After a few kids, sometimes all the working out in the world still doesn’t get rid of the “baby pouch.” You know, that kangaroo pocket where that baby lived for 9 months in utero? I mean, seriously. Just eating Chipotle will make it pop like a balloon. What the frick?
My boot camp instructor suggested these 3 exercises to get rid of the baby pouch.
(And, by the way, since there was no way I was having a fitness model or anyone who doesn’t model real-life momhood in this post, I called on my amazing workout partner, inspiring friend and fellow new mom, Julie. A real-life mom of 2. Please note the kids in the background and toys on the yoga mat. These are what I like to call #RealMomMoments.)
1. Dead bugs.
Lay on your back, and lift your arms and legs up. Bend knees so legs are at a 90-degree angle. Extend left arm and right leg, then bring back to starting position. Alternate. Add in medicine ball or dumbbells to make it harder.
2. Hollow hold.
Lay on your back, and lift your arms and legs a few inches off the floor. Contract the abs and push the back into the ground. Hold. If you want to get really fancy, rock back and forth while you contract your abs. It’s a very controlled motion.
Yep, good ol’ fashioned plank. Plant your hands under your shoulders, keep your butt low and hold for as long as you can.
Peace out, baby pouch! And Julie, thanks for feeding my kids pizza and letting them trash your house while we shot this! (I promise, we cleaned up.)