Can’t fathom carving out time between feedings, changings and laundry to fit in fitness? Then don’t! Simply crank up the power of something you’re already doing: sauntering with your baby. “Walking raises your heart rate and strengthens your lower body,” says Autumn Bonner, a trainer in San Diego and owner of mytailoredfitness.com, who designed this plan. “Plus, by increasing your intensity, you can torch up to 9 calories a minute.”
But this routine isn’t just about burn—we’ve got firming covered too, with a complete sculpting routine. So lace up your kicks and learn how easy it is to lose the baby weight while holding on to your sanity.
How It Works: Do each interval-based power walk (see slides 7, 8 and 9) once a week in any order (for a total of 3 jaunts a week). Perform the strength circuit twice a week, either on its own or after a walking session. Do 1 set of each strength exercise in order without resting in between. Take a minute to catch your breath, then repeat the circuit once more.
You'll Need: A stroller and a park bench.