Celebrity Pregnancy Secret: Jessica Alba (isn’t getting her pre-baby body back)

by For Two Fitness

Salon.com recently posted this piece, written by Mary Elizabeth Williams.  
We found it to be in contrast to all the recent “mommyrexia” coverage…

Jessica Alba isn’t getting her pre-baby body back

“Jessica Alba isn’t getting her pre-baby body back.  The actress admits motherhood has changed her — why can’t more stars do likewise?”
“Jessica Alba is a woman whose body can be usually found in the dictionary under the word “rocking.” But in a frank interview for the new issue of Allure, the actress, pregnant with her second child, admits that motherhood is a life-changing experience not just for a woman’s heart but her booty as well. Or as she puts it, “It’s a miracle what happens, but you definitely are different afterward.”
It’s not exactly headline news that pregnancy and childbirth do something to a woman – even a woman who has gained fame largely on the strength of her bikini-filling ability. But in a world where celebrities tend to celebrate the birth of their children by flaunting their abs on a magazine cover or a Victoria’s Secret runway, it’s almost pathetic how refreshing it is to have a famed sex symbol confess that “jeans just sort of zip up differently, and things hang differently” and that “‘I can’t ever get down to the weight I was before I had [my daughter] Honor.” That’s right, fans, a woman just admitted there’s a number on the scale she’s not seeing again — and she’s all right with that…”
(Read the complete post here)
We love Jessica Alba, and we especially love her candid interview.  Even with all her resources and dedication, she is not superhuman.  So now, maybe women everywhere will feel a bit more permission to embrace motherhood and celebrate the achievements of growing a new life, rather than disparage their bodies for doing so.  What do you think? 

 




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