My Diastasis Confession

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When my original diastasis post gained traction in the land of Pinterest, I set out to find an expert.  I found the delightful Wendy Powell of the MuTu System and she answered all of our questions.  I presented her to you as the expert because I believe in her program, her methods, and her expertise.

Many of you have returned asking how my progress is going since starting Wendy’s program.


To get progress, I have to do the program.  And folks, I’ve been slacking.

I’m so sorry.

The truth is, when I get glutened, my train runs off the track for a while.  My body goes into high inflammation mode, and exercise goes out the window.

And with baseball starting, our schedules are completely wacky, and I don’t have a regular exercise routine going on.

And I’ve been traveling.


Those are excuses.  The MuTu exercises only take 15 minutes.

I want to do them.  I want to heal.  I want to let you know how well they work (because I’m convinced they do).

So tell me, how do I set myself up for success?  How do I pencil these exercises in?  I’m thinking of setting an alarm on my phone, but I’m not sure what time to set it. Or maybe I’ll do them first thing in the morning (No coffee until MuTu exercises are done).

Help me out, what works for you?


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  • Gina M April 1, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Try doing your exercises while you watch your favorite show. We’re usually stationary for that little bit of time because we’re rivited to the TV.

    • inspiredrd April 1, 2013 at 10:39 am

      Good idea! We usually (although not always) sit down and watch one show each evening.

  • Kaitlyn D April 1, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I second that suggestion!! I always do my least favorite exercises during commercial breaks of a show I enjoy. It makes it so much easier. You’ll find inspiration, sometimes it just takes really wanting to do it before you can make it happen.

  • Stephanie April 2, 2013 at 12:00 am

    On a similar note, I’ve had the Nike Training Club app on my phone for MONTHS…but have yet to actually do the workouts. πŸ˜‰

  • Wendy Powell April 7, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Oh Alysa, I only just saw this post as I took some family downtime over Easter! You have a lot on your mind. You’re coping with lots of *stuff*. The timetable is yours Mama, no one else’s. Start when you’re good n’ ready. And PS: it IS only 15 minutes πŸ˜‰

    • inspiredrd April 7, 2013 at 10:09 am

      Thanks Wendy. Loved the little “nudge nudge” in your last sentence πŸ™‚

  • Kim April 24, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Ok – so I stumbled on your “Dear diastasis recti, I’m so over you” yesterday and immediately purchased the mutu system. Now I dig a little further on your blog and find out you aren’t doing it?!?! C’mon girl – you sold me on it πŸ™‚ I started last night – and I want to stick with this! I’m tired of my gut hanging out and I’ve ruptured two discs in my back as a result of this. So I’m here with you – stay on the wagon!

    • inspiredrd April 24, 2013 at 1:42 pm

      Ugh, I’m the worst! Sorry about that. I actually started in earnest after this post and am excited to say I am seeing results! I’m down from 2.5 fingers to 2.

  • Erin June 14, 2013 at 10:18 am

    You’ve inspired me to start the Mutu program, as well. My twins are already 5 and I’m still having issues. Thank you for the inspiration. I look forward to success for all. πŸ˜‰

  • Kris April 1, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    This is so funny… It was exactly one year ago today that you wrote this post and I just stumbled upon it today. So, I would be so much more inspired to try the system if I could see or hear about your journey with MuTu and your diastasis. Could you indulge us…..particularly with pictures??