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Maxine Bahns Fought To Get Her Routine Back

By Trix |

maxine-bahns-triathlete-ironmanMaxine Bahns, oh how I aspire to be you when I grow up. She’s a triathlete and an Ironman veteran and here I sit, on my chair, with my computer in my lap.

She talked about the difficulty of adjusting to her status as a new mom in the magazine Experience Life.

Here’s an excerpt:

For the first three weeks after giving birth in March, actress Maxine Bahns felt like a zombie. Sleep-deprived from tending to her newborn daughter, Madison Rose, every hour and a half, Bahns didn’t have the energy to cook. So she devoured peanut butter sandwiches and anything else that was on hand — including ramen noodles. “My husband, for some crazy reason, loves Top Ramen, and I normally would never, ever eat that,” she recalls, “but it was the only thing in the cupboard.”

The more she ate, though, the more tired she felt. It didn’t take long for her to ditch the convenience foods and get back on track. “My fall off the health wagon was short-lived,” says Bahns, who most recently played Simon Baker’s wife on the hit CBS drama The Mentalist. “When I started exercising and eating clean again, I looked and felt so much better.”

Oh the craziness of having a newborn, I remember it well. It seems that she had better luck getting back in to a routine of working out and spending time with her husband than I did.

How did you do getting back into the routine?

Read the rest of the interview to find out.
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