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3 Post-childbirth Fitness Tips from Runway Moms

Updated on April 13, 2018
Adriana Lima (image under Creative Commons require attribution)
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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle characterized by good nutrition and regular workout habit is key to achieving an overall fit physical body even after a woman has undergone the process of childbirth.

Supermodel moms like Heidi Klum, Gisele Bundchen and Adriana Lima seem to magically transform their bodies a few weeks post-childbirth with some even managing to get back on the runway in such a short period of time.

Most of us normal people may think it is physically impossible to get back to our pre-pregnancy weight without doing some hocus-pocus short of drinking a magic potion to reverse all the weight gained while nurturing a baby inside the womb for nine months.

It may be quite unthinkable to do so, indeed it is possible to lose that pregnancy weight in record time and keep it off in the long run. It is possible to do this if you plan well ahead about your fitness regiment ahead of the pregnancy. Yes, you too can do the same thing with commitment and taking a fitness tip or two from these gorgeous runway moms.

One might argue that supermodel moms have easy access to personal trainers and even hire round-the-clock nutritionists but their commitment to stick to a regular physical schedule is an important factor to losing weight gained during pregnancy.

In reality, any one can learn useful fitness tips from these women. There is no magical formula to regaining your shape pre-pregnancy. It is all about having a clear fitness goal, sticking to a commitment and a lifestyle change. All of these factors can be possible for anyone to follow.

1. Add some martial art into your routine

Adriana Lima, also one of the Victoria’s Secret angels, regained her pre-pregnancy figure only six months after childbirth. Her 'not-so-secret' fitness regimen consists of regular Capoeira exercises and workouts lasting 1 to 2 hours everyday.

Both helped Adrianna lose the pregnancy weight and maintain her current lean physique. Capoeira is a martial art form which incorporates music, dance and rhythmic moves, surely a fun way to lose the extra pounds.

Finally, Ms. Lima follows a habit of eating in smaller portions. A great tip for any mom who wants to get back their post-pregnancy body.

2. Yoga, walking plus no processed food

Gisele Bundchen, a Brazilian model and occasional actress, is one of the highest-paid models in the world and the 16th richest woman celebrity according to Forbes magazine.

She gave birth to her son in December 2009 with husband Tom Brady and made headlines again when she made an important statement supporting breastfeeding. For a supermodel to advocate breastfeeding is enough to keep the news mill buzzing for a while.

Gisele attributes her fit physique to great yoga exercises as well as walking. She also follows a sensible diet by avoiding processed food and instead opts to consume more organic fruits and vegetables.

She is also a fan of salads. Now you know how she easily peels off those pounds. Eating healthy combined with regular physical exercise always never fails.

3. Eating smaller meals

Heidi Klum was one of the fixtures in the annual Victoria’s Secret catwalk being one of the original angels. This title has helped cement her supermodel stature. It is a fact that her enviable lean figure seems to defy common notions. Heidi also possesses one of the most beautiful faces in the modeling world.

Her being a mom of four makes it all the more challenging to keep a runway-ready physique at any moment but Heidi is up to the challenge.

Echoing Gisele, Heidi easily credits her figure to following good nutrition habits and regular fitness regime. This supermodel mom's fitness routine consists of a moderate exercise program which normally includes cardio exercises twice to thrice per week.

She also prefers eating smaller meals every three hours throughout the day. Eating smaller meals at a more frequent intervals makes it possible for the body's metabolism to work non-stop throughout the day. This results to burning more calories.

Heidi also practices moderation in everything she does and this includes workouts. She hits the gym four times a week, not everyday, mind you. Despite this, Heidi admits she is not a great fan of workouts though agrees that it important to her line of work.

These 3 tips from the supermodel moms prove it is possible to be a new mom, get back in great shape and look fabulous post-childbirth. There is not rocket science behind it. New moms just have to commit in achieving or regaining their ideal bodies through regular physical activity and healthy eating habits.


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      G Maria 6 years ago from Philippines

      Hi workoutdvdworld! I agree. Talk about taking care of your investments. For the rest of us, the demands for keeping our bodies fit may not be as exacting as these supermodels but it's good to keep in mind that we only got one body, and taking care of it the best way we can should be top priority. Thanks!

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      workoutdvdworld 6 years ago from Perth

      Its good to know that they have to watch what they eat and work out too! I guess if ur body is ur career then u have to invest all that time and money into it. For the rest of us our incentive can be to stay healthy & feel confident about the way we look.

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      G Maria 6 years ago from Philippines

      Hi mpoche4,

      Yes, but I think if you really want to do it, 30 minutes is enough for simple workouts you can do at home. But it's also nice to have a trainer! Thanks too!

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      Michal 6 years ago from Miami, Florida

      I wish I had 2 hours a day + a trainer :) great hub

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      G Maria 7 years ago from Philippines

      Hello again Dr. irum! There's only so much I can do. I hope to encourage other women or mothers to take an active part in their fitness because getting a fit body is within everybody's reach, with the proper mindset and consultation with your medical professional. :)

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      Dr irum 7 years ago

      Great secrets as you revealed ,lovely tips.

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      G Maria 7 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks Alternative Prime! You are so right with the 3 D's -- desire, dedication and discipline -- as the keys to a successful fitness regimen.

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      Alternative Prime 7 years ago from > California

      Nice Hub gmmurgirl....

      I think you hit it right on the head when you mentioned 'RESOURCES' at their disposal and the ample supply of money to spend on those resources. But yes, you gotta give em credit...Even with all the money & resources you still need the desire, dedication & discipline to perform a regular fitness routine.....