Gurl's doin' something right!!
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.]