New mommies bounce back to pre-baby weight

These trainers and cover models say their proudest title is now mom.
May 14, 2014 4:41:48 AM PDT
Jamie Eason Middleton and Kelsey Byers are big names in the fitness industry. While they're each a trainer, spokesperson, and even cover model, their newest and proudest title is mom.

"Your schedule is, you never know what it's going to be," says Byers of her new role.

"It just revolves around them. It's different. It's a good different," says Middleton.

In between diaper changes and feedings, these moms get little time to work out these days, so they recommend making the most of the little time they have.

"I had to come up with something that was effective and fast, so I do this 15 minute workout. It involves plyometrics, some strength body movements, and it really hits the entire body in a short amount of time, and I do it every single day as often as I can," says Middleton.

Both women recommend cooking in bulk for the days where making time to cook is just not happening. Middleton shares her recipe for Cinnamon Swirl Protein Bars. "It comes out to about 60 calories per square, so you can eat two of these," she says.

On the days the baby just won't sleep, don't worry!

"It's fun to workout with the baby," Byers says.

She says exercises with her little one helped build her core back after having a baby, and it gets the baby involved.

Cinnamon Swirl Protein Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 Cup no-calorie sweetener (Monk Fruit Sugar in the Raw, Xylitol, Stevia in the Raw)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 2 scoops natural vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Monk Fruit Sugar in the Raw or Xylitol or ¼ cup Stevia in the Raw
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 oz. plain Greek Yogurt (half a container)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 X 8 inch Pyrex dish with non-stick spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the first two ingredients (no-cal sweetener and cinnamon) and set aside. In a large bowl, add oat flour, protein powder, baking powder, salt and no-calorie sweetener, whisking until well incorporated. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites, almond milk, applesauce and yogurt together and then add to the dry ingredients. Stir until well combined.
  3. Pour a shallow layer of batter into the prepared baking dish (about 1/4 of the batter). Sprinkle generously with half of the cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  4. Repeat with remaining batter & cinnamon/sugar on top. Draw a knife through the batter to marble.
  5. Bake for 24 to 28 min. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 16 squares

1 square = 59 calories, 1 g fat, 8 g carbs, and 5 g protein

Jamie's 15 Minute High Intensity Home Workout

  • 50 Jumping Jacks
  • 50 Crunches
  • 45 Jumping Jacks
  • 45 Squats
  • 40 Jumping Jacks
  • 40 Crunches
  • 35 Jumping Jacks
  • 35 Alternating Lunges
  • 30 Jumping Jacks
  • 30 Squats
  • 25 Jumping Jacks
  • 25 Push-ups
  • 20 Jumping Jacks
  • 20 Alternating Jump Lunges
  • 15 Jumping Jacks
  • 15 Jump Squats
  • 10 Jumping Jacks
  • 10 Bicycle Crunches
  • 5 Jumping Jacks
  • 5 Burpees

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For more visit Kelsey Byers' website and Jamie Eason Middleton's Facebook page.


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