She may ooze effortless poise whilst balancing her roles as an actress, blogger and new mother, but Blake Lively has proven that she’s just like us.
The star, who gave birth to daughter James three months ago, has admitted that she was nervous when she first welcomed her child with actor Ryan Reynolds.
Discussing the most surprising aspect of becoming a mother for the first time in an interview with Stylist magazine, the 27-year-old said: ‘Just realising that it is all going to be OK.
“I remember leaving the hospital thinking: “I have no idea what I am doing. I have a life in my hands and I’m not equipped to do this, because I don’t have the knowledge I need to take care of the most precious, fragile thing in the world”.’
Blake admits that the whole experience was akin to being a passenger on a plane and then being told she had to fly the aircraft.
Despite her initial preconceptions, Blake has taken to motherhood like a duck to water and is currently combining her duties as a parent with promoting her new film, The Age Of Adaline, in which she stars alongside Michiel Huisman and Harrison Ford.
Speaking to YOU magazine, Blake said: ‘Losing weight is not something I have spent much time focusing on. With a new baby, it’s just about eating well for her, because everything I eat goes right into her system.
‘Your body goes through a lot after pregnancy and birth, so small, gentle workouts feel better.’
Since welcoming her daughter, she has shunned the gym in favour of al fresco activities.
She said: ‘I hate the gym. Who doesn’t? When I’m in the gym I feel like I am missing out. I would rather rent a bike or go for a hike.’
According to Yahoo! Health, Blake took prenatal yoga classes right up until her due date – and it seems that hard work pays off.
Despite her trim figure, the cooking fanatic, who has her own blog, admits that she ‘loves’ to eat chocolate.
A month after having her baby, Blake posted a picture of a hot chocolate with the caption, ‘Name one thing better in winter than City Bakery hot chocolate…that’s what I thought.’
In past interviews, Blake has explained that she prefers to fill her diet with fresh produce, blended juices and lean proteins.
Despite her envy-inducing figure, Blake admitted that she has insecure days just like everyone else.
She admitted: ‘Some days I look in the mirror and think, “Oh my gosh. I look like a potato.” You think that I would never feel bad about myself? I’m a human being – everybody has their insecurities.
‘Ask Gisele [Bündchen] or Beyoncé. They will tell you that some days, they don’t feel good about themselves.’