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Best Way To Lose Belly Fat

Abdominal Exercises: The Side Plank Dip

Flat abs, in record time. Combine this new-mom move with other exercises featured in Tabata: The Express Workout for New Moms for your ultimate postpartum fitness plan.

Sculpt a Flat Stomach with the Boxing Twist

The most common trouble spot for new moms? The core, of course. Combine with other exercises featured in Tabata: The Express Workout for New Moms for your ultimate postpartum fitness plan.

Your Flat-Abs Fix: The Boat Twist

No gym? No problem. Do this move at home to carve your core after pregnancy. Combine with other exercises featured in Tabata: The Express Workout for New Moms for your ultimate postpartum fitness plan.

Tabata: The Express Workout for New Moms

Tips for How to Lose the Baby Weight

From the moment the baby weight starts to accumulate on our bodies, the scheming begins about how to drop the pounds once the little one arrives. After your baby is born and your days gradually begin to regain somewhat of a routine, it’s time to put your ideas into action. If you’re not sure exactly how to begin, here are seven proven steps for working your way back to your prepregnancy bod—or better!

Zumba for Postpartum Fitness: One Mom's Success Story

Looking at Gina Grant’s tight, toned body, it’s hard to believe that she’s ever had a baby. In fact, the 36-year-old has given birth to four (now ages 8, 9, 13 and 15), with the youngest two born just a year and a day apart. Good genes? Perhaps, but she still had to work hard to get back in shape and lose the pooch after each pregnancy. And it wasn’t until after the arrival of her third child that Grant discovered her secret weapon: Zumba classes.

Mobility and Constant Motion

Yeah, so much mobility, as I said last week. Tuck has really gotten the hang of crawling, though it isn’t a pretty, smooth action yet. But he is a madman, moving all over the place so fast we can’t even figure out how he’s doing it. We lowered the crib mattress last week because he suddenly figured out how to sit up/try to climb over the edge. This morning he’d pulled a blanket rack over to himself and gotten a blanket into his crib (that’s been moved).

Ab Rehab

After the excitement of bringing your baby home settles into quiet contentment, you might start to notice a bulge in your belly that won’t go away no matter how much you exercise and watch your diet.

Targeted Exercises

Gaining weight while expecting was the easy part. Now that your baby has arrived—and you’ve finally gotten used to the endless diaper changes and lack of sleep—it’s time to tackle the remaining baby weight. If you’re not sure how to begin, here are seven steps and four of the most effective abdominal moves for working your way back to your prepregnancy body.

Your Changing Body

What Causes It?

The skin stretches with your expanding belly but may not shrink back to its prepregnancy state, explains OB-GYN Sean Daneshmand, M.D., a maternal-fetal specialist at San Diego Perinatal Center. Excessive weight gain can make it worse, as can a twin-or-more pregnancy; previous pregnancies and sun damage can contribute as well.

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