Mum of two Samara’s transformation is UNREAL! And for anyone who wants to know how she achieved those hot abs, Samara has shared her top three tips that helped her ditch the tummy fat and look and feel like a superstar!
Samara says, “The thought of exercising right after pregnancy can be a bit daunting! There’s a new baby to think of (and maybe previous kids too), possible muscle separation, and getting into a good routine.”
Check out her top tips below!
Don’t underestimate the power of a good walk. Once your fitness levels increase, try adding in a bit of a jog. I started walking within the first few weeks of having my second daughter. The fresh air was good for everyone. Slowly I increased it to a jog every now and then, and now I try to see how long I can run for. I can feel and see the difference in my mid section.
Once your fitness levels start to increase, HIIT exercises are great for reducing the fat around the stomach as well as building muscle. The Healthy Mummy challenge exercises are HIIT based. They are quick but effective and definitely get the job done! I try to get at least 2 rounds of the challenge exercises done throughout the day. They don’t take long and I always work up a good sweat.
Mix it up a bit too. Try some normal crunches, add in some twisted crunches, then throw in some oblique crunches! I love doing crunches on an exercise ball too for a raised crunch!
They say that abs are made in the kitchen and they can’t be more right! If you really want to get rid of the fat or bloat around the tummy, then make sure your food is clean! Starving yourself will not work!
There’s over 6000 recipes in The Healthy Mummy app that provide all the nutrients and ingredients that your body needs!
The Healthy Mummy has taught me not to deprive myself as you will not be happy and it’s harder to stay on track. I have learnt that there’s no need to cut out your favourite foods, but rather swap them for a healthier alternative or have them in moderation as part of your meal plan.
Check out some top meal prep tips here!
Great tips Samara, you’re an inspiration!