"I wanted to lose my baby weight, but I didn't want to lose my butt!" says the actress

By Eunice Oh
Updated January 23, 2009 07:40 AM

Just a few months after giving birth, Jaime Pressly gave herself a 30th birthday present that she’s quite proud of – a fit body and some toned abs.

“Lately I love my stomach,” says the actress, who debuts her post-baby body on the March cover of Shape. “After growing a human being inside me, there is nothing more incredible or sexy!”

Pressly joins Madonna, Halle Berry and Cameron Diaz on Shape‘s list of Sexiest Bodies in Hollywood.

To get the figure she wanted, Pressly focused on eating a healthy diet and following a workout regimen that included running on the treadmill and lifting weights. Pressly, who welcomed son Dezi James in May 2007, had set a goal to shed the 42 lbs. she gained during the pregnancy.

“That’s a lot of weight for mama!” says the My Name Is Earl star, 31. “Sure, I wanted to lose my baby weight, but I didn’t want to lose my butt! I think it’s sexy when women have shapely bodies.”

As for her relationship with ex-fiancé Eric Cubiche, “We’re going through a rough patch,” says Pressly, who announced they were separating in November. “There are no bad feelings there.”

“We didn’t plan a wedding, we planned a child,” she adds. “[Dezi James] is the greatest thing that’s happened to either one of us.”