My bulging belly

It’s been almost 7 months since I gave birth to my son. Best days of my life. Everyday is a joy with him. Until I look at my belly in the mirror. I knew it would take time but didn’t think it would take this long. I never had a tight ab before pregnancy but would like my belly to at least go back to what I had.

Not a chance.

I decided to do something about it. I researched postpartum belly exercises and created a workout for myself. The exercises included thing like Plank, Crunches, Bicycle Crunches, Sit-ups, Kettlebell weights, just to name a few. I did them for about 2-3 weeks and I realized that not only was my belly not getting slimmer, but it was getting bigger!

WTH?!

I did more research and determined that I actually have something very common among mother’s.

Diastasis Recti

Seriously??? And come to find out not everyone knows they even have it. Even men can get this if they have a belly on them. If you don’t know what Diastasis Recti is, you can read about it HERE.

I realized I couldn’t do this on my own after all. I found a site that specializes in DR. You pay for an 8-week program, where they provide detailed information about your core muscles and how they work. I also bought a splint, which is just another tool to get my DR healed.

The way this program works is once you sign-up and pay, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to get started. You access the weekly assignments through their website – www.thetummyteam.com. They only give you access one week at a time so you can’t speed through it, or jump around. They provide you with simple tasks and gradually build upon that.

I’m hoping they can help since they are the professionals and I know I can’t do this on my own. We’ll see. I’ll be writing each week about how things are going. I hope to include new measurements and maybe even some pics. I did those for week 1 which will be in the next blog. Stay tuned and follow along and/or ask questions!

 

 

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3 thoughts on “My bulging belly

    • Me too! I look 4-5 months pregnant and when I was pregnant, I wore the belly proud, but now I want it gone. I didn’t mind it the first couple/few months because I was still proud of the belly and of the experience. But it’s bigger than it was after his birth because I was doing all the wrong exercises. Who knew? So I’m really excited to see how this program does for me.

  1. I’ve completed the tummyteam 8 week course and I have to say that the DR has closed up. I still have a belly but I can tell that it’s getting more firm. Since I now know and understand the tummy muscles, I can activate the core properly as I transition to everyday exercises and routine. I plan to write up another post about my results and I think I still have my previous measurements to share. Stay tuned!

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