Damnit, Tracy Anderson, why are you making me write on this topic again? Essentially, Tracy Anderson, personal trainer and grifter to the stars, has joined the fray criticizing Jilliam Michaels' proclaimation that she didn't want to have biological children because of how it would impact her body. So, Anderson, suggests that one can have a post-baby-bounce-back-baby in six weeks. The kind of mindset that pressures women in body-conscious industries, heck all women, into drastic and unhealthy regimes post birth or guilt them into thinking that these measures are normal when they fail to apply themselves and get even skinnier than before giving birth, mere weeks post-partum--with a newborn in tow! Check out her full quote below:
As you may have read in the news recently, some fitness personalities say that pregnancy and having a great body can't go hand-in-hand, that you have to choose between giving birth and looking great. I'm here to dispel those notions.
Being a mother is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding and meaningful connections you will ever experience. Your body and mind will forever be filled with a constant state of love, protection, concern, and selflessness from the day you find out you are pregnant.
Of course, there are many ways to become a mother, and all of them are beautiful. But to claim that pregnancy and natural childbirth are somehow unhealthful for a woman's body sends an incorrect message to women everywhere.
Although I gained 60 pounds when pregnant with my son, I have never felt more beautiful since then. I had discovered a new level of femininity that every mother owns. Even though I was tired and could hardly catch a shower as a new mom, I found myself with a new power and belief that I could achieve anything.
But I also knew that restoring my body after pregnancy would be an important gift for myself and my child, so during my pregnancy I began researching and creating a new fitness method that would give me the energy and strength I'd need once my baby was born. As soon as my OB-GYN gave me the green light to work out again, I started experimenting with my workouts whenever my son Sam was sleeping or with his Nana.
Six weeks after having Sam, I was smaller and more fit than I had been in my entire life. It took a lot of work, but I am a testament to the fact that pregnancy is not the end to your dreams of a perfect body.
Tracy Anderson, shut up! You are the problem.