Diary of a Fit mommy

Belly Fat Workout – 12 Exercises That Will Get Rid of Your Mommy Tummy

Becoming a mother is such a beautiful thing. You begin to think that for once in your life you finally know what to do with the rest of it. But why a belly fat workout? After all the hassle and preparation of being a mother, you will soon realize that you’ve gained so much weight and your belly isn’t doing anything to hide it at all. Not to mention the excess skin you really wish didn’t have to appear.

Time to get that flat belly back

There is always a solution to every great problem and a big belly isn’t something too big of a problem at all. There are plenty of ways to get that flat belly again. We’ve compiled a list of 14 exercises which specifically ensures your belly becomes flat again. Coupled with a clean and healthy diet, you’re gonna have to start writing a farewell letter to your big belly pretty soon.

Exercise 1: Burpees


Exercises for a flat belly: Exercise 1

How to do it:

  • First, start by standing with proper posture. Your feet has to be shoulder-width apart.
  • Now lower yourself until your palms are touch the ground, about shoulder-width apart. The palms have to be flat on the floor.
  • Kick both your legs backward to get into the pushup position.
  • Do one push up then quickly reverse your legs back to the squat position and perform a jump to standing position.
  • That’s 1 rep.
  • Repeat as many as you can in under 10 minutes without slouching your back or dropping the pushup form.

Exercise 2: Mountain Climber


Exercises for a flat belly: Exercise 2

How to do it:

  • Get to the start of a pushup. Your neck, back, butt, and legs must trace a straight line. Spine must always be neutral.
  • Tighten your core and butt.
  • Lift one foot off the ground and drive the knee towards your chest. Tap the ground with the foot and go back to starting position.
  • Do the same with other leg.
  • Repeat as many as possible in under 10 minutes. If the form starts to break, stop.

Exercise 3

Lift and Twist Crunch


Exercises for a flat belly: Exercise 3

How to do it:

  • On a yoga mat or floor, lie on your back and bring the hands behind the neck.
  • Lift the head and twist your upper body to one side and bring your elbows to the opposite knee.
  • Inhale and lower back to starting position. You can begin to extend one leg out as you continue.
  • Alternate with each leg and each side.

Exercise 4: Archer Row


Workout for a flat belly: Exercise 4

How to do it:

  • Grab a dumbbell that is not too light or too heavy.
  • Go into the pushup position. Maintain the straight line from neck to ankle.
  • Tighten your core and your butt.
  • Spread your feet until they are slightly wider than hip-width.
  • Turn your feet and have them both point to one direction.
  • With your free palm flat on the floor, perform a row with the hand with the dumbbell.
  • Do this slowly but consistently. Don’t over twist. If the form starts to sag, drop the dumbbell and stop.

Exercise 5

Half-Turkish Get Up


Workout for a flat belly: Exercise 5

How to do it:

  • Lie on your back with one leg bent and the other flat on the floor.
  • Using either a dumbbell or a kettlebell, raise one arm straight above.
  • Roll on the opposite side and prop yourself up onto your free arm’s elbow or hand while maintaining the arm with the weight overhead and your eyes focused on it.
  • Pause for a few seconds then slowly reverse the motion back to starting position.
  • Switch sides and repeat as many as possible without breaking form or your arms reaching fatigue.

Exercise 6

Scissor Kicks


Workout for a flat belly: Exercise 6

How to do it:

  • Lie on your back, put the hands under the butt and keep the back straight against the floor or mat.
  • Raise one leg off the floor and lower it back slowly.
  • Simultaneously lift up the other leg.

Exercise 7

Kettlebell Swing


Workout for a flat belly: Exercise 7

Source: http://www.fitnessnetwork.com.au/
How to do it:

  • Grab a kettlebell with both hands.
  • Bend at the creases of your hips while keeping your back neutral from the neck down.
  • Then pull the kettlebell towards you and hike it back between your legs. Again, neutral spine.
  • Use your glutes and legs to swing the kettlebell back up to chest level. The spine must not overextend. Arms must not exert too much strength save for grip. Power will come from the legs.
  • Rinse and repeat until you feel fatigue coming in.

Exercise 8



Workout for a flat belly: Exercise 8

How to do it:

  • Get to the pushup position.
  • Lower your elbows perpendicular to your shoulders.
  • Tighten your core, butt, and ensure a neutral spine.
  • Get at least 30 seconds per plank set.

Exercise 9

One Leg Push Up


Lose belly fat: Exercise 9

How to do it:

  • Get to pushup position, hands shoulder width
  • Lift one leg up without over extending it towards your back. Keep it straight.
  • Tighten your core and butt then perform one strict push up.
  • Do 5 times per leg. Rest 30 seconds per set.

Exercise 10

The Hundred Exercise


Lose belly fat: Exercise 10

How to do it:

  • Hip-width apart, bring your legs to a table top stance.
  • Raise the arms off the floor and raise the head, neck, and the chest upwards. Don’t strain your neck and instead ensure the belly does all the straining for you.
  • Pulse your arms up and down.
  • Do this for up to a minute per set. Keep the belly as tight as possible throughout the exercise.

Exercise 11

Static Tiger Pose


Lose belly fat: Exercise 11

How to do it:

  • The starting position is with your hands and knees on the floor.
  • Raise one leg up keep that as straight as possible. Extend the opposite arm out straight.
  • Hold this position for 3 long and deep breaths.
  • Alternate sides and repeat.
  • As a tip, look towards the mat to ensure the spine is neutral.

Exercise 12

Low-belly leg reach


Lose belly fat: Exercise 12

How to do it:

  • Lie on your back flat on the mat. Bend your knees to 90 degrees with the hands behind the head.
  • Tighten your core.
  • While the knees are stacked over the hips, lift the shoulders and crunch.
  • Get a deep breath and hold for about 5 seconds.
  • Exhale and extend the legs to about 45 degrees. Hold this for about 5 seconds while tightening the core.
  • Perform 10 reps per set.

Exercise 13

Bodyweight Squat


Lose belly fat: Exercise 13

How to do it:

  • Stand straight with feet hip-width apart. Toes point out.
  • Squat down, pressing the weight of your body down towards your heels.
  • Then drive back up.
  • Squeeze your butt, tighten your core, and maintain a straight back throughout the exercise.

Exercise 13

Iron Cross


How to do it:

  • Lie on your back with your arms out at your sides.
  • Swing your right leg above your torso and up towards the left hand.
  • Repeat with the other leg.
  • Do at least 10 reps per leg.

Exercise 14

Spiderman Pushup


Lose belly fat: Exercise 14

How to do it:

  • Start with the standard pushup stance.
  • As you do a normal pushup, lift on leg off the floor, swing it to the right side, bending the knee.
  • Try to touch the elbow with the knee or as close as possible.
  • Reverse the motion then push upwards to first position.
  • Repeat with the other leg.
  • Do 5 per leg per set. The key here is to keep the core and butt tight.


There is only one way this will work for you… Actually doing them :-).

The new challenge for your body is to get it back to the way it looked before you got pregnant or even better. Each of the exercise above is effective in making sure you get your flat belly back as soon as possible. Constant discipline and focus is the key. There are plenty of sessions and gyms that offer group workouts targeted towards single women and mothers alike. Once you do have your flat belly again, it will be a great inspiration for other mothers for sure.

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