Gwen Stefani No Longer Working Out, Says She Doesn't Want To "Beat Herself Up" Anymore


It’s not easy being Gwen Stefani, or at least that’s what the singer herself says.

In a new interview with Marie Claire UK magazine, the chart topper and celebrity mother-of-two once again talks about the difficulty of juggling motherhood with her music career and how she’s learned to delegate and even give up a few things in her life, too. She says:

“I was swimming upstream, trying to balance everything that’s been going on with having kids and a family…I would be up all night because my second baby didn’t sleep, and he had a lot of ear infections. Then I’d wake up in the morning and do my workout, which I always felt I had to do, and then meetings for my three clothing lines, and then hang out with my kids, take them to preschool — da, da, da.”

The stunning singer also talks about how she’s had to give up a few things, including her work outs (man, do I wish I had that problem). She added:

“At four o’clock, I’d be like, “All right, I’m out of here. I’m going to go to the studio and try to write a record. I’d sit on the couch [with my band mates] and be like, ‘Let’s do this now, because I’m missing time with the kids. I could be having dinner with them and putting them to bed.’ It was really hard. This past year, I kind of stopped working out. I think my body just needed a break. And so I did that and focused more on feeling good as opposed to beating myself up.”

“I have learned to delegate. I’ve got myself in a whole lot of trouble by not saying no.”

Let’s just face it ladies: being a mother at any level is no easy walk in the park, right?

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