Gwyneth Paltrow. Thin before babies. Thin after babies. Rich. Huge house, money for trainer, able to afford lots of workout equipment. Possibly even a nanny even when home. Envision it.
Waifish Gwyneth, mother to Apple and Moses, thinks every mother has the time to spare to work out and lose that baby weight.
"Every woman can make time -- every woman -- and you can do it with your baby in the room," she said. "There have been countless times where I've worked out with my kids crawling around all over the place. You just make it work, and if it's important to you, it'll be important to them."
Notice the use of every?
I'd like to know how Gwyneth reasoned to her babies that they must sit absolutely still, not get into any drawers or pull down curtains, and told them they are not allowed to cry or need attention or crawl toward mommy when she's doing her Pilates moves with the help of a trainer during her two-hour workout.
Some days when I am alone with the twins I don't have time to shower. Carving out two hours to do anything is a feat. And it's usually with a baby on my hip. Not conducive to bicep curls. Unless I'm curling my twins.
Oh wait ... I get it. Paltrow must have help and she must understand that only women who have extra hands around could do this, right? Wrong. Let's not overlook the fact that she says every woman. Stresses every woman. So that means you, me, and your friend who just had triplets. Yep, even that friend -- the working mom who had a c-section, preeclampsia, and a baby in the NICU. Even the mom who struggled with her weight pre-baby. Yep, she has time. And plenty of it. Of course!
It's funny how she also says how hard it was for her to get the weight off -- hard with the first baby, even harder with baby number two. She claims it was the hardest thing she's ever done. So she's saying the right thing there -- and when she says that, it's like I want to say, Yeah Gwynie, we should be pals because I'm just like you, but then wham! She gives me a Hollywood ego-sized dose of reality saying we all have lots of time to sweat off all the pounds we gained in nine months and we can and should all be fit and skinny mommies just like she is.
She believes there is no excuse for any of us to not slip back into our pre-baby jeans even if we didn't have all the resources she could afford. Because, you know ... the most important thing we all think about after we have kids is how important it is to get every last pound off and how we must MUST fit back into those jeans. Gasp! God forbid we left the house packing a few extra pounds with our newborn. God forbid instead of obsessing over making time to work out, we instead make the most of our time as a new mom to bond with our baby before they grow up before our eyes.
I can't be the only one offended by Gwyneth's "every woman can make time -- there's no excuse" comments, am I?
What do you think of Gwyneth's comments?
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