December 18, 2014 11:00 AM

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It’s been less than four months since Stacy Keibler gave birth to daughter Ava Grace, but she’s already bounced back to her pre-baby body thanks to a healthy diet and a regular workout routine.

“I feel strong, flexible, and very high energy,” Keibler, 35, posted on her website. “In fact, my abs are in better shape now than before I got pregnant!”

The actress and TV host says she was able to drop the pregnancy pounds thanks to staying active and maintaining healthy eating habits.

“What I put into my body was the biggest single thing that helped me get back in shape,” she shares.

Keibler also credits breastfeeding — which she notes burns 300 to 500 calories a day — and exercise to her postpartum weight loss.

After having Ava, I took my midwife’s advice and waited four weeks to let my body heal before working out again,” she explains. “The day I was cleared to exercise, I started walking and working with my trainer Nonna [Gleyzer] to properly re-attach my ab muscles.”

The new mom shares her low-impact, total-body workout routine on her site, which she recommends doing three to five times per week.

So what are the moves that helped Keibler get lean? The ballet-inspired ronde de jambe to work the legs and hips; side-ups to tone obliques and lats; teasers for the lower stomach; trapeze pull-ups to shape the arms, back, glutes and hamstrings; and ballet arms for the triceps, lats and obliques.

“Pregnant or not, fitness doesn’t have to be daunting,” she adds. “Simply incorporating a walk into your day, whether short or long, can help your body feel a connection to your mind, which is a powerful thing.”

— Gabrielle Olya

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