Jennifer Lopez confirms triathlon plans: I want the babies to be proud
The star, who gave birth to twins Max and Emme in February, told Self magazine that she came across a televisied triathlong while “laid out like a beached whale” during her pregnancy.
Afterwards, she explained: “I thought, ‘What can I do to make my babies proud?’ I think about what they’ll think about the year they were born: who I was and what I did.
“It’s important to me to set examples for them. I want to lead with my life. I want to say, ‘You should do this because I’ve done it, and I know it makes you a better person and it makes you feel great and sleep better and be happier.’
“Working out and getting back into shape isn’t exciting to me but training for a triathlon is. There’s a goal at the end of it, something to reach for.
“But if I have to crawl across that finish line, I’m going to crawl across that finish line. It’s for the kids.
“I keep telling myself that when I’m training, I’m like, ‘This is for charity, your kids are going to know about this. Don’t embarrass the family. Really get it done, Lopez’.”
Jennifer hopes to compete in her first race - combining running, swimming and cycling - later this year.