Back in March, I decided that I needed to get serious about my workouts again. I got myself a gym membership, picked up some cute workout gear, and set myself up with a little fitness plan.
Everything was going great…well, sorta. My legs and arms had no problems toning up. It was that dreaded post-baby belly that was dampening my progress. I tried endless ab exercises, but they only made things worse! After a quick Google search (because, that’s what we do when we need answers, right?!) I found out that I had diastasis recti.
Diastasis recti is the separation of the abdominal muscles. And it is very commonly caused by pregnancy. Oh, joy. As if saggy boobs post-nursing weren’t enough…
One way to get the muscles back in line is through surgery. Yeah…no thank you. But another way is through proper exercises that target the transverse muscles.
Let me just pause briefly to say that I know when it’s time to call in the experts. Finding workouts online for toning my tush is easy. But making sure that I come across the right tools and resources to close this gap in my ab muscles that have been open for the last couple of years…I needed help.
Fast forward to the Tupler Technique and Bonnie. Bonnie is a mother of five and she has the flattest stomach I have every seen. Seriously. She closed her diastasis after each one of her pregnancies…which is nothing short of amazing! And now she teaches others how to get their fix their tummies too.
I’m finishing up my 3-part workshop with Bonnie and I am so impressed with the results that I’m seeing! (I’ll share pictures soon.) Honestly, I don’t remember the last time my stomach was this flat. In fact, the other 11 ladies in this workshop are seeing amazing results too!
I’ll be posting my before and after pictures in a couple of posts! In the mean time, STOP doing those crunches!! They are bad for you and will make your mommy tummy worse. And if you’re in the Chicago area, you owe it to yourself to try setting up some time with Bonnie.