Ali Larter: Leaving Baby For The First Time Was 'Traumatic,' Talks Losing Baby Weight

Ali Larter shows off her svelte post-baby body during the launch of Reebok's Realflex Footwear in New York City on April 14, 2011 Ali Larter shows off her svelte post-baby body during the launch of Reebok's Realflex Footwear in New York City on April 14, 2011

Former “Heroes” star Ali Larter may be a famous actress, but she hates leaving her baby just like the rest of us!

Access Hollywood caught up with Ali at the launch of Reebok’s RealFlex footwear in New York City on Thursday where the new mom spoke opened up about leaving her baby for the first time and maintaining a work-out schedule.

“I think it’s a challenge for all new moms to get back to their pre-baby weight,” Ali told Access.

When asked about leaving her baby, 4-month-old Theodore Hayes MacArthur, for the first time, Ali admitted it was “absolutely traumatic in every way.”

“I feel like all the working moms out there know how difficult it is and I think it’s the great equalizer in life once you have a child,” she said.

Ali mentioned that she thinks its important to work and wants her son to be proud of her, but admitted “at the same time, I just want to be home!”

Ali also shared with Access how she keeps her svelte shape, and how she tricks herself into working out when she doesn’t want to!

“I’m doing pilates a couple days a week, and I’m trying to hike or run a couple days a week,” she said.

“The pressures of life can be a lot for everyone, and instead of going ‘Oh, I don’t want to to work out,’ I try to flip that switch in my brain, and go ‘This is your time to get rid of the problems, let your stress go,’” she explained.

For new moms out there, Ali has some advice on how to get moving and begin a workout routine.

“If you don’t have someone to watch the baby, just put him in a stroller and walk for a couple of hours. It just really gives you the positive endorphins,” she said.

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