And usually I just read and look at the pictures and chide myself for being as big a gawker as anyone, but this made me cringe on so many levels. Here's what Gwyneth (the kelp cleanse queen) had to say about the very most difficult thing she's ever done:
"After my first pregnancy, the weight had come off a little bit better but after the second one it was really stubborn. It was really hanging on," she said, according to the Press Association. "It was not easy and, when I started it, it was by far the hardest thing I have ever done - but I really was seeing results so it motivated me to just work through it."
Gwyneth works out two hours a day and lost the baby weight with the help of her celebrity trainer, Tracy Anderson. Still, she says there is no excuse for anyone without the same resources not to get her pre-baby body back.
"Every woman can make time - every woman - and you can do it with your baby in the room," she said. "There have been countless times where I've worked out with my kids crawling around all over the place. You just make it work, and if it's important to you, it'll be important to them."
Reading these words just really made me realize that:
(a) Ms. Paltrow, as gorgeous as she is and as much as I adored her performance in The Royal Tenenbaums, is obviously clueless as to what women's lives are like. Women who do not have "help," anyway.
(b) If losing baby weight is, without a doubt, the hardest thing she's ever done, she has led a very, very blessed life.
Yeah. This is a cheap shot but honestly- if you're going to say things like that to a member of the media (and this presupposes she did actually say those very words), you're putting yourself out there to be judged on them. As someone who actually tried to do Jane Fonda tapes with a baby in the room- let me just say that I don't care how much I cared. The baby could not have cared less. My working-out was not even on the radar of important for the baby, whereas tittie milk was.
So yes, let me add:
(c) Really? Gwyneth's babies thought her losing the baby weight was important? They must be brilliant! Or at least their nannies must be.