Wondering how you can squeeze in a work out when you can barely squeeze in a nap? I’ve been there! You feel like you just got home with your bouncing bundle of joy and all the sudden six weeks later you’re still exhausted and none of your clothes fit! Don’t worry Mom – I am here to help! I’ve got fool proof tricks to burning those extra baby (ok – ice cream) pounds off! – You don’t need a fancy at home gym for a great work out! Put baby in your new carrier or wrap and get moving! Place your feet a little wider than your hips and try moderate squats! To keep the focus on your lower body, do alternating lunges! Baby wearing workout - talk about getting that heart rate up! – Some people call them pushups… we are going to call them “kiss ups!” Start in pushup position and try to kiss the baby on each rep to make sure you’re getting low enough. Even trying these on your knees will give you a tough workout! At the beginning, aim for two sets of ten reps and go up from there! – What could be more motivating than that brand new fancy stroller parked in the garage? Get out and show it off! A fifteen minute walk with a stroller can burn up to one hundred calories! Hit the pavement! – Remember that what you put in your body is JUST as important! Prepare yourself with tons of nutritious and convenient snacks! Whole fruits and veggies, boiled eggs, reduced fat cheese sticks and mixed nuts are nutrient rich and so easy! Motherhood is tough (wonderful, exhilarating, exhausting and amazing) but also tough. Remember to listen to your body and take care of yourself! Rest when you can and eat healthy! As always, consult your doctor before beginning any new diet or exercise plan!