She's known for helping Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow get in the best shape of their life but, at the same time, Tracy Anderson has a reputation for practicing what she preaches. The celebrity trainer gave birth in May this year but she's already gotten her figure back.
Tracy added another little member to her family in May, when she gave birth to her second child, a baby girl she named Penelope.
Ever since, she's been working hard to get back to her pre-pregnancy weight and she's down to the final 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of the 30 (13.6 kg) she gained while with child.
She says in a new interview with DuJour
magazine that the whole secret is to manage your cravings during pregnancy: too many women use this period as the perfect excuse to overindulge and that's the biggest mistake they could ever make.
Anderson is speaking from experience: back in 1998, when she became pregnant for the first time, she did the same, packing twice the number of pounds she gained this time.
“A lot of women use pregnancy as an excuse to let their bodies go, and that’s the worst thing. I feel like I’ve lived an entire lifetime since then,” she says for the magazine.
“I’ve seen so many women who come to me right after [having children] with disaster bodies that have gone through hell, or they come to me years later and say, 'Oh, my body is like this because I had three kids',” Anderson goes on to say.
She didn't make the same mistake twice though: whereas the first time she became pregnant she indulged in hotdogs and high calorie sweet treats, the second she was more careful about the foods she put in her body.
She also continued to work out throughout the entire pregnancy though, as expected, she couldn't do the same routines as before.
Even so, she found getting back to “work” a bit difficult.
“For 13 years I’ve been jumping around, dancing at such high levels all over the world and with no sleep for multiple hours a day. I thought, Please, I can bust out an hour of dance aerobics, no problem – wrong!” she says.
Because she wants to help out as many women as possible, while pregnant, Tracy shot a 9-part DVD titled “The Pregnancy Project,” which is meant to keep expectant mommies in shape.