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Lose The Baby Weight

How to Love Your Postpartum Body As It Is

When I got pregnant, I was bound and determined to look good after the baby was born. I admired those moms in my Facebook newsfeed whose hospital pictures showed them smiling with makeup on as they cuddled their newborn. That was totally going to be me. I even imagined all the comments people would make in on those first few pictures. "Congratulations! Baby and mama look great!"

In retrospect, this was a crazy notion. (Can I blame it on the hormones?) None of those things happened. Oh sure, people congratulated me on my baby, but I did not look good. Not at all.

How a "DWTS" Alum Shapes Up After Childbirth

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What Is a Tabata? Your New High Intensity Interval Training Plan

Good news for new moms with hectic schedules: Research shows that short bursts of intense exercise can provide the same benefits as longer (less intense) cardio sessions—in a fraction of the time. Here, Sara Kova, founder of Kova Yoga, demonstrates "Tabata," a high intensity intervial workout style perfect for new moms. Check out Tabata: The Express Workout for New Moms for 10 exercises that yo

How to Do Bicycle Crunches (The Yogi Jog)

Crunches? Ha! You can do better than that. Try this ab-sculpting move, then combine with other exercises featured in Tabata: The Express Workout for New Moms for your ultimate postpartum exercise plan.

Full-Body Workout Move: The Thruster

Sadly, thrusters feel as intense as they sound. Your legs and shoulders will thank you later (but definitely not during). Combine it with other exercises featured in Tabata: The Express Workout for New Moms for your ultimate postpartum fitness plan.

Kettlebell Workout Basics: How to Master the Kettlebell Swing

Try this move for stronger glutes, hamstrings, and quads. Combine it with other exercises featured in Tabata: The Express Workout for New Moms for your ultimate postpartum fitness plan.

Master the Mountain Climber Exercise

This quick, fat-blasting move makes it easier than ever to get back in shape—yes, even with your hectic schedule. Combine it with other exercises featured in Tabata: The Express Workout for New Moms for your ultimate postpartum fitness plan.

Lower Body Workout Move: The Ice Skater

Work your butt and thighs with this easy exercise. Tip: Keep your core engaged to make it an ab workout, and combine with other moves 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.

How to Do a Burpee

This exercise engages your core and boosts your metabolism. Combine it with other moves featured in Tabata: The Express Workout for New Moms for your ultimate postpartum fitness plan.

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