Exercise?

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callie2's picture
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Exercise?

Anyone start exercising yet? What are you doing? How's it going?

I've started the MuTu program by Wendy Powell. It is specifically designed for the post-partum mommy and addresses diastasis recti (tummy muscles that are still separated) which I've had since after DD1was born and never was able to fix on my own. Officially 3 days in and it's going well so far. It seems excessively easy, but I can feel it in my muscles this morning! I'm used to intense exercise so, this very easy, very simple program didn't seem like it would do anything...I'm so surprised I feel a bit sore! It must be working!

nidia's picture
Joined: 06/08/07
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Yes, elliptical only so far but I'm definitely needing to do some other tummy exercises!

callie2's picture
Joined: 07/09/10
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Are your abs back together? If not, most ab exercises aren't good to do - this is news to me! This includes crunches, planks, scissors,bicycles...pretty much everything I knew to do, in fact, these can make the pooch worse! Who knew??

akpufa's picture
Joined: 01/31/08
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This link has some good exercises for bringing your abs back together. Simply flexing them can help too.

I'm already doing light weight lifting and riding my spin bike. I exercised up until birth so my doc basically just said whatever I'm comfortable with as long as its low impact. I'm dying to go for a run though!!

eliann's picture
Joined: 04/19/11
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No but I need to. Does cleaning while wearing a baby count?

nidia's picture
Joined: 06/08/07
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Nope. Loose as can be haha. Thanks, Ashley! I'll check it out.

Elizabeth, yes it counts! Smile

Joined: 11/28/08
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Hi Ladies...sorry I know I'm not too active on the boards, 4 kids keep me busy!!! Smile
Firstly great link I'm going to add this to my workout routine!! Thank you!!!

I have been working out since 3 weeks after having the baby. I started out with walking then onto power walking with weighted hand gloves. Once I felt comfortable I started to do my workout DVD's. Starting with Leslie Sanson Walk in Home program and slowly moving up to Turbo Jam & Jillian 30 day shred. Now I am back to kickboxing three days a week, jogging 2-3 days a week.
I didn't work out while I was pregnant but did prior to my pregnancy. I love to be fit but not just for the weight but for the energy!
I need all I can get to keep up with my crew Smile
Tummy workouts are tough, I try not to do too many floor routines as they will "round" your abs and give you that pouchy look. I do like to use an exercise ball or "standing abb" routines.
I haven't lost all my baby weight, I have about 20 lbs to go however I'm trying not to focus on the scale but the way I feel.
My mommy pouch was hard earned and even harder to lose so I guess I will hold onto it a little longer ROFL

No matter what your all beautiful mommies!!!