“It’s taken me every day of 10 months to lose the weight,” Jenna Fischer said of her baby pounds. “I did it slowly and I did it moderately. It was important for me to lose it. I was a fit and active person before I had my son.” But that’s not the only thing The Office actress wants other women to know about her.
“If there’s one thing I could do for a few mom, it’d be to alleviate her of any guilt or any stress over the idea of having her body look a certain way.”
Jenna thinks new moms deserve a “free pass” when it comes to carrying around a few extra pounds for awhile. “I didn’t start exercising until Weston was six months old and was taking regular naps,” she said. “When I go back to work on the show, I’m probably just going to have to take a break from any of that extra working out. I think just getting through the day will be enough.”
Jenna, 38, doesn’t consider herself a celebrity and, like other moms, struggles to balance it all. She’ll gladly skip a workout to spend more time with Weston.
“Making me a happier mama is just being with my baby,” she says. “It’s such a weird thing that after having a baby, you’re supposed to look like you’ve never had a baby. Well, I’m proud that I had a baby! I don’t see any harm in celebrating that.”
How important was it to you to lose the baby weight right away?