Alyson Hannigan is a pretty busy woman — so busy, in fact, that she hasn’t had time to lose her baby weight, she said.
Hannigan, known for her roles in American Pie and How I Met Your Mother, is not only a busy actress, but she’s also the mother to two young girls. Alyson Hannigan’s daughters, Satyana Marie and Keeva Jane, are 6 and 3, respectively.
Despite the fact that her youngest daughter was born three years ago, Hannigan told Yahoo! Parenting that she has not yet lost her baby weight. Hannigan isn’t too worried about it, either.
“I did feel pressure [to lose the baby weight] but I haven’t lost the weight! It’s frustrating but I don’t think it’s the message to send moms. ‘Oh look, I lost all my weight in three weeks!’ Who cares? It’s the last thing we should be focused on. It’s amazing what your body does to produce another human … you should thank your body for what it does.”
Hannigan went on to say that instead of focusing on ways to lose the baby weight, mothers should just relax and look at their bodies from a different perspective.
“[Trying to lose baby weight quickly] is as if you just ran a marathon and someone said, ‘Go [run] to the store.’ “
Alyson Hannigan is 41-years-old, and the actress is currently working on a gay marriage drama film called Modern Love, according to Yahoo! Parenting. Hannigan also spoke to the publication about home births, unique baby names, and filming while pregnant, which she did twice during How I Met Your Mother.
“The show hid my pregnancy the first time by being creative with props — I hid behind a globe or some popcorn. For the second, my character was pregnant and more so than me. So I wore a [stomach] pad, which was so uncomfortable. The last thing you want to do [while pregnant] is add more padding. I said, ‘If my daughter is claustrophobic, I will blame the pregnancy pad.’ “
Alyson Hannigan isn’t the first celebrity to talk about the pressure to lose weight. Earlier this year, singer Pink was lambasted after she arrived at a social event looking larger than she has in the past.
After critics called her out, Pink took to Twitter to defend herself saying that she “feels beautiful” and that her “healthy, voluptuous, and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off.” Pink’s daughter, Willow, was born in 2011.
Do you think society puts pressure on mothers to lose the baby weight too quickly? How do you think Alyson Hannigan looks today?
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