Bethenny Frankel: Redbook January 2011 Covergirl
In the issue, which hits newsstands December 21, the reality TV stars share their secrets to a great body and open up about motherhood and career.
Snippets from the interviews are as follows:
On turning 40: “I would love to have a second child, and it’s not something I have time to wait for. You really experience your biological clock if you’re my age.”
On staying fit: “You shouldn’t dread working out. Exercise is like an old friend: You may not be able to see that friend all the time, but you’re not mad when you see them, you’re happy, and you get right back into it. I do yoga at night with my husband [after] we put the baby down. I say, a family that namastes together stays together.”
On leaving the Real Housewives of New York City: "I'm completely done with women being rewarded for bad behavior. I'm happy, and I love my life. . . It was fun the first season. Then it got not fun, and then it got scary and unhealthy and disgusting."
Her biggest surprise about her body post-baby: “That I liked myself at a bigger size. I wanted to lose the weight, but I thought I was doing something more important than tending to my vanity. You look at your body totally differently. It created this life and brought it into the world.”
Her best Biggest Loser weight-loss tip: “I was a really conscientious eater during the day, but then at night I found myself snacking on the worst stuff. [Biggest Loser trainer] Jillian Michaels said I was just tired and craving energy; my body needed more fuel to stay awake. So now, when I crave sugar at night, I go to bed.”
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