As magical as pregnancy is, most women worry they'll never see their toes again. But luckily, tried-and-true, simple changes make the difference in getting back into shape. To be successful, you need to know what obstacles you'll face and how to plan around them. These tips will help you take off the pounds.
"A strong upper body is so important for new moms," says Kristin McGee, a personal trainer in New York City. "Think about all that gear you have to schlep for Baby!" (She should know: That's her son, Timothy, below!) Have the green light to exercise from your M.D.? Do McGee's mommy-and-me workout one time through, three days a week. Then step it up to two times through at each session for best results.
"Strong legs are crucial for everything you do, especially for squatting down to pick up your sweetie," says Kristin McGee, a personal trainer in New York City. (That's McGee with her baby below!) Have your doc's okay? Do this routine one time through, three days a week, working up to two rounds each time.