Drew Barrymore isn’t exactly in love with her post-baby body, calling it “saggy and weird.” But after having two children who she adores, the actress is still a happy mom, she told Glamour.
Drew has developed her own remedies for feeling as if she’s had a Close Encounter of the Weird Kangaroo Kind when she looks in the mirror. She works out, reads Dr. Seuss, and turns to her children for comfort.
But Barrymore also admits it’s sometimes not easy to maintain that desirable positive body image.
“After making two babies, holy cow, does your body do some crazy stuff! It’s hard to stay positive and love yourself. You feel like a kangaroo with a giant pouch; everything’s saggy and weird. But you think about how beautiful it is that you’re able to make children. When I lose sight of that, I exercise, read Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, and spend time with my kids. Then I start to see things that are bigger than myself.”
While some women in the spotlight feel pressured to lose baby weight quickly and post proof on Instagram, Drew scoffs at that overnight weight loss success stress. In fact, she adds, she prefers selfies that show her wit and warmth rather than porcelain perfection.
“You don’t always have to look stunning on Instagram. I’ve been makeupless, pregnant, and stuffing food in my face in many pictures; that makes it all the more exciting when I do do something more attractive. I don’t like it when everyone looks so perfect all the time. Where’s the humor in that?”
Among those celebrities who have expressed frustration over their inability to lose their post-pregnancy pounds overnight, however, 34-year-old Kim Kardashian has been one of the most vocal, as the Inquisitr reported. She finally chose the Atkins low-carb diet and also works out with a personal trainer.
As for Drew, who is now 39, an unconventional childhood has actually helped her achieve a better perspective on life in her opinion, reported Entertainment Tonight.
Barrymore also traveled a rocky road to the joy that she’s finally found as wife to Will Kopelman, an art consultant, and mom to 2-year-old Olive and younger daughter Frankie, who celebrates her first birthday in April.
While recognizing that her childhood was tough at times, Drew feels that it has made her a better parent and person.
“I didn’t really have parents, you know? And therefore the kind of parent I will be is a good, present parent. In a way, maybe that was a detriment to my youth, but it’ll be the biggest asset to my adulthood.”
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