Amy Adams: Losing the Baby Weight Isn't a Priority

Celebrity Body Dec. 18, 2010 AT 1:54PM
Amy Adams: Losing the Baby Weight Isn't a Priority Credit: Jesse Grant/WireImage

New mom Amy Adams isn't stressing over losing the weight she gained while pregnant with daughter Aviana Olea.

"I've been working out when I can, and I'm trying to eat in a healthful way, but losing weight is not my No. 1 priority," Adams, 36, tells Parade.

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Still, the Fighter actress says the nature of her job forced her to get back into the gym shortly after giving birth in May.

"It's part of my job to return to some semblance of what I was before," she admits. "But I don't feel I've ever made my career on my rocking' bod."

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Since becoming a first-time parent with fiancé and fellow actor Darren Le Gallo, Adams says she's gained a new appreciation for her figure.

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"Being pregnant finally helped me understand what my true relationship was with my body, meaning that it wasn't put on this earth to look good in a swimsuit," she laughs. "I actually love my work more now, 'cause I feel if I'm going to be away from [Aviana], I'd better enjoy it. I'm trying to be more present in each moment of my life. She's taught me that."

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