This week’s workout plan and a diastasis update


Since declaring my intention to “just do something” a few weeks ago, I’ve been doing much better at fitting in exercise. Not perfect, but better.

I’ve realized that a busy lifestyle plus having an autoimmune disease means I need to plan ahead but also leave wiggle room for unexpected events and unpredictable health.

So here’s my plan for this week:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Go to the gym before school (the kids love to play there in the morning), run 2-3 miles on the treadmill, and do my MuTu Phase 2 exercises.

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday – MuTu Phase 2 exercises

Sunday – Off Day

I know it’s kind of a boring plan, but it’s perfect for me right now.  And having a goal of 2-3 miles gives me the wiggle room to adjust according to how my body feels that day.  Hopefully I’ll have a 9-mile week, but if I’m feeling achy, I won’t push myself too much.  As hard as it is, I’m learning when to push through the pain, and when to give myself a break.  Because here’s the thing about exercise and autoimmune disease: exercise can help you feel better, but only if you do what your body can tolerate.  Push too hard and you are setting yourself up for a painful flare.

I’m excited to move on to the Phase 2 MuTu exercises after doing two weeks of Phase 1.

And I’m ecstatic to report that my diastasis has decreased from a 2.5-finger width to 2 fingers.  Yay!  I’m loving the exercises, and they only take 10-15 minutes to complete.  If I don’t have time to do them in the morning, I can literally fit them in at any point during the day as long as I have my stretchy band.

MuTu Diastasis Exercises

So tell me, what’s your exercise plan for this week?

  • Rachael May 2, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I’m so glad you posted a diastasis update. I’ve been looking out for it ever since I watched your interviews with Wendy Powell. I too am on Phase 2 of the MUTU Focus program. Actually I start Phase 3 tonight. My diastasis is a little less than 2 fingers at this point. I started out with it being 2.5 fingers wide. I’m going to continue to follow your progress too. Thank you for doing all the research for me!

  • olivia lafont May 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Hi Alyssa, did you get a chance to compare both programs? I’m debating which one to get. My main problem is the diastasis recti but I would like to buy the 12 week program if diastasis is addressed as deeply as in the MUTU focus program. Any advice? Thanks!

    • inspiredrd May 4, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      Yes! That is my main issue as well. I’m already seeing results from the MuTu program. I also appreciate the fact that there is a support program an private FB group for support and follow-up with Wendy. If you decide to go with it make sure to use the discount!!