Friday, January 30, 2009

I'm Skinny - I Can Leave The House Now


Have you ever noticed that after a celebrity gives birth, for the next few weeks or even a month all you see is the dad everywhere? The dad is the one making all the public appearances and the mom is nowhere to be seen. Now, sure I know lots of women need to recover. But, in the real world I think most women after they have given birth do manage to get out of the house at least once in the first month. I mean it could just be a trip to the grocery store or taking the baby to see their friends. Whatever. They don't just stay in the house. But, if for some reason they are staying in the house they are probably not inside the walls working out 24/7 to get their body back in shape.

Yesterday, Rebbeca Romijn decided to make her first public appearance since she gave birth to her children back on December 28th. So, what has Rebecca been doing since then? It looks like she chose the 24/7 workout routine. Hey, I'm glad she looks good and she is probably thrilled she dropped the baby weight, but this is another one of those times where I think Hollywood just does their best to make the rest of us feel as miserable as possible.

Why not go out a week after you had the kids? Let the world see that you are human. Instead we see her a month later with a perfect figure, brand new clothes, hair and makeup perfect and no sign that she gave birth to twins one month earlier.

And don't think it was a coincidence that she just happened to be there and a photographer saw her. This was planned. It was letting the world know she was ready for her next role and to get her face and name back into the press. Although Calabasas is home to lots of celebrities, you rarely see paps just sitting there unless they have been tipped ahead of time.

One time I want to see a celebrity act like a normal person after they give birth and not try and pretend they have some super human genes that the rest of the world doesn't have.

23 comments:

jax said...

See Naomi Watts for your dream come true. she was out and about after both kids and still looks great.

GladysKravitz said...

Well, and the other thing is that Rebecca will be in Kneepads Magazine next month, talking about how she lost the baby weight. "Diet and exercise," she'll insist, and then the magazine will give her sensible, high protein, low carb diet and say that she works out for an hour a day. It won't mention that she has a personal trainer and a personal cook, two nannies and a partridge in a pear tree to help her.

Most moms are busy feeding, burping, holding and soothing their newborns, and when they're not doing that, they're cleaning the house, doing the baby's laundry, doing their own laundry, cooking, pumping breast milk, and sometime finding time for a nap. Working out is hard to fit into that schedule, and it's hard to make lovely, well balanced meals while you've got a little mouth attached to your breast. Just saying.

Mrs.M5 said...

i'm going to speak from experience here. after i had my twins, i got so skinny about a month after they were born from all the breastfeeding and stress and lack of eating...of course, she probably has nanny's and can get all the sleep she needs, but i swear, twins suck the life out of you...and the fat =)

califblondy said...

If remember right Kate Hudson kept her baby weight for a while after giving birth and she got blasted for being fat. Oy.

Don't the celebs opt for c-sections so they can have a tummy tuck at the same time?

canadachick said...

i wish i had super human genes..damn it missed that train. After i had my kid - i could barely shower let alone look like that

Sylvia said...

lol@Mrs. M5

Mrs.M5 said...

can you get a tummy tuck at the same time you are having a c-section? damn, i missed out! holy crap! my OBGYN didn't breathe a word of that to me!!! hahaha!

k said...

Come on, Jen Garner and Gwen Stefani were both out and about a week after or so after their second babies were born and both looked like they had only lost the weight of actually having the baby. But you didn't run those pics. (Actually, I'm astonished in a good way that Stefani seems to have kept some of the weight - it's very normal and non-obsessive of her. Of course, she looks FINE, sorry I have to say that.)

Plus, it's not like any of these celeb moms were overweight before they got pregnant - they were thin and working out before and the same after.

Harriet Hellfire said...

I was going to mention naomi Watts too, and even Jennifer Garner. Both normal, with a bit of baby weight still on and looking EXHAUSTED. It's kind of refreshing to see. I think MOST women have a hard time losing weight after giving birth, but a friend of mine, who is naturally petite, had a baby last summer and was back to her pre-baby weight in one week. ONE WEEK. It does happen.

not on my dollar said...
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not on my dollar said...

I guess great minds think alike because I was also going to mention Naomi Watts and Jennifer Garner. It's refreshing to see the two of them looking "normal" after giving birth.

And yes I also have to agree that Gwen Stefani looked normal too. I was surprised that she looked normal but glad she chose that route because we all know that she had options.

Mrs.M5 said...

it is nice to see some of these women look normal after childbirth. the worst thing about having a child is being critiqued by everyone who thinks that you should be looking thinner. there is way to much pressure on us already, now we have to look perfect after giving birth? i think now! hooray for women, like Gwen Stefani and Jennifer Garner and Naomi Watts, who know that being healthy for you and your child comes before looking perfect for the cameras =)

kanonymous said...

1) Not everyone feels like leaving the house after they've given birth. That's why you get maternity leave. You're recovering, sometimes from surgery, and that takes longer for some people than for others.

2) Many, many people lose all or most of their baby weight immediately after birth, especially with their first child. My sister, who gained 60 pounds, lost all her weight within days, right about when she left the hospital.

3) So what if she didn't want us to see her until she got back into shape? I'm a "normal person" and I don't like to be seen when I've gained Christmas weight.

Molly said...

god, women are damned if they don't and damned if they do.

just because there are no paps to capture pics doesn't mean all these celebs are holed up and waiting until the scale hits the right number.

kanonymous said...

Why is it a crime to look thin/good after giving birth?

ambernyc said...

Pretty sure I remember Britney coming around not long after giving birth, and she wasn't (and still isn't) back to being as tiny and toned as she was before.

Either way, I agree with what you 100%, Enty. The bar gets set to unspeakably high standards by these celebs, and it's ridiculous.

ambernyc said...

Er, with what you said. I am too dumb to type today. :)

Mooshki said...

Liv Tyler took her sweet time losing her baby weight, and I loved her for it.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

the last thing a post-partum, sleep-deprived, half-crazed, feelin'-so-not-sexy new mother wants to do is go out in public and hear something like "oh, I see you haven't lost your baby weight yet!" And there ARE idiots out there that will say it. I can only imagine what a celeb has to go through.

farmgirl said...

this is why I love Jennifer Garner.

LilyGrace said...

I bet she says the same old BS line the celebs like to use. " I did nothing, running around after my kids keeps me in shape.: I hate this line. I had 4 kids in 5 years, they don't run that fast or for that long a period of time that i could count it as exercise. They might run for 20 feet max, but to them it was a mile, but for me 4 steps. Then they stopped to examine the flower on the ground for 30 minutes. Oh not to mention they don't really run until they are 5 and my then you yell at them to stop running, not run after them.

kimpim said...

Re: "Why not go out a week after you had the kids? Let the world see that you are human."

Jessica Simpson. Hello? The world still isn't finished bashing her for, ghast, putting on 5 lbs, and you want to know why more women aren't stepping up to take her place? Shit ENT, we aren't THAT brave.

bionic bunny! said...

i was lucky. every time i go to the hospital, for some reason, when i get home, i have no apetite, even to the point of throwing up everything i eat for the first couple of weeks.
that 56lbs i gained with my son? i was back to pre-baby swim-teacher clothes in just under 3 months.
i only gained 5 lbs w/ DD while pregnant, but was back to my old clothes in 6 weeks. and both of them without breast feeding.
the surgeries i didn't barf, i just couldn't eat anything but fruit or sweets. everybody's different. and don't forget post partum depression, that shit can screw you up for a long time, you CAN'T deal with going out or strangers or what ever your particular trigger is, if you get PPD.