I Have Diastasis Recti

Yesterday, I posted my photo with my front body-tummy and shared it on my Instagram. Lucky to have Dazeree and her comment about self-analysis for Diastasis Recti (DR). I read a little about it when Daphne Iking, Sabahan born and one of the gorgeous Malaysian TV Hosts posted about it on her Facebook. That was the first time I knew about DR. And that was last year but I didn’t do anything to fix it.

Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti

So, this morning during my workout, I took only a little time to self-check. And yes, I have Diastasis Recti. It’s 2 fingers gap, 2 inch deep and about 3 fingers from below and above the belly button. From my Google reading, it is a common problem face by every woman ¬†who had delivered a baby. I have three kids so I am not surprised to discover this. Frustrated? Oh yes and I’m going to fix it, no matter what.

Dazeree had the same length, deep and gap like mine. She has been working out with side planks and squats to deal with hers. And it’s now half inch deep and appears only around her belly button. I’m going to concentrate on this as well.

It’s still a long way to go. Gosh! I thought I was going to die this morning. I hate the side planks, I can’t even lift up my body. Few times I have to stop and breath. Oh, I have some little scratch on my elbow now!

My workout routine for today:

Morning
10 x Sun Salutations – followed Ekhart Yoga on Youtube, it served for my Cardio workout.
10 x side planks elbow down each side
10 x side planks straight arm each side
10 x squats

Evening
25 min on my X-Bike Activo at home
10 x side planks elbow down each side
10 x side planks straight arm each side
10 x squats

I know it’s not enough to reach where I am heading yet. But, slowly. Little by little. One step a day.

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