Ali Landry‘s baby bump was barely noticeable when PEOPLE caught up with the nearly-due TV personality in late June — but as she explains, she owes much of her slim and trim figure to her newly discovered exercise regimen.
“At this point, when you’re three weeks away and so uncomfortable, the last thing you want to do is put on spandex and go to a gym,” Landry, who is expecting her second son any day now, says.
“I just recently switched to water workouts. I don’t feel like I’m pregnant in the water.”
The best result of the tri-weekly workout that she calls “insane” is it has smoothed out her cellulite — something the brunette beauty admits affects her lower bottom area.
“[Getting rid of my cellulite] is something I work on even when I’m in really great shape,” Landry, 39, says. “But when you’re pregnant, there are more hormones and you get more cellulite.”
Adds Landry of her aquatic-induced slim-down: “I’m feeling really good. With my other pregnancies, at this point, I would stop working out because it’s too uncomfortable. I’m in shock. I can’t believe I haven’t done this workout before. It’s a big revelation for me. I think I’ll be able to workout quicker after the baby is born, but it’s no pressure whatsoever on your body.”
Despite a little cellulite, one issue the pregnant starlet has never dealt with is stretch marks. She says part of having none “whatsoever” is hereditary and the other is because she can’t get enough of Palmer’s cocoa butter formula.
“I’ve been using the products forever,” she explains, while at Hollywood’s Siren Studios, on the set of her shoot for the ad she’s filming for the line. “I’ve never been so moisturized in my entire life.”
“Estela will be great,” Landry predicts of her daughter’s little cameo. “Marcelo is a wildcard. I don’t know what he’s going to do. I’m a little anxious.”
As Landry and hubby, Alejandro Monteverde geared up for their third child, they had a tougher time coming up with a name.
“We wanted a worldy set of names, and that has been our challenge with this baby,” the former Miss USA explains. “We have to find a name that goes with Marcelo and Estela. I wanted a name that I really like that still had more of a European flair than a Spanish flair.”
And while she isn’t giving away the decided name just yet, she does tease that there may be some religious affiliation.
“We were in Rome for a trip — we got to meet the Pope and he blessed this baby. So part of the name might have something to do with our new Pope,” Landry says. “The other part of the name we came up with on our own. We’re excited. My daughter doesn’t love it. I love it, but she wanted other things. Sorry!”
– Dahvi Shira