New mom Molly Sims on gaining 50lbs baby weight and the "hard work" of losing it


'I have three pairs of Spanx on right now': New mom Molly Sims on gaining 50lbs baby weight and the 'hard work' of losing itThe model gave birth to son Brooks four month ago

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In an industry that often leads women to associate 'bounce back' with 'A-list pregnancy', model and new mother Molly Sims has revealed how 'overwhelming' pregnancy was for her, admitting that she gained 50lbs.

Speaking on the Today show in a segment titled, 'Shed baby pounds like a celebrity,' the 39-year-old admitted: 'The pressure is part of the problem
because we feel like we need to look like a 20-year-old or someone in a
magazine who just stepped out three weeks later and… it's not realistic.

'I gained 50lbs, and it was hard and even harder after,' she added. 'I have three Spanx on right now.'

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Model mom: Molly Sims, who gave birth four months ago, has revealed how 'overwhelming' pregnancy was for her, admitting that she gained 50lbs

Model mom: Molly Sims, who gave birth four months ago, has revealed how 'overwhelming' pregnancy was for her, admitting that she gained 50lbs

Ms Sims, who gave birth four months ago to her son Brooks, appears on Today with celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, the woman responsible for the bodies of Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and Ms Sims herself.

Ms Anderson also gave birth birth four months ago, to her daughter Penelope, and has just released nine fitness DVDs dedicated to pregnancy fitness – one for each month.

Ms Sims, who completed the DVD exercises with MS Anderson throughout the whole nine months, said: 'It focuses on everything; arms, your legs, your butt, your feet,
everything.

'It's overwhelming what your body
goes through. I'm so lucky to have someone like Tracy
in my life and I work with amazing people. But if you're a woman out there
who is working and has two kids already, it is so hard.'

Team workout: The 39-year-old appears on Today with celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, the woman responsible for the bodies of Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and Ms Sims herself

Team workout: The 39-year-old appears on Today with celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, the woman responsible for the bodies of Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and Ms Sims herself

Honest: Speaking on the Today show on a segment titled, 'Shed baby pounds like a celebrity,' Ms Sims said: 'The pressure is part of the problem because we feel like we need to look like a 20-year-old... it's not realistic'

Honest: Speaking on the Today show on a segment titled, 'Shed baby pounds like a celebrity,' Ms Sims said: 'The pressure is part of the problem because we feel like we need to look like a 20-year-old… it's not realistic'

Pregnancy pounds: Ms Anderson also gave birth birth four months ago, to her daughter Penelope, and has just released nine fitness DVDs dedicated to pregnancy fitness - one for each month

Pregnancy pounds: Ms Anderson also gave birth birth four months ago, to her daughter Penelope, and has just released nine fitness DVDs dedicated to pregnancy fitness – one for each month

Ms Anderson, who recently came under
fire for a recent article in Du Jour magazine, where she commented that
many women use pregnancies to let their bodies go, explained the quote
was taken out of context.

'I've
built my career about empowering women and giving them the tools that
they need to be able to look and feel their best and be their
healthiest,' she said.

'Unfortunately, during my first pregnancy I gained 60 pounds and it was really rough and I learned later on in life a healthier approach and having the tools to not do that is kind of a better path to go.'

While get-fit DVDs for mothers
usually focus on post-pregnancy, Ms Anderson's routines target areas of
the body during pregnancy, which she says is 'so important for the health of these little ones.'

Now you see it, now you don't: Ms Sims pictured at nine months pregnant in June 2012 (left), and three months later in September 2012 (right)

Now you see it, now you don't: Ms Sims pictured at nine months pregnant in June 2012 (left), and three months later in September 2012 (right)

Now you see it, now you don't: Ms Sims pictured at nine months pregnant in June 2012 (left), and three months later in September 2012 (right)

'First of all,' she explains, 'because what we put into our bodies helps set them up for the rest of their life.

'The first nine months of their life has an impact on them for the rest of their life and people like Molly, a shiny example of a woman, used the tools to go through her pregnancy and feel connected to her body.'

She added: 'We're real women… and [these tools] help women look and feel their best because that's really – that's really important'.

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