Can you believe that Rebecca Romijn was ever pregnant -- let alone with twins? It's been three years since her daughters Charlie and Dolly arrived, and it's tough to believe that she ever carried two babies considering how smokin' hot and perfect her body is. Gah! It's just so unfair.
Then again, I guess it's really not that big of a surprise that Rebecca got her pre-baby body back. I mean -- she is a model, which gives her a leg up on the rest of us regular gals as far as genes go.
While Rebecca does admit that losing her baby weight was no easy feat, she totally gives some of the classic celeb mom methods for shedding postpartum pounds.
Let's start with the whole "I lost weight by chasing after the kids thing." Um, yeah. Rebecca can joke all she wants to about kids giving us a workout, but even though most of us run after our little ones on a daily basis, I've never actually heard of it actually making anyone slimmer. That is, unless you're Angelina Jolie. It totally worked for her. Of course, she does have six kids, which would probably help anyone go down a dress size or two.
As far as working out goes, Romijn admits that she got really into Bikram yoga, and noticed a change in her body right away. Huh. I did hot yoga for a while and wound up gaining a few pounds because of all the muscle it added to my body. And after taking a 90-minute hot yoga class twice a week for over a year, I still had jiggly bits and cellulite. Much to my dismay, I was no Rebecca Romijn. But other celebs swear by yoga for losing pregnancy weight too. That's how Victoria Beckham shed the whole pound-and-a-half or so she gained while preggo with baby Harper.
Rebecca also credits her fab post-baby bod to ditching "starch, dairy, fat, red meat, alcohol, and sugar." And what was left on her plate after giving up all things delicious? Yep -- you guessed it. Fish and veggies. (Boring.) I wonder if she sent any of her super-lean recipes to new mom Miranda Kerr?
Bottom line -- the magic formulas for losing baby weight that seem to work beautifully for so many celebrity moms just aren't realistic or practical solutions for those of us who can't afford personal trainers, chefs, and other countless luxuries. And while we can look to A-list moms as a source of inspiration to get off the couch and get moving, we shouldn't pressure ourselves to commit to the same extreme diet and exercise plans that they use. After all, the best that most of us can do is to try to squeeze in workouts while the baby naps and to resist eating leftover scraps off the highchair.
What are you doing to try and get rid of your baby weight?
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