Isla Fisher: I Gained 70 Pounds During Pregnancy

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Mom-of-two Isla Fisher covers the May issue of Fitness and opens up about gaining 70 pounds during her second pregnancy. The Great Gatsby star – mom to daughters Olive, 5, and Elula, 2 – goes on to talk about accepting her postpartum body.

On her pregnancy weight gain:”I gained 65 pounds with my first baby and 70 with my second. I had severe morning sickness both times, so I mostly ate supersize bowls of white pasta with loads of butter and cheese because that was the only thing that took away the nausea.”

On losing the pounds post-baby: “I had to shoot Confessions of a Shopaholic about three months after I gave birth to Olive, so the producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, hired a trainer to work with me three times a week. That was both inspirational and terrifying because I didn’t want to let the trainer down. After I had my second daughter, I slowly lost the weight by breast-feeding, hiking [L.A.'s] Runyon Canyon and working with a trainer every couple of weeks.”

On practicing yoga five days a week: “When you’re really focused on your breathing, you’re able to clear your head, and all the worries of everyday life go out the window. I love that feeling of being connected with my own body. If I’m stuck in traffic or have a bad moment in my day, I go back to my yoga practice and I breathe.”

On her post-baby body: “Even though it [my stomach] will never be flat again, it’s still my favorite because it reminds me of my greatest achievement: my babies.” She added, “For me, so much about life is acceptance. You can look in the mirror and find a million things wrong with yourself. Or you can look in the mirror and think, ‘I feel good, I have my health, and I’m so blessed. That’s the way I choose to look at it. I don’t need to be perfect. I’m doing just fine.”

On not wanting her daughters to become obsessed with physical appearance: “I wouldn’t want them to see me weighing myself all the time. I don’t think it sends the right message.”

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  1. Heather

    I really like her and like what she’s saying…..but sometimes I wonder if it’s so easy for her to not worry about her body because she is small. It just seems like it’s mostly the tiny ones that talk about how they don’t weight themselves and stuff. I don’t know. I like to watch her in movies though, she’s funny!

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