It was like a perfect storm of shenanigans keeping me from the gym over the past month – I had that awful respiratory virus which took a week and a half to really get over. The holidays were happening and the gym schedule always takes a hit. Plus, it was cold and rainy! I just wanted to stay inside, eating chocolate and doing some phlegmy coughing. Obviously, I don’t have Pippa Middleton’s willpower. Pippa’s postpartum bounce-back is remarkable, even for someone who was already pretty athletic to begin with. But did you know that she stayed super-active up until her labor, and that she even works out on vacation. *stares at the discounted Christmas chocolate I bought yesterday*
Pippa Middleton has proven herself a master of fast weight loss! Now, a source is giving Us Weekly her fitness plan and other slimming secrets.
“She worked out throughout her entire pregnancy,” the source tells Us. “When you’re that fit to begin with, your body snaps back even quicker. Pippa is an avid exerciser and athlete.”
To lose the baby weight in less than three months, Duchess Kate’s younger sister dedicated herself to a strict workout schedule. “Pippa hits the gym at least four times a week and worked out right until she gave birth,” reveals the source. Indeed, last summer she talked about her determination to stay fit while expecting, which led her to adopt low-impact barre-based classes. But the true secret of the star is maintaining an active lifestyle outside of the gym. Frequently walking around London to run errands on foot, Middleton is also an avid bike rider. She cycled around the city throughout her pregnancy, and was photographed peddling to the gym on December 15, two months postpartum.
She and her 43-year-old financier husband kept moving on their Caribbean holiday as well. “Even when they are on vacation, they are always active,” the source says of the pair, who got married in May 2017. “They are not a couple to just sit on the beach and relax. They always have to be doing something.”
Her efforts have clearly paid off. Says the source, “Pippa looks and feels great.”
Credit to Pippa, of course. As I said, her willpower is amazing. But… on the other side, this is her whole deal now – this is her brand (Fitness Pippa is like her third attempt at branding herself), and what else is she going to do? She’s marginally employed (and marginally employable), she married someone terribly moderately wealthy, got pregnant quickly and kept in shape throughout the pregnancy, and lost the pregnancy weight quickly. Rich women with tons of time and access to the best trainers, dietitians, exercise classes and surgeons always find a way to lose the weight. What I’m saying, dear reader, is it’s fine to be like “good for you, Pippa!” AND understand that what works for Pippa probably doesn’t work for most women.
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