In a Monday morning appearance on Good Morning America actress Marcia Cross talked about her weight gain with 3 1/2-month-old fraternal twin daughters Eden and Savannah, and her plans to take it off with the help of two personal trainers. Although all new moms feel a certain degree of pressure to return to their pre-baby form, Marcia has more incentive than most — Her hit television show Desperate Housewives resumes filming July 10.
You know, I actually do feel pressure to be back … looking the way I did before I left. But I don’t think it’s just for TV, because I would feel that way regardless, because I just want to be at my best. Maybe I wouldn’t worry about being quite so thin because the camera adds those pounds.
Marcia said that although she was disciplined with the kinds of food she chose to eat, she was not always disciplined with how much she consumed.
I was eating for two, but really, I craved basically very nutritional foods. I mean, I would have loved a few more vanilla milkshakes, but I knew on the other side of it that I wouldn’t want to have to spend months and months losing it. I still topped 190, so I was eating a lot. A lot.
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While pregnant with the twins, Marcia suffered from preeclampsia which required her to go on bedrest.Spending such a prolonged period of time off her feet left Marcia withunique postpartum exercise issues, including muscle weakness in herarms and legs which she is now starting to re-build. Althoughunpleasant for some, it is a process that this new mom — who recently remarked that her weight loss was happening faster than she expected — genuinely seems to enjoy.
Ireally love and it is important to me to be physically fit, and so I’mreally enjoying the process of slowly watching my strength come back,watching the scale go down … I don’t want to lose my fitness. I’m45. I have two babies. I’ve got a long way to go and I want to keepin tiptop shape. There’s no magic bullet.
Eden and Savannah are the first children for Marcia and her husband Tom Mahoney.
Source: ABC News