Workout Routine – Diastasis Recti Update
I’m finally sharing a workout routine update today! It has been three months since I gave birth to Amelie and just a month ago I started a diet and a work out plan. As exercise is only 20% of your weight loss plan, I found that this would be a perfect opportunity to eat healthier and remember my days as a dietitian technician. Of course, I wouldn’t suffer alone and I obligated my husband into this journey of getting back into shape as he’s the reason why I have gained weight, considering I was recently pregnant. I am just joking, my husband actually was anxious to start a diet believe or not.
Workout Routine + Eating Healthier
So far he has lost 10 lbs in the first 4 weeks, while I lost 7 lbs during the same period. You can see in the image above where I was at when I began this journey. Magic? Not really. We just committed to our goal (he more than me). As I started our new meal plan, I decided to do my best to avoid junk food and temptation. I am not a big fan of salad and vegetables but, with a little bit of creativity, I was able to create some healthy, delicious meals that you can eat guilt free. I promise I will post some of them here in my blog pretty soon. In the meanwhile, I have this delicious Low Carb Cauliflower Pizza recipe for you.
As you can imagine, three months is not enough for your body to recover from nine months of pregnancy but, I am still dealing with Diastasis Recti, which prevents me from losing as much weight as possible, if it wasn’t for the fact that I am not allowed to do any extraneous exercises, especially abdomen exercises, until my DR heals. It helps that I didn’t gain too much weight during my gestation, as I tried my best to eat clean. Therefore, I am not very concerned about my weight. Nothing against the No Body Shame Movement, but I just want to be back in shape.
So far my workout routine consists of doing some ab exercises, strictly designed to heal Diastasis Recti and only when the gap is one finger wide I will be free to do some core exercises. In the meanwhile, I am avoiding planks and anything that will push my stomach out such as crunches, sit-ups and of course plank exercises.
Consistency is key
I honestly can’t wait for the day when I check out my DR and find out that I no longer have abdominal separation so I can workout harder and lose the pregnancy weight faster. I’m hopeful that it will come off soon, as long as I stick to the exercises I’ve been doing and try to do my best to eat healthily! Consistency is key!
The Progress That Pays Off
My daily workout routine consists of doing 20-30 minutes of DR abs with a few selected exercises from T-25 with Shaun T, always avoiding anything that will involve core routines. My husband, in turn, does the whole 25 minutes of the workout.
I wish I had taken a before picture of him so I could show here his progress. It’s enough to say that he was weighing 176.4 lbs when we started and now he is 166lbs. I was weighing 125 lbs and now I am 119lbs.
With my DR that used to be three fingers wide and now is just one finger away from separation, I look forward to having the pregnancy fat off in a couple of months but, pending on if I really commit to my diet and workout plan.
I used to not enjoy to exercise but, this time is different. I am more motivated than at any time before and I feel like I will soon accomplish my goals. Every day when I see any slight difference in my body I get from that the motivation I need to keep going. It really feels good when you find yourself reaching your goals.
What do you do to keep motivated? What did you do to close your DR and lose the baby’s weight?
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