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Rebecca Romijn Covers Fitness March 2012

Posted Tuesday February 14, 2012 2:54 PM GMT

Bringing her svelte 'n sexy figure to the forefront, Rebecca Romijn looks picture perfect on the cover of the March 2012 issue of Fitness.

The 39-year-old mother of twins posed in her bikini for the Brian Bowen Smith shot spread lining the magazine's pages while opening up about topics such as her diet challenges and shedding baby weight after giving birth to Dolly and Charlie back in December 2008.

Highlights from Rebecca's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Fitness!

On losing weight after having twins:
“Losing that weight was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. I had to change the way I worked out, the way I ate — everything. Everything I did before I got pregnant — like Pilates, which I had done for about 14 years — didn’t work anymore. I had to find a completely different way to challenge my body.”

On mixing it up:
“A friend suggested I try Bikram yoga. At first the idea of doing a 90-minute workout in a 105-degree room sounded like torture. But the sweating is exactly what I became addicted to. My body changed dramatically almost immediately. Within three classes I noticed less belly fat. My knees and legs are stronger than ever now; my arms have definition for the first time in my life; and my posture is much, much better. I also feel completely energized from all of the deep breathing. I leave class relieved of any anxiety I went in with, and the sweating and detoxifying make my skin feel great. I can’t recommend it enough.”

On her diet challenges:
“Every meal with Jerry [O'Connell] includes wine and dessert, which I love. Before we had kids, I gained weight from eating like that. But I was happy and in love, and my clothes still fit. Jerry liked how I looked. He’s very much a ‘there’s more to hold on to’ kind of guy.”

On that nasty thing called mom guilt:
“That’s been a huge challenge since I became a mom. Mother’s guilt is no joke! I feel it every time I leave them to go exercise. Now that the girls are in preschool, it’s easier. I go as soon as I drop them off at school. As a mom it’s very important to take care of yourself physically and mentally. You’re no good to anyone unless you do. There are days when I rush out to a yoga class just as I’m starting to feel like I might be losing my mind.”

Photo Credit: Brian Bowen Smith for Fitness