In a bikini over the holidays
In less than five months, Jessica Alba has gone from pregnant to bikini-clad, and she has her daughters to thank for her speedy slim-down.
“I”m running around after a 3½-year-old so that always keeps you on your toes,” the actress, 30, told reporters at an In Style/Forevermark event Tuesday at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Along with chasing after daughter Honor, Alba also credits keeping a tighter rein on her cravings while expecting baby Haven, born in August.
“It was my second pregnancy so I think I just didn”t indulge as much,” she explains. “It was easier to snap back.
Working out with her friend Kelly Patricof has also proven effective for Alba – although she admits, “we complain a lot.” Their least favorite move “Burpies” – and they”re not what you think.
The exercise “hurts your feelings,” the Honest Company co-founder jokes. “You have to squat down, do a push up and then clap your hands above your head.”
We have a very mean trainer, Patricof adds.
While pregnant celebrity pals like Jessica Simpson have publicly declared their desire to have her post-pregnancy body, working on her fitness isn”t a high priority for Alba at home.
“I just feel thankful and blessed that I have two beautiful children,” she says. “That”s my focus.