The toned fitness guru and mom of two dropped her baby weight in just six weeks after giving birth, and criticized moms who pack on the pounds after they have babies! Find out what she said!
Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, 36, is credited for sculpting the post-pregnancy bodies of Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow, and even got back to her fit figure mere weeks after giving birth to daughter Penelope in May 2012. But in a recent interview, the fitness instructor said that many women use pregnancy as an “excuse” for gaining weight!
When Tracy was pregnant with her first baby in 1998, she indulged in junk food, including milkshakes and hot dogs and spent most of the time lounging around. By the time she gave birth to Sam, she had gained 60 pounds, which was an excessive amount for her 5-foot frame.
“A lot of women use pregnancy as an excuse to let their bodies go, and that’s the worst thing,” she told Dujour magazine in their September issue. “I feel like I’ve lived an entire lifetime since then.”
That lifetime includes opening a fitness studio, releasing exercise DVDs, and taking on many high-profile clients. And when she got pregnant with her baby Penelope in fall 2011, she wanted to approach her pregnancy much healthier this time around.
She only gained 30 pounds, and lost most of the weight less than two months later!
Although her latest fitness DVD endeavor, The Pregnancy Project, was designed to help women stay in shape throughout their pregnancy, she still doesn’t see having kids as a reason to be fat.
“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,’” she said in the interview.
It’s also easy to say for celebrities who can devote their entire day and thousands of dollars to getting in shape!
What do YOU think of Tracy’s comments HollyMoms?
— Christina Stiehl
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