Things that caught my eye and made my body-nerd-brain glow this past week… Images of movement, an awesome yoga site, a happy member who is back into her unpregnant jeans at 4 wks postpartum after her 4th baby, a great phone call with a member in Wyoming who needs DVDs… and how about this candid photo of me in real life?
Okay, enough of the #selfie photo shots. Onto the gorgeous movement images blogs like this ONE here. You have to click the arrows above the images because it’s a slideshow, but my favorite is the one of the woman making a bed. Do you believe me that housework is a workout now? Oh and if you like yoga and seeing muscles in action, head over to The Daily Bandha where I lost (or gained) two hours of my life just agog over their amazing muscle slideshows. My only beef is that they lump the iliacus and the psoas together which is old skool.
What about that happy member who just had her 4th baby? Well, if you are a member, too, you can see her pic and read her testimony HERE in our private FB member forum. Here are some snippets, though: “I found fit2b this January and did totally transverse, oh, 3-4 times a week for 3 weeks, plus used the transitions and alignments I learned in Align it flat, and finished closing my diastisis (I’d been dabbling with tuppler technique previously) just in time to be preggo with #4. I didn’t have good internet for much of my pregnancy, but when I did, I did a workout from the pregnancy section. This was my best pregnancy yet, with very little back and hip pain… I gave birth 4 1/2 weeks ago, with my smoothest delivery ever…One week post partum, I began wrapping… I started doing gentle workouts during week two, and have continued to ad more as I’ve felt up to it or had the time, usually doing one foundational five routine, and then another of whatever I’m in the mood for… What is key for me, I think, is engaging my transverse throughout the day, and practicing safe transitions in bed and when lifting the kids… I think I’m proof that a mommy’s day, with proper core engagement, can provide plenty of ‘exercise’ if you define exercise as movement, as Beth has taught me to!”
DVDs – Recently another member called me and wanted to know if we have DVDs because her internet doesn’t stream very fast. Well, we sold DVD’s for a while here at Fit2B, but I personally despise dealing with shipping stuff and literally almost went “postal.” Thus, I did my research and found a wonderful program that does provide DVDs called MuTu System. The DVD-desiring member was happy for my referral, and I also told her about The Tummy Team that provides online rehab. Wait, stop…
WHY am I crazy enough to provide so many other resources which sometimes confuses all of you. Because I’m crazy like that!!! LOL! Okay, now seriously, here’s the down low: My style isn’t for everyone, and I respect that. Fit2B might jive with you for a few months and then you’re ready to move on. Or maybe you need more for your core than just a change in your fitness routine. What’s sad is that there are seriously only about 10 people in the WHOLE world doing this diastasis stuff for the lay population, and I’ve combed through all of them and talked to all of them, finding the ones that match/enhance my research. Also, I think it’s SUPER important that I not hog the limelight when there are so many who need help and healing.
Yet another reason that I provide options that branch out from Fit2B is because I want you to have all the info, and I’m thrifty (lazy) with my time and don’t care to write about what someone else may have already covered better. Believe it or not, the following five options are – in my humble opinion – your BEST online/DVD options outside Fit2B which really only provides ongoing TummySafe fitness. Now, isn’t it pathetic that there are so few of us doing diastasis-aware stuff in this world? These gals know me, and I’m determined to keep the bridges up between us so we can network to get people the help they need. Here’s the rundown:
You have to find what works for you and I respect that. Several of you are doing two things at once, which means that there will be quite a bit of overlap, but it might also get confusing sometimes. This is why I say you need to listen to YOUR body. Give your existing program at least 6-12 weeks of consistency and application. If you don’t get anywhere – and I consider ANY improvement in any area to be major improvement because the core is evasive – then you NEED to meet IN PERSON with someone. When your core has fallen apart, there are many factors in play, and some people manage to put it all together in a few weeks while others take months. The deeper and wider your DR is, the longer it will take to heal. Strangely, there is a plateau that most people hit when their DRs get to about 2 fingers and thick. That last finger-width can take FOR.EV.ER to shut and stay shut! It’s the truth teller! LOL!