Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Jessica Alba – the list goes on of A-list moms-to-be who immediately transform their post-baby bodies into their pre-pregnant shapes. How do they do it so quick?
The overwhelming pressure to be thin in Hollywood is a massive driving impetus for these new moms to whip their bodies back into svelte shape. But all of them work hard to do it. They may have the money for personal trainers, baby-sitters and personal chefs but when it comes down to it, each of these new moms have to put in the work.
Health experts recommend pregnant women gain anywhere between 20 to 40 pounds for a single pregnancy. For those moms-to-be who are underweight to begin with, they are encouraged to fall on the weightier end of this spectrum. For those ladies carrying multiples like Jennifer Lopez and Angelina Jolie, the weight recommendations are a bit more generous.
A few weeks after Jolie gave birth to twins, Vivienne and Knox, it didn’t even look like she had ever been pregnant: Her slender physique showed very little, if any, hint of her pregnant self.
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Jennifer Lopez trained for the better part of a year to do a triathlon this month. The moment of truth finally came. Not only did she do the swimming-running-biking event in under two and a half hours, she managed to raise $127,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. What did you do today?
Lopez was inspired to run a triathlon while eight months pregnant with twins Max and Emme, who were born in February.
“I was watching TV, and I saw a triathlon and I said, ‘You know what? I think I could do that, that would be great for me to do. Maybe I’ll do it this year,'” she explained.
We should all have that kind of spontaneous ambition for healthy activities. In fact, I’ve been thinking about getting a bike soon. I’m an impulsive person. I have four words for you – Tour de France 2009!
Jenny From The Block has committed to running a few hundred of them. That’s right, Jennifer Lopez, the new(ish) mother of twins is going to take part in the 22nd Annual Malibu Triathlon next month.
Lopez apparently made the commitment during her pregnancy. And it’s not just some sort of look-how-fantastic-I-am publicity stunt, she’s raising money for the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.
Self Magazine has crowned J. Lo the Most Inspiring Woman of 2008, so I guess she’s making sure she earns her title. ABC News has a video interview with the singer/actress/dancer/and now, fitness guru.