Jessica Alba Makes New Moms Feel Bad


jessica alba baby weightBefore I start jumping on the celebrity mom, I would like to say that I think Jessica Alba is absolutely adorable. Adorable. She seems as down-to-earth as one can be when you're a mega-star. She shows up to movie premieres nine months pregnant, she eats at Chili's at LAX (hey, Jessica, we were at the other end of the bar!), and she's yet to serve as a bad example to others through immature stunts and substance-fueled Hollywood nights.

But now, I'm very disappointed in the mom to brand new baby Haven. It seems Jessica Alba has started working out to get the baby weight off only two weeks after giving birth. Two weeks!

Yes, this is her business. New moms are entitled to do whatever crazy they want to do, even if it means 40 minutes of cardio while your body is still recovering from childbirth. I know it's her job to look good, but two weeks? Two weeks after having a baby is not the ideal time to show your endurance at the gym. But hey, if you want to, go for it. Maybe you need a break from the baby, totally understandable. Maybe you need to feel like your body is your own again. I get it. Just keep it to yourself.

Alba has been tweeting her workouts for all the world to see, and setting the rest of us average moms up for failure. Heck, I can't get 40 minutes of cardio into my day and it's been two-and-a-half years since I last gave birth. I distinctly remember getting lightheaded the first time I went out for a walk after giving birth. Meeting up with a personal trainer would have been the last thing on my to-do list.

All right, Jessica, we know you're a totally kickass mom, and lady. It's obvious you've got it all, Alba. And now I'm going to go stare at my remaining baby weight and decide whether I can take a shower today or do some crunches. Or neither, and just feel guilty.

What do you think about Jessica Alba working out already?


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jonellg jonellg

I don't even think I waited that long. Some people take their looks more seriously then others.

Kate Williams

I was told NOT to work till four weeks afterwards.. and no ab workouts for at least 6 weeks.

Gigan... GigantaursMommy

I wouldn't do it, some people are more concerned with their health than with their looks. I was told no aerobics until the bleeding was gone and no abs until 6 weeks PP, maybe she got the same advice and her bleeding has already stopped?

Fawn80 Fawn80

good lord. is there anything ya'll won't put people down for? After my second child, I was up and making dinner the night after we got home. By the time she was 5 months old, I was back down to my pre pregnancy weight. Let people live their lives, for pete's sake. And, if you feel like a lazy ass compared to Jessica Alba, well, GET OFF IT and do something about it!

Prett... PrettyGirlMyers

You're "very disappointed" that a new mom is exercising? I think that we all heal differently, and two weeks after I had my daughter I was MORE than ready to get moving. If anything maybe you're jealous of her motivation to get back in shape after having a baby.... and it's kind of sad that you can't find 40 minutes a few times a week to get in shape, but don't disparage someone else for making time when you won't.

Torto... Tortoise77

totally agree with fawn80! Its just cardio. I didnt bleed all PP. I only spotted and very little. Geez, my pelvic bones snapped apart by two inches and I couldnt walk. Yet that didnt stop me from wanting to move around with my walker.Let her do whatever she wants and if there is any danger then she's the one who has to suffer from it. I am pretty sure she has someone who is guiding her through this. Some who's an expert maybe? And anyone who cant get 40 minutes of cardio at least in one day is.......LAZY? cardio is just about making your heart beat faster. we're not talking about lifting weights and doing a million crunches. Good for Jessica btw. shes a cutie.

surfg... surfgrl60

* as blood runs down her leg. But she has said that she doesn't know portion control. So its best to start before she gets to comfortable.

Melis... Melissa042807

Well, looking as perfect as possible is part of the way she earns a living, so I can't say I'm all that surprised that she's working out just two weeks postpartum. What surprises me is that she can at all! That's a dang fast recovery! I still couldn't sit on anything but the most padded surface at two weeks, let alone work out!

40 minutes of light cardio is perfectly reasonable, though, if she's feeling that good. A little physical activity can keep a gal from going insane during those first few weeks.

Colet... Colette923

OMG I had a c-section three weeks ago and I'm already down to pre-pregnancy weight. It depends how you heal. For goodness sake let the poor woman be.

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