Reality star Melissa Rycroft didn’t have to hit the gym too hard to lose the 50lbs she gained while pregnant with her daughter Ava. She tells In Touch magazine that the day-to-day of motherhood helped her get her bikini body back.
“I’ve got a natural weight right here,” the 29-year-old mom says, referring to her 1-year-old. “If I just hold her everywhere I go, I’m carrying an 18-pound load. The biceps and triceps that have come naturally are a blessing!”
When Melissa’s not carrying Ava around, she’s busy chasing after her or pushing her stroller through their California neighborhood.
“I can’t really go to the gym, so I have to find other ways,” she reveals. “I always laughed when I heard women say, ‘Chasing after my child is my workout,’ but it’s definitely worked!”