Amy Adams shuns Hollywood pressure to bounce back to pre-pregnancy body

Celebrity moms are all too familiar with the pressure to rapidly shed the weight gained during their pregnancy months, but new mother Amy Adams refuses to submit herself to the drastic measures adopted by so many Hollywood stars.

The 36-year-old oscar nominee, who gave birth to daughter Aviana seven months ago, admits that being in good shape is important, but she doesn’t believe in going over the top with gruelling exercise and diet regimes in the name of her career, especially as she doesn’t believe that her “rockin’ bod” ever landed her her jobs in the first place.

In an interview with Parade, the Doubt actress said: “Being pregnant finally helped me understand what my true relationship was with my body – meaning that it wasn’t put on this earth to look good in a swimsuit.

“I was like, ’Look, I can carry a baby! I’m gaining weight right, everything is going well.’ And I’ve had that relationship ever since.

“I’ve been working out when I can… but losing weight is not my number one priority. It’s part of my job to return to some semblance of what I was before. But I don’t feel I’ve ever made my career on my rockin’ bod.”

With many celebrity moms shedding their baby weight in the first few weeks after giving birth, future moms would do well to follow in Amy’s more sensible footsteps, placing their priorities straight and being kinder to themselves by opting for a diet and exercise regime that doesn’t push their bodies to the limit.

As reported by Daily Mail, the refreshingly down-to-earth celeb said she opted for pole dancing lessons as a fun way to help her shed some of her baby weight.

“Some mum friends said it’s a good way to lose the baby weight. And I’ll do anything to get off that treadmill,” the charming actress said.

Amy Adams can be seen on the big screen now starring as Mark Wahlberg’s girlfriend in The Fighter.

Read here about reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian’s collapse, a result of the extreme measures she adopted to slip into a bikini for a fashion shoot.

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