After maintaining a healthy diet and fitness routine throughout her pregnancy with son Milan, popstar Shakira is showing off her svelte post-baby body on the September cover of SELF — and spilling her fitness secrets.
On her prenatal fitness routine: “I did Zumba throughout my pregnancy. That helped me not gain too much weight.”
On her postpartum workouts: “Two minutes of ab work isn’t enough. I’m quite proud of my rear.” To tone her booty, her trainer had her hold a plié and squeeze her glutes 30 times.
On her healthy lifestyle and body image: “I don’t obsess over my flaws, because I see my body as a whole. Besides, I think men appreciate confidence more than perfection.” As for her diet, she had eight small meals a day (200–250 calories each). Fiber filled her up; protein, calcium, iron and fish oil built muscle.
For more on Shakira’s workout and diet plan before and after baby, pick up the September issue of SELF on newsstands today.