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Angie Harmon On Getting Fit--and Staying Gorgeous--After Three Kids

02/15/2010 at 01:18 PM ET

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A little more than a year after having her third daughter, Angie Harmon is finally happy with her body again, although she admits that getting back into shape gets tougher every time. “I’ve had to actually work out and drink a ton of water and be conscientious of what I eat and things like that, where I didn’t have to before,” the former Law and Order actress tells PEOPLE behind-the-scenes of her new Olay Pro X commercial in Encino, Calif. “Every time you have a baby, the weight disperses in different places and you come out with a new, not necessarily improved, but just new body.” Harmon, who is married to former NFL star Jason Sehorn, credits her slimmed-down shape to eating right and staying hydrated — and says patience has helped, too. “As you put it on in trimesters or every three months, it comes off in trimesters,” she says. “It takes about a year to lose everything that you put on, in my opinion.” Harmon prefers to do her cardio by biking or walking, and instead of lifting weights lifts “children instead.” In terms of diet, she watches what she eats, although she confesses, “God, I love a Junior Mint.” Overall, she also admits to being “lazier” since her 13-month-old daughter, Emery Hope, was born, saying it takes more effort to work out. However, Harmon suspects the arrival of bathing suit season will “definitely motivate me to get off the couch.” One place she’s definitely not lacking motivation these days is in her skin care regimen. “They asked me to do this [Olay Professional Pro-X] 28-day challenge and I was like, ‘err… okay’ — so convinced that I was going to break out and not be pleased and then have to fix everything by getting back on my normal regimen and all that,” she says. “But it didn’t work out that way at all. It was really, really great. Their wrinkle treatment I now have in my permanent regimen (not that I have wrinkles!).” She was so pleased, in fact, that she agreed to shoot a promotional spot for the product. But aside from skin care, when it comes to staying gorgeous, there’s one item she never leaves the house without: “Always, always lip-gloss,” she tells PEOPLE. “I’m obsessed right now with a roller ball lip-gloss. Obsessed! It’s just a strawberries and cream one — it doesn’t even say what brand it is. Love it!” –Pearl Barraclough and Blane Bachelor

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Is Angie Harman related to Mark Harman?

Melissa on

This article is written poorly, the authors vocab sucks, sorry.

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Well, I guess bf’ding is one of those issues that we let divdie us. When I was pregnant (4years ago) a co-worker told me that if I didn’t plan to bf then I shouldn’t have the child. Needless to say I was really hurt by this.I wasn’t sure about bf’ding. My sister nursed her baby and it seemed like she made it so complicated and such an ordeal and I was convinced that I didn’t want some baby using me as a pacifier and there was no way I was going to go through all of that.Well a short time later when DD arrived my attitudes completely changed despite my mean co-worker and I was so in love that some baby became my sweet girl and despite a c-sec she latched on right away and we did wonderfully. I had some family resistance, even my husband a bit. They couldn’t believe I’d do it anywhere, anytime and any place. When I nursed in church one Sunday, my Mom thought I was nuts. I just asked her how did she think Mary fed Jesus??? They had concerns about was she growing fast enough and they wanted to hold her and give her a bottle. But I held out and won! I had some large recieving blankets and was always covered, FYI.She bit me at 9 months and I yelled at her (instinct, I guess). Poor baby, her little face crumpled up and the tears started to roll I felt just horrible. We tried to work through it but she would never take the breast again. I was a working mom, pumping at work, so she was used to the bottle and I think that worked against me as well. I had PPD when she quit, I felt just horrible that I was not providing her with her nourishment anymore. It was so wonderful to watch her grow and know that it was because of ME!I never thought I would be one of those granola moms(that was how I thought of nursing moms)and nurse for so long. Now I am pregnant again and cannot wait to nurse this little one as long as he wants, hopefully till he’s well over a year at least.

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