When you spot Jessica Alba on the cover of the Septemberissue of Lucky magazine, you'll probably realize something'smissing. And that something would be her baby bump.
The 30-year-old actress is due to give birth to hersecond child this summer, and from Jessica's recent photos and publicappearances, baby number two should be arriving any day now. But the magazinepics show Alba looking as svelte as ever. According toLucky, the publication works four to five months ahead, soAlba was only in the early stages of her pregnancy when the photo shoot tookplace. Consider their photo spread a peek at what Jessica will look like againin just a few months, we're sure!
Still, the actress insists in her cover interview that,like everyone else, she has trouble getting inspired to exercise sometimes. "Working out every day for even just 45 minutes isgood for my mental state," she explains. "But getting dressed andactually doing it is the worst. It's hard to get motivated."
Her trick? Making sure there's enough other stuff goingon to get her mind off the actual working out part of it. "In the gym, Ihave like five things to distract me: TV, iPod, magazines. Workout partners aregood, too, so you can chat and not just drown in your own misery," saysAlba. "Sorry, does that sound bad? I just hate working out."
When it comes to being a mom, Alba's already had threeyears of practice with daughter Honor, and she's learned to be the perfect momby being not-so-perfect. "I get obsessed with how to make her life asperfect as I can -- which means allowing her to make mistakes and actnuts," she notes.
Besides being a mom, wife, and actress, Alba's also a sexsymbol, though the definition isn't totally clear to her. "I've never beenperceived as anything but a sex symbol," she admits, "so I don't evenknow what that means."
Trust us, Jessica. It's a good thing!