It is hard believe another week has come and gone! It was a busy week at our house, and I ended up missing a couple days of core exercises (life happens, ya' know?). But other than those two days, I think it was a successful week! I was able to begin the intensive workouts this week and I was very excited about that since it meant my diastasis recti had healed sufficiently to move on (in case you missed it, you can catch up on last week's post and measurements here). The intensive was . . . intense! But in a good way. After completing workouts using other programs I am usually exhausted for the remainder of the day, but the MuTu workout actually left me feeling energized.Don't get me wrong though, it was intense . . . and I can only get through about a 1/3 of the workout currently. I was also very sore for a couple days after the first workout--think "momma can hardly climb the stairs" sore. The MuTu core exercises and improving my alignment helped me to find some forgotten muscles . . . and it has been a long time since they've worked so hard ;-)
If you are used to completing really intense workouts, you may not find the MuTu workout as challenging. But, these exercises are diastasis recti safe (unlike many program exercises), so you won't be undoing everything you've worked for. If it has been awhile since you've worked out, then I think MuTu is a great place to begin (and *ahem* we can limp around together).
Now on to the progress picture for this week!
Slow improvements :-) For a summary of what you can't see, there is now definition around and below my ribcage and that area is actually flat for several inches before my belly begins (it's been a long time since it has been flat!). My "mummy tummy" begins much, much lower than it used to (though that isn't reflected as well through clothing). I love feeling my core getting stronger and I LOVE feeling like my insides are supported again.