makai, Josiah, Isaiah, Jonah, Maliyah, Jeremiah, Nariyah, and Noah.

She already had six other children — Elijah, Amerah, Joshua, Aidan, and fraternal twins, Calyssa and Caleb — at the time.

Her life as a mother of 14 children was not easy. She has taken many jobs, including a porn actress, nude model, celebrity boxer, and birth-control pitchwoman, USA Today reported.

In 2014, Suleman was back in the headlines when she was charged with welfare fraud. In spite of all the attention she's generated, Suleman has kept her octuplets mostly out of the public eye.

In April 2012, she filed for personal bankruptcy, saying she had $50,000 in assets and up to $1 million in debts, as reported by Los Angeles Times.

Suleman was born in Fullerton, California. She got a B.S. in child development and worked for a state mental hospital for three years.

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