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Diastasis Recti Modifications for 21 Day Fix

Fitness - Diastasis Recti August 22, 2017
21 Day Fix Diastasis Recti Modifications

  Did you know 1 in 3 moms has diastasis recti? This separation of the abdominal muscles can cause pain, weakness, and put you at a much higher risk of injury when exercising. If you are doing the 21 Day Fix, make sure to check to see if you have diastasis recti before you begin. Click here to find out how to check yourself for diastasis recti. If you do…

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Resolutions Reevaluated

Fitness, Life January 6, 2017

Last January, I made a New Year’s Resolution to stay on top of my household chores by using a weekly cleaning schedule. I printed the schedule out, stuck it on a bulletin board in the bathroom, and promptly forgot all about it. By January 2, I had already failed. Resolutions are like that sometimes. Good intentions falling flat. As a women’s fitness specialist, I see this most often with diet…

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On Learning Body Kindness

Life March 10, 2016

For the first time in a long time, I have been consistently working out for an extended period of time. I am gaining strength, flexibility, and energy. My clothes fit better, my muscles are more defined, and I was actually looking forward to trying on swimsuits this spring. Then I walked into the dressing room. You know, the one with the fluorescent lights and the side mirrors. The dressing room…

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3 Tips for Exercising with Autoimmune Disease

Fitness, Fitness - Workouts November 3, 2015
Exercising with Autoimmune Diseaes - 3 Tips

Today was Monday, and I was actually looking forward to my first workout of the week. But it turns out that today was a rest day. I didn’t know it would be, but my body did, and I’m learning to listen to it. You see, I’m finally on a decent health streak. I’ve been exercising almost every day since August. I haven’t felt this good in a long time. But…

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How to Safely do Crunches when you have Diastasis Recti

Fitness, Fitness - Diastasis Recti, Fitness - Workouts October 15, 2015

The first time I ever blogged about diastasis recti, I could have sworn to you that I would never do a typical crunch exercise again. With all the work I have put into closing my abdominal gap with the MuTu System, I wasn’t about to muck it all up with crunches. But a funny thing happened when I committed to training my core the right way: I learned how understand…

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Fix Diastasis Recti – 5 Things you can do RIGHT NOW

Fitness, Fitness - Ab & Core Exercises, Fitness - Diastasis Recti, Fitness - Workouts August 25, 2015

How can I safely fix diastasis recti with exercise? Can I really close my gap without surgery? What if it’s been years since I had a baby? These are just some of the questions I get on a regular basis from readers about diastasis recti. Wendy Powell from MuTu System, always generous with her time and resources, has answered hundreds of comments from y’all, and is also a frequent contributor…

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How do you become comfortable in your own skin?

Fitness August 3, 2015

Earlier this year I had surgery to help with some of my pain issues. And while I felt better for a few months (after suffering through recovery), much of the pain I was struggling with before has returned. And I’m realizing that my wiring, the way I approach fitness and body image, absolutely has to change. The reality of my situation is that I live with celiac disease, endometriosis, and…

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