Zoe Saldana opened up about her post-baby body weight loss efforts, and revealed her pregnancy weight and how much weight she has lost since then. The Star Trek’ and ‘Avatar’ star shared her fitness and dieting routine.
The 38-year-old actress and husband, Italian artist Marco Perego, welcomed twin boys last November. While she has been a typical target of paparazzi photos when she has been in public, and it’s not gone unnoticed that she is regaining her slim figure, she had not spoken publicly about her efforts until now.
In a Facebook post, along with a photo of herself on a treadmill (above) Zoe Saldana opened up about her journey. She reflected upon the stresses pregnancy put on her body and added, “Thank God, we are all doing great now, but my body was really bent out of shape after the boys were born. Bouncing back feels impossible, but I know it is important as a woman, and now a mommy, to not give up.”
She went on to detail her efforts to lose weight which she began in January, and she candidly noted her pregnancy weight and her starting weight when she began the fitness routine.
Celebrities revealing their weight publicly is not without its controversy and it’s not the first time Zoe Saldana has gone public with the number she’s seeing on the scales. Her Allure magazine cover story interview was blazon with her weight — “115 pounds of grit and heartache” — and both she and the publication received backlash for it.
But nonetheless, Saldana now for the second time reveals her weight. In her Facebook post she spoke about her journey back to fitness with trainer Moyer. She said, “I started in January with Moyer. I was 160lbs (at the peak of my pregnancy I reached 185lbs).” That’s a full 70 pounds of weight gain if we add it to the previous number.
The controversy? As with any talk of baby weight, post-baby body, pregnancy weight and so on, we know there is enormous pressure for celebrities and public figures to miraculously lose the weight, and the number of months or weeks it takes them to do this are dutifully calculated.
While on one hand, Zoe Saldana takes the matter into her own hands in posting on Facebook — with such candor that she even says, at the end “Crap, boys are up from their naps! gotta go!” — it remains to be seen if the benefits of sharing the weight loss journey with fans, admirers and the public at large are greater than the pitfalls. Will those women who don’t attain post-baby body weight loss success so quickly feel inadequate or, worse, be fat shamed?
You can see Zoe Saldana’s post-baby body weight loss story at Facebook here.