USMagazine, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 5:20am (PDT)
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi looked happy and healthy after leaving the gym in East Hanover, New Jersey, on Monday, July 8. Wearing no makeup and Flywheel yoga pants, the 25-year-old MTV reality star sipped a smoothie while showing off her slim post-baby body.
Despite her cheery demeanor, the Snooki & JWoww star admitted she was still feeling tired after a family vacation with her fiance Jionni LaValle, 25, and son Lorenzo, 10 months. "Rockin pink gear today," she wrote in an Instagram caption. "The least I can do is look bright and tan as I'm feeling like death my first day back to training in a week."
After unveiling her 42-pound weight loss on the March 18 cover of Us Weekly, Polizzi has continued to slim down thanks to regular workouts with New Jersey-based trainer Anthony Michael. Once known for her heavy drinking and hard partying, the pint-sized star leads a quieter life these days.
"I feel like Snook is my drunk alter ego," she explained to Us. "When I drink, she comes out and she's crazy and just does what she wants. And at the Shore house, it was a party vibe. That was our vacation, and I was living in the moment. But I'm so over partying. I've been doing it since high school. My pregnancy just changed the way I view things. It's not all about being stupid and going out. It's about family and making memories and working hard. I take everything more seriously."
Polizzi -- who said she wants four kids -- added that her friends have been supportive of her decision to stop partying. "A couple said, 'I always knew you had it in you.'I just had to mature, I guess. I was so used to having someone take care of me, and now that I have Lorenzo, I'm doing everything on my own," she admitted. "My mom and dad will text me about how proud they are. They're happy I finally grew up."