Days of Our Lives star and The Biggest Loser host, Alison Sweeney is now a mom of two and she was able to return to work on Days just two weeks after giving birth to Megan Hope! How did the 32-year-old actress get back in shape?
Sweeney’s costars were amazed at how great she looked when she returned to the Days set just two weeks after welcoming her second child. How the heck did she do it?
Alison says she was careful not to gain too much weight with her pregnancy.
“Knowing how you’re going to have to work to get yourself back into shape afterward, you’re a little more careful, so I didn’t gain nearly as much weight” with Megan, as she did with son Benjamin.
She adds, “I had morning sickness for more than six months and it was really bad.” She said some days “all I could eat was cereal. I went through Cheerios by the box.”
Alison says she still has some weight to lose. “I tried to stay active and stay with my workout plan, but having two kids, it’s a lot harder to get back in shape because your time is cut even more in pieces. Plus, I’m working two jobs, and I was only working one after Ben.”
However, hosting The Biggest Loser helps keep her motivated.
Alison says, “It’s a nice reminder every week of what commitment does and how successful you can be when you work at it. And there are no excuses.”
How does she stay fit?
Alison likes EA Active fitness program for the Nintendo Wii. She said it’s “been the total savior” because she’s “able to do it at home, and I don’t have to get a babysitter and I can include Ben in it.” She tries to work out four or five days a week for about 30 minutes at a time.
“It has a lot of fun, active choices and is a good distraction from the ‘chore’ of working out. It’s been awesome.”
Alison credits The Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper for her motivation as well.
“Bob said to me the other day, ‘I haven’t seen you in spin class lately,’ and I said, ‘I’m coming, I’m coming.’ So there I was on Saturday morning and interestingly, biking next to Vanessa Marcil,” who was surprised to see Alison there since “I had just had the baby four or five weeks earlier.”
Alison does her best to stay away from tempting treats.
“At Days this morning, one of the crew guys, Jay, brought in these lemon miniature muffins that he made that looked scrumptious. Probably when I was pregnant, I would have had one without even blinking, ’cause I would say my biggest weakness is home-baked goods. I am not tempted by candy bars or anything prepackaged like that, but when someone makes something from scratch, it