Angela Kinsey: 'I'm Not in Shape'

01/16/2009 at 08:00 PM ET
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In a refreshing display of honesty, Angela Kinsey— who wowed readers with her first postpartum awards show appearance last spring — says that looks can be deceiving. “Here’s the thing; I’m not in shape,” the 37-year-old actress admits to PEOPLE. “There’s not as much of it, but none of it is toned.” Likening nursing to “running a marathon,” Angela says that she “dropped a lot of weight” breastfeeding daughter Isabel Ruby, 8 months.

“I’m like starving after. I remember at nine months, showing [The Office co-star] Jenna [Fischer] my belly and being like, there is no way my body will ever be the same. I would not have believed it for all the money in the world.”

Speaking of her cast-mate, Angela says that the two — who are close friends off the set — have formed quite a competition in the wake of Isabel’s arrival. “She gets more sleep than me, but I lose weight without any effort,” Angela explains. “That’s our rivalry.”

“[Jenna] spends hours at the gym and I’m like, ‘I just pumped. What’s up? I pumped while eating McDonalds and watching TV.’ And she’s like, “Oh, yeah? Well, I slept 10 hours.’ And I’m like, ‘I hate you.'”

Understandable, for Angela reveals that Isabel is sleeping just five hours a stretch. Together with husband Warren Lieberstein, the couple have even begun “working on sleep-training” — with mixed results. “It’s not easy [and] I’m a total wimp,” she laments. “I just want to pick her up every time she makes a noise.”

During work hours Angela is free to do just that, when she — and the rest of the cast — enjoy a daily visit from baby girl. “I wonder what her life is going to be like because she kind of has Uncle Rainn [Wilson], Uncle Creed [Bratton],” Angela mused. “One day Creed and Ed [Helms] were playing the banjo and singing to her and Rainn came up to her and was like, ‘Doot a loo loo’…I love it.” She adds,

“I have three sisters and they were all working moms, and I’m lucky that she gets to come for lunch. A lot of moms don’t have that luxury.”

Source: PEOPLE exclusive to CBB

FILED UNDER: Bodywatch , Exclusive , News , Parenting

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Emily on

““[Jenna] spends hours at the gym and I’m like, ‘I just pumped. What’s up? I pumped while eating McDonalds and watching TV.’ And she’s like, “Oh, yeah? Well, I slept 10 hours.’ And I’m like, ‘I hate you.’””

Haha, that’s hilarious.

emily on

I love reading Angela’s interviews – she is so funny, and you can tell she enjoys being a mother.

Jordan on

Angela is one of my fave celebrities! She cracks me up!

And Isabel is such a cutie! Deeeeeeeefinitely a Lieberstein baby!

MulberryLane on

I can definitely sympathize with the 5-hour sleeping conundrum. My first slept like a champ from 2 months and is still a great sleeper at 3. My second just turned 1 and thinks sleeping is for other people to do.

I love reading about Angela and her attitude towards motherhood. It’s very refreshing and humorous. She seems like the kind of mom I’d love to sit and have coffee with while the kids banged pots and pans in the kitchen.

Tan on

“i just pumped while eating mcdonalds and so what?” too funny. i can so relate to her though,lol. i’ve had my third and its totally different now.

Stephany on

Angela is so funny in all her interviews! I love reading them. She’s a blast.

áine-Aoibhé on

lol…looking at that picture of Isabel she really really looks like Paul Lieberstein who is toby on that show and is her real life uncle lol!!!

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