Jenna Dewan just gave birth seven months ago, but already the Witches of East End star has regained her washboard abs.
The 33-year-old actress and wife of actor Channing Tatum posed on the cover of Us Weekly showing off her fit post-baby body, and sharing her secret for how she got it back — hard work.
Dewan, who posed in a series of revealing outfits ranging from a bikini top and cutoffs to a tight red dress, said she was determined to drop her baby weight as quickly as possible after giving birth to daughter Everly on May 31, 2013.
Dewan said she had six weeks to get back in shape before she needed to report back to Vancouver to film her Lifetime television show Witches of East End.
“I wasn’t one of those girls who’s obsessed with losing the weight, but that was a pretty good motivator!” she told Us Weekly. “I thought, I’ve got to fit in the clothes I wore before!”
Jenna Dewan said she was able to stay active throughout her pregnancy, working out as often as possible to give her a boost of energy and regulate her hormones.
She also ignored her pregnancy cravings and stuck to a strict vegetarian diet.
“I think a lot of women find out they’re pregnant and are like, ‘Let’s go crazy and eat ice cream every day!’ ” Dewan said. “To me, it was, ‘I’m growing a human being, and I want to give this little soul the best nutrition I can.’ “
Though life got a lot busier after Everly was born, Jenna Dewan said she has taken every opportunity she can to work out.
“When I’m rocking Everly to sleep, I do lunges across the nursery, squats, or calf raises,” the Step Up actress revealed. “Suddenly 45 minutes have gone by, she’s asleep, and I got a little workout!”
It’s not just her body that has changed. Jenna Dewan said giving birth has transformed everything about her life.
“For me, everything feels different, everything matters more. Every action I take, I think of her first.” Dewan said late last year.
Fatherhood has changed Channing Tatum as well, Jenna said.
“You see the thing you love the most love the other thing you love the most, and there’s this natural new awakening of the love you guys share together. Just caring for something that’s so small and gentle and tender…it’s just amazing.”
Pictures and video of Jenna Dewan in her post-baby body can be seen here.