“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