Alana de la Garza is enjoying being a new mom to her son Kieran Thomas Roberts. Since giving birth on September 28, the actress is now trying to get back into shape.
She opens up to Latina.com on dealing with her post-baby weight.
Garza says, “At first you lose a ton of water weight and that feels great. You think, “Oh, don’t I have nice ankles?’ Or ‘Wow, I feel so thin!’ Then you look in the mirror and say, ‘What is that little layer around my waist?’ UGH! In short, the way I’m dealing with it is full-fledged battle!”
She’s now exercising regularly after not being able to for the first six weeks because she had a C-section.
“I’m doing 45 minutes of cardio and another 30 of Pilates every other day. I also enjoy taking brisk walks with Kieran before the sun goes down. It’s the only way I have found that works to combat the chub, especially because I’d like to drop the weight faster. I’m also breastfeeding, which is a wonderful way to bond with my son and burn some extra calories, ” she explains.
Asked if it will be hard for her to lose weight during the holiday season, Garza admits it will be.
YES! I love food! Especially holiday food, like green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, biscuits and pie. Yummy. And the thing is if I eat too much of anything the chub won’t come off. Sadly, that means a little struggle through the holidays—but Kieran is so worth it!”