Some stars seem set on being back in their skinny jeans within weeks of giving birth, but actress Jenna Fischer says she took a different approach to losing the baby weight.
“It’s taken me every day of 10 months to lose the weight. I did it slowly and I did it moderately,” The Office star tells People, revealing that she didn’t start hitting the gym until her son Weston was on a regular nap schedule. “It was important for me to lose it. I was a fit and active person before I had my son, but if there’s one thing I could do for a new mom, it’d be to alleviate her of any guilt or any stress over the idea of having her body look a certain way.”
Jenna adds that extra time spent with her baby boy leaves her much more satisfied than extra hours spent at the gym.
“Making me a happier mama is just being with my baby. It’s such a weird thing that after having a baby, you’re supposed to look like you’ve never had a baby,” she muses. “Well, I’m proud that I had a baby! I don’t see any harm in celebrating that.”
The 38-year-old mom also took time to clear up what she thinks is a common misconception about how celebrities live:
“It’s so funny because I think there’s the perception that every [famous] woman has a driver and a chef and a personal trainer and a nanny,” Jenna says. “I don’t have any of those things. Like other working moms, I’m trying to figure out how to balance it all.”