Apparently the papers are full of pics of Victoria Beckham looking amazing today. I've got to go on a radio station and spout about pressure on new mums to get back in shape etc. etc. (being a talking head is occasionally part of my day job). Happy to do that, but thought I'd ask you guys for your opinions. I was going to say something about how depressing it is that some celebs feel the need to hide away for months until they can emerge, looking like their pre-pregnancy selves. And that the rest of us, who can't afford personal trainers and dietitians, feel we've achieved something if we manage to get dressed when we are coping with a newborn, let alone looking fit for the paparazzi!
It is depressing - I don't mind Posh so much, she didn't have any pregnancy weight to shed after all, but I do find it depressing when someone gains weight like I do (Hurley, Zeta-Jones) but loses it all in seconds. I find this equally fed-up making when real life people do it though - I have some friends with this natural ability that makes me . I actually pity Liz H a bit though. A gorgeous new baby, perhaps the only one you will ever have, and instead of cuddling, you are on a bloody stairmaster with a sadistic personal trainer, eating four raisins a day, while a maternity nurse plays with your baby. I am mostly wearing giant clothes from Primark atm - but my baby knows who I am!
They would look like us too(ie human) if they didn't have so much backup.
Anyway, I'm all for looking your best, but at certain times, it seems a bit self obsessed to be quite so flawless. I like the way new mums look dishevelled (ok tired!), but glowing, triumphant and pre-occupied. It shows they've been through a lot to achieve a great thing. It's not normal to look like you just stepped out of a salon
Don't know how that got duplicated but we are struggling without broadband at the moment and dial up is cr*p.
And ta for the giggle Aloha everyone tells me how fab Primark is, feel v. left out that there isn't one near me.