In a world where some celebrities claim breastfeeding is their trick to shedding pregnancy pounds, it's refreshing when famous new moms acknowledge that achieving a pre-pregnancy body wasn't all peaches. Jessica Alba looked amazing just a couple months after giving birth to her baby this Summer and her trainer, Ramona Braganza, told the world that Jessica shed the weight by eating right and exercising for an hour, five or six days a week.
Braganza wasn't lying when she said that her client lost weight with a healthy diet and exercise, but the process wasn't easy for Jessica. In fact, in a recent interview with Elle, the actress said that giving birth was easier than the workouts she was doing to get in shape for her Campari calendar campaign. Jessica said, "The workouts were horrible. I cried. And I haven't worked out since." If childbirth couldn't compete with her exercise routine, it's no wonder she gave up on them.
To learn what else Jessica tried in the effort to get her pre-pregnancy body back,
Aside from her grueling workouts, Alba admitted that she wore a girdle around her mid-section. A friend of hers tried the girdle trick after giving birth and her six-pack was visible just eight weeks after having her baby. She recalls, "She told me to put an elastic band around my waist — any kind of band or girdle works," and added, "I didn't recover as fast as she did. I don't have a six-pack — that's just not my body at all."
With or without the tearful workouts, Jessica looks fantastic. Hearing about the lengths she went to in order to change her body immediately following childbirth highlights the immense pressure on Hollywood moms. It also goes to show that the path to achieving a pre-pregnancy body is different for everyone — the reality for some celebrities may be completely unrealistic for you and me.