Ok, ok. So much for giving you weekly updates on MuTu.
I guess here’s the thing: once you have a baby, it’s kinda hard to fit things in the day. Let’s just say that I’m finally wrapping up week two and I started MuTu over a month ago….
Plus side: I walk somewhere nearly every day.
As an integral part of the MuTu program, I’m at least keeping that up. And it feels good. I get some sunshine, fresh air, and (sometimes) quiet time. (I told my husband the other day that I went for a run for the first time since the baby was born…. but only because the baby was screaming and I had to get home!)
I’ve increased the amount of water I’m drinking and decreased my intake of processed foods.
I’ve been doing the exercises whenever I can, and although that’s the part that is slow going, I’m thankful for that.
There are several muscles targeted in the early parts of MuTu that I didn’t even know I had.
Now, thanks to these exercises, I can actually tell when my gluteus medius activates (which is really important for pelvic floor health, gals). I’m more conscious of when I’m tucking my butt under, or causing abdominal pressure, or walking poorly. Which, at first, seems like it has nothing to do with diastasis recti or pelvic floor health. But the intro to MuTu will show you why it greatly effects what’s going in “in your undercarriage” as the British physiotherapist says.
So even though I haven’t actually gone very far in the program, I have done a lot for my health and well-being.
I’ve walked nearly every day and increased my intake of water and good foods. With just that alone, here’s what’s going on:
Current abdominal/pelvic state:
Abdomen: No diastasis. None. Zip. Zilch. Pretty impressive from a four-finger gap, eh?
Pelvis: No painful sex. None. Zip. Zilch. In fact, sex is even better. Who’d have thunk? And the whole pelvis-feels-unsupported thing? Gone.
Incontinence: No leaking. None. Zip. Zilch. And we all know how incredibly awesome *that* is.
I am happier after spending time outside. My kids are sleeping phenomenally from all the fresh air. I have a tan line (for those of you who know me – this is jaw-dropping information, right here). My husband can’t stop telling me how great my legs look.