Gwen Stefani takes Zuma in for a checkup. - INFphoto.com
In a recent interview with British Elle magazine, Stefani admitted that getting back into shape after the birth of her second son wasn't as easy as it looked. "The last tour with No Doubt was the best one I'd ever done," shared Stefani, adding, "I hadn't planned on doing a tour; I'd had Zuma, I felt so gross -- I got so big and felt so out of touch and not cool. I was trying to write this cool record and nothing came out. I felt so bad because you've got this whole band waiting, but I couldn't write. So we said, 'Let's just go on tour.'"
Kingston rocks plaid shorts and striped socks. - INFphoto.com
And as for her now ridiculously fit figure? The 41-year-old works very hard to maintain it: "I work out five days a week," says Gwen, adding, "I can't imagine not doing it. I'd like to have no rules and eat what I want, but I've learned over the years that I'm so disappointed when I can't wear the clothes I want to wear. And if I let myself down, appear on stage when I'm not looking my best, it's not fun for me. I just beat myself up about it."
- Gwen Stefani