I was in a bikini shortly after my kids births... they were size 12-14 kinis though! Oh, who am I kidding, I'm 14 all the way
I find it really insulting on behalf of my naturally slender friends that people assume that they don't spend time with their children. I find it even more insulting to my friends who started working out within weeks of their bubs being born, in order to maintain their fitness and figures, that they've somehow sacrificed their kids in some way.
I realise this was a thread about celebs, but some posts just ruffled my feathers.
I too am one of those that weighs less now than before I had my kids. I got my pre baby body back with walking with the pram up to 10km a day - (with the first child as I didn't have a car at the time) and then with the second pushing a pram with a toddler seat. I also breastfed both of my children for about 2 years.
I never went to the gym - just house cleaning, walking with the pram and eating healthy.
Some people just bounce back. It sucks (if your not one of them) but they do.
I think we can all agree, that to be looking like that in a bikini, 4 MONTHS after birthing a baby, she MUST have been dieting and working out ALOT. to what extent only she knows. Yes some people would have to stave themselves and neglect their kids in order to achieve that, but for some people, it's quite easy.
I know a girl with 4 kids. The eldest is 6, the youngest is 5 mnths and she looks better then J.A.
She takes the kids to the park every day and runs around with them, goes to the gym 3 nights a week while hubby cares for all (except bub who goes with her) and she ate really healthy all through her pregnancy. She was ALL baby with all 4 of her kids.
I have had three babies less than 4 years apart. 2 of them were 9lber's and one was a 10lber. I ate well, I exercised, I looked after myself without spending ridiculous amounts of time at the gym, without a nanny, a chef, heck I don't even have a husband who is home from 8am until anywhere from 7pm until 2am due to work commitments. I have gotten fitter after each baby and despite pregnancy no. 3 taking its biggest toll on my body (had to change the exercise I was doing etc.) I was back in my pre-pg clothes FIVE DAYS after giving birth. No I wasn't toned but by the time we went on holidays when he was 3 months old I was in a bikini and people at the resort we were staying in commented on how toned my stomach was.
Everyone agrees that being fit and healthy is important but only if you don't do it before your baby is a certain age
I also know quite a lot of mum's who 'bounce back' due to health and fitness and I only know one that neglected her children in the process. I am just using me as an example.
Last edited by Areca; 06-01-2012 at 07:17.
Well, just adding my 2 cents. 1200 cals isn't starving yourself, nor is it unhealthy. Maybe if you eat McDonalds and stick to a 1200cal diet... Lol...
1600 cals (possibly lower) would probably be her 'maintenance' level (if I want to maintain my weight I would have to eat 1800cals and I'm quite overweight). For me, (over 100kgs, working out at least 1hr each day, 6 days a week and aiming to lose 700g per week I am recommended 1420cals per day.)
My hubby is 95kg, runs about 70klms per week and he was recommended 1300cals but he wanted to lose 1kg per week (and he did). Neither of us starved. Actually in the beginning at about 1500cals I was eating more than I have ever eaten.(but I have always skipped breaky, small
Lunch and had disproportionately large and calorie dense dinner, as well as enjoyed the odd frozen cokes and ice cream).
There's a lot to take into consideration. I guess I'm just being devils advocate. But I didn't read her comments as though she was unhealthy, just committed, and I really admire the commitment. It took me 26years and I had to get to 135kgs to gather that much commitment, and now after 20kgs loss I find my commitment waning already as I have so far to go still. *sigh*
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