As a mom, I know how difficult it can be to get back into shape after giving birth. After all, you've had nine months to eat freely (well, some of you have; like a growing number of women, I had gestational diabetes and couldn't eat bread or potatoes or any of the stuff I love) and sit upon a comfy cushion waiting to be adored by everyone as they pat your belly and tell you how much you're glowing (just me?).
So when the time comes to shed those pounds, it's hard to get back into good habits like exercising regularly, and even if you can manage to find a sports bra that doesn't give you uniboob, sometimes it's just near impossible to get rid of that excess baby gut. There's no shame in that. It happens.
Unless you're Jennifer Garner, who, at 40, makes me sick every time I look at her. She's had three kids in fairly quick succession and still manages to look amazing on the red carpet, even two months after giving birth to her son Samuel (she has two daughters, Violet and Seraphina, with actor Ben Affleck). Garner dazzled recently in a classic little nude dress while promoting her upcoming film, The Odd Life Of Timothy Green.
The Odd Life Of Timothy Green is slated for release in theaters this August.