I have seen too many articles or people on TV talking about new mothers and how they need to lose weight. I am so tired of hearing some star that had a baby three weeks ago and coming out and looking like her old self. I have seen very mean articles about Jessica Simpson and how she needs to lose the baby weight. I also remember this with Brittney Spears as well. Now a fitness trainer to the stars, Tracy Anderson is saying in an interview with DeJore Magazine “’A lot of women use pregnancy as an excuse to let their bodies go, and that’s the worst thing,’ she said. Also saying “I’ve seen so many women who come to me right after [having children] with disaster bodies that have gone through hell, or they come to me years later and say, “Oh, my body is like this because I had three kids.” Which she is now apologizing to mothers for saying those comments.
Now as for me, a woman who has had three kids my body has changed and has gone through hell and back 3 times. I find it so insulting to woman. What makes me upset about what Tracy said is she is a trainer and she should know that it does take hard work to lose weight and not making women feel bad for gaining weight from pregnancy. I think that it’s great if you can lose the weight in a safe way, but let’s realize that most of us cannot get back into shape as quickly as the stars do. I hope a lot of moms know that they have professional trainers helping them throughout the pregnancy. Chefs to help them eat right and a nanny or two to take care of the baby so you can work out. Maid to help you clean and do laundry. Most of us are not that lucky maybe our moms come and stay a few days and help with laundry and cooking, but they leave and we are doing all the work and taking care of a new baby. The last night feedings, changing diapers, the cooking and cleaning, and maybe sneaking in a nap, but now we need to find time to work out too?
What about enjoying our time at home with your baby? What about you taking a deep breath in because you are feeling overwhelmed already? Motherhood is such a blessing and so much work at the same time. I know when I had my last baby it was very hard to lose the weight. I lost 40lbs in about 9 months. The truth was it was very empowering for me and I felt great about myself. But another nine months were needed to lose the weight. So don’t worry if it takes you 3 months or even a year to lose the weight. Don’t be so hard on yourself and don’t compare yourself to others. The most important thing is being healthy and happy.