Diastasis recti is the separation of the abdominal muscles (rectus abdominis). You can find detailed information here, like what to do and what NOT to when having diastasis recti, mostly in terms of the kind of workouts: https://fit2b.us/how-to-check-for-diastasis-hd/
I’ve found out about it only during 2nd trimester OG checkup in my second pregnancy. Back then I was told I should take care of it after birth and that I will need surgery.
I don’t like surgeries. I accept them only when my life depends on it. Until then, I am looking for the least invasive ways possible. That is exactly what I did after giving birth to my second son. In the first year or so after birth I didn’t even have time to take care of myself properly LOL. And when I did find the urge to search something to ‘fix’ myself, I found this website: https://fit2b.us/ and signed up for their program (very affordable, BTW). They have a great support group, the videos are really great and they’re updating and improving the database all the time.
I wasn’t consistent enough to exercise daily that is why I didn’t even get to start having the expected results. But I did keep in mind the precious advice I was given there and at least didn’t make my diastasis recti worse.
When the divorce began I started to take care of myself more and more and I came back to the website to learn and do a better thing this time. Still, I was procrastinating and lacked self-discipline so I gave up again. That is why I added the routine to this challenge. Now I take it as: “Once and for all, I have to do this from the beginning till I can make my diastasis recti so small that it feels healed.”
It’s been only a bit more than a week yet I feel my core is much stronger and the gap is at least a bit smaller. I am aware it takes time and consistency. It’s encouraging though. I am on the right track and I am sticking to my program no matter what. I have to reach my goal with this and heal it as much as possible.
August 11th, 2016