Seven Real Ways to Lose the Baby Weight

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  • Don’t Believe The Celeb Hype!
  • “Incorporate Your Baby Into Your Exercise Routine.”
  • “Take it 10 Minutes at a Time”
  • “Use Bonding Time to Get Fit.”
  • “Exercise Anywhere.”
  • “I Made Over My Diet.”
  • “I Stayed Fit Throughout My Pregnancy.”
  • “I Learned How to Make the Most of the Gym.”

“Take it 10 Minutes at a Time”

“When I got the okay from my doctor six weeks after giving birth, I got on the recumbent bike for 10 minutes every day,” says mom of two (soon to be three!) Valerie V., 37. “I put the baby right next to the bike so I could hop on and off if she needed me. In about four months, I worked up to hour-long sessions, four or five times a week. I was in better shape than before I got pregnant!”

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