The actress shared that she works on strength training after giving birth to her second child: “It is NOT about being skinny”

By Julie Mazziotta
April 17, 2019 01:20 PM
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Jamie-Lynn Sigler is all about being strong — not skinny.

The actress, 37, shared two photos of herself since giving birth to her second son, Jack Adam, in January 2018 — the first picture was taken five months postpartum, and the other is from this past January, a year postpartum.

Sigler, who has multiple sclerosis, said in an Instagram post on Monday that she’s working on her strength with trainer Alicia Todisco.

“A lot of you write me about my fitness journey. Here it is,” she captioned the before and after photos. “@alicia.todisco.training you changed the game for me. I do strength training 2-3 times a week on a rug in my home. That’s it.”

Sigler added that she’s working out to gain muscle and support her body as she deals with MS.

“It is NOT about being skinny. I could care less,” she said. “This hard work is what keeps all my professional and personal dreams alive. I have MS and I am still strong.”

Todisco shared Sigler’s post on her own page, and added how proud she is of the mom of two.

“Love this bad-ass warrior mama who is an inspiration to us all!” Todisco wrote. “This is what never giving up looks like! … I am beyond grateful for you @jamielynnsigler for inviting me on your journey, trusting me with your body and for the countless laughs and heart felt LOVE throughout all the ass-kicking!”

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Sigler was diagnosed with MS when she was 20 years old, and admitted in March that she worries about how her condition affects Jack Adam and her older son, Beau Kyle, 5½.

“Sometimes I feel guilty or I feel bad because I don’t want to put my s— on him,” she said of Beau on the podcast Katie’s Crib, hosted by Scandal star Katie Lowes.

The Sopranos alum said she hired a nanny to take Beau to the beach or hiking, the more adventurous things that are tougher for her to do.

“I just started to have these worries that my disability would slow him down, too,” she admitted.

“Even now when I work, which is very rare, I still deal with this — wanting to look normal, wanting to cover [my MS] up, because that’s what I did for so many years,” she said. “I think I’m still coming to terms with owning it, and being okay with knowing this is just my body and how I move.”