Mom-of-two Jessica Simpson covers the September issue of Women’s Health and opens up about workouts, media scrutiny, post-baby bodies, and life with husband Eric Johnson and their two kids: daughter Maxwell, 4, and son Ace, 3.
On her workouts: “Before I was a mom, I was dancing on tables at clubs and that was my workout. Now I’m chasing kids. Your bicep curls are picking up your kids…Workouts are an emotional experience. I exercise to clear my head. It makes me stronger on every level.”
On her favorite body parts: “I’m hard on myself — I believe everything’s a work in progress. But that’s okay. I do love my legs, but my favorite physical attribute is my nose, because it’s not perfect. But recently, since I’ve worked out so hard, I’m also loving my stomach — knowing I grew babies in it, and then having to go through a transformation and just owning it. My boobs just have their own life. They have a way of making themself present. I thought I was going to get a breast reduction, but after having kids, I look at myself and I’m like, you know what, my boobs are actually really big, but I like how they are. They’re an asset, and Eric loves them still.”
On her upcoming athlesiure brand called The Warm Up that features more than a dozen plus-size options: “I know what looks good on a variety of body types. Every woman should feel like she can wear what the model is wearing down the runway…I want to be your friend and dress you and say, ‘You look good, girl!’”
On her weight fluctuations: “I have been every size there is…Media Scrutiny Sucks. I can’t sit here and say I don’t notice it. I will never understand why people take someone down for what you look like. If I had a character flaw, take me down. But a body flaw? That’s not important.”
For more from Jessica, go to Women’s Health…