Monday, September 11, 2006

Inky Image section — dear God, someone please make it stop

Quite a doozie of a lifestyle piece this week. In fact, wow.
One by one, they pulled up in their SUVs and their minivans, unfolding strollers and producing sippy cups, wet wipes, and an armada of brightly colored plastic toys.

After a few minutes of talk about potty training and sleep patterns, Remi Tammaro settled the group - moms of all shapes in sweats, tank tops and T-shirts accompanied by babies dressed in the latest fashions - down to business.
Down to business indeed:
The hour-long workout isn't for wimps, but like other new-mom fitness classes such as Stroller Strides and Strollerfit, Baby Boot Camp is as much about getting out as working out.

"Lots of moms have friends who aren't married or don't have kids," Tammaro said. "When your friend didn't go to bed until 2 a.m. because she was out partying and you were up until 2 because the baby was crying, it's a whole different tired."
We bet.
A typical woman gains between 25 and 35 pounds during pregnancy, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

But you'd never know it from celebrity magazines that laud superstar moms who start shedding baby weight as soon as they leave the hospital.

That's maddening to Tammaro, who advises moms to eat properly and take things at their own pace.
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The social aspect is terrific, she said. But she never really understood how different her body would be after the baby, and how great she'd feel working on it.

"It's such a big deal," Scanlan said. "These little munchkins come and your whole body changes. Before, you don't have to diet or exercise."
OK, gross. We just threw up in our mouth a little.

Related:
Inky Image section continues to satisfy your insatiable pinings for SUV-driving, stroller-pushing, image-obsessed soccer moms [Inky]
Earlier:
Inky Image section finally publishes article that doesn't make us embarrassed we read it

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