Gurl's doin' something right!!
Rebecca Romijn> just opened up to Fitness about how she lost the weight after her baby… and why she'll never pose for Playboy!
She gained 60 pounds with her twins! It ended up being the hardest thing she's ever done to lose that weight:
"Losing that weight was probably the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. I had to change the way I worked out, the way I ate — everything."
But that didn't stop her!! She stuck to it — and reached her goal. Just look at that cover!
"I'm stronger, I have more energy, and I feel better, too. I was proud to get back into a bikini!"
Here's how she did it:
Everything I did before I got pregnant — like Pilates, which I had done for about 14 years — didn't work anymore. I had to find a completely different way to challenge my body. A friend suggested I try Bikram yoga. At first the idea of doing a 90-minute workout in a 105-degree room sounded like torture. But the sweating is exactly what I became addicted to. My body changed dramatically almost immediately. Within three classes I noticed less belly fat. My knees and legs are stronger than ever now; my arms have definition for the first time in my life; and my posture is much, much better. I also feel completely energized from all of the deep breathing. I leave class relieved of any anxiety I went in with, and the sweating and detoxifying make my skin feel great. I can't recommend it enough.
After eating more throughout my pregnancy and while I was nursing for eight months, I forgot how much I was supposed to eat to keep my weight in check. Having a little bit of chocolate after dinner was turning into too much chocolate every night after dinner — or too much wine or too many pancakes. So I went on a major diet about eight months ago. I cut out starch, dairy, fat, red meat, alcohol, and sugar.
We wonder if people realize they can't just go back to what they were doing beforehand — they need to plan accordingly!
Rebecca! You look so good!
[Image via Brian Bowen Smith/Fitness Magazine.]