Hey ladies!  I am talking to you!  We all know that bathing suit season is just around the corner, and it’s time to get the “GET SH$% DONE” face on and begin to work on our least favorite target areas.

I get a lot of people who ask me if I’ve really had two c-sections, and to be honest, I sometimes look at my belly and think, “will I ever get rid of the cliff!?” But,  when I work out there are certain moves- basic, no equipment needed kinda moves- that are in almost every Beachbody workout I’ve ever done.

ab workouts after baby
5 Months Post Baby Belly

Switch Kicks
How to do it-
For one minute, alternate kicking while pulling the ABS in tight.  Be careful not to lean back, if you find yourself doing this, your core is likely not engaged.

6 Inch Pulse
How to do it-
Lie on your back, place hands at your sides, extend legs six inches off the ground, lift your head and shoulders off the ground.  Begin to pulse with your hands.  Continue to pulse for sixty seconds.

Suitcase Crunch
How to do it-
This is a traditional move.  It’s a basic crunch but you pull in with your legs and upper body at the same time. When I do this crunch, my arms stay to my sides, but they can also go behind your head.  Complete 25 reps. 

Scissor Kicks
How to do it-
While lying on your back, place your hands under your neck or to your sides.  Raise legs six inches above the ground and begin to move in a scissor like motion. Kick for one minute.

post baby ab workout

post baby ab workoutsPlank
How to do it-
Hold a straight arm plank position for one minute. After one minute, rest.  Then get into the plank position and bring one knee forward as far as you can.  Release and do this on the other side.  Do 20 reps on each side.

Ab Pulse Ups
How to do it-
Lie on your back with your feet in the air, squeeze your butt and abs and use your hips to push your legs straight upwards.  Hold at the top and slowly lower.  Complete 20 reps.

So all of these moves are great target workouts, but like any workout a well balanced diet of lean protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats is critical for weight loss or toning.  You can do all of these workouts, and see no results if you are not fueling your body with the right foods. When you combine these moves with the right nutrition, you will be bathing suit ready in no time.

Also, be patient.  Results definitely don’t happen overnight.  It takes time to create lifestyle changes.  But I can promise it works. 

The 21 Day Fix is one such program to help people create long term results by forming healthy habits over a 21 day period. 

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Katy Ursta


  1. Lane and Alley | blog

    June 7, 2014

    Hey girl!! Thanks so much for linking up on Fitness Fridays! I love that you're a beach body coach! I'm looking forward to perusing your page more! Have a great weekend!
    -Tahnee @laneandalley