“I refused to worry about something I could not change, and I still refuse,” Bell said. “Look, I’m like any other woman. All this evolved b.s. that I’m telling you is my mantra: It’s not something I practice naturally. I had to surrender to not worrying about the way I looked, how much I weighed, because that’s just part of the journey of having a baby. I am not a woman whose self-worth comes from her dress size.”
The actress also tells the magazine that she is going to continue working toward building her career. All she has to do, she says, is to not be over protective of her daughter.
“I still want a career. Lincoln will always be number one, but I think if you can cut that cord of obsessiveness, then you can work and be a good mother and wife.”
The September issue of Redbook hits newsstands on August 13. See more of Kristen Bell in the gallery below.