Gwyneth Paltrow Says Moms Have No Excuse Not to Drop the Baby Weight


gwyneth paltrowGwyneth 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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APeve... APeveteaux

I keep wanting to like Gwyneth, because GOOP is kind of rad. But seriously, every time I hear from her it just makes me realize she's not cool. Not. At. All.

usmom3 usmom3

I think she has no idea what it is like for a Mom that dose not have her money to live everyday life.


I used to like Gwyneth Paltrow, but reading this changes my opinion of her...drastically!

TLParker TLParker

That is just terrible. You would think that someone with the media outlet she has would speak out differently - Not putting any more emphasis on a jean size, not encouraging a certain mold for mothers to fit in to. I sit here writing this still not back into my pre-pregnancy size and that's okay. I love my body. It has stretched (and left the marks to prove it) to create the most amazing little person I have ever seen. To me, that is more beautiful than any size zero could ever look.

5forj... 5forjulie

she was raised by Hollywood so she doesn't have a clue about what normal people do to try to lose the weight. Gwynnie you aren't in touch with real people who have more than  2 kids and can easliy go to the gym and have nanny or gasp and chef.

poshkat poshkat

for god sakes the woman came up with something called GOOP, can we really listen to her? i have never liked her, she always seemed like a royal bitch and this just proves it. this is also the woman who said she will never live in the US again and that england is so much better and has taken on the fake british accent that was originated by madonna, her BFF. she can kiss off for all i care

nonmember avatar Trish

I think if I was rich and could afford a nanny, a personal trainer, a maid, and my own personal chef, had my own gym right there in my huge mansion, and was able to make my own work schedule then yea maybe there would be no excuse for me not getting the weight off. But that's far from being "every woman" 's situation now isn't it.


ethan... ethans_momma06

I laughed when I read this... she certainly has lost touch with reality.

skrawli skrawli

Wow.  I would let her walk a day in my shoes.  See if she can handle the real world.  She would give my shoes back no doubt.

kryst... krystel.justice

I feel like sometimes other people around me are surprised that I say I just don't have the time to work out, but the truth is I really don't feel like I do. I stay at home, and my son naps. My husband is happy to watch Carter while I go to the gym in the evening. But when I am at home I can't work out when Carter is awake. He wants to be on me. He thinks of me as his jungle gym, and it's just impossible. When he is sleeping I'm doing chores. Sorry, but I don't have a servant. Someone has to clean up this mess, and things like washing the tub with comet are too dangerous to do around my son, and trying to fold laundry with him clambering all over the couch and me feels pretty futile. And in the evening? I feel that my husband is a priority. I enjoy spending time with him, and I don't like trading it in for the gym. I do try to work out three times a week, and I do things like walk with my son, but that stuff is more like "maintenence" and not actual weight loss or muscle gaining.

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