New Mom AJ Cook Finds Her Feel Great Weight

Brand-new mom AJ Cook, of CBS’s Criminal Minds, gained 40 pounds during a difficult pregnancy. Now she’s working with Health to lose that weight.

Tom Rafalovich
Criminal Minds actress AJ Cook is trying to shed her baby weight. Check back here each month to see how she's putting Health's feel great weight plan to work.

Her story: “I gained 40 pounds during a difficult pregnancy on national TV! That was tough—its hard to see your body change and have no control over it. But now I want people to see that I have to work just as hard as anyone else to take it off. And I really feel strongly that its important to do it the healthy way.

Now that Im back on the show, I have crazy hours, which makes things tricky. (That, and staying away from baked goods—I love a good vanilla or red velvet cupcake!)

But my goal is to get back to a toned and healthy body, even if I dont get all the way back to my prepregnancy weight. And, honestly, Im OK with that now because when I come home after a long day and see Mekhai smile at me its all worth it!”
AJ's stats
Height:5' 5.5"
Body fat:24.5%

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