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3 Post-childbirth Fitness Tips from Runway Moms
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.