Sounds incredibly easy, doesn’t it? But as many of us well know, it is not. And it’s not just about the weight. “It’s not just the numbers,” says Cynthia, a mother of one. “I’m maybe ten pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight. It’s the way your body changes. Weight is distributed differently. Your shape is different. Nothing that worked for me before works now.”

It’s a common issue. “Even when a woman’s weight is back to normal, her shape is often different with the abdomen being the most difficult part of the body to tone,” explains Nancy Kraus.