I will be 15 months post partum at the end of this month. Crazy.
I received a question the other day off our Instagram account – asking me to share an update on my diastasis recti. Overall my DR is pretty much healed.
I am sharing my journey with you because I want to let other moms know that they are not alone in their journey. Having diastasis is hard emotionally, spiritually and physically. I’m sharing what my post partum belly looks like when my core is engaged and not engaged to show you that I am not perfect. My belly doesn’t always look on point all the time. I have my days where my belly pooch shows more than others. And to me that’s okay. It’s not about being perfect but loving my body.
Diastasis recti healing journey. Can you close abdominal separation completely?
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Post-baby belly pooch – diastasis recti.
I hope my story helps you and inspires you to not give up. Remember everyone’s journey will be different. We all have different bodies and experienced different pregnancies.
What really helped me besides doing core work for closing the ab gap is being more mindful. When you have diastasis it is important to be mindful of your every day activities, not just with your workouts. How do you stand, sit and move throughout the day?
The journey to close your ab gap will be different for every mom. Some will be able to close it quickly while others might take a little big longer. But we ALL can SUPPORT one another while we all move towards the same goal –> to feel confident in our bodies, heal our ab gap, have no more back pain and be there for our families.
In the video you saw what my belly looks like when it is engaged and not engaged after months of closing diastasis. I am constantly being more aware of posture and alignment. Both are important in DR healing. I am not perfect. But I don’t strive to be perfect. I strive to be a better version of myself than I was yesterday. I want to be there for my daughter and taking care of myself by focusing on healing my DR was an important act of self love. I see my diastasis as a blessing. It taught me to truly look within to find strength. Beauty is more than having six-pack abs with no stretch marks. I am stronger now than I was before I got pregnant.
Try to focus on the good in your life, even with DR. When you see things from love you will begin to make choices based on love not hate…which will lead you to a road of recovery and transformation.
If I can get my 3+ gap under 2 fingers width so can you. Remember you are not alone. Thousands of moms do not even realize they have this and continue to do the wrong exercises to fix it. I will continue to share what has helped me so you can have success too.
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