How Kerri Walsh Jennings Got Her Body Back After Baby

Kerri Walsh Jennings

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07/18/2013 AT 10:45 AM ET

A three-time Olympic gold medalist, Kerri Walsh Jennings knows what her body can handle.

And so it was easy when it came to exercising both before and after giving birth to daughter Scout Margery this spring.

“I took four weeks off when my baby was born, and then I just got to work,” the beach-volleyball star, 34, said at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

The results were obvious in “her in ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue, for which Walsh Jennings posed nude before and after baby.

“I worked out very aggressively during my pregnancy, very smartly, but I stayed fit during my pregnancy, and I feel like that helps me bounce back a little quicker,” she said.

What else made her photos so beautiful? “I think lighting helped a lot!” she joked.

She added that the whole experience, though daunting, was incredibly rewarding.


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