Kristen Bell: “My Worth Is More Than Just My Weight”

Kristen Bell

Actress Kristen Bell is one celebrity who knows the pressure on women in Hollywood to lose weight 5 seconds after having a baby. This pressure now apparently also applies to Royal Duchesses, as we can all see from the ridiculous amount of criticism and negative “shame on you” type of articles about Kate Middleton after appearing with her newborn still visibly showing a bump.

The Veronica Mars beauty spoke to Redbook Magazine for its August 2013 edition, about how her body image perspective has changed ever since giving birth to her daughter, Lincoln four months ago. First things first, she makes it clear she is not concerned with losing the baby in a hurry.

“I refused to worry about something I could not change, and I still refuse. Look, I’m like any other woman. All this evolved b.s. that I’m telling you is my mantra: It’s not something I practice naturally.”

How did she get to the point where she accepted her body for the way it is?

“I had to surrender to not worrying about the way I looked, how much I weighed, because that’s just part of the journey of having a baby. I am not a woman whose self-worth comes from her dress size.”

The star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall whose partner is actor Dax Shepard will be putting her energy into something far more important: her career and being a good mom.
“I still want a career.  Lincoln will always be number one, but I think if you can cut that cord of obsessiveness, then you can work and be a good mother and wife.”

We seriously need more Hollywood moms showing the rest of the moms in the world that hey it’s ok to take a little time for yourself and your newborn before pounding the pavement or hitting the gym again.
We need more role models and icons to show that we are a generation of women who are all about accepting our bodies the way the are, they way the change and there is nothing wrong with that.
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