|Open and honest... This is my tummy. Some days its ok, others it is devastating.|
|As you can see I am way out there at 39 weeks! It's easy to see why my muscles didn't come back together on their own!|
So what is Diastasis Recti? I found this definition online (source):
Diastasis recti (also known as abdominal separation) is a disorder defined as a separation of the rectus abdominis muscle into right and left halves. Normally, the two sides of the muscle are joined at the linea alba at the body midline.
Basically it is your "girdle muscle" that normally holds everything in. This is your true core muscle that wraps around your entire middle section. Without this muscle working properly and comping together then you are not only going to have a poochy tummy but potentially a weak pelvic floor, sexual disfunction, weak bladder, back problems and more. I immediately watched Fit2B's "Do You Have Diastasis Recti?" video. Sure enough, I had a 4 finger separation in my transverse abdominal muscle!
I immediately looked at Bethany's Tummy Safe workout plan. I have been following her workout plan for the last 3 weeks and have seen and felt huge changes! Amazingly it only takes me between 9-20 minutes a day 4-5 times a week. I am a busy mom of two children ages 2 and 8 months so I know how hard it is to make time... but even I couldn't deny that I had at least 9 minutes a day! The initial workouts are very mellow, no big movements. I definitely was surprised at how much I could feel the workouts. Bethany is great to listen too, not at all irritating like some video trainers. I greatly appreciate her attention to proper posture and muscle use. It seems that just when I start to do something improperly she will say something like "Don't be tempted to arch/curl/flair". Most of all I feel nourished physically, mentally and emotionally after I am finished. It feels good taking care of myself! Along with a flatter tummy, I am strengthening my pelvic floor without doing a million kegals a day (which weren't working before this anyway). This has been a huge blessing! I no longer feel the discomfort I was experiencing since having children. I also feel connected to my body again. It isn't called your core because your main muscles are there!
|Notice that its not just a flatter stomach! My posture has also improved after just 3 weeks!|
Are you interested in hearing more about what Fit2B has to offer? Along with the Tummy Safe Pathway (over 25 videos), Bethany also offers pregnancy safe workouts and "regular" workouts for those that don't have a problem with Diastasis. Yoga, pilates, aerobics... You name and she's probably got a great video for it! Use this coupon below to get 3 months for just $20 which is a $10 saving (affiliate coupon)!
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Written By Happily Domestic Contributor: Brittney Thompson