The 32-year-old hot mum Melissa Alcantara from New york has just achieved her insane body by overhauling her diet and ramping up her exercise regime the hot mum now has abs of steal.
Now this is how she achieved this steal body. The hot mum gave up likes of pizza, donuts and fizzy drinks for balanced meals packed full of lots of protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats and vegetables after giving birth. Which ultimate transformed her post-baby body into a lean muscle building machine.
At the end of her pregnancy with daughter Isabella in 2011, Melissa Alcantara weighed 14st.
The young mum now has a ripped six-pack and bulging biceps after she straight from 14st to a healthy 9st 9lbs.
Melissa said: “I woke up one day, so tired of being tired. I just didn't want to feel the way I did anymore.
“I hated how I felt in my skin, I was tired all day, I ate rubbish that I knew wasn't good for me. I had to make a change.
“I used to eat out every day, pretty much every meal. When I didn't eat out I ordered in, it was completely normal for me.
“Pizza spot down the block, walk to Dunkin' Donuts, have somebody pick me up a bacon, egg and cheese and chug that down with a soda or juice and of course I’d have something sweet afterwards.
“I can't tell you how happy I am to not be that person anymore, exercise was non-existent, I'd run from time to time, like every two weeks and give up.”
The NY hot mama works out six times a week and runs a fitness programme.
The mum, from New York, now eats between 1700-1900 calories a day and now weighs a healthy 9st 9lbs.
Melissa works out six days a week and focusses on resistance training, high intensity interval training (HIIT) and low intensity steady state cardio (LISSC) with calisthenics.
She also avoids processed foods and ready-made dinners in favour of wholesome home cooked fare.
“Ninety-five-percent of the meals I eat are home cooked and are cultivated and harvested meaning that they don't live in a box. I eat lots of veggies, root veggies, wholesome grains, meats and fats,” she said.
The ripped fitness fanatic is so into her healthy lifestyle, she now runs an online fitness programme with her husband, Victor.
“I do what I love every day by helping people achieve their own goals in not only fitness but in life and I feel amazing about it,” she said.
“Eating well and exercise both leave me with a feeling of wanting to do more and to be more,” she added.
“I get boosts of energy, drive and motivation, I’m just happy.”
According to Melissa, mental attitude is the most important thing for sustainable weight loss.
“My advice is to set realistic goals, something small like losing ten pounds in a month, making three out of my four meals, eating out only once a week, drinking so and so amount of water a day. Each week adding a small goal,” she said.
“Start with nutrition, have a fitness plan and commit. Be consistent, have patience, be honest with yourself and don’t give up.”