Naya Rivera proudly packed on pregnancy pounds
It’s hard for any woman not to succumb late night or junk food cravings when pregnant, and Naya Rivera was not any different during those nine months. In fact, she says she completely let herself go during her pregnancy.
The 29-year-old actress and her husband Ryan Dorsey welcomed their son, Josey Hollis, in September and Naya says she didn’t worry about her weight while she was pregnant.
She said: “I completely let myself go when I was pregnant. Weight wasn’t something I wanted to focus on, so I ate anything and everything and had a blast.”
However, once Josey was born, Naya was determined to get back into shape and lose the 60lbs she gained while pregnant.
She told the May issue of Fit Pregnancy and Baby: “Afterward, I was, like, ‘Let’s get back to business.’
“I’m not really self-motivated. And I don’t know what to do at the gym. I always feel lost. [Without a trainer] I’d probably just end up not working out, and then go to the steam room.
“I did a lot of weight training, which I had never done before. I was wearing maternity gear while working my butt off.”
Meanwhile, Naya admitted to moments of self-doubt about her abilities as a parent but revealed she has never been happier.
She said: “You’re always going to wonder if you’re doing things wrong, but that’s what it means to be a mom, to care so much about someone else that you just want to be as perfect as possible.”