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Kristin Cavallari shunned cardio during post-pregnancy slim down

The former reality star often wishes she could have a little more time to herself.

Mother-of-three Kristin Cavallari regained her pre-pregnancy figure without stepping on a treadmill.

The former The Hills star and her American footballer husband Jay Cutler welcomed daughter Saylor in November (15) and the typically-slender beauty was able to bounce back fairly quickly from her third pregnancy.

Now Kristin has revealed she didn't need to do any cardio to shed the extra pounds, because weight training three to four times a week with a personal trainer was all she needed to tone up her body and return to her slim frame.

"I don't do any cardio," she revealed to Modeliste Magazine. "For me, it's just about building muscle and maintaining the little muscle that I have. The more muscle you have, the more fat you burn."

Kristin admits having a baby and toddlers Camden and Jaxon to run around after has also given her a fitness boost at home, but while she is loving life as a mother, she wishes she could occasionally enjoy a little more 'me' time.

"When you finally have kids, you realise how selfish you are," she said. "I think we are naturally selfish beings. When you have kids, that can kind of be a shock at first. I think just trying to make time for yourself is very hard. Especially now that I have three, finding that time can be very difficult."

She has also been juggling motherhood with her new career as a writer and fashion designer, but spending time away from her young family has been the "hardest part" of life as a working mum.

"I miss my kids a lot," she lamented. "I live in Chicago, but my work is always in New York or L.A., so I always have to travel for my job. That usually means I'm gone for a couple of days at a time, but FaceTime (video calling) helps a lot."

Kristin, 29, has previously credited her brood with helping to pull her through the grief of losing her brother Michael in early December (15). His body was discovered weeks after he was reported missing in Utah, and she insists being a mum has given her life true purpose and meaning.

"The most rewarding part about having kids is there's just so much more love in your life," she gushed. "I finally feel like I have a real identity. I feel like I have a purpose here in life now. I'm a mom to these three amazing little babies and my whole world just kind of opened up."

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