Back in shape: Tracy Anderson poses with six-week old Penelope in DuJour Magazine, as she promotes her new The Pregnancy Project DVD series
Newborn: Tracy tweeted this picture of herself and baby Penelope after her birth in May
Still working out: Tracy during her pregnancy, in January
With her livelihood depending on her ability to work out, celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson was never going to be out of the gym for long.

But with her baby just six weeks old the new mother has set an impossibly high standard – having already lost her baby weight.

The former dancer revealed her post-baby figure is an article for U.S. magazine DuJour, posing with six-week-old Penelope on a gym mat in her studio.

Looking trim and lean Tracy told DuJour how she avoided developing a ‘disaster body’ by avoiding overeating and working out during her pregnancy.

She gave birth to 5lbs 10oz daughter Penelope in May.

The hard-working trainer even took the opportunity to film a series of nine exercise DVDs for pregnant women, entitled The Pregnancy Project.

Tracy put on a healthy 30lbs during her pregnancy.

She revealed that during her first pregnancy, with her son Sam in 1998, she packed on twice that amount, indulging her cravings for milkshakes and hotdogs.

‘A lot of women use pregnancy as an excuse to let their bodies go, and that’s the worst thing,’ she said.

‘I feel like I’ve lived an entire lifetime since then.’

The 37-year-old said many of her clients use pregnancy as an excuse for their weight gain.

‘I’ve seen so many women who come to me right after [having children] with disaster bodies that have gone through hell, or they come to me years later and say, "Oh, my body is like this because I had three kids."’

But Tracy admitted she found it tough to get back in the gym after her caesarian section, calling it ‘an incredibly demoralizing moment in my life.’

‘For 13 years I’ve been jumping around, dancing at such high levels all over the world and with no sleep for multiple hours a day.

‘I thought, Please, I can bust out an hour of dance aerobics, no problem – wrong!’

One big problem was her milk-swollen breasts.

‘I had to stop and put on multiple sports bras,’ she explained.

Tracy’s celebrity clients include new mother Molly Sims and Gwyneth Paltrow, who she revealed struggled to lose her baby weight.

‘When I first met her, she was stuck,’ said Tracy.

‘She had to film the first Iron Man and she still had 25 to 30 extra pounds after [giving birth to] Moses and he was already five months old.

‘She had tried everything and couldn’t get them off.’

And Tracy admitted that losing the weight wasn’t always easy.

‘I know that the journey of getting back to your best level of performance physically is very hard, but it’s an incredibly empowering place to be,’ she said.

Now Tracy has 10lbs to go to get back to her pre-pregnancy weight, but says she is enjoying the process.

‘I know that the journey of getting back to your best level of performance physically is very hard, but it’s an incredibly empowering place to be,’ she said.
SOURCE: Daily Mail

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