Former star of The Bachelorette Trista Sutter is the first to admit what every new mom knows: Taking off the baby weight is really hard work. And for Trista, who added roughly 43 pounds to her 110-pound body before giving birth to her second child in April, dropping down to 108 pounds was a major accomplishment. “It was harder to lose weight this time around,” Trista told Life & Style while showing off her new body on Sept. 22. “I gained 10 more pounds this time” with Blakesley, 6 months, than with Max, now 2.
But it wasn’t all work. “I’m in mommy mode all day long, so to have an hour to myself four times a week to just sweat it out is a little relief for me,” Trista, 36, tells Life & Style. “My routine is a mix of cardio and interval resistance training.” Trista also had to be more conscious of her post-pregnancy diet because she was a little less focused on what she was eating during her pregnancy. “I had gestational diabetes with Max, so I really had to watch what I ate at the end of that pregnancy. With Blakesley, I didn’t have diabetes, so I went all out — I ate everything,” she says.
Trista says it took six to eight weeks after starting her regimen to see the results she wanted. And simply wanting to get back to her svelte self motivated Trista the most. “I’m definitely my own worst critic,” she says. “I’m very critical of how I look and feel, mainly because I want to feel sexy for my husband,” Ryan Sutter, whom Trista met on The Bachelorette and married in 2003.