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Don't Put Too Much Pressure on Yourself: Remember, it took nine months to gain your pregnancy weight, so it will take some time for body to get back to the way it was. #newmomsworkout

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Take Naps When You Can: "You're sleep-deprived and even though you may think you're functioning really well, your stress hormones are out of whack." #newmomsworkout

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Find Your Zen Place: Your new mom stress levels can mess with your hormones, which will often make you want to eat more and make it more likely that you'll store fat in your abdomen. #newmomsworkout

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Have Pre-Prepared Snacks on Hand: Have healthy snacks, like edamame, cut-up fruit, and baby carrots, ready to go no matter your irregular schedule and eating times and you're less likely to pick up chips at 3 a.m. #newmomsworkout

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Get in the Water: "It's gentle, yet still a great cardiovascular exercise." #newmomsworkout

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Work on Your Core: To get your core back on track try to do kegels, pelvic bridges, planks, and side-planks for five minutes everyday for at least three weeks before doing any other traditional resistance training exercises. #newmomsworkout

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Don't Worry If You Have to Break it Up: It's okay if you don't have time to do 30 minutes all at once—you can break it up. #newmomsworkout

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Start a Cardio Regimen: "Jogging strollers are great—babies love them and they'll usually sleep." #newmomsworkout

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Get Your Doctor's Approval: A good rule of thumb is to wait three weeks if you gave birth naturally, and up to two months if you had a C section. #newmomworkouts

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Portobello Mushrooms: They're substantive enough to easily replace a meat option and keep you feeling full longer. #healthy #grilling

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Zucchini: It can be tough to incorporate new veggies into your diet, but grilling is one of the best opportunities to get creative. #healthy #grilling

8 Healthy Grilling Options

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Shellfish: Lobster, for example, is free of saturated fats and low in calories (if you don't slather it with butter). #healthy #grilling

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Beets: For an easy recipe, just brush with a little olive oil, wrap in foil, and toss on the grill—it will help keep them tender and juicy. #healthy #grilling

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Corn: "This high-fiber and nutrient-rich veggie should always have a place on your grill." #healthy #grilling

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Red Peppers: These veggies are chock full of immune-building Vitamin C and are only 24 calories a pop. #healthy #grilling

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Pineapple: "Pineapple is rich in cholesterol-lowering fiber, Vitamin C, and potassium, which is good for your heart."

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Tuna Burgers: "Cold water fish, like tuna, don't have the artery clogging saturated fat." #healthy #grilling

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Eat For a Flat Belly: Try a balanced diet of fat-burning foods, such as lean proteins, high quality fats, fruits, veggies, and whole grains.#tone #tummy

Tips to Get a Toned Tummy Fast

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Work Out with Kettlebells: While standing, use the horn-grip to hold a kettlebell with the ball on the top and the handle on the bottom. This grip will force the kettlebell to travel in a ribbon formation. #tone #tummy

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Lean Back: To flatten your waist, Equinox Fitness Manager, Will Amason, recommends a move called ‘the boat.’ #tone #tummy

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Try Hula-Hooping: “Put one foot in front of the other and push forward and backward on a diagonal toward the front foot,” says Hoopnotica Lead Master Trainer Jacqui Becker. “Push harder and faster than you think is necessary and you will burn up to 600 calories per hour.” #tone #tummy

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Be Mindful of Posture: To keep posture-perfect while working out, “lift through your sternum, keep your collarbones wide, and maintain a fist’s distance between your chin and your chest.” #tone #tummy

Tips to Get a Toned Tummy Fast

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Channel Your Inner Rockette: Lie on your back and bringing your legs straight up to the ceiling over your hips. Then, lace your hands behind your head, curl your head, neck, and shoulders off the floor, and lower your right leg halfway down towards the floor while drawing your right shoulder towards your left knee. Alternate for 20-30 counts. #tone #tummy

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Target Your Transverse Abdominals: “When exhaling, pull the lower abdominals up and in towards your spine, without changing the tension or alignment in your back, neck, and shoulder,” says SoulCycle instructor Jenny Gaither.

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Try a 'Twisty': For this exercise, SoulCycle instructor Jenny Gaither recommends placing your hands by your shoulders and squeezing your elbows into your ribcage. For those who are more advanced, try this move while holding 5lb weights. #tone #tummy

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