The Tupler Technique involves an 18 week program specifically targeting the underlying ab muscles and focusing on the core!! Just what I need. I will also be purchasing the Tupler Splint..which helps in bringing my ab muscles together. This is my only chance at getting back to my pre pregnancy body!! I am going to commit.
Getting another surgery scares me so much because both of my c-sections have traumatized me so much. I have heard that it could take up to 6 months to a year to fully recover from a tummy tuck. The scar could take the longest. I don't think I am up for it and truthfully I don't think my body is ready. I really want to see what I can do first without surgery. I had never heard of corrective exercises for diastasis recti until last week and I finally made a decision last night to try a few products.
Background story: I had two boys within 17 months of eachother and I c-sectioned both times. My first son weighed 10lbs 3oz and was 21 1/2in long! He was a big baby!! During that surgery I had a doctor deliver my baby that happened to be a cosmetic surgeon in his previous practice so he did me a favor and sewed my muscles together. I did not know that until my second c-section. My second doctor did not do the same and the gap between my ab muscles is very wide now. I did the at home test of diastasis recti and measured between a 4-5 finger width!!! It is severe.
For the last year I have been working out like crazy to lose weight and thankfully it has improved my appearance but not in the right place...my stomach area. I am currently 116 lbs as of this morning and am 5'2. A weight that I am ok with...another 6lbs and I will be at my goal weight...not complaining though. lol. Even with a month of straight Turbo Fire, not one inch seemed to have been lost in my stomach area, everything came off my back, arms, legs and face. That time was not lost of course as I did manage to lose about 13lbs!
So this is it...I am making a committment to start a new technique to lower my diastasis recti. Specific exercises to strengthen my core is necessary and it will slowly put my muscles back together...well at least I hope. I will be documenting my progress and hope to have great results. I will be ordering the items soon and can't wait to get started. I am starting with Tupler Technique first and then moving on to Lindsay Brin's Core Strengthening DVDs!! I hope that I can inspire someone with Diastasis Recti to not give up!!
I am 2 years post partum and have heard that mommies have been able to lower their Diastasis Recti after 10 years! I am hopeful!!!
Thank you for reading!! Feel free to watch video below!!
I had to post the link because it would not let me share!! Hope it works!!