Like we've seen with so many new mommy stars before, the pressure to shed the pounds is on before they've even left the hospital. Like we saw earlier, Kim Kardashian was going to extremes just to get back to her pre-baby weight. Mom's everywhere face this same dilemma, but it's so exaggerated and over publicized when it comes to celebrity moms that the pressure is exponentially higher. Kristen Bell does not want to be another star succumbing to the pressure and letting her weight overshadow the most important part; she just had a freaking baby! The 33-year-old mom, who gave birth to daughter Lincoln in March, recently spoke out about her new post-pregnancy lifestyle.
"I'm definitely trying to lose [the baby weight] — I want to be clear. But I'm not letting it keep me up at night and I am not letting it become the narrative of my life for the next year,"This isn't a new claim for Bell, as she's made it clear that she won't take part in the "baby weight rat race." She shot a magazine cover 11 weeks after giving birth -- without having dropped each and every pound she gained during pregnancy.
"I refused to worry about something I could not change, and I still refuse."Redbook editor-in-chief Jill Herzig wrote a blog in regards to Bell's cover appearance. In it she makes a great/unfortunate point:
"How did we get to this ridiculous place, where losing the baby weight is a competitive sport followed by millions? Magazines certainly haven't helped, with their covers of celebrities in bikinis, all smiles and hipbones, showing off how thin they've gotten just a few months -- or even weeks -- after giving birth. As the editor of Redbook, I'll admit I've sometimes been part of the problem."Bell's final quote in the article really brought the whole concept into a great perspective for new moms and on-lookers alike,
"Look, I'm like any other woman. All this evolved b.s. that I'm telling you is my mantra: It's not something I practice naturally. I had to surrender to not worrying about the way I looked, how much I weighed, because that's just part of the journey of having a baby. I am not a woman whose self-worth comes from her dress size."
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