It’s been a while since I last posted a fitness look and truth be told, it’s because I have been struggling with my body ever since having Diastasis Recti (abdominal wall seperation). After giving birth to my son, I soon found out I had Diastasis Recti and it’s been a self-conscious and physical struggle for me ever since. I was always a fitness junky who enjoyed hardcore workouts before, so going from that to completely changing my entire workout routines to, ‘in a sense,’ baby my abdominal wall, has been hard for me. I’m not as toned or muscular as I use to be, or want to be, for that matter but I’ve made huge progress and thats something to be grateful about. My son is now 2 1/2 years old and while I haven’t completely healed myDiastasis Recti, I have gotten it smaller and through my healthy eating I was able to loose all of my baby weight. My stomach will still protrude out like a baby bump when I don’t hold it properly, when I squat or get on all fours but it’s nothing like it use to be. I am starting to see definition again in my abs but somedays my stomach will pop out worse than other days. No it’ not bloating… I actually rarely ever get bloated anymore since choosing a healthy lifestyle years ago. If anyone is interested in a full post on living with Diastasis Recti or more about it, I would be happy to share what I have experienced and learned from having it. I am following the Tupler Technique to close the gap, which has been very helpful. I wore the bands for a very long time but no longer do. I could go on and on about this but I’ll save it for another day.
Now back to today’s fitness post… I recently got these ahhmazing hot pink active capris from Airabella Active and LOVED them so much I had to share! They are wicked comfortable and can we seriously just talk about how awesome the color is! I mean.. who doesn’t want hot pink pants to workout in!?! If you want a pair for yourself, Use code “glamour15” for 15% off sitewide. You wont regret it! They have the most awesome colored workout capris. I have my eye on a few other ones right now like the mint, powder blue and ultra violet pairs.
Below are just a few of the exercises and forms of cardio I currently do. With each exercise, I make sure to properly engage my core, so that I don’t make my abdominal wall separation worse. This is very important! I typically do 3 sets of 12.