Mutu Monday: Healing My Diastasis Recti

Oh my word!! I was doing so well at sticking to this and then my Uncle passed away, then J broke his arm, then everything with the house.
I shouldn’t be letting ANY of this stop me from exercising. Truthfully it would be helping my stress level if I was working out.

Nonetheless I let life get in the way of me taking care of myself. Which is a bad habit I have. Now I’m bloated and you can barely see the progress I had made.

I gave it what I could at the time but life.has.been.nuts. Ya know? And this program is amazing. And if it’s helping me when I haven’t been able to give it my all, imagine how much better is be if I did give it my all!

I’ve decided to go ahead and start completely over. I was going to just jump back in but I really to see the results that will happen from being consistent. I want you all to see them too! It’s not easy for us moms to take care of ourselves, and it’s even harder when we have an issue like Diastasis Recti.

So starting today..no more excuses. I’m going to report in daily on my Facebook page or Twitter, weekly on the blog, and possibly weekly/monthly on YouTube.

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If you want to join in click here and get signed up! One of my favorite things about The Mutu System is that I don’t have to have dvd’s! That just makes things so much easier for me!

So let me give you a little recap on what Diastasis Recti is, who can it happen to, how it happens, and how you heal it!

What Is Diastasis Recti?
So. Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (sheesh that’s a mouthful) is the separation of the Rectus Abdominis muscle into eight and left halves. The linea alba normally connects the two halves but when you have a D.R. it is stretched.

Who Can It Happen To?
It can occur in infants, pregnant women (most common), and sometimes even men.

How Does it Happen?
In most cases, like mine, you end up with a DR after pregnancy. Then subsequent pregnancies and improper exercises exacerbate the issue.

How Do You Heal It
By doing certain exercises that will close the gap and strengthen your core, eating right, and taking care of your body.

A great infographic by The Mutu System

A great infographic by The Mutu System

Now that we’ve covered all that here is my before photo again. I have a 4-5 finger DR. Not only do I have the pooch but I have sciatica and symphisis pubis dysfunction, they all result from having a DR.

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Next time we will talk about everything I learn in week 1 and how it is going!

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