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Love Bytes: At Home Work Out with Baby

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While pregnant, I was terrified that I’d gain tons of weight in all the wrong places. I’m Latina, after all. What if my hips spread far too wide? With a small chest and long, lanky arms, I may look lopsided! What if my gut dropped and circled my waist from front to back like a tire? I already have Dominican chichos! And then there’s my nose. Would it plump up like Sneezy from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs? My long face and peanut-sided head can’t handle all that girth! 

So, yeah. I was freaking out.

Luckily, I only gained 30 pounds, and it was all baby and water weight. I did experience a few weeks of major swelling, mostly my extremities (if I had a penis, that would have also blown up). Still, like most moms I had some lbs to lose after giving birth. Thing is I hate the gym; I hate working out; and I had a c-section which meant for weeks I couldn’t lift anything heavier than my baby, or even bend down or climb stairs.

PLUS: I Survived a Subarachnoid Brain Hemorrhage After Labor

What’s a new momma to do to lose her baby weight? Work out at home with baby! Watch this week’s Love Bytes where I show you easy at-home exercises that you can do with baby in tow. 

Love Sujeiry is an aspirational lifestyle brand for Latinas and women of color that champions authenticity and manifestation. The owner and founder, Sujeiry Gonzalez, is the host of “Love Sujeiry: Dish Served Raw" on reVolver Podcasts. Previously, she hosted a show on SiriusXM in NYC and Exitos 93.9FM in Los Angeles. The content creator has also been featured on Latina.com, YourTango, Cosmo, Momstatic, Mommynoire, NBC Latino as she inspires women to dish on love, sex, and relationships, and to be their best selves. Sujeiry tells it like it is and shares her triumphs, devastating blows, tales of new mami life, and her creative career moves on her web series, "Love Bytes with Sujeiry," where she is authentically herself and holds nothing back. Ultimately, Love Sujeiry serves to entertain and inspire women to live authentically, find fulfillment through manifestation, love themselves, follow their passions and never ever settle.