Unlike most celebrity moms who feel under immense pressure to quickly shed their baby weight within moments of giving birth, new mother Amy Adams is apparently refusing to adopt the same drastic measures that so many other Hollywood stars do.
The Oscar nominee gave birth to a daughter seven months ago and admits that whilst being in good shape is important to her, she doesn’t believe she needs to go over the top and endure grueling exercise and diet regimes all in the name of her career. Especially, as she says it wasn’t her body that landed her the acting jobs in the first place.
In a recent interview with Parade, the star of Doubt reportedly 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 paranoid celebrity moms more concerned with shedding their baby weight in the first few minutes after giving birth than they are with child care, future moms would do well to follow in Amy’s footsteps, getting their priorities straight and being kinder to themselves by adopting a diet and exercise regime that is manageable and easy, without going to extremes, and also giving themselves a break whilst they focus on their attention-needing new arrival.
According to an interview with the Daily Mail, Adams confided that she takes pole dancing lessons as they are 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,” Adams says.